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Torrential rains Friday left ditches full, farm fields flooded and area creaks rolling. As much as five inches of rain fell in and around Dexter, with the greatest amount seemingly southeast of the city. Farm fields east and...
Proud little Americans (07/07/15)
Twin brothers, Carsen and Kellen Clark, sons of Preston and Liz Clark of Dexter, stand at attention for the Pledge of Allegiance on the steps of Dexter's Post Office Saturday morning. The annual Kiddie Parade took youngsters nd their parents to the downtown area for recitation of the pledge, following by singing of several patriotic songs...
Dudley Road District seeks funds for repairing bridges (07/07/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Board members from Dudley Special Road District appeared before the Stoddard County Commission Monday morning to seek help in repairing three bridges on old Highway 60 west and east of Dudley that have been closed by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). MoDOT closed the bridges because they were deemed unsafe...
10 die in traffic crashes over holiday (07/07/15)
Ten people, one of those an Advance teen, died in traffic crashes, zero died in boating crashes, and no one drowned during the 2015 July Fourth holiday counting period. The counting period began at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015. ...
Central Methodist to offer bachelor degrees at TRC Dexter Center (07/07/15)
Three Rivers College (TRC) in Partnership with Central Methodist University will begin offering four-year college degrees this fall at the TRC Dexter Center. This marks the first time students at Dexter can obtain a bachelor's degree there. Central Methodist University will offer bachelor degrees in accountancy, child development, nursing (RN and BSN) and science in psychology...
Stray cats, health insurance topics at Bernie meeting (07/07/15)
By MIKE MCCOY Statesman Staff Writer BERNIE, Mo. -- Bernie City Alderman Ivan Mekan wanted to know why the budget was not on the agenda at the regular meeting of the board on Monday night. He said it had to be approved by July 16, and there were some things he wanted to discuss...
Boil Water issue for Dist. #4 (07/06/15)
A boil water ordinance is in effect for about 500 customers of PSWD #4 following a break in the main line on Friday night. The line is repaired, but it will be necessary to boil water for use until further notice. The Daily Statesman will post a notice as soon as the order is lifted...
Police Reports July 6, 2015 (07/06/15)
Dexter Police July 3-6, 2015 At 4:52 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, Dexter Police investigated a private peace disturbance call in the 1400 block of Ray Street. At 8:20 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, Dexter Police issued summons to Claire Marie Dixon, 54, of Dexter; and Belinda K. Johnson, 53, of Dexter, both for animal restraint/running loose...
Boil Water order issued for Dist. 4 (07/06/15)
A boil water ordinance is in effect for about 500 customers of PSWD #4 following a break in the main line on Friday night. The line is repaired, but it will be necessary to boil water for use until further notice. The Daily Statesman will post a notice as soon as the order is lifted...
Capitol Report from Rep. Tila Hubrecht (07/05/15)
From my family to yours, I wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday. I know for many this is a time for friends, food, fun and fireworks, but I urge you to also keep in mind the significance of our Independence Day that commemorates the moment in time when our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. ...
Small town big hearts (07/03/15)
Scott and Kerri Kruse, along with their daughters, Addie and Andie and the family dog, Bel, are shown with Fire Chief Don Seymore after the dog was rescued Wednesday from an underground drainage line near their Dexter home. Seymore was quick to credit the combined efforts of several individuals, especially members of the city's Street Department, in making the rescue possible...
Magical (07/03/15)
The antics of Magician Marty Hahne delighted the young crowd of attendees during Wednesday's summer reading session at Keller Public Library. Several additional photos from the program may be found in Photo Galleries at www.dailystatesman.com or by scanning the QR code herein. The next presenter in the "Every Hero Has a Story" series will be Stoddard County Conservation Mark Reed on Wednesday, July 8 beginning at 11 a.m. Reed will present a program on animals that are native to Missouri...
Stoddard County to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses Monday (07/03/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- In the week since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, Stoddard County Recorder Kay Asbell's office has been ringing off the hook. "I would say I've gotten at least 25 different calls since Friday," Asbell said. "Most of the callers don't identify themselves. They just want to know if I'm issuing same-sex marriage licenses yet."...
The history of rockets red glare (07/03/15)
One might wonder, when looking up at the night sky on a 4th of July night, while watching the fireworks, why we use those to celebrate Independence Day. The history of fireworks dates back to as early as A.D. 600, when the Chinese used roasted bamboo to ward off evil spirits. The loud popping noise was supposed to scare them off. When the bamboo was roasted it would explode when heated because of the hollow air pockets in the wood...
E-waste recycling day planned in Dexter (07/03/15)
The Bootheel Solid Waste Management District will be sponsoring an e-waste Recycling Day at the Stoddard County Sheltered Workshop. The event will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on three consecutive days, July 7 through July 9. The management district obtained grant funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to help cover the cost for residents in disposing of these e-waste items. ...
Court Records July 3, 2015 (07/03/15)
Warranty Deeds Recorded Kay Asbell Recorder 6/22/15 to 6/26/15 Doyle Reed Burleson, Katherine Jane Burleson, Allan Wafe Burleson, and Barbara Jean Burleson to Allan Wafe Burleson and Barbara Jean Burleson Sec 16 Twp 25 R 10 Ronald G Nichols and Patricia A Nichols to Patricia A Nichols and Ronald G Nichols...
Police Reports (07/03/15)
Dexter Police July 2, 2015 At 4:53 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, Dexter Police received a report of forgery from Darcy Boyer, who reported she had some checks stolen and cashed at the Wal Mart store in Dexter. The case is under investigation. At 10:46 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, Dexter Police arrested Allison M. ...
Suspects chased to Blytheville; shots fired (07/03/15)
SEMO News Service KENNETT, Mo. -- Police are still looking for one of the three robbery suspects who were chased from Kennett to Blytheville and swapped gunfire with local police late Wednesday night. According to Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson, at approximately 10:30 pm Wednesday, the Blytheville Police Department was notified by Missouri law enforcement officials of a high speed vehicle pursuit of robbery suspects, who were headed towards Blytheville...
Red Cross seeks blood donations to offset seasonal decline (07/03/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood. During June, July and August, there are about two fewer donors than needed at each Red Cross blood drive. ...
Police Reports (07/01/15)
Dexter Police June 30, 2015 At 12:55 a.m., Monday, June 29, Dexter Police arrested Chelsea Copeland, 20, of Dexter, on a warrant service. At 10:24 a.m., Monday, June 29, Dexter Police issued a summons to Scottie Jarrell, of Dexter, on the charge of nuisance/notice to abate...
Comedy theater set at Sikeston Little Theater (07/01/15)
Tickets for "Southern Fried Nuptials" to be performed at Sikeston's Little Theater, are on sale at Collins Music, 98 N. Kingshighway in Sikeston or may be purchased at the door for $10 each. The comedy theater performance will take place on Thursday, July 9, Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m...
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