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SCAA all-conference volleyball awards released (High School Sports ~ 11/22/14)
The 2014 SCAA all-conference volleyball awards have been released. Dexter senior middle hitter Jessica Lindsey was selected as the SCAA Player of the Year. Lindsey had a team-high 138 digs, team-high 72 blocks and team-high 297 kills in the 2014 season...
Traditional volleyball powerhouse Mineral Area lands two Dexter talents on same day (High School Sports ~ 11/21/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Mineral Area College coach Tim Copeland likes recruiting in the south and believes he found a perfect fit for his program Thursday afternoon when Dexter seniors Shyann Jines and Jessica Lindsey signed to play college volleyball at the two-year school...
Postal workers rally against local distribution center phase-out (Local News ~ 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. ...
Host sites set for basketball districts (High School Sports ~ 11/13/14)
Host sites have been selected for Missouri high school district basketball tournaments for the 2014-15 season. Sikeston is slated to host Class 4, District 1, boys and girls tournaments which feature Cape Central, Dexter, Kennett, Notre Dame, Perryville and Sikeston...
Heartlander Abroad: Rend Lake, Illinois (High School Sports ~ 11/13/14)
I know my newfound love for Illinois is surprising, believe me, I am as shocked as anyone, but the Land of Lincoln really has a ton to offer for outdoorsmen. Although my budding writing career would lump me in the same tax bracket with a part-time AC repairman in the Arctic Circle if not for my day job and generous wife, there are some perks that go with job. One of which is attending "writer's camps"...
Illinois school requests items from area (Local News ~ 11/11/14)
By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor A fourth grade classroom of students from Aviston Elementary School in southern Illinois wrote a letter to The Daily Statesman this week, asking for items from southeast Missouri to enhance their studies of various regions of the U.S...
Joseph R. Brown (Obituaries ~ 11/11/14)
Joseph R. Brown, 92, of Bell City, died Nov. 7, 2014, at his home. He was born July 18, 1922, at Bell City, the son of B. Rust and Louise E. Vollmar Brown. Joe was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII. He had been a POW for 39 months; from 1942-1945 in Japan...
Five nabbed for drugs in Advance (Local News ~ 11/07/14)
Staff reports Officers from the Advance Police Department, Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force and the Missouri State Highway Patrol executed two search warrants on Halloween day that resulted in the arrests of five Advance residents, one of whom had three active warrants out for her arrest...
C.H. "Trey" Parsons (Obituaries ~ 11/06/14)
C. H. "Trey" Parsons, III, the older son of C. H. Parsons, Jr., and Betty Sue Parsons was born at Cape Girardeau, Mo., on May 3, 1967, and died on Nov. 2, 2014, at the age of 47. Trey graduated from Dexter High School with the Class of 1985. He received a football scholarship from the University of Missouri where he attended until he sustained a career ending injury. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1994 with a B.S. Degree...
Bloomfield takes 4th at state volleyball tournament (complete volleyball state championship scores included) (High School Sports ~ 11/04/14)
Note: A photo gallery of Saturday's action is available at this link: View Photos Here CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Bloomfield Wildcats volleyball program was forced to settle for its second best finish in school history Saturday morning at the state final four at the Show Me Center...
Bloomfield goes 0-6 on Day 1 of state tournament (High School Sports ~ 11/01/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Bloomfield volleyball team in action Friday is available at this link: Bloomfield Volleyball Photos CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Bloomfield Wildcats quest for a Class 2 state volleyball title ended Friday in round robin action of the state final four at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Marching to the right drummer (Local News ~ 11/01/14)
PUXICO, Mo. -- When a teacher is as enthused about his or her subject material as Dave Barani is, the end result is bound to be a success. Band students of Barani's at Puxico Schools have proven that to be true this year time and time again, and they're only half way through the first semester of the 2014-15 school year...
Bloomfield volleyball team goes winless in final four pool play, will play for third (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/31/14)
The Wildcats were swept up in six sets at the Show Me Center as Mountain View-Liberty beat them 25-17, 25-17. Fatima followed with a 25-16, 26-15 win over and St. Paul Lutheran-Concordia then won 25-17, 25-16.
23 SCAA volleyball players make all-district teams (Local News ~ 10/31/14)
23 players from the SCAA conference were selected to all-district volleyball teams. View complete selections below: --- First Team Morgan Baker - Bernie Kimsey Lillard - Advance Ashlyn McIntosh - Oran Hannah Clark - Advance Audrie Woodson - Bell City...
Bloomfield volleyball team books first trip to state since 1992 (High School Sports ~ 10/27/14)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Reaching the MSHSAA Class 2 state final four might have felt like out of the realm of possibilities for a team with a brand-new coach and three freshmen who were going to receive extensive playing time this year. But it was made possible Saturday evening...
Best Dexter volleyball season in over a decade ends with three-set sectional loss to Bishop DuBourg (High School Sports ~ 10/27/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter volleyball program pushed Bishop DuBourg to the limit Saturday but came up shy its quest to advance to the state final four for the first time in school history. The Bishop DuBourg Cavaliers calculated 32 kills on its way to a three-set 25-21,17-25, 25-21 victory against the Dexter Bearcats...
Bernie, Clarkton eliminated by St. Vincent in Class 1 volleyball playoffs (High School Sports ~ 10/27/14)
CLARKTON, Mo. -- St. Vincent was no patron of the Bootheel on Saturday toppling both Clarkton and Bernie in straight sets to book a trip to state for the first time since 2007. St. Vincent defeated Clarkton 25-15, 25-17 in the 3 p.m. game, and then took a break before beating a tired Bernie squad 25-21, 25-16 in the late game in Clarkton (26-10)...
Statewide volleyball playoff results (High School Sports ~ 10/25/14)
Three SCAA schools competed in the state volleyball playoffs Saturday. The Bloomfield Wildcats advanced to the Class 2 state final four with a 25-20, 25-22 state sectional victory against Principia and 25-14, 23-25, 25-14 state quarterfinal win against Jefferson...
Dexter football team suffers season-ending 44-35 loss at St. Pius (High School Sports ~ 10/25/14)
FESTUS, Mo. - The fifth-seeded Dexter Bearcats tallied a season-high 557 yards of offense but still came up short in its bid to knockoff the fourth-seeded St. Pius Lancers in a Class 3, District 1 quarterfinal Friday night. St. Pius jumped out to a 21-7 lead in the first half and broke a 28-28 tie by outscoring Dexter 16-7 in the fourth quarter of a 44-35 playoff win at Festus...
Troop E officer teaching teens to say 'no' to texting and driving (Local News ~ 10/25/14)
By JONATHON DAWE Statesman Staff Writer Clark Parrott takes time during his first available break to talk about texting and driving -- ironically, while he is taking a break from giving a presentation about distracted driving. Parrott is the information officer for Missouri Highway Patrol Troop E; and he is on break at Caruthersville High School. He's been there since Wednesday...
Dexter volleyball team finds rhythm in three-set thriller, claims first district title since 2000 (High School Sports ~ 10/23/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Dexter-Perryville game is available at this link: VIew Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter volleyball coach Carmen Morgan tells her players 'rhythm is your friend in volleyball and hesitation is your enemy.' The Dexter Bearcats remained in search of its friend after dropping the first set of the Class 3, District 1 championship to the Perryville Pirates 25-21 Wednesday night...
Conceal/carry permit classes get surge in numbers (Local News ~ 10/22/14)
ISIS, civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and all manner of things in the news could be motivating people to obtain their conceal/carry permit in Missouri. At least, that is the theory of one area instructor. Eric Hutchison is a retired law enforcement officer and holds a federal firearms license. Hutchison teaches conceal/carry classes and says he is seeing an upswing in the number of people enrolling in his class...
Bloomfield outlasts Saxony Lutheran in Class 2 district volleyball title game (High School Sports ~ 10/22/14)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - Pun intended, there was a little bit of a delay between district titles for Bloomfield's Chelsea Delay. The senior last won one as a freshman in 2011 with a Lady Wildcats team that advanced all the way to the MSHSAA Class 2 quarterfinals...
Bernie beats Advance for fourth straight district volleyball title, 21st in school history (High School Sports ~ 10/22/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Bernie-Advance district volleyball championship is available at this link: View Photos Here BELL CITY, Mo. - Bernie Mules volleyball coach Erin Hoffman put an increased emphasis on blocking in recent weeks as her program prepared to make a run at its fourth straight district championship...
October 22, 2014 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/22/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
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)

Updated with SCAA volleyball scores: Bernie baseball team bests Bloomfield 4-1, Dexter volleyball team downs Sikeston (High School Sports ~ 09/26/14)

Bracks: New facility is "hub of local healthcare" (Local News ~ 09/26/14)

MSIP-5 scores, PAT program reviewed (Local News ~ 09/26/14)

Bloomfield volleyball team takes down state-ranked Woodland (High School Sports ~ 09/26/14)

Missouri Volleyball Coaches Association state rankings (Sept. 24) (High School Sports ~ 09/24/14)

SCAA roundup: Bernie & Bloomfield baseball, Dexter tennis and volleyball results (High School Sports ~ 09/23/14)

DESE grant enhances DHS programs (Local News ~ 09/23/14)

Nixon touts education during visit to Cape school (State News ~ 09/20/14)

TRC adding 3 new technical programs (Local News ~ 09/20/14)

Ag Day at the Fair (Local News ~ 09/20/14)

Dexter football team unable to overcome electric start by Caruthersville (High School Sports ~ 09/20/14)

Bloomfield baseball team slides past Holcomb 9-3 (High School Sports ~ 09/19/14)

Bernie man arrested for sale of meth (Local News ~ 09/16/14)

Siblings prepare goats to show (Local News ~ 09/12/14)

Bloomfield Board adopts resolution opposing Amendment 3 (Local News ~ 09/10/14)

Search yields drugs, money at Piso Point (State News ~ 09/06/14)

Keller Library receives grant for new computers (Local News ~ 09/06/14)

DHS Class of 1959 presents scholarship (Local News ~ 09/06/14)

And pretty maids all in a row... (Local News ~ 09/02/14)

Warrant issued for local ex-pastor (Local News ~ 09/02/14)

Taking things for "granted" at Richland Schools (Local News ~ 08/29/14)

SEMO University closed due to water main break (Local News ~ 08/27/14)

Loaded Bernie baseball team in search of repeat success (High School Sports ~ 08/27/14)

Richland volleyball team opens season with win (High School Sports ~ 08/27/14)

Farmington edges Dexter volleyball team in straight sets (High School Sports ~ 08/26/14)

Dexter cross country team continues to build program (High School Sports ~ 08/24/14)

Bernie Police arrest 1 for selling drugs in school zone (Local News ~ 08/22/14)

Newcomers look to excel on Richland volleyball team (High School Sports ~ 08/22/14)

Dexter Board of Education opts for boys basketball program to remain in SEMO Conference (High School Sports ~ 08/21/14)

Board opts to remain in SEMO Conference (Local News ~ 08/21/14)

'Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting (Local News ~ 08/20/14)

Name that lily (Local News ~ 08/20/14)

Blfd. School Board sets tax rate (Local News ~ 08/20/14)

New faces look to continue girls tennis success at Dexter (High School Sports ~ 08/20/14)

Master Gardeners work to save area's crape myrtles (Local News ~ 08/19/14)

Dexter preps for another big volleyball year after 26-5 mark in 2013 (High School Sports ~ 08/19/14)

Volleyball class & district assignments released (High School Sports ~ 08/15/14)

Bearcats ready to make noise entering 2014 season (High School Sports ~ 08/15/14)

Bernie improving rapidly in preseason volleyball practices (High School Sports ~ 08/13/14)

Fighting Squirrels open World Series with 5-0 loss to host Washington (High School Sports ~ 08/09/14)

Preview: Bloomfield hopes to continue strong volleyball tradition under new head coach (High School Sports ~ 08/08/14)

Marlon "Hoop" Hoopingarner (Obituaries ~ 08/08/14)

Lafferty/Hicks waive arraignment, plead not guilty; McCoy couldn't appear (Local News ~ 08/08/14)

Dalhousie to host Southern States Cup Matches Aug. 4-6 (High School Sports ~ 08/01/14)

District rep races head toward primary election (Local News ~ 07/29/14)

Oran man accused of sexual misconduct with child, 5 (Local News ~ 07/23/14)

Police Reports (Local News ~ 07/22/14)