2011 First Day of School Photo Gallery
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...
Sikeston American Legion 114 gives to Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield
A check in the amount of $14,055 was presented to the Bloomfield Assistance League Committee on Saturday, June 28, 2014. The funds represent proceeds from the Memorial Day Poker Run sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary at Sikeston, The American...
Wet summer fun at the library
Sponsored by Friends of the Library, visitors to Keller Public Library had a load of summer fun on an inflatable water slide and in a wading pool during the Wednesday, June 25 story hour as part of the summer's reading series, Fizz, Boom, Read!
Bird banding in City of Dexter
The Missouri Dept. of Conservation held two bird banding events on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The first took place at the lake in Northwest Oaks on the north end of the city. The second involved banding geese at Dexter's City Lake by the Police...
Fizz, Boom, Read! at Keller Public Library
The Bootheel Youth Museum's Lauren Collins, aka "Punky," assisted by Amber Collins, presented several science experiments to the delight of Summer Reading Series visitors at Keller Public Library on Wednesday, June 18. Also entertaining on Wednesday...
Bootheel Youth Camp
See accompanying article published in the weekend edition of The Daily Statesman on June 14-15, 2014. These photos were taken at Bootheel Youth Camp and include some of the older cabins on site that are no longer in use. Each has been replaced by...
Science fun at Fizz, Boom, Read!
Mad Scientist, aka local retired science teacher, Pam Mills, was the guest presenter at the first series of summer fun at Keller Public Library. A volunteer of young choir members provided music for the first in a continuing series, sponsored by the...
A hero among us
These photos accompany a front page article published on June , 2014, in commemoration of D-Day featuring the service of Truman Cato.
Relay for Life by Amy Ellinghouse
The photos herein were taken at the May 2 Stoddard County Relay for Life event held at Dexter's East City Park. Amy Ellinghouse took these photos, most of them from an aerial truck.
ARC Special Olympics 2014
The Stoddard County ARC hosted their annual Special Olympic Games on Friday, May 23, 2014, enjoying a slate of fun games and activities with parents and guests attending.
SW Second Graders to Cape
Second grade students from Southwest Elementary were treated to a field trip by Southwest PTO recently. They went to Cape to see the Disney Nature movie, "Bears" and then to Melaina's Magical Playland where they enjoyed a sack lunch and some time...