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Photo by PARKER MILLER Richland Schools Richland R-1 junior drum major Skie Pinkley plays during Richland's Pep Band performance at half time of the Rebels' game against Marquand-Zion on Tuesday night. Richland does not...
Last of SOS families adopted (12/17/14)
By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor The final families have been adopted in the Daily Statesman's Operation Santa program. Several new families were added this week, but were adopted on Tuesday. The Statesman extends a sincere thanks to all who came forward to make Christmas a lot brighter for a total of 45 local families...
Commission makes 911 board appointment (12/17/14)
By MIKE MCCOY Statesman Staff Writer BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Stoddard County Commission on Monday appointed John Stepp to the Stoddard County 911 Board of Directors and heard an update on construction of a bridge on County Road 410 northwest of the Aid community...
Bloomfield Aldermen meet, new meeting dates approved (12/17/14)
By JONATHON DAWE Statesman Staff Writer BLOOMFIELD -- Although the Bloomfield Board of Aldermen have regularly met twice each month, the tentative decision has been made to meet once a month, for the time-being. Alderman Kim Johnson explained that meeting once each month has actually been a more efficient way of doing business...
As winter arrives, city prepared (12/17/14)
By JONATHON DAWE Statesman Staff Writer As the year ends, and winter rapidly approaches, weather prognosticators can't seem to agree on what the season will be like. Despite the outcome, though, the city of Dexter is prepared for a bad one. According to Dexter Streets and Sanitation Department Head Jeff Myers, the city is better prepared than it has been in a long time...
Police Reports (12/17/14)
Dexter Police Dec. 15, 2014 Police were summoned to the 1400 block of Ray St. at 2:55 p.m. Monday to investigate property damage there. The case is under investigation. Sonya D. McElwrath, 54, of Campbell was arrested on State Highway 25 at 3:20 p.m. Monday for driving while suspended or revoked...
Record crowds at Wreaths event (12/16/14)
By MIKE MCCOY Statesman Staff Writer BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The largest crowd ever turned out for the 2014 Wreaths Across America program held Saturday at the State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. Over 2,000 wreaths were placed by the public on every grave at the cemetery...
Mission prepares for holiday basket distribution (12/16/14)
By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Edit It's an effort that involves over 100 volunteers and the generosity of church and civic groups, schools, businesses and individuals whose goal is to ensure a happy and healthy holiday for residents in need of assistance in Stoddard County...
SoutheastHEALTH names new CEO (12/16/14)
By ERIN RAGAN Associated Press A former chief executive for a New Jersey healthcare system was named the new president and CEO of SoutheastHEALTH Monday. Kenneth W. Bateman was hired for the position with a unanimous vote of the health system's board of directors. The choice was announced by the health system's executive team at a news conference at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
4 families remain on SOS list (12/16/14)
By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor Wednesday, Dec. 10, was the final day for families to apply for help through the Daily Statesman's Operation Santa program, and several new families came forward with Christmas needs. Some of those families were quickly adopted, but others still remain. The following families will be the final ones to appear on the 2014 list for help...
Funding full-time prosecutor focus of commission (12/16/14)
By MIKE MCCOY Statesman Staff Writer BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Stoddard County Commission will for the first time attempt to put together a budget that includes a full-time prosecutor at a salary of $133,716, and decide whether to continue with an assistant prosecutor at a salary of $41,800. The issue was addressed in an executive session with Prosecutor Russ Oliver prior to starting preparation on a 2015 county budget...
Police Reprts (12/16/14)
Dexter Police Dec. 13-15, 2014 Stanley G. Murray, Jr., 34, of Dexter was arrested at 508 Vine St at 4:40 p.m. Friday on a warrant service. He was also later served a summons for animal abuse. Melissa L. Thornton, 33, of Dexter was arrested on a warrant service at 7:06 p.m. Friday on Main St...
Benefit for St. Jude's slated for Jan. 9 (12/16/14)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Team Hornets, a local cancer fundraising team, will hold a fundraiser on Jan. 9, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. in the Advance Elementary cafeteria. Proceeds will go to St. Jude Children's Research Center in Memphis and local patients. Cost is $8.00 for adults (including junior and senior high students) and $5.00 for elementary students. Preschoolers eat free. Price includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and drink...
Chamber After Hours (12/15/14)
Photo by JONATHON DAWE Ronnie Legrand (left) and Ed Gargas were among those attending the most recent Dexter Chamber of Commerce "Chamber After Hours" event. The December after-hours event was hosted by the Chamber itself, and welcomed business leaders from throughout the city of Dexter...
Police Reports (12/13/14)
Dexter Police Dec. 12, 2014 Police arrested Kenneth D. Johnson, 32, of Dexter on a warrant service at 12:56 a.m. Thursday on Stoddard Street. Traversial C. Scott, 22, of Dexter was placed under arrest at the local Probation and Parole office on Wildwood at 4:20 p.m. Thursday on a warrant service...
A gift from a friend (12/13/14)
SUBMITTED photo The paths of Stoddard County natives Cody Jones, at left, and Paul Arnold, have crossed numerous times in their lives. The pair shared a friendship throughout their school years and recently met again, following the return of Jones from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Arnold, a teacher with the Malden School system, is shown accepting a gift from his childhood friend -- a U.S. flag that was flown over Jones' base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as Jones served during Enduring Freedom...
Manger Full of Toys Project slated for December 20 (12/13/14)
Local Christmas giveaway project is in its fifth year
SCAD Board approves 2015 budget (12/13/14)
By MIKE MCCOY Statesman Staff Writer The Stoddard County Ambulance District (SCAD) Board of Directors passed a 2015 budget showing $3,201,258 in revenues with $3,091,853 in expenditures at their regular meeting Wednesday evening. The board approved the budget as submitted by SCAD Manager Dave Cooper...
Dexter PD urges crime prevention for a happy holiday (12/13/14)
By JONATHON DAWE Statesman Staff Writer Christmas is lurking around the corner; and, along with the family fun and festivities, something else could also be lurking. Dexter Police Chief Sammy Stone emphasized the need to constantly stay aware of one's surroundings at all times during this busy time of year...
County sales tax revenue continues upward trend (12/13/14)
By MIKE MCCOY Statesman Staff Writer BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Stoddard County sales tax revenue was up $36,969.31 for November from the same period a year ago, according to the disbursements to the county the Missouri Department of Revenue. So far this year, Stoddard County has received $84,098.36 more sales tax revenue during 2014 than during the same period in 2013...
SOS: 6 families remain in need (12/13/14)
By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor Wednesday was the final day for families to apply for help through the Daily Statesman's Operation Santa program, and several new families came forward with Christmas needs. A total of 45 families have made up the list this year. Listed below are the final six families that remain in need of help...
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