2011 First Day of School Photo Gallery
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...
Summer Reading 2015 - Heroes
Kim Cook was the guest reader for the first session of Keller Public Library's Summer Reading Series. It's going to be all about heroes this summer -- real and fictional. Children were encouraged to dress as their favorite comic hero.
18 Fore Life 2015
Vince Papale, the 1970s hometown hero of the Philadelphia Eagles, whose life story was portrayed in the 2007 Disney movie, Invincible, was the guest speaker Friday night, June 5, at the annual 18 Fore Life Banquet. The banquet is held each year on...
Central Elementary Talent Show 2015
Fourth graders at Central Elementary School in Dexter presented their end of the year Talent Show on Tuesday, May 19. This year the girls ruled. It was an all female cast! They wowed the filled gymnasium with their talents. The performers were under...
Central Elementary Tree Planting
Conservation at work at Central School
For the past 24 years, former Central principal, Herman Morse, currently a member of the Board of Education in Dexter, has spearheaded a tree-planting project behind the Central Elementary building. Hundreds...
ARC Special Olympics 2015
The 2015 Stoddard County ARC Special Olympics were held on the ARC grounds on the morning of Friday, May 15, 2015. The rains held off until the games were completed, with everyone departing with a ribbon. Several activities took place, including a...
Hercules - T.S. Hill Middle School
The Eighth Grade Drama Department at T.S. Hill Middle School performed "Hercules" for elementary students on Monday morning, May 11, 2015. They play, directed by Jessica DeMent, will be performed for parents at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.
Relay for Life, by Amy Ellinghouse
Local photographer, Amy Ellinghouse, annually takes photos at the Stoddard County Relay for Life event, and this year was no exception. Ellinghouse has a vantage point high above the Relay crowd and captures the many special moments of Relay.
National Day of Prayer in Dexter
The Dexter Ministerial Alliance sponsored a service at City Hall Thursday in observance of National Day of Prayer. Prayers for the nation, elected officials, schools and school officials, those that serve and protect and churches and families were...
Amy Ellinghouse Relay 2015 photos
Each year local photographer Amy Ellinghouse takes up a vantage point high above the Relay crowd in a utility "cherry picker," and captures special moments of the event. Contained herein is just a sampling of her 2015 Relay photos. The Daily...
Veterans Tour Disabled Veterans Facility
Veterans Truman Cato, Wes Eskew, and W.L. "Dub" Conner stand with Tom Love (at far left) at the Gobbler Ridge Disabled Veterans facility west of Bloomfield. Love hosted the veterans on Thursday, April 30 for a tour of the facility, followed by a...
Stoddard County Relay for Life 2015
Fantastic weather, fantastic turnout, fantastic work by the 2015 Relay Teams and organizers. Much credit to Jennifer Hartlein, Ben and Belinda Worley and all who had a part in this year's successful run. Final figures should be available by Tuesday,...
Carrillo's Kickers for Cancer
Carrillo Martial Arts students once again "kicked" off this year's Stoddard County Relay for Life event on Friday night, May 1, 2015. Ray Carrillo's students take pledges for up to 300 kicks in a three-minute period, with all proceeds going to...
Veterans' Fishing Day April 30, 2015
United States Army Veteran Charles Mitchell from Perryville, currently a resident at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, was credited with the catch of the day at Thursday's Veterans Fishing Day at Bloomfield's Missouri State Veterans...
Relay for Live Survivor's Dinner 2015
Among the events at the Monday, April 27 Relay for Life Survivor's Dinner, was the naming of the Survivor of the Year.
Each year at the Relay for Life Survivor's Dinner, held to honor those who are living with or have lived with a cancer diagnosis,...
Cruisin' for Kids
Photos courtesy of Pam Garner
The second Annual Cruisin' for Kids event took place in downtown Dexter Saturday afternoon and into the evening hours. A host of antique tractors, boars, motorcycles and cruisin' cars flooded Stoddard Street and at...
Mock accident near DHS Thursday
Dexter Fire Chief Don Seymore, at left, works to support the "fatality victim" (Shyann Jines) in a two-vehicle mock accident staged behind Dexter High School Thursday afternoon. Students from both T.S. Hill Middle School and DHS gathered along a...
Story Hour at Keller Public Library 4/14/15
PAT Director Melanie Stoelting was the guest reader for Story Hour on April 14, 2015. She read from one of the "Froggy" series books.
Diaper Derby for Jr. Beta 2015
The first ever Diaper Derby was held Saturday at T.S. Hill Middle School in conjunction with a car wash, the Bud Shell "Drive 4 Ur School" fundraiser, and a yard sale, with all proceeds going to help fund the Jr. Beta Club members' trip in late June...
Retirement of Lawson Metcalf
After a career that lasted 29 years as director of the Dexter Parks and Recreation Department, Lawson Metcalf will be stepping down on April 17, 2015. A reception was held in his honor on Sunday, April 12 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall....
Dexter-Notre Dame high school baseball
Dexter-Notre Dame high school baseball action at Cape Girardeau Wednesday afternoon. Notre Dame beat Dexter 12-0 in five innings.
Small Wonders Easter Bonnet Parade
Children at Small Wonders Child Development Center in Dexter took part in the center's annual Easter Bonnet Parade through the downtown streets of Dexter and with a stroll through Central Garden Residential Care Center. Children at Small Wonders don...
Smiles of HOPE marks five year anniversary
The local dental clinic ministry, Smiles of HOPE, conducted at Dexter's Lighthouse Christian Center, marked its fifth year anniversary on Saturday, March 28. Founder Dr. William Kane, along with Pastor Tim Russell and Dental Minister Kevin De Arman,...
Scholastic Meet 2015
This special section contains pages dedicated to winners of the Thursday, March 18, 2015 Stoddard County Scholastic Meet. Dexter has hosted the event for many years and in recent years has utilized the Bearcat Event Center for the awards...
Keller Library Story Hour 3/17/15
Retired Kdg. teacher, Susie Grobe, provided the readings for Story Hour on St. Patrick's Day 2015, with tales of mischievous leprechauns. After stories, youngsters were invited to take part in a craft session, crafting their own shamrocks and pots...
Friends of the Library Fashion Show 2015
Each March, the Friends of the Library organization hosts their annual fashion show which supports literacy programs and helps fund purchases for Keller Library in Dexter. The 2015 Friends Fashion Show was held on Monday night, March 9, to a full...
Keller Public Library Story Hour March 3, 2015
Kim Cook, in full puppy costume, entertained young guests at Tuesday's Story Hour with a pair of animal tales, along with singing and crafts.
Keller Public Library Story Hour Feb. 24, 2015
Reita and Phil LeBeau, with help from grandson, Grey LeBeau, presented Jungle Mania.
Roofs collapse under weight of snow, ice Sat., Feb. 21, 2015
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These are a few photos illustrating the damage to Dexter businesses Saturday morning, Feb. 21, 2015 following the early...
4th Annual Women's Rabbit Hunt held at Gobbler Ridge
By NOREEN HYSLOP
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Through combined efforts of the Missouri Department of Conservation and local volunteers, another successful Women's Rabbit Hunt was held on the grounds of the Gobbler Ridge Farms Disabled...
Dexter Chamber Business After Hours
The Dexter Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held Tuesday night at Four Oaks Hospice. The theme for the after hours social was, "Sweet Compassion." Along with a variety of fruits and snacks, the event featured a flowing cholocate...
Story HOur Feb. 10. 2015
Kim Cook entertained young guests at the Feb. 10. 2015 Story Hour at Keller Public Library with a story of the "Love Monster" in observance of Valentine's Day.
BYM Mardi Gras Feb. 7, 2015
The 13th Annual Bootheel Youth Museum Mardi Gras Benefit Dinner and Auction was held at the museum on Saturday night, Feb. 7, 2015. The annual event supports the work of the museum. This year's event featured a Cajun' feast, raffle and a live...
Story Hour February 3, 2015
Mary Ann Taylor was the guest reader for the Feb. 3, 2015 Story Hour at Keller Public Library, treating youngsters to tales of groundhogs and penguins.
100th Day of School at Southwest Elementary
Students at Southwest Elementary in Dexter observed the 100th day of school for the 2014-15 school year this week by dressing up as if they'd aged one year for every day of school thus far. Some students wore shirts with 100 items on them to observe...
Learning about pioneers at Central School
Fifth graders at Central Elementary began the second semester of the 2014-15 school year by studying westward expansion. Included in their studies were lessons on the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase. Along the route, students...
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.