2011 First Day of School Photo Gallery
Red Carpet Awards - Dexter Chamber of Commerce 1/24/15
Dexter's Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Awards Dinner banquet, the "Red Carpet Awards," on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, presenting awards to the 2014 Organization of the Year, the 2014 Small Business of the Year, the 2014 Business...
Story Hour at Keller Public Library 1/20/15
WIlla Fees with Dexter's Parents as Teachers presented, "Snowmen at Night."
Explorers Wax Museum at Central Elementary School
Fifth graders in Nicole Guethle's classroom invited parents and fellow students at Central to view their Explorer Wax Museum on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 15 and 16, 2015 after studying about famous explorers. See full story in the Tuesday, Jan. 20...
Fire and Puppy Rescue Jan. 16, 2015
Fire destroyed a home on E. Stoddard Street in Dexter Friday morning, Jan. 16, but firefighters and EMS personnel managed to rescue five puppies and their mother from the flames. See complete story in the Weekend Edition, Jan. 17, 2015.
Story Hour at Keller Public Library Jan. 6, 2015
Keller Public Library Children's Librarian Reita LeBeau provided the music, and Kim Cook was the guest reader at the Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 Story Hour. Complete with sound effects, Cook presented, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?" and "The...
Making memories...and mangers at St. Joe Church
By NOREEN HYSLOP
Dads and their children from St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia had an opportunity over the Christmas season to more closely identify with the "reason for the season."
A total of 27 dads and children met...
Working with Wood
A recently established woodworking club, Crowley Ridge Area Turners, will be meeting on the third Saturday of every month in the Industrial Arts shop at Dexter High School. Anyone interested in learning more on the subject of woodworking -- turning,...
Time for Gingerbread Houses Dec. 2014
As one of the final projects of the year in the first grade classroom of Mauri Kennedy at Southwest Elementary School in Dexter, students are provided with edibles to construct their very own Gingerbread Houses. Each is as unique as its creator.
Wreaths Across America 2014
Wreaths Across America at the State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield drew another large crowd Saturday. Seven ceremonial wreaths were placed as part of the event, followed by more than 2,000 wreaths placed on every grave at the cemetery. Randy Dunn...
PAT Breakfast with Santa 2014
Dexter's Parents as Teachers hosted their annual Breakfast with Santa at Southwest Elementary School on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, with photos of children with Santa provided, along with breakfast snacks and lots of fun and games and a story book...
Story Hour at Keller Public Library Dec. 2, 2014
Children's Librarian Reita LeBeau provided Christmas carols at the Dec. 2, 2014 Story Hour at Keller Public Library. Children made their own Christmas wreaths during kraft time following the singing.
6th Annual Reading of the First Christmas Story
The annual Christmas Reading from the second Chapter of Luke took place Saturday evening, Nov. 29, 2014, on Stoddard Street near downtown Dexter. The event marked the sixth year for the reading, and drew a sizable crowd. As they have done for the...
Disabled Veterans Facility Nov. 18, 2014
A special deer hunt was hosted for area disabled veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Gobbler Ridge Disabled Veterans Facility southwest of Bloomfield. Several entities came together to make the day a success, including the American Legion Post 59...
Story Hour with Diana Mayberry
"Ten Fat Turkeys" was presented at Keller Public Library's Story Hour on Tuesday, Nov. 19. 2014, with Diana Mayberry as the guest reader and Children's Librarian Reita LeBeau providing the music.
Reading Week at Dexter Schools November 2013
Students at Central Elementary observed Tuesday of Reading Week by dressing as one of their favorite book characters. Students will take part in special activities throughout this week in observance of Reading Week and National Education Week. Other...
Chamber Business After Hours
The Dexter Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held at Smith-Payne Realty in November. The monthly event brings together the business community for conversation and snacks. The theme was "A Veterans Day Reception.
Veterans honored at Bernie
Students worked recently on decorating their classroom doors at Bernie, and on Veterans Day Nov. 11, they invited area veterans to come tour the building and honored them for their military service. Pictured are all of the doors at the school. One...
Honoring Veterans at the Senior Center
Military veterans were honored on Monday prior to Tuesday's Veterans Day observances at the Senior Center in Dexter with each veteran presented with a certificate of appreciation for their service. There are some candid photos from the day's...
Veterans Day Observance at Crowley Ridge Care
U.S. veterans who are residents at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter were honored during a special gathering Monday morning, a day before Veterans Day due to prior commitments of Mayor Joe Weber, who was on hand.
Weber, A Korean War veteran...
50s day at Southwest Elementary
Students at Southwest Elementary marked their 50th day of school during Halloween Week and observed Red Ribbon Week -- a week dedicated to teaching children the dangers of illegal drugs. Students donned crazy socks for "Sock It to Drugs Day" and...
Dexter Head Start Safety Awareness Day
The DAEOC Head Start Center in Dexter observed Safety Awareness as part of National Awareness Month in October Thursday. The Dexter Police Department, the Dexter Fire Department and the Stoddard County Ambulance District and Air Evac all paticipated...
National School Lunch Week
The week of October 13-17 was designated as National School Lunch Week with parents being invited to have lunch with their children at both Southwest and Central Elementary Schools. Second grade teacher, Melanie Keena, submitted the photos herein of...
Story Hour with Drs. Kathryn Mayberry and Jennifer Howard
Dr. Jennifer Howard read "Dinosaurs Love Underpants" to youngsters at the Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 Story Hour at Keller Public Library, followed by arts and crafts.
Scenes from the 5th Annual Young Realty Pie Eating Contest
Young Realty annually sponsors a Pie Eating Contest for Men, Women and Children divisions, with cash prizes going to the winner's charity of choice. See details in the Oct. 14, 2014 edition of The Daily Statesman.
Bernie Elementary Schools HOPE International Project
Summer McGowan, Elementary Counselor at Bernie Schools, headed up a community service project recently. Bernie Elementary worked with HOPE International to complete this project. For three weeks, students worked to collect money for the project to...
2nd Annual Bearcat Fall Community Homecoming
The crowds came, the barbeque was hot, the entertainment thrilled, the Color Burst walkers and runners walked and ran, prizes were doled out, and to top it all off, the Bearcats beat the Kennett Indians 35-34. It was a good weekend.
Bernie Fall Fest 2014
The annual Bernie Fall Fest was held Saturday, Sept. 27, at the City Park. Lots of arts and crafts, games for the children and food booths were scattered around the park and a good crowd came out for the event. It was a very nice day for a stroll...
Final Day at the Stoddard County Fair
A good crowd turned out Saturday afternoon for bracelet day at the Stoddard County Fair. Also held that afternnon was the 4-H/FFA Speaking Contest. It was beautiful weather for the fair. Also shown are some scenes from Ag Day at the Fair which was...
Camo Day at Southwest School
Tuesday of Homecoming Week Sept. 22-26 was Camo Day at Southwest Elementary School. Students were invited to don their camo clothing to "keep the (Kennett) Indians at bay." On Wednesday, students wore black to "Black out the Indians."
2014 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction at the Stoddard County Fair
The annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction took place Saturday morning at the fairgrounds, culminating a year's worth of work by boys and girls across the county. The group photos are of the FFA and 4-H Hersdmanship and Showmanship Award winners. The...
Scenes from the Fair Parade
Scenes from the 2014 Stoddard County Fair Parade.
2014 Third Annual Ben Kruse Charity Crappie Tournament
$20,500 raised for
18 Fore Life through
annual fishing tournament
By NOREEN HYSLOP
Perfect weather conditions and a record number of participants paired up for the biggest and best-ever Ben Kruse Charity Crappie Tournament...
Southern Bank - Business After Hours
Southern Bank in Dexter hosted Business After Hours Tuesday evening. The event is sponsored by the Dexter Chamber of Commerce. The crowd that gathered enjoyed food (Fair food in anticipation of the Stoddard County Fair next week) catered by...
Story Hour kicks off at Keller Library
Story Hour at Keller Public Library for the 2014-15 school year kicked off on Tuesday with Mary Ann Taylor, donned in her royal robes, presenting, "Swimming with the Queen" to young guests. An especially good listener was four-year-old Tegan...
Lansing Trade Group Open House
Lansing Trade Group, LLC, held an Open House Wednesday at the new facility near Grayridge. The company will buy grain from farmers and ship via high-speed rail service using Union Pacific rail lines. Lansing Trade Group CEO Bill Krueger was on hand...
2014 Farm Tour
The Missouri Young Farmers/Young Farm Women Tour 2014 started July 31 with registration and exhibits at Dexter High School and then featured tours of Bootheel farms on Aug. 1-2. Tours included Blair Aviation, Martin Rice, Stoddard County Gin, Bader...
July 4th Kiddie Parade in Dexter
Scenes from the 2014 Fourth of July Kiddie Parade
Animal Tales at Keller Public Library July 2, 2014
Naturalist Keith Wood from Animal Tales out of Mayfield, Ky. was the guest for Wednesday's "Fizz, Boom, Read!" summer reading series at Keller Public Library. Wood entertained the full house with his own guests, a capybara, a tarantula, an...