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Vision Intervention Program produces results (Local News ~ 01/31/15)
It's a school night, your child is working on their homework, and despite their best efforts the reading assignment is just an immense struggle. You child might have vision-related concerns. Now in its fifth year at Dexter Schools' Southwest Elementary, the Vision Intervention Program (VIP) has seen its share of success in assisting children with vision-related concerns...
Richland dismisses classes Friday due to flu, strep (Local News ~ 01/31/15)
ESSEX, Mo. -- The Richland R-1 School District was closed Friday due to the number of students out on Thursday with flu and strep throat. Superintendent Frank Killian said 50 students were absent on Thursday. He explained that many of the students tested positive for flu and strep throat. There were teachers out as well due to sickness...
Dexter girls knock off No. 1 ranked St. James 74-63 (High School Sports ~ 01/30/15)
DEXTER -- State-ranked or across Missouri's state lines, Dexter's schedule has been loaded with tough games. Specific games are designed to put the Lady Bearcats through a grind in hopes of preparing them for a long playoff run and, so far this season, they've come up empty-handed...
Dexter girls basketball team routs NMCC 75-30 (High School Sports ~ 01/28/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball team outscored NMCC by at least nine points in every quarter as it secured a 75-30 home victory Tuesday night. Dakota Reynolds and Hannah Thurmon paced the Bearcats with 24 points each. Melanie McKuin added 15 more points for Dexter. Cheyenne Mosby tallied nine points and Harley Allen contributed three points for the Bearcats...
Dexter places 5th at SEMO Conference wrestling tournament, Ethan Stevens wins championship in 170-pound weight class (High School Sports ~ 01/27/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. - The success continued for the Dexter Bearcats varsity wrestling program Saturday as it finished fifth at the SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament in Sikeston. "I thought we had a good SEMO Conference tournament finishing fifth out of 12 teams for the second straight year," Dexter coach James Sneed said. ...
Martha Mae Palmer (Obituaries ~ 01/26/15)
Martha Mae Palmer, daughter of the late Leslie Spence Day and Ethelyn Dillingham Day was born on Jan. 1, 1928, in rural Dexter and went to be with Jesus on Jan. 23, 2015, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 87. She was born a New Year's baby in the year of 1928. ...
Ex-pastor to be tried for forgery not stealing (Local News ~ 01/24/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- A former Dexter pastor will not stand trial for stealing more than $112,000 from his church; however, a judge found probable cause to believe he forged a church document. The 35-year-old was charged with the Class B felony of stealing and the Class C felony of forgery...
NMCC ends Dexter's three-game winning-streak (High School Sports ~ 01/24/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - New Madrid County Central Eagles coach Travis Day encouraged his shooters to take any open looks they got early against the Dexter Bearcats Friday night. "Our goal was to come out with a lot of energy, playing our style," Day said. "I knew their defense was going to pack it in the paint on Willie. We told our shooters 'have your hands and feet ready and if you are wide open let it fly.'"...
Basketball state rankings, playoff host sites set (High School Sports ~ 01/23/15)
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association released its latest state rankings Jan. 21. Three boys basketball teams and two girls basketball teams from the semoball.com coverage area are state-ranked. The Scott County Central boys are ranked sixth in Class 2, the New Madrid County Central boys are ranked fourth in Class 3 and the Cape Central boys are ranked sixth in Class 4...
Dexter wrestles its way past Potosi and North County (High School Sports ~ 01/23/15)
The Dexter varsity wrestling squad experienced little letdown a few days after taking home the top prize at the 14-team Owensville Wrestling Tournament. Dexter continued its midseason dominance with victories against Notre County and Potosi Tuesday...
Bernie treys district foe Bloomfield 76-55 (High School Sports ~ 01/21/15)
BERNIE, Mo. - The Bernie Mules hit 10 3-pointers as it shot its way past the Bloomfield Wildcats 76-55 Tuesday night. "We had some kids step up off the bench for us tonight," Bernie coach Brad Botsch said in a press release. "Login Wood came in and hit some big shots for us and we've been looking for that from him and others. ...
Dexter wins Owensville wrestling tournament (High School Sports ~ 01/20/15)
OWENSVILLE, Mo. - The Dexter varsity wrestling team took home the top prize at the 14-team Owensville Tournament Saturday. Dexter calculated a first-place team score of 330.5. Host Owensville placed second with a team score of 214, Festus finished third with a 211.5, Park Hills finished fourth with a 187.0, Sullivan placed fifth with a 185.0, St. ...
Gordon Lee McKee (Obituaries ~ 01/20/15)
Gordon Lee McKee, 67, of Lapeer, Mich., formerly of St. Louis, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Gordon was born Sept. 29,1947, in Poplar Bluff to Floyd and Reaven (Carney) McKee. He graduated from Dexter High School Class of 1965. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Missouri and his medical doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis. Gordon served his country proudly in the US Navy...
Dexter girls fall at state-ranked Park Hills, Bernie boys down Holcomb (High School Sports ~ 01/20/15)
PARK HILLS, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball team suffered a 71-57 loss at state-ranked Park Hills Central Monday night. Park Hills jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter before Dexter responded with 11 unanswered points to trim the deficit to 20-18 with six minutes remaining in the first half...
Clifford (Bud) Carlton Shell (Obituaries ~ 01/19/15)
Clifford (Bud) Carlton Shell was born in Dexter, Mo. to parents, Clinton Casper and Eva Mae Vaughn Shell, on Jan. 9, 1937. Mr. Shell went home to the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., among family and friends...
Recalling the wrath of the Caruthersville F3 tornado (Local News ~ 01/14/15)
Dr. Nick Thiele remembers well the second day of April 2006. Thiele was superintendent of Caruthersville Schools at the time. It was Sunday, April 2, the day an F3 tornado hit the city, destroying the Caruthersville High School and several other buildings on campus and devastating the southeast Missouri community...
Drug investigation leads to arrest of local woman (Local News ~ 01/13/15)
Staff Reports Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner has reported the arrest of a female subject involved in illegal drug activity. Deputies arrested Amber M. Medlin, 29, of Dexter on the class B felony charge of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance...
Charles E. Locke (Obituaries ~ 01/12/15)
Charles E. Locke, age 82, went to meet his Savior at his home in Poplar Bluff, on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at 3:17 p.m. He was the son of the late Jesse F. Locke and Arminta Locke of Dexter and was born May 5, 1932, in Malden. On Feb. 15, 1953, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Long Locke at Gray Ridge and she survives of their home in Poplar Bluff...
Dexter coach Chad Allen named Semoball Coach of the Year (High School Sports ~ 01/12/15)
Dexter varsity girls basketball coach Chad Allen received his monetary award this week, after having been selected as the 2014 semoball.com Coach of the Year at the organization's annual banquet held at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. A panel of sports writers representing southeast Missouri's five daily newspapers and broadcasters from Southeast Missouri's ESPN Sports Radio Network voted on the award...
Coach -- and teacher -- Gene Bess wins No. 1,200 (semoball.com ~ College Sports ~ 01/08/15)
Three Rivers College coach has 1,199 wins on the court and still teaches 3 courses in the classroom.
A look back at Oct.-Dec. 2014 (Local News ~ 12/31/14)
Editor's note: Following is the fourth and final entry recapping the year 2014.
A look back at July-September 2014 (Local News ~ 12/30/14)
Editor's note: Following is the third submission of four, recapping the year 2014. JULY: 1- Monitoring in Detention Center discussed by Commission. The Stoddard County Commission heard a request by Mike Davis to install additional cameras in the Juvenile Detention Center...
Working with wood (Local News ~ 12/30/14)
By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor There is a new forum in town for woodworking enthusiasts, and it's complete with not only some of the best equipment around, but also with some of the most accomplished and noted woodworkers in the Bootheel -- perhaps in the state...
A look back at July-September 2014 (Local News ~ 12/30/14)
Editor's note: Following is the third submission of four, recapping the year 2014. JULY: 1- Monitoring in Detention Center discussed by Commission. The Stoddard County Commission heard a request by Mike Davis to install additional cameras in the Juvenile Detention Center...
A look back at April-June 2014 (Local News ~ 12/27/14)
Editor's Note: Below is the second in a series of four reviews of events that took place over 2014. The Tuesday, Dec. 30, edition will contain the third in the series, with the final entry to be published on Dec. 31.
A look back at January-March 2014 (Local News ~ 12/26/14)

Local farmers part of lawsuits against Syngenta (Local News ~ 12/24/14)

Richland High School Class of 1964 reunites (Local News ~ 12/23/14)

2 jailed on drug charges (Local News ~ 12/19/14)

Dexter claims top prize at McCluer South-Berkeley Wrestling Invitational (High School Sports ~ 12/16/14)

Record crowds at Wreaths event (Local News ~ 12/16/14)

District baseball alignments announced, defending state champion Cooter moves to Class 2 (High School Sports ~ 12/12/14)

Dexter student takes Mo. top Jr. Beta post (Local News ~ 12/10/14)

Cook guilty, sentenced to life (Local News ~ 12/08/14)

Saxony Lutheran girls basketball program wins first appearance in Farmington Invitational (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 12/08/14)

Plans unfold for Dexter Health Campus (Local News ~ 12/05/14)

Puxico drug bust nets 4 arrests (Local News ~ 12/05/14)

December Calendar Girl (Local News ~ 12/05/14)

Glen Medler (Obituaries ~ 12/05/14)

Plans unfold for Dexter Health Campus (Local News ~ 12/05/14)

Mo. Senators among those asking for delay on Postal Service consolidations (Local News ~ 12/03/14)

Six Dexter players make media all-region football team (High School Sports ~ 12/01/14)

Stoddard County boys and girls basketball previews (High School Sports ~ 12/01/14)

Richland students all have Chromebooks, preparing for the future (Local News ~ 11/29/14)

SOS program continues (Local News ~ 11/28/14)

Giving thanks (Local News ~ 11/26/14)

Dexter wrestlers in search of repeat success (High School Sports ~ 11/25/14)

SCAA all-conference volleyball awards released (High School Sports ~ 11/22/14)

Traditional volleyball powerhouse Mineral Area lands two Dexter talents on same day (High School Sports ~ 11/21/14)

Postal workers rally against local distribution center phase-out (Local News ~ 11/18/14)

Host sites set for basketball districts (High School Sports ~ 11/13/14)

Heartlander Abroad: Rend Lake, Illinois (High School Sports ~ 11/13/14)

Illinois school requests items from area (Local News ~ 11/11/14)

Joseph R. Brown (Obituaries ~ 11/11/14)

Five nabbed for drugs in Advance (Local News ~ 11/07/14)

C.H. "Trey" Parsons (Obituaries ~ 11/06/14)

Bloomfield takes 4th at state volleyball tournament (complete volleyball state championship scores included) (High School Sports ~ 11/04/14)

Bloomfield goes 0-6 on Day 1 of state tournament (High School Sports ~ 11/01/14)

Marching to the right drummer (Local News ~ 11/01/14)

Bloomfield volleyball team goes winless in final four pool play, will play for third (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/31/14)

23 SCAA volleyball players make all-district teams (Local News ~ 10/31/14)

Bloomfield volleyball team books first trip to state since 1992 (High School Sports ~ 10/27/14)

Best Dexter volleyball season in over a decade ends with three-set sectional loss to Bishop DuBourg (High School Sports ~ 10/27/14)

Bernie, Clarkton eliminated by St. Vincent in Class 1 volleyball playoffs (High School Sports ~ 10/27/14)

Statewide volleyball playoff results (High School Sports ~ 10/25/14)

Dexter football team suffers season-ending 44-35 loss at St. Pius (High School Sports ~ 10/25/14)

Troop E officer teaching teens to say 'no' to texting and driving (Local News ~ 10/25/14)

Dexter volleyball team finds rhythm in three-set thriller, claims first district title since 2000 (High School Sports ~ 10/23/14)

Conceal/carry permit classes get surge in numbers (Local News ~ 10/22/14)

Bloomfield outlasts Saxony Lutheran in Class 2 district volleyball title game (High School Sports ~ 10/22/14)

Bernie beats Advance for fourth straight district volleyball title, 21st in school history (High School Sports ~ 10/22/14)

October 22, 2014 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/22/14)

Local teacher making strides, fulfilling dreams (Local News ~ 10/21/14)

District volleyball championships set (all Monday playoff scores included) (High School Sports ~ 10/21/14)

October 20, 2014 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/20/14)

Football district tournament brackets released (High School Sports ~ 10/19/14)

Briefly: Portageville softball team books first trip to final four, beats Bowling Green 1-0 (High School Sports ~ 10/18/14)

Dexter football team suffers loss to undefeated Malden (district tiebreaker info included) (High School Sports ~ 10/18/14)

Richland prank to be aird on AFHV (Local News ~ 10/17/14)

Bloomfield District gets "clean" audit review (Local News ~ 10/17/14)

Risco volleyball team outlasts Richland in three-set thriller (High School Sports ~ 10/16/14)

Dexter volleyball team downs Perryville (Outdoors ~ 10/16/14)

October 16, 2014 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/16/14)

Notre Dame ends Dexter volleyball team's streak (High School Sports ~ 10/16/14)

Kirby gets 10 years in shaken baby case (Local News ~ 10/15/14)

Stoddard County sees shifting political dynamic (Local News ~ 10/15/14)

Author to hold book signing at Stars & Stripes Museum (Local News ~ 10/15/14)

October 15, 2014 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/15/14)

State Volleyball Rankings: Oct. 13 (semoball.com ~ Local News ~ 10/13/14)

Briefly: Dexter football team puts up a fight but falls to unbeaten Park Hills 46-21 (High School Sports ~ 10/11/14)

Dexter, Bernie to meet in SCAA volleyball championship for second straight year (High School Sports ~ 10/10/14)

October 9, 2014 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/09/14)

"Smiles" looking for helping hands (Local News ~ 10/04/14)

Donations listed to Children's Home (Local News ~ 10/04/14)

Cooter bests Bernie 6-3 in fall baseball title game (High School Sports ~ 10/02/14)

Tailgating through a busy weekend (Local News ~ 09/30/14)

September 30, 2014 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 09/30/14)

Dexter girls tennis team suffers season-ending loss to Notre Dame (High School Sports ~ 09/30/14)

Dexter blows out Charleston in girls tennis district opener (High School Sports ~ 09/29/14)

September 29, 2014 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 09/29/14)