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New MRI machine garners good reviews at TRRMC (01/30/15)
Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center (TRRMC) is happy with its new, technologically advanced MRI machine, located in the Twin Rivers MRI Center, at 402 Recovery Road, in Kennett. Jay Patterson, Radiology Director at TRRMC, said technicians and patients are very satisfied with the new equipment, finding it user friendly. ...
Former KPD officer surprised by JFD's highest honor (01/30/15)
The apple didn't fall far from the tree in Jonesboro last week, when that city's Fire Department honored several of its own, including Kennett native, Capt. Jason Wills. Wills was named Officer of the Year in an awards ceremony at Jonesboro Fire Station #3. Wills is the son of long-time Kennett firefighter, Jerry Wills, and wife, Sandi...
Kennett native selected as co-counsel in Syngenta lawsuits (01/30/15)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The U.S. District Court in Kansas has named a team of four attorneys to lead multi-district litigation cases filed against Syngenta AG. The co-lead counsel team includes attorneys Don Downing, a Kennett native, William Chaney, Scott Powell and Patrick Stueve...
Former Holcomb police officer pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge (01/30/15)
A former Holcomb police officer, accused of warning a woman that she was sought by police for burglary, has pled guilty to a lesser charge. According to Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff McCormick, Alvin Roberts pled guilty to failure to execute an arrest warrant, a Class A misdemeanor. He was originally charged with hindering the prosecution of a felony, a Class D felony...
Dangerous dog ordinance remains in effect (01/30/15)
The removal of the pit bull ban from the dangerous dog ordinance by the Kennett City Council last December made a lot of animal lovers of the breed very happy. However, there are still other areas of the ordinance that include all dogs. "No new ordinance was created," said Kennett City Attorney Terry McVey. ...
City spending well under budget in December (01/30/15)
Spending continued to be under budget for the City of Kennett in December. According to figures released at the Jan. 20 City Council meeting, there were only two departments that spent more than their monthly budget allotments. Spending by department was as follows, with the under/over budget amounts in parentheses...
Missouri Auditor Schweich joins GOP primary for governor (01/30/15)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich launched his gubernatorial campaign aggressively Wednesday, accusing his Republican primary rival of being "bought and paid for" by a wealthy donor and questioning the ethics of his potential Democratic opponent...
St. Louis police review board hearing cut short over scuffle (01/30/15)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The first public discussion about a proposed civilian police oversight board in St. Louis was cut short after a commotion broke out in the crowd. The Board of Alderman's public safety committee held a hearing on the proposal Wednesday night at City Hall, where police officers and residents were packed shoulder-to-shoulder in the room. ...
Branson airport adds charter flights to 3 new destinations (01/30/15)
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- Branson Airport will begin offering public charter service to New Orleans, Cincinnati and Cancun in early May. Airport officials announced Wednesday that the flights under the Branson AirExpress name will be operated by Orange Air. The airline will use a 150-seat MD-83 Jet aircraft for the flights...
Police chief: Springfield officer shot has brain injuries (01/30/15)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- An officer who was shot while on the job earlier this week has "career-ending injuries," the Springfield police chief said. Chief Paul Williams said in a statement Wednesday that Officer Aaron Pearson's injuries included ones to his brain that will require long-term rehabilitation and care...
All-Star Jam Session set for Feb. 17 (01/30/15)
Once more, Kennett's finest musicians are getting together for an All-Star Jam Session at the SEMO Little Theater Performing Arts Center, in Kennett, on Tuesday, Feb. 17. This year's entertainment line up features: Jim Baker, guitar and vocals; Barry Bean, harmonica and vocals; Terry Ray Bradley, guitar and vocals; Linda Ray Bradley, vocals; Carrie Blue, vocals; Nathan Creed, guitar and vocals; Michael Cates, drums; Doug Cripe, trumpet; Jamie Holmes, drums, saxophone, piano and vocals; Buddy Godair, piano and vocals; Matt Jackson, bass; Chuck Long, bass, guitar and vocals; Steve Patton, guitar and vocals; Brenda Peters, drums and vocals; Matthew Poole, vocals; Darrell Roberts, bass; J.R. ...
Hornersville Pancake Breakfast tickets on sale (01/30/15)
The newly organized Hornersville Events Committee announced that tickets for the Jan. 31 Pancake Breakfast are now on sale. The breakfast will be held in the Community Building at City Hall, from 7 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children under six years. All of the proceeds go to the Hornersville Events Fund, which will sponsor events, such as local carnivals, street dances and ball games throughout the year...
100 days of school at Masterson (01/30/15)
Zero the Hero met with kindergarten students at Masterson Elementary Tuesday to celebrate 100 days of school. The superhero delivers treats every 10 days and visits kindergarten students on the 100th day.
Upcoming pageant helps abused and homeless animals (01/30/15)
It is that time of year, when girls and boys dress in pageantry dress centered around the same theme, "puppies." The fifth annual Valentine "Puppy Love" Fantasy Pageant is set for Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Community Building, in Bernie. The pageant is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Kennett Humane Department (KHD), and one of its biggest draws is the KHD mascot, ACE, whose story is reminiscent of others like him...
Rotary discusses Career Work Readiness (01/28/15)
The Kennett Rotary Club was pleasantly surprised when Rotary Assistant District Governor, Steve Hicks, of Poplar Bluff, joined the group for its weekly meeting on Thursday morning, Jan. 22, at DNR's McCormick's Steak House. Hicks said he has been a member of the Poplar Bluff organization since 2007, and has filled both the roles of president and secretary, at one time or another. ...
Tumbling tots perform (01/28/15)
Fundamentals Gymnastics performed between the JV and varsity games between the Kennett Lady Indians and the South Pemiscot Lady Bulldogs Monday night at the KHS Gym. It is not easy to perform with so many cameras and cell phones out recording the event, but the young ladies pulled it off like pros...
Andrew McDaniel settling into Missouri legislative session (01/28/15)
The Missouri legislative session is well underway, and the new District 150 representative in the House is getting into the swing of things. State Rep. Andrew McDaniel is pleased with his committee assignments: higher education, civil and criminal jurisprudence, utilities, and public safety-emergency preparedness. ...
PSC rate hike hearing draws crowd in Dexter (01/28/15)
A near capacity crowd turned out Monday night at the Dexter Elks Lodge for the Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing on the latest proposed rate hike from southeast Missouri's primary electric power supplier, Ameren Missouri. Ameren's defense The first order of business was a brief overview of the rate case by Warren Wood, Ameren's Vice President of External Affairs & Communications...
Seven to be arrested in Steele bar brawl over weekend (01/28/15)
Seven people are facing charges following a bar fight in Steele on Sunday. Steele police officers arrived at Dreamers Bar, on West Main Street, and found several people who had been injured from falling through the front glass window of a business across the street from the bar. They received medical treatment for their injuries. The Steele Prosecuting Attorney's office is charging the seven individuals with disorderly conduct by fighting and property damage. Arrests are pending...
Caruthersville Red Cross lifeguard training (01/28/15)
The City of Caruthersville will hold a spring American Red Cross lifeguard training program. The classes will run February through May at the Diane Sayre Recreation Center. To enroll, several requirements must first be met: Participants must be at least 15 years of age. ...
St. Louis County assessor enters attorney general race (01/28/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman declared his candidacy for Missouri attorney general Tuesday, setting up a potential Democratic primary in 2016. Zimmerman joins a race that already includes Democratic state Scott Sifton and Republican state Sen. Kurt Schaefer, and could be attractive to other candidates because it will feature no incumbent...
New SEMO certificate program preps grads to handle child abuse and neglect cases (01/28/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) senior Halston Hutchison, of St. Louis, knows that identifying the warning signs of child abuse and neglect will be critical as she enters the world of social work. "I chose to start the child advocacy certification because I plan to work with children throughout my social work career whether they are my clients or if I am volunteering at facilities that aid children," said the social work major. ...
Missouri Democratic House member switches to independent (01/28/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri lawmaker who sided with Republicans on tax cuts is leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent. State Rep. Keith English, of Florissant, said Tuesday that he was dropping his party affiliation. He noted his support for gun rights but also his opposition to so-called "right-to-work" bills that would limit union powers...
Missouri bill would shield human trafficking victims' info (01/28/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri secretary of state is pushing a bill that would allow the state to keep human trafficking victims' addresses secret. Secretary of State Jason Kander on Tuesday announced legislation that would expand the Safe at Home program to cover those victims...
When to seek emergency medical help for flu (01/28/15)
The flu virus continues to spread across the U.S., with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) closely tracking the number of confirmed cases and urging stringent precautions to minimize its impact. Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center (TRRMC) continues to see flu-symptomatic patients in the emergency room, and numerous patients have been admitted for treatment of flu-related complications...
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