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2015 Boys Basketball Preview: Bell City Cubs (High School Sports ~ 11/27/15)
Bell City third-year boys basketball coach C.J. Hadley likes what he has seen so far from his veteran varsity squad in preseason practices. "These seven guys I have work hard," Hadley said. "With our lack of depth, we have to continue working hard and pushing each other even on days we don't feel well. We've got guys who are saying 'come on' or another guy picking someone up. We are playing hard at practice, and I wouldn't trade these seven guys for anyone."...
2015 Girls Basketball Preview: Dexter Bearcats (High School Sports ~ 11/26/15)
By DUSTIN WARD SEMO News Service The pieces appear in place for another winning campaign for the Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball program. The Bearcats graduated only one player - Katie Reiker - off of last season's squad that finished 17-10 and won its fifth straight district championship...
2015 Boys Basketball Preview: Puxico Indians (High School Sports ~ 11/25/15)
The Puxico Indians varsity boys basketball program enters the 2015-16 season with a new look after graduating most of its post players off of last season's squad. "We graduated four starters who combined to score about 30 to 45 points a game and got 20 rebounds a game for us," Walk said. ...
2015 Girls Basketball Preview: Puxico Indians (High School Sports ~ 11/24/15)
Puxico girls basketball coach Jordan Lindsay believes defense and conditioning will be key for her eight-player squad entering the 2015-16 season. "Our success really depends if we are disciplined on defense," Lindsay said. "We will also have to be well-conditioned because of our depth. I hope we develop well as the season progresses. We are still fairly young, which is exciting going forward."...
Bernie's Brock Beacham signs to play baseball at Missouri S&T (High School Sports ~ 11/21/15)
When Brock Beacham was looking for a place to play baseball next year, he was more so looking for a nice place to study.
2015 Winter Sports Preview: Dexter High School Wrestling (High School Sports ~ 11/20/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats wrestling program enters the 2015-16 season looking to build on last season's success after sending 11 wrestlers to the 2015 state wrestling tournament in February. "We are returning seven state qualifiers from last year," Dexter coach James Sneed said. "We had two state qualifiers move away - Jared Deal and Seth Rush. Losing them will hurt us a little bit, but I am expecting good things from the wrestlers we have coming back."...
Heros Among Us (Local News ~ 11/20/15)
Dexter High School senior Lauren Thrower presented an inspirational message to fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates during the Nov. 17 ceremony held at the Bearcat Event Center. Thrower later sang the song, "Hero" to the audience gathered for the ninth and final D.A.R.E. graduating class to have been instructed under Officer Lori O'Dell. See full story and photos from the D.A.R.E. graduation on page 13 of today's Daily Statesman...
Pulliam set to appear in court Jan. 2016 (Local News ~ 11/20/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Former Dexter High School Industrial Arts teacher Marti Pulliam, who was charged with the Class C felony of having sexual contact with a student, appeared in court at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17 with her attorney, but nothing was done...
Central Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation 2015 (Local News ~ 11/20/15)
It was Dexter Police Officer Lori O'Dell's ninth and final D.A.R.E. graduation at the Bearcat Event Center this week. O'Dell will be leaving the local police force after a 16-year career in law enforcement to pursue a degree in forestry technology. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, a total of 150 fifth grade students received their D.AR.E. certificates, having completed the coursework to officially graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program...
Pausing for a worthy Cause with Claus (Local News ~ 11/14/15)
It began in 2009 when, Julie Dodd, a kindergarten teacher from Bloomfield and a skilled photographer, was inspired to "give back" while attending a photography seminar with good friend, Amy Ellinghouse. She decided to raise some money for a couple of worthy causes for the holidays...
Dexter high school boys and girls hoops schedules released (High School Sports ~ 11/11/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The 2015-16 Dexter high school boys basketball and girls basketball schedules have been released. The Dexter junior varsity and varsity girls basketball teams open their seasons in St. Louis. The Dexter varsity girls are slated to play St. ...
Bloomfield's Andrew Northern signs to play golf at Mineral Area College (High School Sports ~ 11/10/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - Bloomfield senior Andrew Northern became the latest Stoddard County athlete successfully recruited by Mineral Area College Monday afternoon. Northern signed a national letter of intent on Monday to play golf at the two-year college located in Park Hills, Missouri...
University of Mo. president leaves over race complaints (Local News ~ 11/09/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school. President Tim Wolfe, a former business executive with no previous experience in academic leadership, took "full responsibility for the frustration" students expressed and said their complaints were "clear" and "real."...
Donald Jackson Harper (Obituaries ~ 11/06/15)
Donald Jackson Harper of Bloomfield, died on Nov. 6, 2015, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 5, 1923, to Reuben and Thelma Alsup Harper. After graduating from Bloomfield High School with the class of 1943, he served in the Navy, during WW II on the U.S.S. Jarvis. During the Korean Conflict he served on the U.S.S. Benham. The Benham took a Good Will Tour to Europe and was at the Rock of Gibraltar when he received word his son was born...
2015 Postseason High School Volleyball Awards (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 11/05/15)
Several local high school student-athletes have garnered awards following the 2015 high school volleyball season. These include all-conference, all-regional and all-state.
SCAA athletes named to all-state, all-region and all-district volleyball teams (High School Sports ~ 11/04/15)
The Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association recently released its all-district, all-region and all-state teams for the 2015 season. Eight SCAA athletes received all-state recognition. Bernie junior Kayli Tanner and Bernie junior Morgan Baker were selected first-team all-state in Class 1. Bernie senior Addie Shelton was selected second-team all-state in Class 1. Advance sophomore Alanis Below was selected honorable mention all-state in Class 1...
Naylor assistant principal charged in sex case resigns (Local News ~ 11/04/15)
NAYLOR, Mo. -- The Naylor School Board recently accepted the resignation of a suspended assistant principal accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus and directed its attorney to begin the process of revoking the man's teaching credentials...
Pulliam gets change of venue to Butler County (Local News ~ 11/04/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Former Dexter High School Industrial Arts teacher Marti Pulliam, who was recently charged with the Class C felony of having sexual contact with a student, has received a change of venue, and will now have her case tried in Butler County...
Malden man will be facing death penalty (Local News ~ 11/03/15)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A Malden, Mo., man's preliminary hearing was postponed last week after the state filed the necessary paperwork declaring its intentions to seek the death penalty in his case. Floyd Mantel Young Jr., 22, was supposed to appear Friday morning before Associate Circuit Judge Joe Satterfield for a preliminary hearing on the Class A felony of first-degree murder or in the alternative the Class A felony of second-degree murder, the Class B felony of attempted first-degree robbery, two unclassified felonies of armed criminal action and the Class D felony of unlawful use of a weapon.. ...
Bernie outlasts defending state champion Winona in Class 1 third-place game (High School Sports ~ 11/01/15)
Note: A photo gallery of Saturday's action is available here: Bernie Volleyball Photos CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Bernie Mules coach Jason Long has preached toughness, perseverance and resilience to his squad since the start of the 2015 volleyball season...
Pool Play Results & Saturday's Championship Schedule at State Volleyball Tournament (High School Sports ~ 10/30/15)
CLASS 1 SCORES Bernie def. Winona 26-24, 25-22 Santa Fe def. New Haven 25-23, 25-18 New Haven def. Winona 25-22, 25-15 Santa Fe def. Bernie 25-11, 25-19 New Haven def. Bernie 25-16, 25-23 Sante Fe split Winona 23-25, 25-8 CLASS 1 STANDINGS 1. Santa Fe (5-1)...
Bernie volleyball team finishes third in Class 1 pool play at final four (High School Sports ~ 10/30/15)
Note: A photo gallery of the action is available at this link Final Four Photos CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Bernie Mules kept its shot of qualifying for the Class 1 state championship alive until the final point of pool play Friday but ultimately came up short in its bid to finish in the top two of its four-team pool...
Richland School Board gets a look at active education (Local News ~ 10/30/15)
ESSEX, Mo. -- The Richland School Board enjoyed a student presentation prior to their scheduled meeting Wednesday night. Six students demonstrated roller coasters they made in physical science class, following Newton's laws of motion. Their instructor, Kurt Miller, instructed the students that they were to make a roller coaster with three hills, three curves, and three loops. Beyond that, he was not involved in any of the design aspects...
Bernie begins play at state volleyball tournament Friday (preview capsules and complete final four schedule included) (High School Sports ~ 10/28/15)
The Bernie Mules volleyball program begins its quest for its sixth state title in school history Friday at the Class 1 final four at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Bernie is slated to play Winona Friday at 10 a.m., Santa Fe Friday at noon and New Haven Friday at 2 p.m. in pool play action...
Police Reports (Local News ~ 10/27/15)Bernie champs! (Local News ~ 10/27/15)
Dexter Police Oct. 24-26, 2015 At 5:57 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, Dexter Police arested Darren James Ledbetter, 28, of Dexter, on a Stoddard County warrant for the class C felony of second-degree assault and armed criminal action. Bond was set at $12,500...
Bloomfield volleyball team finishes one win shy of final four (High School Sports ~ 10/26/15)
STATE BOUND: Bernie rallies past Bismarck in one of the greatest Class 1 volleyball quarterfinals of the decade (High School Sports ~ 10/25/15)
Park Hills football team rallies past Dexter late 49-33 in C3D1 quarterfinal (High School Sports ~ 10/24/15)
Sikeston, Bluff leaders included in Delta Regional Authority picks (Local News ~ 10/24/15)
Verna M. Jones (Obituaries ~ 10/23/15)
Class 1 & Class 2 Volleyball Sectional Capsules, Dexter-Park Hills Central football capsule (High School Sports ~ 10/23/15)
Two men arrested in multi-agency drug bust (Local News ~ 10/23/15)
Bernie & Bloomfield claim district volleyball titles, Dexter falls to Notre Dame (High School Sports ~ 10/21/15)
Bernie eliminates Risco, advances to play Advance in C1D2 championship (High School Sports ~ 10/20/15)
Dexter volleyball team eliminates Perryville, advances to C3D1 final (High School Sports ~ 10/20/15)
October 19, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/19/15)
Stevens breaks two school records, Dexter falls to unbeaten Malden 80-51 (High School Sports ~ 10/17/15)
15 sentenced on Law Day (Local News ~ 10/16/15)
Dexter outlasts Perryville in three sets in district tuneup (High School Sports ~ 10/16/15)
Chaffee softball team advances to state quarterfinal play for first time in school history (High School Sports ~ 10/16/15)
Dexter volleyball team wins Round 3 against Notre Dame in straight sets (High School Sports ~ 10/13/15)
Dexter wins SCAA volleyball tournaments (High School Sports ~ 10/10/15)
DHS teacher faces sexual charge; pleads not guilty (Local News ~ 10/09/15)
Game ball presented to local cancer victim (Local News ~ 10/09/15)
Charges filed against driver leaving Brick's (Local News ~ 10/09/15)
October 8, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/08/15)
Alva Lee Price (Obituaries ~ 10/08/15)
Seedings released for C3D1 and C1D2 volleyball tournaments (High School Sports ~ 10/07/15)
Bernie votes to continue 'no alcohol' policy at Center (Local News ~ 10/07/15)
October 7, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/07/15)
October 5, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/05/15)
Dexter wins medals in girls tennis (High School Sports ~ 10/05/15)
Dexter football team secures share of conference title, routs NMCC 62-20 (High School Sports ~ 10/03/15)
SCAD manager looks back over 30 years (Local News ~ 10/03/15)
Cubs spoil Mules' perfect season, win September Showdown 2-1 (High School Sports ~ 10/02/15)
Tila Hubrecht's Capitol Report (Local News ~ 10/02/15)
October 1, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 10/01/15)
Dexter drops district tennis semifinal to Notre Dame 5-1 (High School Sports ~ 09/30/15)
September 29, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 09/29/15)
Dexter girls tennis team sweeps Charleston 5-0 in district opener (High School Sports ~ 09/28/15)
September 28, 2015 Scoreboard (semoball.com ~ High School Sports ~ 09/28/15)
Rebels Class of '75 to hold reunion (Local News ~ 09/25/15)
Richland volleyball team collects win against district foe Campbell (High School Sports ~ 09/25/15)
Dexter tennis team beats Sikeston & Jackson (High School Sports ~ 09/25/15)
SEMO president talks entrepreneurship at BRPC meeting (Local News ~ 09/22/15)
Two face drug charges after routine traffic stop (Local News ~ 09/18/15)
Meth labs fewer in number, but not gone (Local News ~ 09/15/15)
SCAA schools compete at Dig for Life Classic, Dexter takes second (High School Sports ~ 09/14/15)
State-ranked Dexter battles past state-ranked Bernie in SCAA volleyball (High School Sports ~ 09/11/15)
Bernie Class of 1970 holds reunion (Local News ~ 09/09/15)
Judge Mayer: Stiff sentences for repeat offenders (Local News ~ 09/09/15)
Bernie wins Round 1 with Advance in straight sets (Outdoors ~ 09/08/15)
Dexter takes second at Notre Dame Volleyballfest (results included) (High School Sports ~ 09/07/15)
RHS Class of '65 reuniting this month (Local News ~ 09/04/15)
Meth lab busted in Dexter (Local News ~ 09/04/15)
Bernie baseball team beats Cooter 4-1, Dexter, Advance volleyball teams cruise to wins (High School Sports ~ 09/02/15)
Police Reports (Local News ~ 09/01/15)
Bernie baseball program opens fall season 5-0 (High School Sports ~ 08/31/15)
James "Bill" Chambers (Obituaries ~ 08/31/15)
Health officials aren't worried about treatment-resistant lice in Missouri (Local News ~ 08/28/15)
Dexter volleyball team pounds its way past Kennett in season opener (High School Sports ~ 08/26/15)
New technical programs coming to TRC (Local News ~ 08/26/15)
"Praying" for a good meal (Local News ~ 08/25/15)
Nixon touts improvements during visit to SEMO (Local News ~ 08/25/15)
Richland planning reunion for 1968-71 classes (Local News ~ 08/25/15)
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Bell City Cubs Volleyball (High School Sports ~ 08/23/15)
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Richland Rebels Volleyball (High School Sports ~ 08/23/15)
Dexter football team drops season-opener to Ste. Genevieve 42-7 (High School Sports ~ 08/22/15)
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Dexter Bearcats Girls Tennis (High School Sports ~ 08/21/15)
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Dexter Bearcats Cross Country (High School Sports ~ 08/21/15)
Harty "pays forward" with library annex (Local News ~ 08/19/15)
Former Bearcats' mission underway (Local News ~ 08/19/15)
Kinder addresses Ferguson, healthcare, Right to Work (Local News ~ 08/19/15)
Bloomfield Board sets tax levy at $3.01 (Local News ~ 08/19/15)
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Advance Hornets Volleyball (High School Sports ~ 08/19/15)
2015 Fall Sports Preview: Dexter preps for another big volleyball season (High School Sports ~ 08/18/15)
Police Reports (Local News ~ 08/18/15)
Dexter football team looks to build upon strong summer (High School Sports ~ 08/17/15)
Former Bearcats' mission underway (Local News ~ 08/14/15)