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2011 First Day of School Photo Gallery
Bernie-Dexter softball district semifinal (05/05/15)
Amy Ellinghouse Relay 2015 photos (05/05/15)
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 (05/04/15)
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...
Bloomfield-Dexter high school softball (05/04/15)
Stoddard County Relay for Life 2015 (05/03/15)
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 (05/03/15)
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 (05/01/15)
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...
Dexter-Leopold high school softball (04/30/15)
Advance-Richland high school baseball (04/28/15)
Relay for Live Survivor's Dinner 2015 (04/28/15)
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,...
Bernie-Dexter middle school baseball (04/27/15)
Cruisin' for Kids (04/27/15)
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...
Bernie-Advance SCAA softball championship (04/23/15)
SCAA high school baseball tournament (04/23/15)
Story Hour at Keller Public Library 4/21/15 (04/21/15)
Malden baseball tournament action on Friday (04/17/15)
Bernie-Bloomfield high school baseball (04/16/15)
Mock accident near DHS Thursday (04/16/15)
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...
SCAA middle school volleyball championships (04/14/15)
Story Hour at Keller Public Library 4/14/15 (04/14/15)
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 (04/13/15)
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 (04/13/15)
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....
Bloomfield-Campbell high school baseball (04/10/15)
Goodwill Games 2015 (04/10/15)
2015 Small Wonders Trike-a-thon for St. Jude (04/10/15)
Dexter-Notre Dame high school baseball (04/08/15)
Dexter-Notre Dame high school baseball action at Cape Girardeau Wednesday afternoon. Notre Dame beat Dexter 12-0 in five innings.
Dexter-Notre Dame varsity boys tennis action (04/07/15)
Small Wonders Easter Bonnet Parade (04/01/15)
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...
Bernie-Scott City high school baseball (03/30/15)
Smiles of HOPE marks five year anniversary (03/30/15)
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,...
Dexter-Woodland high school softball (03/27/15)
Scholastic Meet 2015 (03/19/15)
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...
Dexter middle school volleyball action (03/18/15)
Keller Library Story Hour 3/17/15 (03/17/15)
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 (03/10/15)
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 (03/03/15)
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 (02/24/15)
Reita and Phil LeBeau, with help from grandson, Grey LeBeau, presented Jungle Mania.
Roofs collapse under weight of snow, ice Sat., Feb. 21, 2015 (02/21/15)
Anyone with additional ice/snow damage photos or just fun snow photos is welcome to email them to email@example.com 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 (02/19/15)
By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor 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-Bell City high school boys basketball (02/11/15)
Dexter Chamber Business After Hours (02/11/15)
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 (02/10/15)
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.
Dexter-Notre Dame girls basketball (02/10/15)
BYM Mardi Gras Feb. 7, 2015 (02/09/15)
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 (02/03/15)
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 (01/29/15)
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 (01/28/15)
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 (01/25/15)
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 (01/20/15)
WIlla Fees with Dexter's Parents as Teachers presented, "Snowmen at Night."
Explorers Wax Museum at Central Elementary School (01/19/15)
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 (01/19/15)
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.
Dexter-Bernie high school boys basketball (01/17/15)
Story Hour at Keller Public Library Jan. 6, 2015 (01/06/15)
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 (12/31/14)
By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor 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 (12/29/14)
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 (12/18/14)
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 (12/15/14)
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...
Dexter wrestlers in action against NMCC (12/09/14)
Gideon basketball tournament photos (12/09/14)
PAT Breakfast with Santa 2014 (12/08/14)
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 (12/02/14)
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 (12/01/14)
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...
Story Hour at Keller Public Library Nov. 25, 2014 (11/25/14)
Guest Reader Melanie Stoelting
Disabled Veterans Facility Nov. 18, 2014 (11/21/14)
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 (11/18/14)
"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 (11/18/14)
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...
Bernie claims titles at Fisk Invitational (11/14/14)
Chamber Business After Hours (11/13/14)
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 (11/12/14)
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 (11/10/14)
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 (11/10/14)
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 (10/29/14)
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 (10/24/14)
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 (10/17/14)
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...
Risco vs. Richland Volleyball (10/16/14)
Story Hour with Drs. Kathryn Mayberry and Jennifer Howard (10/14/14)
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 (10/11/14)
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 (10/07/14)
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...