Daily Dunklin Democrat News http://www.dddnews.com/news/ News headlines from the Daily Dunklin Democrat newspaper in Kennett, Missouri en-us Your News, Your Day: Heart disease awareness during February http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388826.html Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff Staff and patients from Heritage Nursing Center and St. Francis Assisted Living wore red earlier this month to celebrate the American Heart Association and Go Red For... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:01:53 -0600 Cookie weekend coming up http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388825.html National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, which has become a national holiday for Girl Scout Cookie fans, will take place February 24–26, 2017. Girls across the country will sell cookies at booths, door to... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:00:05 -0600 Kennett City Council discusses a use tax http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388823.html Steve Patton spatton@dddnews.com Sales tax revenues are still a concern for the Kennett City Council. During Tuesday night’s meeting, Mayor Bob Hancock said the latest report on city revenue was more... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:59:24 -0600 Hornersville City Council discusses grant and water issues http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388821.html Jeff Dorris jdorris@dddnews.com The Hornersville City Council opened its February session with a presentation from Christy Fortner. Economic Development director for the Bootheel Regional Planning... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:57:29 -0600 Pixley resignation, Carr retirement among changes in Kennett personnel http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388820.html Cody Tucker ctucker@dddnews.com The Kennett School Board accepted the resignation of Kennet High School football and wrestling coach Aaron Pixley during the closed session of its monthly meeting... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:56:53 -0600 Area Church News http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388819.html The Third Street Baptist Church will be hosting “The Poe’s” a northeastern Arkansas gospel singing group this Sunday, Feb. 26 . The live concert will take place during the morning church... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:56:15 -0600 Heritage Nursing holds Lamberts Day http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388814.html Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff Heritage Nursing Center celebrated Lambert’s Day on Tuesday. Staff fed and entertained family members as well as patients with a Lambert’s style meal including those... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:52:53 -0600 KHS Art students attend exhibition http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388813.html Two local art students, Breanna Gurley and Caylin Brown attended the opening reception for the  39th Annual High School Art Exhibition Exhibiting Excellence at Southeast Missouri State University on... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:52:26 -0600 Afternoon accident on Compress http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388794.html Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff Kennett Police Department responded to an accident Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Compress Rd. and Russell St. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:19:27 -0600 Sales tax revenue still down http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388604.html Steve Patton spatton@dddnews.com Sales tax revenues are still a concern for the Kennett City Council. During Tuesday night's meeting, Mayor Bob Hancock said the latest report on city revenue was more... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:22:37 -0600 Vehicle pursuit ends in New Madrid http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388271.html Steele Police Chief, Billy Joe Stanfield reports that on February 20, officers responded to a disturbance call at the Deerfield Travel Center. Upon arrival officers observed a vehicle fleeing the... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:39:05 -0600 Hamlett signs books at library http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388197.html Photo by Steve Patton, staff Conn Hamlett was at the Dunklin County Library in Kennett Saturday morning signing copies of his latest book, “John Lee Johnson Will Hurt You Bad – Real Bad.” Pictured... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:16:53 -0600 DWI charges filed against Senath-Hornersville principal http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388161.html Cody Tucker ctucker@dddnews.com A court summons was issued last week to Senath-Hornersville Principal Brett Gibson, days after he was arrested for DWI-Drugs following a lunchtime crash near Senath.... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:25:02 -0600 Flu widespread in Missouri http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388160.html Jeff Dorris jdorris@dddnews.com It may not feel like winter, but the flu continues to be a major issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity continues to... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:24:41 -0600 Local temps near record highs http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388159.html Cody Tucker ctucker@dddnews.com Temperatures reached into the high 70s Monday afternoon, inching close to a 31-year record, according to the National Weather Service in Memphis (NWS). Meteorologist... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:23:42 -0600 A few tickets left for Campbell event http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388158.html If you have not purchased your tickets yet to this Saturday’s Murder at the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball you better hurry because only 12 tickets are left and sales end Thursday at 3:00 p.m.  Please... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:23:23 -0600 Brownies to participate in World Thinking Day http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388157.html Brownie Girl Scout Troop #71259 would like to invite the community to join them in celebrating World Thinking Day. On Wednesday, these second graders will plant a tree on the Dunklin County... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:22:35 -0600 Missouri traffic deaths approach historic high http://www.dddnews.com/story/2388156.html Cody Tucker ctucker@dddnews.com Statistics released last week show Missouri traffic deaths have increased at a rate of nearly 10 percent higher than the national average. The numbers were included in... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:22:09 -0600 Butler County accident takes life of Wappapello man http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387815.html A traffic accident Saturday afternoon left one person dead. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, killed was Bobby Elledge, 78, of Wappapello after his pickup left the road and struck a... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:23:54 -0600 Senath Lions Club holds breakfast http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387782.html Photo by Steve Patton,staff It was service with a smile at the Senath Lions Club Breakfast. The annual event was held Saturday at the Senath Methodist Church. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:44:02 -0600 Holcomb City Council appoints new fire chief http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387384.html Cody Tucker ctucker@dddnews.com The City of Holcomb appointed a new Fire Chief Thursday night during its February meeting. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:14:52 -0600 Sen. Libla calls out House leadership over bridge concerns http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387400.html Cody Tucker ctucker@dddnews.com A new report released Wednesday shows Missouri is fourth in the nation in the number of deficient bridges, highlighting a failed effort by a local state senator who... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:51:28 -0600 Cardwell Council discusses potholes and police http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387399.html Jeff Dorris jdorris@dddnews.com The February session of the Cardwell City Council began with an approval of the agenda, followed by reports from various departments. Water and sewer report was... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:49:44 -0600 Arbryd Council deals with flood zones in February session http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387398.html Jeff Dorris jdorris@dddnews.com The Arbyrd City Council’s February meeting began with a discussion on applying for a CDBG (Community Development Block Grant). This particular grant would benefit the... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:49:08 -0600 Mays named to Fall 2016 Dean’s List http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387397.html MAGNOLIA, ARK.-- Paige Mays, of Bernie, earned a 3.5 GPA or higher for the Fall 2016 semester, securing a spot on the Dean’s List at Southern Arkansas University. Mays is a senior University Studies... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:48:40 -0600 Township candidate withdraws from April election http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387396.html Cody Tucker ctucker@dddnews.com A candidate for Independence Township treasurer/trustee withdrew from the race days before absentee voting begins. His name will remain on the ballot, but Dunklin... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:48:16 -0600 FBLA members help out KHD http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387395.html Photo by Cody Tucker, staff Members of Kennett High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) joined up with officers at the Kennett Humane Department (KHD) for a lengthy photo session aimed... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:47:30 -0600 Bring Back the Bee http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387393.html Sarah Denkler Horticulture Specialist There are over 4000 native bee species helping with pollination of native plants in the yard. Honeybees are not part of the native group but came to America... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:46:05 -0600 Dunklin County Commissioners Report by Ron Huber, Dist. 1 Commissioner http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387392.html The Dunklin County Commission has finished the budgeting process for the 2017 fiscal year and like most other governmental entities, we are finding that the decline in the local economy has resulted... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:45:31 -0600 Missouri Laureate Delta Omicron Chapter meets http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387390.html JANUARY 2017 The Missouri Laureate Delta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Edna Hodges for the 11th meeting of the year, Jan. 23, 2017. All members of the chapter were present. The... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:42:45 -0600 PrismaPixel Studios releases new game http://www.dddnews.com/story/2387385.html Jeff Dorris jdorris@dddnews.com PrismaPixel Studios has released its first game, “No Escape,” for Android phones and tablets. “I’m very excited to announce the release of, ‘No Escape,’” said George... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:40:23 -0600