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Friday, July 31, 2015
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BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- It's been over 42 years since the log cabin at Bloomfield City Park was put into place there. It was a project of the Stoddard County Historical Society, with the late Joe Brown from Bell City heading up...
Police Reports (07/31/15)
Dexter Police July 29-30, 2015 At 12:43 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, Dexter Police arrested Amy Malone, 32, of Dexter, on the charge of DWI-drug intoxication. At 3:31 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, Dexter Police arrested Ty Harmon, 18, of Dexter, on a warrant service...
Increased patrols have had good results in Dexter (07/31/15)
The police are out, and they have been out in force all summer long. Driving through Dexter during the evenings and weekends, residents have noticed an increased number of patrols, and that's what the Dexter Police Department wants. "We have people asking us, why do you have so many officers out, and I tell them it's because we're looking for intoxicated drivers," Dexter Police Lieutenant Josh Benton explained. "The idea is for people to see that and to get discouraged from driving drunk."...
Back to School sales tax holiday to be Aug. 7-9 (07/31/15)
The 2015 "Back to School Sales Tax Holiday" will be held Aug. 6 through Aug. 9 with many county and cities opting to take part in the annual event. The Cities of Dexter, Bernie and Advance participate in the event, while Bloomfield does not. Stoddard County also does not participate, so the one-cent county sales tax will be assessed on the purchase during that time...
Monday wreck on Highway 60 (07/29/15)
A Monday accident on Hwy. 60 just east of the AD overpass left one driver injured. According to Dexter Police, a witness reported having seen Norman Fortner of Dexter driving eastbound on Business Hwy. 60 in a 2006 Chevrolet HHR when his vehicle crossed into the westbound lane and leaving the roadway near the Harry Blackwell dealership and at a low rate of speed. ...
Unrelenting heat causes officials to urge caution (07/29/15)
Unless you've had the luxury of not needing to leave the air conditioned indoors, it's no secret that the summer heat continues to torment the area. In fact, it has gotten so bad that the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat advisory for the area...
Area projects on MoDOT 5-year plan (07/29/15)
Replacement of the Highway 53 bridges over the St. Francis River and overflow area is on the Missouri Department of Transportation five-year construction schedule. Also on the list are two projects in Stoddard County. Construction on the $7.5 million project southeast of Qulin on the Butler/Dunklin county line is expected to begin during the summer of 2016...
Police Reports (07/29/15)
Dexter Police July 28, 2015 At 2:06 p.m., Monday, July 27, Dexter Police arrested Joshua D. Barnes on a warrant service. At 3:53 p.m., Monday, July 27, Dexter Police arrested Norman T. Fortner III, 18, of Dexter, on the charge of DWI-drug intoxication...
Complaints voiced at 6-month review of county health insurance (07/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Stoddard County Commission met with representatives of Mutual Medical Plus this week for a six-month review of the partially self-funded insurance plan adopted by the commission at the beginning of 2015. Several county employees and elected officials attended to voice concerns about issues they have encountered since the county went to the new plan...
Rising to the challenge (07/28/15)
Local couple builds unique, energy efficient home
Banding the Birds (07/28/15)
Missouri Conservation Department Biologist Tommy Marshall is shown banding a duck at the annual Greenwing Event held at Otter Slough on Saturday morning. Assisting Marshall in placing the band is Sydney Hueckel, daughter of Jeffrey and Megan Hueckel of Dexter. ...
Commission votes to put 911 sales tax on 2016 ballot (07/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Stoddard County Commission voted unanimously Monday morning to allow a fractional sales tax to be placed on the April 2016 ballot to fund Stoddard County 911 Services. If approved, the sales tax would eliminate the fee on land line telephones now in place in the county...
County bid opening on center repairs to be Aug. 11 (07/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- At the request of Architect Dale Rogers, the Stoddard County Commission voted to push back the bid opening for repairs and renovations to the Stoddard County Justice Center to Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 1:30 p.m. Rogers, with Stearnes and Associates in Sikeston, said contractors had asked for more time in preparing a bid for the project, and also told him that Monday morning was not a good time for them. ...
New trial date set for Cato (07/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD, MO. -- Although scheduled to appear for trial in June, a Dexter man has now had his trial rescheduled for November. Verl J. Cato, 41, who was arrested on July 9, 2012, and was charged with six counts of the Class B felony of possession of child pornography, was scheduled to appear for trial on June 29, has now had his trial scheduled for a jury trial on Nov. 20, 2015...
Police Reports (07/28/15)
Dexter Police July 25-27, 2015 At 11:58 a.m., Friday, July 24 Dexter Police arrested Joshua Barnes, 21, of Dexter, on the charge of driving while suspended/revoked. At 4:50 p.m., Friday, July 24, Dexter Police arrested Bethany Beach, 27, of Bloomfield, on the charge of stealing...
Police Reports (07/25/15)
Dexter Police July 24, 2015 At 12:25 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, Dexter Police arrested Rebecca J. Edwards, 48, of Dexter, on a warrant service. At 2:56 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, Dexter Police arrested David L. Belcher, 35, of Poplar Bluff, on a warrant service...
Benefit fund set up for Bernie woman (07/25/15)
A fund has been established at all 10 branches of First Commercial Bank to benefit a Bernie woman, Nancy Abernathy, who is battling cancer. Contributions may be made to The Nancy Abernathy Fund at any of the FCB locations. All donations will go directly to the Abernathy family in Bernie...
Retired school employees to meet Monday (07/25/15)
The Stoddard County Public School Retired Employees Association (PSREA) will meet on Monday, July 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Dexter's Hickory Log Restaurant. All retired public school personnel are invited to attend this meeting, both certified and non-certified...
Hospital employees appreciated (07/25/15)
SoutheastHEALTH Vice President and Chief Nursing OfficerJudy Aslin is pictured serving Pansy Layton, one of the many SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County Auxiliary members, during Employee Appreciation Day at the local hospital on Wednesday. The event was sponsored by administrators of SoutheastHEALTH and promises to be an annual affair...
Ribbon-cutting held at Key Drugs (07/25/15)
Owners and staff at Key Drugs welcome Chamber of Commerce members and the public to their Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting held Friday at the store on W. Business 60. Owners are Marty and Julita Michel. Key Drug, a family owned business, has two locations in Poplar Buff in addition to the new store in Dexter. ...
From a pound to a sanctuary (07/25/15)
BLOOMFIELD, MO. -- Since the age of three, Bloomfield Alderman Bonnie Blue has been a dog lover. And, as a woman who owns three dogs and three cats -- all of which were rescues -- it's not surprising that she would want to change her town's pound policy...
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