The Dunklin Democrat News News headlines from the The Dunklin Democrat newspaper in Kennett, Missouri en-us Food distribution at Dunklin Co Caring Council Photos by Steve Patton, staff Sacks of food were distributed on a first come first serve basis at the Dunklin County Caring Council Thursday morning. Funds for the food came from FEMA's emergency... Thu, 25 May 2017 11:06:29 -0500 Brown sentenced for Kennett armed robbery A Kennett man accused of being part of an armed robbery in 2015 was sentenced to 20 years in prison. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Antonio Brown, 37, was sentenced on one felony count of... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:23:40 -0500 Your News, Your Day: Quarles awarded music camp scholarship Special to the Dunklin Democrat Presley Quarles, daughter of Chris Quarles and Leslie Quarles of St. Louis, and granddaughter of Dennis and Donna Nail of Kennett, was recently awarded the 2017 Bill... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:13:27 -0500 Masterson holds Activity Day Photo provided Masterson Elementary students had a fun filled day during the annual Activity Day, which occurred toward the end of the school year. Students spent the day rotating through a variety... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:12:33 -0500 SEMO Health Network holds event Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff The SEMO Health Network hosted an event Tuesday featuring fun, food, and physicals. The event was held at the Otto Bean Medical Center in Kennett. Vendors from many... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:11:46 -0500 BWM scholarship awarded Photo provided During the Business Women of Missouri in Kennett’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, club president Connie Green (left) presented Breanna Gurley a scholarship check for $1,200.... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:11:10 -0500 Missouri House passes proposal for lower electric rates JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House on Wednesday advanced a bill that would allow manufacturing companies to negotiate lower electricity rates than currently allowed, a measure supporters... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:10:04 -0500 100 Mile Yard Sale getting underway The number of vehicles along Highway 25 goes up exponentially this weekend for the annual 100 Miles Yard Sale. “The Chamber office has had a very large volume of phone calls from out of town visitors... Wed, 24 May 2017 17:02:33 -0500 Mental Health Month focuses on risky behaviors Since 1949, May has been National Mental Health Month. Each May, behavioral health organizations across the country promote awareness and treatment options concerning mental illness. Nearly one in 25... Wed, 24 May 2017 16:59:11 -0500 Troop E planning to be out in force over holiday weekend Memorial Day is all about getting the summer kicked off in style. You do not want your holiday weekend dampened by a traffic accident. The roads will be crowded, and Troop E of the Missouri State... Wed, 24 May 2017 16:58:20 -0500 Summer food program underway for 2017 The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) started its 2017 season on Monday. The program ensures that children 18 years and under continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:29:47 -0500 Missouri lawmakers Monday power up for electric special session JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers returned for a special session Monday to consider legislation that would allow lower electricity rates for two manufacturers supporters say could return... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:29:15 -0500 Annual Memorial Day Service set for Square The annual Memorial Day Service, sponsored by the Kennett VFW and American Legion posts is scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. on the Square. The featured speaker is Eric Recking, who served in Iraqi... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:28:21 -0500 Library honors kindergarten grads with books Since 1999, the Dunklin County Library has placed a children’s book in honor of every graduating kindergarten student into each of the county libraries. Director JoNell Minton stated, “At the end of... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:27:10 -0500 Hubrecht to resign from Mo. House Missouri Rep. Tila Hubrecht will resign from her legislative seat in June to return to the private sector. Hubrecht announced Monday in a letter to supporters that her resignation will be effective... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:24:17 -0500 Clarkton Schools receive donation Photo provided SRG Global of Portageville recently donated $1,500 to the Clarkton School District. With the money donated and other monies a stem lab is being created with a Zspace workstation and 3D... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:23:23 -0500 Heritage holds Queen Pageant Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff Heritage Nursing Center held their Annual 2017 Queen Pageant on May 15, in honor of National Nursing Home Week. Jackie Daniels was crowned Queen, with Fannie Flowers and... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:22:30 -0500 FBLA raises money for national competition in California Mon, 22 May 2017 16:18:39 -0500 Southeast announces Spring 2017 Dean’s List CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The following students have been named to the spring 2017 Dean’s List at Southeast Missouri State University. Christopher Barnes of Bernie, Shelby Booker of Steele, James Bradshaw... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:18:16 -0500 Gideon Women’s Club hosts 50th Junior Pageant The Gideon Women’s Club held its annual Junior King and Queen Pageant on Saturday, April 22. This year marked the 50th anniversary for the pageant. Many former Little Miss Gideon’s and Little Mr.... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:17:35 -0500 Portageville man victim of hit-and-run A Portageville man was injured in a hit-and-run accident that occurred Friday afternoon on Highway 53 north of Campbell. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 38 year old Allen Summers was... Mon, 22 May 2017 09:37:32 -0500 Greitens: Special session key to more area jobs Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said he called a special legislative session “to fight for more jobs” in Southeast Missouri. Lawmakers need to pass legislation that would bring hundreds of jobs to the... Mon, 22 May 2017 09:17:57 -0500 Pursuit ends with two arrests in Hayti A pursuit that started in Dunklin County ended with the arrest of two men at Hayti. According to Hayti Police, at 8 p.m. Saturday they were called to assist in a pursuit coming from Dunklin County... Mon, 22 May 2017 09:10:47 -0500 Rainbow Girls coming to Kennett soon Jeff Dorris The Rainbow Girls, a youth group for girls, is starting in Kennett. The International Order of Rainbow for Girls is an organization dedicated to girls ages 6-20 that... Sat, 20 May 2017 10:17:11 -0500 The KHS Class of 2017 graduates at Metz Cherry Stadium Smiles were wide and excitement filled the air as the Kennett High School Class of 2017 graduated Thursday night at Metz Cherry Stadium. Threatening weather earlier in the day gave way to a nice... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:22:42 -0500 Thanks Freedom House Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff Residents at the Freedom House in Holcomb cleaned up Highway 25 on Thursday. Freedom House adopted a five mile stretch along the highway leading into Holcomb, and... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:21:28 -0500 Older Americans Month celebrated at OAKS There was a large gathering during lunch at the OAKS Senior Nutrition Center Thursday to celebrate Older Americans Month. The theme this year is “Age Out Loud.” After enjoying a great lunch, several... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:17:50 -0500 Caruthersville man arrested for child pornography The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Damien S. Bennett, 21, of Caruthersville, Missouri, for possession of child pornography on May 17, 2017.... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:16:51 -0500 Ribbon Cutting for new helicopter Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff The Kennett Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday celebrating Survival Flight’s new helicopter. Survival Flight is a medical emergency transport company... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:13:39 -0500 Salon B offers an experience Jeff Dorris Belinda Goodrich, owner of Salon B in Kennett, is quick to share she owes her success to her team and her family. He admiration for the team is obvious as she included... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:12:37 -0500