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Through the generosity and ingenuity of several who prioritize seeing after the needs and dreams of those who have served their county honorably, four area disabled veterans were provided on Nov. 18, with an opportunity to...
Crazy Carols! (11/22/14)
It's almost winter break, and the students at Southwest Elementary School are more than ready. In a play presented Thursday, second graders sang traditional Christmas songs to changed lyrics in their production of, "Crazy Carols," depicting the weeks before Christmas through a child's eye. The performance was under the direction of Southwest Music Instructor James Eldreth...
Dexter Police warn of more scams (11/22/14)
Tis the season... for scams? Dexter Police Chief Sammy Stone and Detective Captain Trevor Pulley want the community to be aware of increasing numbers of scams being perpetrated locally. "Just today (Thursday), we've already had a couple calls," Stone remarked. "One of the calls was dealing with someone who claimed to be with Publishers Clearing House, and the other was one that claimed to be an organization that helps settle debts."...
Police Reports (11/22/14)
Dexter Police Nov. 21, 2014 An accident at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday occurred when a vehicle driben by Betty C. Green of Dexter turned into the side of a vehicle driven by Corey S. Underhile, also of Dexter, at Business 60 and W. Oak Street. Stoddard County...
Pickleball courts now available for play (11/21/14)
By JONATHON DAWE Statesman Staff Writer For several years, the Dexter Parks Department has offered numerous activities to local sports enthusiasts -- from basketball to baseball and tennis. Now, there's a new sport in town. As of last week, the Dexter Parks Department finished striping the outdoor basketball court at the East park location for those who wish to play "Pickleball." Additionally, the old gymnasium located on Park Lane has been utilized to offer an indoor location for players...
Police Reports (11/21/14)
Dexter Police Nov. 19-20, 2014 An accident at 912 W. Business Hwy. 60 occurred at 9:28 a.m. Tuesday when two vehicles collided on a business parking lot. The vehicles were driven by Brittany N. Hendley, 25, of Bernie and Libby L. Burris, 36, of Dexter...
Dexter Police request help nabbing thief (11/20/14)
By JONATHON DAWE Statesman Staff Writer Dexter Police are seeking help from the community in identifying a burglar who was caught on video during a late-night burglary. According to Dexter Police Detective Capt. Trevor Pulley, though there are clear images of the suspect, he has yet to be identified...
Annual Keller Library Book Sale Saturday (11/20/14)
Purchase this photo at www.dailystatesman.com NOREEN HYSLOP-nhyslop@dailystatesman.com Tables in the Community Room at Keller Public Library in Dexter are covered with books of all varieties, from children's books to collections and even audio books on tape -- all in preparation for Saturday's annual used book sale. ...
Board establishes Negotiation Committee (11/20/14)
To work with CTA
Sharp resigns as Dexter superintendent (11/19/14)
By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor In a surprise turn of events Tuesday night following the open session of the Board of Education, Dexter Superintendent Thomas Sharp announced that he would be stepping down as head of the local school district effective July 1, 2015...
Double the fun at Library's Turkey Time (11/19/14)
Twins, Gracie and Dallas Fortenberry, were among the guests at Tuesday's Story Hour at Keller Public Library. This week's guest reader was Diana Mayberry, who read, "Ten Fat Turkeys" at some attentive pre-schoolers. A gallery of additional photos from Story Hour may be found at www.dailystatesman.com...
Local musician selling new music to benefit '18 FORE Life' (11/19/14)
Nick Boemler, of Dexter, was 12 years old when he picked up the guitar. But it would be a few years later before he got serious about it. Eventually, he started making a little money from his music online and decided to use that medium to help. "I never really took it too seriously. ...
Two Morley bank robbers sentenced in federal court (11/19/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Two of the four suspects in the Oct. 10, 2013, bank robbery of the First Commercial Bank of Morley, Mo. were sentenced in federal court Monday, Nov. 17. Alisha D. Porter of Oran, Mo., and Candice L. Wright of Chicago were the two women involved in the robbery...
Neutering event to be held in Poplar Bluff (11/19/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Hicks Animal Hospital in Poplar Bluff will hold a special male cat neutering event on Friday, Nov. 21, at the hospital on Highway 53. The cost for neutering a male cat will be just $10 for pet owners who qualify financially. Pet owners wishing to take advantage of the offer should stop by the vet clinic, bring proof of income, and fill out an application before Friday. ...
Winter hits hard before Thanksgiving (11/18/14)
By MIKE MCCOY Statesman Staff Writer It was a less than warming welcome to the 2014-15 winter as Stoddard County residents awoke Monday morning to between one to three inches of snow. The arctic cold that preceded the sleet/snow last week had already worked to serve notice that autumn was coming to a sudden close...
Postal workers rally against local distribution center phase-out (11/18/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Employees of the local U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center staged a rally Friday in front of the Cape Girardeau post office as part of a national day of action for union postal workers. The day of action coincided with the last meeting of the year for the postal service's board of governors. ...
Nixon activates Guard pending Ferguson ruling (11/18/14)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson...
Cost of Nov. 4 election was $26,530 (11/18/14)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- County Clerk Joe Watson told the Stoddard County Commission that the Nov. 4 election cost the county $26,530, which translates to $3.63 for each person voting in the election. The official turnout of the election was 7,302 voters...
Police Reports (11/18/14)
Dexter Police Nov. 18, 2014 Police investigated a report of theft from the 400 block of S. Catalpa St. at 11:33 a.m. Monday. Reported taken was a gun and a credit card. Harley N. Peloquin, 23, was arrested at 4:35 p.m. Monday on a Dexter failure to appear warrant for failure to pay fines. Bond was set at $110...
Police Reports (11/18/14)
Dexter Police Nov. 15-17, 2014 Police were summoned to Jennings Lane at 1:45 a.m. Sunday on a report of domestic violence. No arrests were made. Stoddard County Nov. 15-17, 2014 Michelle Leigh Odle, 23, of Poplar Bluff was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. Her bond was set at $25,000, and she remains in jail...
STUCO to host Senior's Turkey Dinner (11/18/14)
Dexter High School's Student Council will host their annual Senior Citizen's Turkey Dinner next Tuesday, Nov. 25 in the HS cafeteria. Serving starts at 5 p.m. with entertainment and Bingo to follow dinner in the auditorium. All area senior citizens are invited to attend the event. There is no charge for the event, and there is no need to preregistrer...
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