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Tonya Guthrie should not be working, but she is. She should not be driving or shopping or laughing and playing with her grandchildren, but she is. Guthrie should, by all accounts, be in the middle of chemotherapy and next be...
Estimated cost of courthouse restoration is $585,600 (09/01/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Architect Dale Rogers presented an opinion of probable cost document for restoration of the cupola and second floor of the old courthouse in Bloomfield of $585,557. He presented the cost to the Stoddard County Commission at their regular meeting Monday...
Marble Hill attack leaves man dead, woman in critical condition (09/01/15)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff, Missouri, man allegedly shot and stabbed a couple in Marble Hill, Missouri, killing the man and leaving the woman in critical condition. William Anthony Pickard, 32, is suspected of instigating the attack. The attack occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, according to Bollinger County Sheriff Darin Shell...
Nice day for swim (09/01/15)
Francis Guethle, above, and his wife, Janet, took three of their golden retrievers to the "Doggie Swim" put on by the Animal Welfare Alliance (AWA) in Poplar Bluff at the municipal pool there. AWA is committed to building a no-kill dog/cat shelter in Poplar Bluff and holds fundraisers throughout the year. AWA sponsors the dog swim each year. Francis is shown with two of the retrievers...
Police Reports (09/01/15)
Dexter Police Aug, 29-31, 2015 At 1:41 a.m., Friday, Aug. 28, Dexter Police arrested Austin Wayne Henderson, 18, of Dexter, on a Dexter city warrant. At 9:18 a.m., Friday, Aug. 28, Dexter Police received a report of a recovered bicycle. At 7:11 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, Dexter Police arrested Brent Michael Croney, 22, of Advance, on a Dexter City warrant...
Dexter man arrested for terrorist threat (08/31/15)
A Dexter man is in custody at the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, and is being held without bond after making a terrorist threat at a local church. According to the report, John Robert Wilkinson, Jr., 24, of Dexter, made a threat of blowing up the First Baptist Church in Dexter on Wednesday, Aug. 26...
Grateful Katrina survivor remembers (08/29/15)
Around the country in recent days, people have tuned in to watch a number of television specials in observance of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the single most devastating natural disaster in the history of the U.S. Daniel McCoy remembers the storm and its aftermath well. He lived it. He escaped from it, and on Friday, he recalled both the wrath of the storm and the spirit of the people who made his family's rescue and eventual success possible...
New Missouri court fines, other laws go into effect (08/29/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Numerous new Missouri laws which took effect Friday, ranging from legislation addressing concerns about court fines raised after the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson to childproof packaging for liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes...
Area temperatures reached record lows at Cape twice (08/29/15)
A large cool-air mass that moved through Southeast Missouri resulted in two consecutive record-setting low temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday in Cape Giradeau, according to the National Weather Service. The previous low temperature for Aug. 25 was 54 degrees, set in 2009, but Tuesday, temperatures reached 52 degrees, 12 lower than the average low temperature...
Officials investigating more counterfeit cases (08/29/15)
It was nearly a year ago that Det. Lt. Trevor Pulley with the Dexter Police Department launched an investigation into a case involving counterfeit money being passed in Dexter. Pulley had narrowed things down to one suspect, and once the heat was on, the suspect disappeared...
Martin waives right to preliminary hearing (08/29/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A man accused of the murder of a Parma woman has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Deion Martin, 21, who is charged with first degree murder, first degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action, was in court Thursday afternoon with his attorneys, Beth Ann Davis-Kerry and Robert E. Steele of the public defenders office. The attorneys informed New Madrid County Associate Judge Joshua Underwood the scheduled hearing would not be necessary...
Court Records Aug. 29, 2015 (08/29/15)
Warranty Deeds Recorded Kay Asbell Recorder Aug. 17 - 21, 2015 Gary Teel and Keri Teel to Sharon Shoup Sec 13 Twp 26 R 10 Hubbards Jewelry LLC to Gregory Mathis and Lisa Mathis Original Town Dexter Blk 20 Lot 7 and 8 Michelle Bowen to Jacob Mathew Pearman...
Police Reports (08/29/15)
Dexter Police Aug. 28, 2015 At 6:07 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, Dexter Police responded to a two-vehicle accident at 707 West Specialty Drive. According to the report, the accident occurred when a vehicle driven by John R. Montgomery, 79, of Dexter, struck a vehicle driven by Shawn L. Carter-Bishop, 28, of Dexter while driving through the parking lot...
Court Records (08/29/15)
Warrenty Deeds Kay Asbell, Recorder Aug. 17 - 21, 2015 Gary Teel and Keri Teel to Sharon Shoup Sec 13 Twp 26 R 10 Hubbards Jewelry LLC to Gregory Mathis and Lisa Mathis Original Town Dexter Blk 20 Lot 7 and 8 Michelle Bowen to Jacob Mathew Pearman Sesc 10 Twp 27 R 11...
Experience Living History Day Sept. 12 (08/28/15)
Guests can step back in time and enjoy Living History Day at Big Oak Tree State Park. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, this free event will be available to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. Rope making, basket weaving, flint knapping and more will be among the demonstrations of old time skills on display. ...
DPD will crack down on child restraint violations (08/28/15)
Dexter Police Department -- Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 lbs or 4'9" tall. The Dexter Police Department announced today they are joining with law enforcement September 13-19 for an aggressive Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign to crack down on Missouri's child safety seat law violators and to reduce highway fatalities and injuries to children...
Police Reports (08/28/15)
Dexter Police Aug. 26-27, 2015 At 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, Dexter Police arrested Katie E. Bryan, 34, of Dexter, on a Malden municipal warrant for failure to appear/leaving the scene of an accident. Bond was set at $100. At 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, Dexter Police issued a summons to Matthew Ray Watts, 34, of Dexter, on four counts of junk auto, nuisance/junk, business license required, and nuisance/notice to abate...
And the winner is... (08/28/15)
Bell City High School recently held a special drawing on the first day of classes. During the morning assembly all students in grades 8-12 who received a proficient or advanced level on the End of Course examinations last spring were recognized. For each subject area that this level was achieved, the students had an entry in a drawing to receive an Apple IPad. The winner of the drawing was a sophomore, Cole Nichols. He is the son of Scott and Rhonda Nichols...
Patriot Guard looking to expand in Southeast Missouri (08/28/15)
"Standing for those who stood for us" -- That is the motto of the nationwide organization, Patriot Guard Riders. The organization was founded in 2005 and is a mixed grouping of everyday people, including several motorcycle riders. Its dedicated members, who form an Honor Guard at military funeral services and burials, help show respect for fallen heroes, their families and communities, and serve to protect mourners and communities from harassment by potential protestors. ...
Castor Township residents will have tax proposal on April ballot (08/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Castor Township Board of Directors approved putting a $.2690 property tax increase on the April 2016 ballot that would increase the tax levy in the Road and Bridge Fund to $.5000, the maximum allowed by state statute. The board approved the ballot issue and submitted it to County Clerk Joe Watson prior to the resignation of Board Member Henry Kestner...
Health officials aren't worried about treatment-resistant lice in Missouri (08/28/15)
The school year has officially started, and area children are catching up with each other as they share the playground and classroom. And, while there are numerous positive things that accompany the beginning of a new school year, there can be some negative...
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