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2011 First Day of School Photo Gallery
"The Big Chill" at Southwest Elementary (11/22/13)
Southwest Elementary second graders in the classes of Tracy Elfrink, Melanie Keena, Shelly Leonard, and Crystal Moore, and under the direction of James Eldreth, performed the musical The Big Chill on Thursday, once for their fellow students and...
Fun at Keller Library Nov. 19, 2013 (11/21/13)
Diana Mayberry was on hand to read, "10 Fat Turkeys" to Story Hour visitors at Keller Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Between stories, children were busy making their own turkey hats and masks during craft time.
Reading Week at Dexter Schools November 2013 (11/15/13)
SUBMITTED photos from Karen Kiger/Central Elementary and Melanie Keena/Southwest Elementary Elementary students in Dexter got an opportunity to "Gather Around the Campfire and Read S'more Books!" during this week's observance of Reading Week at...
Keller Library Painting fun Nov. 12, 2013 (11/12/13)
Dexter Schools PAT Director Melanie Stoelting was on hand at Keller Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 12 as Story Hour's guest reader. After reading, "I aint' gonna paint no more, no more" to the youngsters, all took part in several painting...
Missouri State Veterans Cemetery observed Veterans Day (11/12/13)
A good crowd gathered at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield Monday for a Veterans Day observance. Blair Moran of Sikeston was the featured speaker. The POW/MIA Table Ceremony reflected on those lost or missing in action during wars...
Veterans Day at the BEC - Nov. 11, 2013 (11/11/13)
Sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Dexter Schools and Post 59 American Legion Auxiliary members, the City of Dexter once again observed Veterans Day with all local students and staff and the public gathering at the Bearcat Event...
Veterans honored at Senior Center (11/08/13)
Purchase these photos at dailystatesman.com NOREEN HYSLOPemail@example.com Area veterans were...
Trophies awarded at D.A.R.E. Car Show (11/04/13)
Another successful D.A.R.E. Car Show was held at the East City Park and Recreation Center on Saturday, with streetrods, Mustangs, motorcycles, modified and factory vehicles and many more lining the parking lot. Trophies were awarded in several...
Class 1 volleyball sectional at Leopold (11/02/13)
Trunk or Treat 2013 (11/01/13)
Each year Dexter's Student Council members treat area children during their Trunk or Treat event, with individuals, businesses and clubs donating candy to be distributed. For the first time in its run, weather forced the Trunk or Treat activities...
Pumpkin fun at Keller Library (10/29/13)
Betsy Taylor was the guest reader on Oct. 30, 2013 for Keller Public Library's Story Hour.
A mini-visitor at Southwest Elementary (10/23/13)
A teeny guest was welcomed at Southwest Elementary on Tuesday. Alex Garner of Dexter delivered a mini-horse, Lucy, to visit with students in Julie Garner's and Tania Reiker's Early Childhood program.
Going "Batty" at Keller Public Library (10/23/13)
Marsha Lovelady, PAT educator and retired kindergarten teacher from Dexter, was the guest speaker at the Oct. 22, 2013 Story Hour at Keller Public Library. Children had an opportunity to make their very own paper plate bats after hearing a Halloween...
3rd Annual Ben Kruse Charity Crappie Tournament (10/21/13)
3rd Annual Ben Kruse Charity Crappie Tourament held on Wappapello Lake on Saturday September 7th. Largest turnout so far with 71 teams registering. Raised over $13,000 for the 18 Fore Life Charity. Had a great crowd with lots of food and drink,...
Day 3 of SCAA volleyball tournament (10/18/13)
DAEOC Head Start Safety Day (10/17/13)
DAEOC Dexter Head Start Center observed National Safety Month by having EMS agencies bring emergency vehicles and equipment to the center Thursday for a first-hand look by students at what happens during an emergency. The DPD, DFD, Ambulance...
National Lunch Week guests at Dexter Schools (10/16/13)
Day 2 of SCAA Volleyball Tournament (10/15/13)
Day 1 of SCAA Volleyball Tournament (10/14/13)
This Run's 4 Vaughn 2013 (10/12/13)
The 4th Annual "This Run's 4 Vaughn" event was held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. The run is sponsored by members of Dexter's First Christian Church where the late Rev. Vaughn Wright, a victim of ALS, pastored. Proceeds from the annual run/walk go to...
Fall Fest 2013 Pie Eating Contest (10/12/13)
Charleston vs. Dexter girls tennis (10/07/13)
First Annual "Color Burst" run/walk Oct. 5, 2013 (10/07/13)
In conjunction with the first -ever community wide Homecoming Tailgate, a Color Burst 5K run/walk was held, with participants getting "colored up" as the event concluded at DHS.
DHS Homecoming Tailgate Part (10/07/13)
The Regional Healthcare Foundation helped sponsor a Tailgate Party before the Homecoming game Friday night. Businesses, graduating classes from DHS and civic groups set up booths for the event. Free barbecue, pizza and hot dogs were available to...
Leopold vs. Dexter Volleyball action (10/01/13)
Advance vs. Dexter Volleyball (09/30/13)
Dexter vs. Kennett football (09/28/13)
Bernie vs. Bloomfield baseball action (09/27/13)
Veterans Fishing Day at Bloomfield Sept. 26, 2013 (09/26/13)
A record crowd of veterans, primarily from the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, spent the morning Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield for one of three Fishing Days held annually. The events are...
Stoddard County Fair Livestock Sale 2013 (09/26/13)
At the conclusion of each year's fair on Saturday morning, a llivestock sale is held at the Fairgrounds with 4-H and FFA members who have exhibited their animals offering them to the highest bidder. Almost all animals bring two or even three times...
Story Hour Sept. 24, 2013 (09/26/13)
Optometrists Jennifer Howard and Katie Mayberry served as special guest readers during the Sept. 24, 2013 Story Hour at Keller Public Library.
Rich Redmond at T.S. Hill Middle School (09/24/13)
The following photos were taken during the Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 performance by Rich Redmond at T.S. Hill Middle School.
Thursday at the Stoddard County Fair (09/20/13)
A big crowd turned out Thursday night to the Stoddard County, the third day of the fair. It was bracelet night, which meant a lot of people were lined up for the rides on the midway. Rides, exhibits, music and food were the big attaction.
Puxico vs. Bernie baseball (09/20/13)
Bernie vs. Dexter Volleyball (09/20/13)
Scenes from the 2013 County Fair (09/18/13)
The Stoddard County Fair Parade kicked off Fair Week Tuesday drawing people to historic downtown Dexter. Old and young alike turned out for the parade which featured floats, marching bands, lots of pageant girls on cars and a plethora of vintage...
Stoddard County Fair Parade 2013 (09/18/13)
Petting Zoo at Keller Library (09/17/13)
Every year on Stoddard County Fair Parade day, Sammy and Jeanie Huey treat the visitors to Keller Public Library's Story Hour with a host of farm animals. This year's visit took place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The biggest hit of the day was a...
PAT hosts Big Truck Night (09/17/13)
Dexter Schools' PAT program sponsored Big Truck Night for area preschool youngsters Monday evening, Sept. 16, 2013 at Southwest Elementary. Children were afforded an opportunity to see the inside of an ambulance, how a utility "cherry picker" works...
UP Train Safety excursion (09/13/13)
The Missouri Highway Patrol, Dexter Police Department and Federal Railroad Administration participated in the joint program Operation Lifesaver/UP CARES (Union Pacific Crossing Accident Reduction Education Safety) Sept. 11-12 to make motorists and...
Dexter middle school football vs. Kelly (09/13/13)
Poker Run at Mo. Veterans Cemetery (09/12/13)
A successful Poker Run and Cook-off Competition took place Saturday, Sept. 7 to benefit the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield. Sponsored by the American Legions and Auxiliaries, the Sons of American Legion and the Legion Riders and hosted by...
Grandparents' Night (09/11/13)
Monday night, Sept. 9, 2013 was Grandparents' Night at the elementary schools at Dexter. A few grandparents were captured by second grade teacher Melanie Keena and one by Noreen Hyslop. If readers have other photos they would like to have posted in...
Dexter vs. Kennett girls tennis (09/10/13)
Bloomfield vs. Campbell baseball (09/09/13)
Jackson vs. Dexter Volleyball (09/06/13)
Leopold baseball vs. Bloomfield (09/06/13)
Dexter vs. Malden JV Football (09/02/13)
Bearcat pride (08/30/13)
Dexter School students will participate in a "RED OUT" every Friday when there is a home game, and a "BLACK OUT" on every Friday there is an away game this season. Friday, Aug. 30. was a "RED OUT" day, and Melanie Keena caught some of the Bearcat...
Bloomfield vs. Risco Baseball (08/29/13)
Bernie vs. Naylor Baseball (08/28/13)
A city says, "Welcome Back" (08/27/13)
The Loft, destroyed by fire in November 2012, hosted an Open House on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, as the doors reopened to the newly established downtown Dexter shop.
A day on Mingo River (08/16/13)
Furrow irrigation of rice seminar (08/16/13)
The Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University held an informational meeting for farmers at the Rinehart Farms in Baker, Mo. on Aug. 15, 2013. The meeting discussed the benefits of growing rice using furrow irrigation as...
First day of school 2013 at Southwest (08/16/13)
Students began their first day of school on Friday, Aug. 16 with a half day of school. For kindergartners, it was a "Meet and Greet" opportunity. All students will attend their first full day of classes on Monday, Aug. 19.
New staff members at Dexter Schools (08/13/13)
By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor It is, by all accounts, the largest number of new staff employees in the history of Dexter Schools. When classes resume across the four Dexter campuses on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, it will be with 28 newly assigned...
Otter Slough July 27, 2013 (07/29/13)
Otter Slough and the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosted their annual Bird Banding event on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Visitors to Otter Slough were first treated to a demonstration by Missouri Dept. of Conservation Fisheries Management Biologist...
SoutheastHEALTH Medical Office Building Groundbreaking (07/26/13)
A groundbreaking ceremony on July 25, 2013 marked the beginning of a $3M construction project at the local hospital. Phase One, to be completed in about one year, will consist of a 15,000 sq. foot medical office facility. A full story on the project...
Final summer reading program at Keller Library (07/18/13)
Youngsters spent the final Wednesday of the Summer Reading Series, sponsored by Friends of the Library, "Digging into Reading" with a variety of arts and crafts projects.
A Saturday at Mingo (07/16/13)
Keller Library Public Appreciation Reception (07/16/13)
Keller Public Library and the Friends of the Library held an appreciation reception Monday evening at the library. Those attending were treated to punch, homemade ice cream and cookies. The event was a way for the library to express their...
Animal Tales at Keller Public Library (07/10/13)
The day of lilies (07/09/13)
In the numerous gardens of Marilyn Brehmer southwest of Dexter can be found hundreds upon hundreds of daylilies. They carry unique names like Baby Red Eyes, Merry Moppets, Earlybird Cardinals, Jolyene Nicoles and many, many others. Their blooms are...
Keller Public Library July 3, 2013 (07/05/13)
Keller Public Library's Summer Reading Series continued on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, sponsored by Friends of the Library.
4th of July Kiddie Parade in downtown Dexter (07/05/13)
Diggin' into reading at the library (06/27/13)
Wednesday, June 26 marked the third week for Keller Library's Summer Reading Series, Digging Into Reading.
Elks Sponsor Fishing Day for veterans (06/24/13)
Dexter Elks Lodge sponsored a Fishing Day for disabled veterans from the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Center in Poplar Bluff on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Dexter City Lake. About a dozen veterans were transported to the lake and provided...
The Magic Underground at Keller Library (06/19/13)
Magician Marty Hahne presented his show, The Magic Underground, during Keller Public Library's second Wednesday of their summer reading series on June 19. 2013. The series will continue each Wednesday through July 17 at 11 a.m. in the Community Room...
Bernie Lions Club Car Show (06/17/13)
The Bernie Lions Club Cruise the Park Car Show was held June 15 at the City Park. There were lots of vintage cars, trucks and a lot of rock 'in roll (think Little Deuce Coop, Big Bopper etc) at the park. The Lions Club also had their smoker grill...
Kickoff to Keller Library's Summer Reading 2013 (06/13/13)
"Digging" into Reading 2013 style
Chicken Feed at Southwest (06/11/13)
First graders in Shannon Putnam's summer school classroom made their own "chicken feed" after reading a farm story related to letter and sounds on Monday, June 10.
Otter Slough Arson (06/03/13)
A case of arson is under investigation by the State's Fire Marshal after a storage building was found burned, along with two Dept. of Conservation trucks early Friday morning, May 31. A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest...
Memorial Day 2013 (05/27/13)
Memorial Day ceremonies took place once again Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield. Keynote speaker, who reminded the capacity crowd to keep the Memorial in Memorial Day, was Paul Schuerenberg o fthe John J....
2013 Special Olympics at ARC (05/24/13)
The annual Special Olympic games were played at the Stoddard County ARC with warm temperatures and a host of ribbons for the athletes. Games included the softball throw, foot races and basketball shooting.
Relay for Life Kick-a-thon with Carrillo's Martial Arts students (05/20/13)
NOREEN HYSLOP firstname.lastname@example.org Making a BIG Difference Students of Carrillo's Martial Arts studio in downtown Dexter played a vital role in the recent Stoddard County Relay for Life event. Students participated...
DHS Graduation 2013 (05/18/13)