2011 First Day of School Photo Gallery
Story Hour 12/15/15
Howard Jones, a retired Dexter teacher who served as the DHS marching band instructor for more than three decades, entertained youngsters Tuesday at Keller Public Library's Story Hour, playing several Christmas carols on his trumpet and then...
Hats Off to Christmas
It was "Hats off to Christmas" Day at Southwest Elementary School Monday, with students donning their favorite headwear for the day. Photos were submitted by Melanie Keena, second grade teacher at Southwest School.
Strings & Things Christmas Concert Dec. 12, 2015
Strings & Things, a string orchestra instructed and directed by Miriam and Jerry Brehmer of Dexter, presented their annual Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Dexter Welcome Center, the old railroad depot. The group entertained a full...
Wreaths Across America 2015
The 10th Wreaths Across America at the State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield Saturday drew a record crowd as the weather was the warmest ever for the event. The seven ceremonial wreaths were placed ad families placed the weaths. Cemetery Director...
Ugly Sweaters at Southwest Elementary 2015
Southwest Elementary students from kindergarten through second grade participated in an Ugly Sweater Contest this week, and an abundance of creative entries walking the halls. One overall winner was selected in each grade level. The winners were,...
Central Elementary Christmas Play 2015
Fifth grade students at Central Elementary in Dexter, under the direction of Delisa Sitze, performed, "North Pole Exposure," with special music preceding the performance provided by the Central School Songmakers. The students performed for the...
Keller Public Library Dec. 8, 2015
Dexter Mayor Joe Weber was the guest reader and Donna West provided the arts and crafts portion of Keller Public Library's Story Hour on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Reita LeBeau provided music and song and Weber also led the children in song before the...
Story Hour at Keller Library 12/01/15
Kim Cook provided stories and entertainment, along with Children's Librarian Reita LeBeau on guitar, as youngsters attended Tuesday's Story Hour at Keller Public Library. Story Hour is held for area children in the Community Room of the Library each...
Wax Museum at Central Elementary
Each year in Nicole Guethle's fifth grade classroom, students participate in a living wax museum, with each student portraying an explorer. The students dress in character and when prompted, give an oral history of their character. Students...
Gobbler Ridge hosts successful deer hunt for area veterans
By NOREEN HYSLOP
Through a cooperative effort involving several entities, another successful deer hunting adventure took place at Gobbler Ridge Farms on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Disabled Veterans Wildlife Facility.
Trunk or Treat at DHS
Dexter High School's Student Council once again hosted a Trunk or Treat event for area youngsters at DHS...all in full costume!
Story Hour at Keller Public Library 10/27/15
Susie Grobe, retired Kindergarten teacher from Dexter, was the guest reader at Tuesday's Story Hour, Oct. 27. 2015. She entertained youngsters with stories of Clifford and Halloween.
Southwest students with good behavior during 1st quarter participated in Super Hero Games on Oct. 20, 2015. Cindy Justice's classroom won all three of the 2nd grade events.
Story Hour at Keller Library 10/20/15
Dexter Schools' Parents as Teachersz parent educators, Debra Pittman and Amber Huey, were the "bewitched" guest readers at the Oct. 20, 2015 Story Hour at Keller Public Library.
Library Story Hour 10/13/15
Katy Barbour was the guest reader for Story Hour on Oct. 13, 2015.
Dexter Fall Fest 2105
The Historic Downtown Dexter Association sponsored Fall Fest again this year. The sunny autumn weather was perfect for the event and it drew a large crowd who enjoyed food, arts and crafts booths live music and the annual pie eating contest, along...
Story Hour October 6, 2015
Guest readers for Story Hour at Keller Public Library were Drs. Jennifer Howard and Katy Howard.
SCAD Manager celebrates 30 years
Dave Cooper celebrated his 30th anniversary as manager of the Stoddard County Ambulance District on Sept. 30, 2015. Shown are some pictures of Cooper over the years with the district. Many are in black and white because they were taken by Statesman...
Final day at Stoddard County Fair
The 2105 Stoddard County Fair concluded this past Saturday. The total attendance was down somewhat from the previous year, but revenue was up. The cloudy Saturday afternoon made for a good time for those taking advantage of bracelet afternoon and...
Livestock Auction at 2015 Stoddard County Fair
The 2015 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction concluded the Stoddard County Fair activities on Saturday, Sept. 26. Photos include Herdsmanship and Showmanship award winners, along with exhibitors and others from the morning event.
Homecoming Week at Southwest 2015
It's Homecoming Week in Dexter Schools. Students at Southwest are observing the week with several special activities, including designating each day with a special mode of attire.Monday,
Monday is PJ Day, Tuesday is special character or "Dress...
Stoddard County Fair
Wednesday was the second night of the 2015 Stoddard County Fair. The fairgrounds opened at 5 p.m. and people streamed in to enjoy the midway, fair food, games and exhibits that are all part of the annual fair. The weather was perfect, and a good...
PAT Truck Night 2015
Dexter's Parents as Teachers (PAT) sponsored their annual Big Truck Night Monday night, Sept. 21, at Southwest Elementary's parking lot. Each September, utility companies, the fire department, EMS and other entities come together to treat area...
Story Hour at Keller Library 9/15/15
Tuesday Story Hour attendees at Keller Public Library were entertained by Children's Librarian Reita LeBeau with music and the story of "There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly," and then guest reader, Mary Ann Taylor. Taylor read the tales of...
Story Hour at Keller Library 9/8/15
It was time for stories of outer space Tuesday at Keller Library with Reita LeBeau providing music and dance, followed by storyteller, Kim Cook, reading all about outer space. Several little astronaut joined in the fun. Story Hour takes place each...
Local educators take skills abroad
A full story of the work of Larry and Norma Batchelor of Dexter teaching in China appears in the weekend edition of The Daily Statesman on August 22nd and 23rd.
Spirit of '45 August 16, 2015
A ceremony at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield on Sunday, Aug. 16 commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Eight WWII veterans from Stoddard County were on hand to be honored for their service, and the Stoddard...
Dedication of Puxico Library Annex Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
A donation by Norman B. Harty of nearly $700,000 has made possible a 4,000 square feet annex to the log cabin library in Puxico, Mo. The annex was formally dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 14 with keynote speaker, Lt. Gov....
First Day of School 2015
Dexter students started their school year for 2015-16 with a half day on Thursday, Aug. 13. For kindergarten students at Southwest School, it was a Meet and Greet -- a time to be introduced to their very first teachers in the public school system....
Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall
The City of Dexter held at special ceremony at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall Sunday at East City Park. The Moving Wall was set up last Thursday and was open to the public until Monday. Retired Brigadier General Charlie Kruse was the featured...
Banding of the Birds at Otter Slough 2015
Each July, the Department of Conservation and volunteers with Ducks Unlimited hold their Greenwing Event, a banding of ducks and doves at Otter Slough for the purpose of tracking the birds habitat once harvested. Youth are invited to take part in...
Final day for Keller Library Summer Series 7/15/15
Wednesday, July 15, marked the final session of the 2015 Summer Reading Series at Dexter's Keller Public Library. "Every Hero has a Story" drew record crowds over the summer. Wednesday's conclusion was filled with various craft stations with ice...
Innovative Readiness Training in Dexter
The U.S. Army National Guard and the U.S. Navy are holding Innovative Readiness Training to offer free health services (medical, dental and vision) in Dexter at the Lighthouse Church through July 23. The program started July 13. It will not be open...
Keller Library 7/8/15
Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Mark Reed was the guest speaker at Wednesday's Summer Reading Series at Keller Public Library. Keeping with the summer's theme, "Every Hero has a Story," Reed brought along hides of several Missouri animal...
Keller Public Library July 1, 2015
The antics of Magician Marty Hahne delighted the young crowd of attendees during Wednesday's summer reading session at Keller Public Library. The next presenter in the "Every Hero Has a Story" series will be Stoddard County Conservation Mark Reed on...
Farewell, Number 9
Dave Rowe, #9 on the Dexter Fire Department for the past 37 years, retired effective July 1, 2015. This gallery contains some recent photos, but primarily photos that have been saved over the years during his career.
$17,000 check donated to Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield
Photo courtesy of TAMMY SMITH
On Saturday June 27, at 10 a.m., American Legion Post 114 from Sikeston, Mo. arrived at the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery and presented the Bloomfield Assistance League of the Missouri Veterans Cemetery INC with a...
Day of the Lilies
See article in Saturday, June 27, 2015 edition on the lily gardens of Dexter resident, Marilyn Brehmer.
Animal Tales at Keller Library 6/24/15
Wildlife Biologist Jonathan Hardison with Animal Tales out of Mayfield, Ky., visited Keller Public Library's Summer Series, "Every Hero has a Story" on Wednesday. Hardison presented several animals, including the Hog Island Boa...
Heroes at Keller Library 6/17/16
Under the direction of Children's Librarian Reita LeBeau, the city of Dexter's administrator, mayor, fire chief, past engineer, policewoman, members of the Mo. National Guard, along with storytellers, Kim Cook, Mary Ann Taylor and Betsy Taylor...
JAKE's DAY 2015
A host of volunteers, along with members of Missouri's Department of Conservation and the National Wild Turkey Federation, worked to make the 2015 JAKE's Day a record attendance event. A total of 160 youth and adults and 20 volunteers spent Saturday...