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Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2015
2011 First Day of School Photo Gallery
Dexter-Kennett high school tennis action (09/01/15)
Bloomfield-Bell City Baseball (08/27/15)
Dexter-Kennett high school volleyball (08/26/15)
Dexter-Malden JV Football Game (08/24/15)
2015 Dexter high school girls tennis team (08/24/15)
Dexter-Ste. Genevieve Varsity Football (08/24/15)
Local educators take skills abroad (08/24/15)
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 (08/17/15)
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...
East Prairie Football Jamboreee (08/15/15)
Dedication of Puxico Library Annex Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 (08/14/15)
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 (08/13/15)
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 (08/10/15)
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 (07/27/15)
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...
Senior Babe Ruth state tournament action (07/19/15)
Final day for Keller Library Summer Series 7/15/15 (07/15/15)
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 (07/15/15)
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...
2015 Semoball Ice Sculpture Photos (07/12/15)
Keller Library 7/8/15 (07/09/15)
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 (07/02/15)
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...
Dexter High School Football Camp (07/01/15)
Farewell, Number 9 (07/01/15)
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.
2015 Advance Classic (06/29/15)
$17,000 check donated to Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield (06/29/15)
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...
2015 Dexter summer softball action (06/26/15)
Day of the Lilies (06/26/15)
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 (06/25/15)
Animal Tales 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...
Dexter youth baseball action (06/24/15)
Heroes at Keller Library 6/17/16 (06/17/15)
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...
Dexter Rib City volleyball photos (06/15/15)
JAKE's DAY 2015 (06/15/15)
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 (06/11/15)
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. Following...
18 Fore Life 2015 (06/08/15)
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...
Bernie-Cooter district baseball championship (05/22/15)
Central Elementary Talent Show 2015 (05/21/15)
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 (05/19/15)
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...
DHS Graduation 2015 (05/18/15)
ARC Special Olympics 2015 (05/15/15)
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...
Dexter-DeSoto boys tennis match (05/12/15)
Hercules - T.S. Hill Middle School (05/11/15)
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 (05/11/15)
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 (05/07/15)
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...
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...