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RHS Class of '65 reuniting this month (Local News ~ 09/04/15)
The Richland Rebels class of 1965 will gather in the cafeteria of Richland High School on Sat., Sept. 12, 2015 beginning at 5:30 p.m. for their 50th class reunion. Organizers say to dress for comfort for a memorable evening of fun.
Meth lab busted in Dexter (Local News ~ 09/04/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner reports the arrest of one individual who was involved in illegal drug activity. As the result of an ongoing investigation into illegal drug activity, a search warrant was applied for and granted by The Stoddard County Prosecutor's Office. The warrant was executed on Sept. 2, 2015, at 6909 County Road 667 in rural Dexter, MO...
Bernie baseball team beats Cooter 4-1, Dexter, Advance volleyball teams cruise to wins (High School Sports ~ 09/02/15)
BERNIE, Mo. - The Bernie Mules baseball team improved to 7-0 Tuesday with a 4-1 home win against Cooter. Brock Beacham collected a complete-game victory for the Mules. He allowed one run, two hits and struck out 10 in seven innings pitched. Trey Kirkpatrick tallied a team-high two RBIs. He had a sacrifice fly and a solo home run...
Police Reports (Local News ~ 09/01/15)
Dexter Police Aug, 29-31, 2015 At 1:41 a.m., Friday, Aug. 28, Dexter Police arrested Austin Wayne Henderson, 18, of Dexter, on a Dexter city warrant. At 9:18 a.m., Friday, Aug. 28, Dexter Police received a report of a recovered bicycle. At 7:11 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, Dexter Police arrested Brent Michael Croney, 22, of Advance, on a Dexter City warrant...
Bernie baseball program opens fall season 5-0 (High School Sports ~ 08/31/15)
BERNIE, Mo. - The undefeated Bernie Mules baseball team collected a trio of victories against Class 2 district foes over the weekend. The Mules secured a 2-1 eight-inning road win at Cooter Friday, beat Bloomfield 1-0 in eight innings at Bernie Saturday and beat Holcomb 11-0 at Bernie Saturday...
James "Bill" Chambers (Obituaries ~ 08/31/15)
James "Bill" Chambers was born Oct. 10, 1957, in Kankakee, Ill., and died at his home in Dexter, on Aug. 25, 2015, at the age of 57. Those who were close to Bill, will remember him for his kind heart, his willingness to go out of his way to help someone in need whether they be friend or stranger and his passion for music, namely classic rock, blues, folk rock and classical. ...
Health officials aren't worried about treatment-resistant lice in Missouri (Local News ~ 08/28/15)
The school year has officially started, and area children are catching up with each other as they share the playground and classroom. And, while there are numerous positive things that accompany the beginning of a new school year, there can be some negative...
Dexter volleyball team pounds its way past Kennett in season opener (High School Sports ~ 08/26/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity volleyball team displayed its fair share of fire power at the net in its season-opener against the Kennett Indians Tuesday night. Dexter pounded out 16 kills in the first set and five more in the second set on its way to a 25-11, 25-12 victory against Class 3, District 1, rival Kennett...
New technical programs coming to TRC (Local News ~ 08/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Mike Barrett, project director at Three Rivers College, is excited as he talks about the new technical programs being offered at various TRC campuses, as well as some of the newer courses soon to be offered that are geared to making people employable in the Bootheel region...
"Praying" for a good meal (Local News ~ 08/25/15)
Local photographer, Dee Boesen, captured what commonly occurs this time of year, but is rarely caught through the camera's lens. A praying mantis is shown preparing to devour a cicada in its grip. The skeletal remains of the cicada were later discovered on the ground near its place of demise...
Nixon touts improvements during visit to SEMO (Local News ~ 08/25/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon made a stop at Southeast Missouri State University Monday to discuss how recent efforts from the state will help fund more than $10 million in improvements on campus. The governor's visit coincided with the university's first day of classes for the fall semester...
Richland planning reunion for 1968-71 classes (Local News ~ 08/25/15)
ESSEX, Mo. -- A joint reunion of the Richland High School Classes of 1968-71 will be held Saturday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Richland School cafeteria. Those wishing to partake of the catered meal, which is $15 per person, are asked to contact Marsha (Taylor) Keller at 573-283-5555 no later than Thursday, Sept. 3, if they haven't already done so. (If no answer, please leave a message and phone number)...
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Bell City Cubs Volleyball (High School Sports ~ 08/23/15)
BELL CITY, Mo. - The Bell City volleyball program enters the 2015 season looking to build upon a strong summer with a new head coach. "After last year's season, which was pretty weak, we came together this summer and got to know each other," Bell City first-year coach Beth Williams said. ...
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Richland Rebels Volleyball (High School Sports ~ 08/23/15)
ESSEX, Mo. - The Richland Rebels volleyball program enters the 2015 season with five returning starters off of last season's squad. Megan Cullum, Bailey Glass, Jordan Head, Breanna Williamson and Katelyn Pinkley all saw significant playing time on varsity last season...
Dexter football team drops season-opener to Ste. Genevieve 42-7 (High School Sports ~ 08/22/15)
Editor's Note: This story will also be available in the next print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman on Tuesday. DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats football team hung around until late in the third quarter but came up short in its bid to secure its first victory against the Ste. Genevieve Dragons since 2011 Friday night...
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Dexter Bearcats Girls Tennis (High School Sports ~ 08/21/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity girls tennis team enters the 2015 season with four returning starters off of last season's squad that finished 12-5. The Bearcats return its No. 1 singles player MaKayla Waldner, No. 3 singles player Macy Urhahn, No. 4 singles player Alexis May and No. 5 singles player Kalee Howard...
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Dexter Bearcats Cross Country (High School Sports ~ 08/21/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter cross country coach Leonard Morse is turning things up a notch as the 2015 season approaches. "We are tying to be a little more disciplined and a little more intense this year," Morse said. "We are trying to make a better showing since we host the district this year for a second time. ...
Harty "pays forward" with library annex (Local News ~ 08/19/15)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Local businessman and banker, Norman B. Harty, has lived in Dexter for many years, where he and his late wife, Billie, seized a business opportunity several years ago and built an empire, first in the business of explosive industrial blasting and later in the business of banking...
Former Bearcats' mission underway (Local News ~ 08/19/15)
A few die-hard Bearcat fans and a lot of elbow grease are making a difference on the Dexter Bearcat football playing field -- more specifically within the confines of the team's field house on the south end of Charles Bland Stadium -- and now a little more help from a caring community is needed to complete the project...
Kinder addresses Ferguson, healthcare, Right to Work (Local News ~ 08/19/15)
Along with taking a staunch stand on preventing another event like Ferguson in Missouri and voicing a fierce opposition to Common Core, an optimistic Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder identified his planned priorities, should he win the 2016 race for governor of the state during his Aug. 14 visit to Stoddard County...
Bloomfield Board sets tax levy at $3.01 (Local News ~ 08/19/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Bloomfield School Board set the property tax rate at $3.01 at a tax hearing Monday night prior to the start of the regular board meeting, but not without a discussion about increasing the tax amount for the general fund. The tax levy for the general fund is at $2.75 per $100 valuation, the minimum required by state statute...
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Advance Hornets Volleyball (High School Sports ~ 08/19/15)
ADVANCE, Mo. - The Advance Hornets volleyball program enters the 2015 season with three returning starters and a solid group of underclassmen off of last season's squad that finished 17-14-2. "We are going to be very young," new Advance Hornets head volleyball coach Erin Hoffman said. ...
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Dexter preps for another big volleyball season (High School Sports ~ 08/18/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - Expectations remain sky high for the Dexter Bearcats volleyball program following one of the most successful seasons in school history in 2014. Dexter returns all but two starters off of last season's squad that went 29-4-1, won the SCAA Tournament, won the 48-team Dig for Life Classic for the first time in school history and won its Class 3 district tournament for the first time since 2000...
Police Reports (Local News ~ 08/18/15)
Dexter Police Aug. 15-17, 2015 (Reports from Aug. 12 through Aug. 14 were received on Monday, Aug. 17) Police arrested Brenda J. Ward, 49, of Kennett at Hwy. 25 and Business 60 at 1:10 p.m. on Aug. 12. She was charged on a Dunklin County warrant for failure to appear. A Stoddard County warrant was also issued for possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony. She was transported to the county jail and is held under a $12,500 bond...
Dexter football team looks to build upon strong summer (High School Sports ~ 08/17/15)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity football program enters the 2015 season looking to build on a strong summer.
Former Bearcats' mission underway (Local News ~ 08/14/15)

2015 Fall Sports Preview: Bloomfield Wildcats Volleyball (High School Sports ~ 08/14/15)

2015 Fall Sports Preview: Bernie Mules Volleyball (High School Sports ~ 08/12/15)

Swaffords to mark end of an era (Local News ~ 08/01/15)

Dexter residents getting serious about fitness (Local News ~ 08/01/15)

Local athletes shine with Hoopsters Basketball Academy (High School Sports ~ 07/29/15)

New trial date set for Cato (Local News ~ 07/28/15)

Murder charge filed in weekend killing of Bloomfield man (Local News ~ 07/23/15)

Murder suspect gets a second mental review (Local News ~ 07/21/15)

Master gardeners working to educate, improve the community (Local News ~ 07/18/15)

Local athletes recognized at Semoball Awards (High School Sports ~ 07/14/15)

Dexter boys basketball team wins 2 of 3 at RIb City Shootout Friday (High School Sports ~ 07/11/15)

Displaced workers find hope for future in diesel school (Obituaries ~ 07/01/15)

Police Reports (Local News ~ 06/27/15)

Four Dark Horse members win first MMA Fight (High School Sports ~ 06/26/15)

Clinton says Confederate flag has no place in US (Local News ~ 06/26/15)

Goforth gets 7 year sentence (Local News ~ 06/23/15)

Six SCAA baseball players selected all-state (complete team included) (High School Sports ~ 06/23/15)

Scott Central lands Richland basketball coach Matt Cline (Outdoors ~ 06/17/15)

What do higher wages really mean? (Local News ~ 06/13/15)

HISTORY IN THE MAKING:
Bell City baseball team rallies past Atlanta late to secure first state title in school history
(High School Sports ~ 06/04/15)

Missouri Gov. Nixon vetoes right-to-work legislation (Local News ~ 06/04/15)

ONE WIN AWAY FROM A DREAM COME TRUE: Bell City cruises past Northwest 11-1 in state semifinal (High School Sports ~ 06/03/15)

Dexter's Waldner wins state title (High School Sports ~ 06/01/15)

Keeping sharp: local man is built to last (Local News ~ 05/30/15)

Small Town Life Allowed Bell City Valedictorian to Flourish (Business ~ 05/30/15)

Greenville man to be tried for Feb. murder (Local News ~ 05/29/15)

James W. Heaton, Jr. (Obituaries ~ 05/29/15)

Bell City baseball team edges Dora 2-0 in Class 1 quarterfinal (High School Sports ~ 05/28/15)

Bernie suffers season-ending 3-2 loss to Valle Catholic in Class 2 baseball quarterfinal (High School Sports ~ 05/28/15)

Dexter's Waldner, Webb advance to state track meet (High School Sports ~ 05/27/15)

COMEBACK MULES RALLY AGAIN: Bernie eliminates East Carter County 5-4 in 8-inning state baseball playoff (High School Sports ~ 05/26/15)

Bell City eliminates Gideon 9-0 in Class 1 baseball sectional (High School Sports ~ 05/26/15)

Dexter boys tennis team wins sectional against St. Mary's, drops quarterfinal to John Burroughs (High School Sports ~ 05/23/15)

EXTRA-INNING CHAMPIONS: Bell City baseball team secures first district title since 1990 (Outdoors ~ 05/23/15)

Melba Baker: Volunteering is a big part of her life (Local News ~ 05/23/15)

Malden baseball team beats NMCC 3-0 in Class 3, District 1 championship (High School Sports ~ 05/23/15)

REPEAT DISTRICT CHAMPS: Bernie rallies past defending state baseball champion Cooter 3-2 (High School Sports ~ 05/22/15)

May 21, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 05/21/15)

Advance's Brian Whitson takes 2nd at Class 1 state golf tournament (High School Sports ~ 05/20/15)

Dexter's Ethan Stevens ties for 23rd at Class 3 state golf tournament (High School Sports ~ 05/20/15)

Bloomfield falls to defending state baseball champion Cooter 9-1 in district semifinal (High School Sports ~ 05/20/15)

Stoddard County bondsman sentenced to 12 years in prison (Local News ~ 05/20/15)

May 19, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 05/19/15)

Dexter baseball team suffers district quarterfinal loss to host Doniphan 8-1 (High School Sports ~ 05/19/15)

Dexter wins top awards at district track meet (High School Sports ~ 05/19/15)

May 18, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 05/18/15)

State Bound: Dexter's Ethan Stevens looks to cap off historic season with top finish at state golf tournament (High School Sports ~ 05/16/15)

Right to Work law passes; Hubrecht hopeful it becomes law (Local News ~ 05/16/15)

Bernie names Ellenburg, Gates as top students (Local News ~ 05/15/15)

Smith, Patel earn DHS top spots (Local News ~ 05/15/15)

Unbeaten Dexter downs Notre Dame 5-0 to secure first district title in boys tennis since 2005 (High School Sports ~ 05/14/15)

May 14, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 05/14/15)

Decision to not offer girls basketball stands at Bloomfield (High School Sports ~ 05/13/15)

Undefeated Dexter boys tennis team downs DeSoto 5-0 in district semifinal (High School Sports ~ 05/13/15)

Decision to not offer girls basketball stands at Bloomfield (Local News ~ 05/13/15)

Bloomfield Board approves 10-cent increase for school meals (Local News ~ 05/13/15)

May 13, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 05/13/15)

Dexter's Stevens wins golf sectional, advances to state (High School Sports ~ 05/13/15)

Advance golf team, Bloomfield golfers qualify for state tournament (High School Sports ~ 05/12/15)

May 12, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 05/12/15)

Bernie, Bell City baseball teams remain ranked (High School Sports ~ 05/12/15)

For local girl with diabetes Tech device is life-changing (Local News ~ 05/09/15)

Puxico man threatens, attacks deputies (Local News ~ 05/09/15)

County deputies nab three with 9 grams of heroin (Local News ~ 05/08/15)

Wood, DeLay earn top spots at Bloomfield (Local News ~ 05/08/15)

Dexter baseball team hands No. 2 ranked Greenville first loss (High School Sports ~ 05/08/15)

Emerging Softball Juggernaut: Malden beats Bernie 12-2 for second straight district title (High School Sports ~ 05/07/15)

Miller to assume assistant principal role in Dexter (Local News ~ 05/06/15)

May 6, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 05/06/15)

"Paper Dolls" keep active with crafts (Business ~ 05/06/15)

Bernie softball team defeats Dexter 16-6 in district semifinal (High School Sports ~ 05/06/15)

Deputies seize multiple guns from suspects, federal charges possible (Local News ~ 05/06/15)

Bloomfield's Northern, Advance team claim top prizes at district golf tournament (High School Sports ~ 05/05/15)

Dexter's Stevens, Mitchell qualify for golf sectional (High School Sports ~ 05/05/15)

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