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The familiar face people see when walking into the lobby at SoutheastHEALTH of Stoddard County is Melba Baker. As a longtime member of the hospital Auxiliary, she and other volunteers with the Auxiliary provide information...
Celebrating the Irises (05/23/15)
They are now past their prime, but Dr. Don Murphy, a Bernie native who returns to the area periodically to tend his multitude of irises, welcomed friends recently as some of his masterpieces were in full bloom. Murphy began propagating his own irises from seeds several years ago, and the evidence of his success is apparent on his farm southeast of Dexter...
Co.911 Board approves copier purchase (05/23/15)
The Stoddard County 911 Services Board voted to purchase a new copier at a cost of $8,805 at their regular meeting Thursday night. The board also discussed the failure of HB 714 to pass the senate prior to end of the legislative session. County 911 Services Administrator Carol Moreland said the old copier in the 911 Services building was "obsolete," and parts were no longer available for repairs. She said it was undependable and a new one was needed...
Results in on Hubrecht survey (05/23/15)
Rep.Tila Hubrecht (R-151) sent a survey to constituents of the 151st District several weeks ago to determine the standing of the district on various issues facing Missourians. A total of 678 surveys were returned to the office. Listed below are the questions on the survey and the percentages of Yes, No, No Opinion...
M2M spreads word on "vehicular heat stroke" (05/22/15)
The Regional Healthcare, specifically the Mother-to-Mother program within the RHF, is working to get the word out regarding the dangers of leaving an unattended baby in a car in the heat. One method of spreading that word has been to distribute posters warning of the dangers, but Mother-to-Mother has gone a step further and are distributing "EzBabySavers," devices that are being made locally by a group of Girl Scouts...
Remembering a hero (05/22/15)
Dexter lost one of its most noted hometown heroes on Wednesday night. Lt. Col. (Ret) Clifford T. Manlove died peacefully at 97 years of age. Cliff Manlove was a household name not only in Dexter, but across southeast Missouri and beyond. His military career and his heroic efforts during World War II in the European Theater are well preserved in a number of chronicles, magazines and newspaper articles...
Local school board weighs options on sports-related issues at monthly meeting (05/22/15)
Several sports-related items consumed much of the agenda at Tuesday night's meeting of the Dexter Board of Education. Presiding over the meeting initially was Board Vice President Rick Williams while President Kevin Bishop and Board Member Mark Nea filled obligations at a middle school event. ...
Board agrees on curriculum, bus purchases (05/22/15)
Along with weighing in on a number of proposals Tuesday night (see related sidebar article), Dexter Board of Education members covered several other items during a non-typical session that ran nearly two hours. Significant among those items was unanimous approval for the purchase of new science curriculum at a cost of $249,001.53 to be utilized by teachers kindergarten through grade 12 in the 2015-16 school year...
More details revealed following Parma murder (05/22/15)
PARMA, Mo. -- Law enforcement officers are continuing their investigation in the murder of a store clerk during an apparent armed robbery in Parma. According to the New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens, Brenda Smith, 59, a rural Parma resident, was shot at approximately 5:30 a.m. Monday as she and another employee were opening the D and L One Stop for business...
Two robbery suspects caught by quick- thinking deputies (05/22/15)
Two robbery suspects are currently residing in the Stoddard Count Jail as a result of some vigilant Stoddard County Deputies. At approximately 12:01 a.m., Friday, May 15, Deputy Garry Brady was patrolling State Highway ZZ, near County Road 642 when he saw headlights near some farm equipment...
Police Reports (05/22/15)
Dexter Police May 20-21, 2015 Charles Johnson, 55, of Dexter was arrested for third degree assault and probation violation at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at 625 N. Locust Street. There is no bond, and he is incarcerated in the Stoddard County Jail. Erica Raymer of Dexter was issued a summons at 12:14 p.m. Tuesday at Grant and Park Streets for being a minor in possession...
Dexter Police (05/22/15)
At 1:17 p.m., Thursday, May 21, Dexter Police arrested Mark L. Akin, 41, of Dexter, on the charge of driving while suspended/revoked. At 1:34 p.m., Thursday, May 21, Dexter Police issued a summons to Todd W. Nichols, 22, of Dexter, on the charge of tampering with waterworks...
One killed in Parma robbery (05/21/15)
PARMA, Mo. -- A woman was fatally shot during an armed robbery early Monday morning in Parma. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens says it happened at the D & L One Stop on East Main Street in Parma. According to Stevens, a female was shot in the head during a robbery at the store. She was taken to SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter where she later died...
Police Reports (05/20/15)
Dexter Police May 19, 2015 At 10:46 a.m., Monday, May 18, Dexter Police arrested Michael Malone, 24, of Dexter, on a warrant service. At 11:26 a.m., Monday, May 18, Dexter Police arrested Michelle Robbins, 39, of Dexter, on a warrant service. At 3:55 p.m., Monday, May 18, Dexter Police received a report of stealing from 2025 West Business Highway 60. The investigation continues...
Police Reports (05/20/15)
Dexter Police May 19, 2015 At 10:46 a.m., Monday, May 18, Dexter Police arrested Michael Malone, 24, of Dexter, on a warrant service. At 11:26 a.m., Monday, May 18, Dexter Police arrested Michelle Robbins, 39, of Dexter, on a warrant service. At 3:55 p.m., Monday, May 18, Dexter Police received a report of stealing from 2025 West Business Highway 60. The investigation continues...
RHF Garden Tour is June 13 (05/20/15)
It's prime time for gardening in southeast Missouri, and the Regional Healthcare Foundation is planning a tour for the public to witness some of the best gardeners around. On Saturday afternoon, June 13, the Foundation will host Garden Tour 2015, a self-guided tour of four very diverse and spectacular gardens in and around Dexter...
Truck destroyed by fire (05/20/15)
A Dodge Dakota pickup owned by Donnie Layton of Dexter was a total loss after catching fire while parked on Fannetta Street just west of One Mile Road Tuesday morning at about 10 a.m. The vehicle was totally engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. The cause of the fire was not known...
Reward offered in Parma murder (05/20/15)
PARMA, Mo. -- Law enforcement officers are offering a $25,000 reward in an effort to help solve the murder of a store clerk during an apparent armed robbery Monday morning. According to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens, Brenda Smith, 59, of rural Parma, was shot at approximately 5:30 a.m. Monday as she and another employee were opening the D&L One Stop convenience store for business...
Stadium archway plan in motion (05/20/15)
After years of planning, the proposed brick archway for the Charles Bland football stadium at Dexter High School is about to become a reality. Veteran school board member, Rick Williams, is heading up a committee to proceed with the plan to construct the archway -- a project that was first introduced nearly five years ago...
Stoddard County bondsman sentenced to 12 years in prison (05/20/15)
Stanley L. Clark of Bloomfield, Mo., pleaded guilty to the Class A felony of trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), a second degree felony, Tuesday in Scott County Circuit Court. The defendant's plea was accepted by Scott County Circuit Judge David Dolan...
A job well done! (05/19/15)
Dexter High School graduated a total of 105 seniors Friday night in ceremonies at the Bearcat Event Center. Among the graduates were, from left, Jessica Lindsey, MacKinleee Rogers, Shyann Jines and Shelby Gaithings. Additional photos apprear in Photo Galleries at www.dailystatesman.com...
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