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Lady Indians win district title (05/04/16)
Photo by Steve Patton, staff The KHS Lady Indians won the Class 1 District 2 title Wednesday afternoon, 11-0 over Southland. Kennett will host the sectional game Monday at Indian Park. Look for a complete report on Wednesday's game in Friday's edition of the DDD...
Dexter teen struck by car, killed Monday (05/04/16)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A 13-year-old was struck by a car and killed Monday afternoon in Dexter. According to reports, Tristan "Chase" Morrison, a student at T.S. Hill Middle School in Dexter, was hit by a car at the intersection of West Grant and South Sassafras at around 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. Morrison was taken to the hospital where he later died...
University of Missouri projects low freshman enrollment (05/04/16)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri will have the smallest class of new students this fall since 2006, according to recent projections that show the loss of new enrollments could be 50 percent or higher than previous predictions. The interim vice provost for enrollment management says that as of last week, more than 4,700 students had paid a $300 enrollment deposit, which was refundable through Sunday. ...
Officials to police: Girl restrained to protect students (05/04/16)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Two white southeast Missouri school officials who are being sued by a black teenager said in a newly released police report that they physically restrained the girl because she was trying to fight another student. A lawsuit filed on behalf of Ta'Brea Harris said she was treated at a hospital for neck and back injuries following the incident on Dec. ...
Estes in court; Muse turns herself in (05/04/16)
Adria Hyde Daily Dunklin Democrat On Tuesday, April 26, the Kennett Police Department received a call from Piggott Community Hospital regarding a child abuse case that involved local residents. The 22-month-old son of Kari Muse was seen there and after treatment was found to have facial contusions and a fractured skull in three different places. The child was airlifted to LeBonheur's Children's Hospital in Memphis. At this time there are no further details regarding the child and his condition...
Sing-A-Long for National Music Week (05/04/16)
Photo by Adria Hyde, staff The Wednesday Music Club spent the noon hour Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Activity Center. They were celebrating the National Federation of Music Clubs' National Music Week, which runs from May 1-8, by hosting a sing-a-long...
ICARE Inflatable 5K set for Saturday (05/04/16)
The ICARE Inflatable 5K is Saturday at 9 a.m. at Indian Park. Registration for the event is underway and can be done on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. This is the first ever event of its kind in Dunklin County and many members of the community have agreed to help take part in the fundraiser. Tracy White, who is the ICARE coordinator at the Dunklin County Caring Council, said that things are bit different this year...
Kennett Farmers Market begins this month (05/04/16)
The Kennett Community Farmers Market season will begin Saturday, May 28 on the downtown square. The market will be opening in conjunction with the annual 100 mile yard sale. It will be open each Saturday during the season from 7 a.m. to noon. The season runs through Oct. 29...
FCC presents check to United Way (05/04/16)
Photo provided FCC Behavioral Health presented a check to the Kennett Area United Way in the amount of $2,655. Pictured are FCC Behavioral Health Board President John Moyer presenting the check to Coleen Pu, who serves on the United Way Board as well as FCC Behavioral Health Board of Directors...
1,327 to Receive Degrees at Southeast's Spring Commencement (05/04/16)
A total of 1,327 students -- 1,051 undergraduate and 276 master's and specialist students -- will receive degrees at Southeast Missouri State University's spring commencement exercises at 2 p.m. May 14 in the Show Me Center. Dr. Tamela Randolph, chair of the Department of Mathematics and professor of mathematics at Southeast, will deliver the commencement address. ...
Older Americans Month 2016: "Blaze a Trail" (05/04/16)
Laura Ford Special to the DDD Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of the country. The contributions they make to various communities nationwide are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation's economy, politics, and the arts. ...
Eighth District GOP goes to Trump (05/04/16)
SEMO News Service Three delegates from the 8th Congressional District will cast votes for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18-21. The trio, along with three alternates, were selected Saturday during the district meeting held at the Tinnin Center on the Three Rivers College campus...
Beautification Day at TRC campus (05/04/16)
Photo by Laura Ford, special to DDD On Friday, Three Rivers College administration and staff were busy improving the looks of the Kennett campus by planting flowers on Beautification Day. Pictured from left are Kathy Ballard, director; Katrie Christopher, part-time nursing secretary and full-time student; Demetra Holifield, facilitator; and Melinda Gattis, facilitator...
Missouri House passes legislation to protect Airbnb (05/04/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Some Missouri lawmakers want to protect lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out of business in the state. House members on Monday voted 85-66 for the legislation, which includes a laundry list of other provisions. The measure already passed the Senate, but will head back to that chamber because of amendments...
St. Louis jury awards $55M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit (05/04/16)
JIM SALTER Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) -- For the second time in three months, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a huge award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer. The jury deliberated eight hours Monday before ordering the company to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on years of talcum powder use...
Missouri black bear treks 200 miles, surfaces by St. Louis (05/04/16)
WARRENTON, Mo. (AP) -- A black bear briefly trapped by Missouri wildlife experts has trekked about 200 miles across the state over the past two years, managing to cross the Missouri River along the way. The bear nicknamed "Gummy" by Tom Kemper's family was trapped, sedated and inspected Monday on the family's Warren County farm west of St. Louis, nine days after a man who cuts hay on Kemper's land spotted the bear, St. Louis' KTVI (http://bit.ly/1SZ56uN) reported...
Beta Sigma Phi celebrates its 85th anniversary (05/04/16)
On Thursday, April 28, 2016, the two chapters of Beta Sigma Phi, locally, Missouri Delta Omicron and Xi Delta Pi, in conjunction with 12,000 other chapters throughout the world, celebrated the 85th anniversary of its sorority founding. Walter W. Ross, Jr., of Abilene, Texas, founded the sorority, as he believed women needed more in their lives than work, responsibility and hardship. ...
Little Dresses for Africa (05/03/16)
Mrs. Vici Bodkin's FACS classes have been busy sewing dresses for a great cause. Little Dresses for Africa is an organization that helps provide dresses and clothes for little girls in Africa, where often the girls are not considered as important. Having a new dress boosts the girls' self- esteem and is very important. ...
Assault charges filed against Kennett resident (05/03/16)
A 27-year-old Kennett resident, Matt Estes, was arrested April 27 and is currently being held at the Dunklin County Justice Center on a $200,000 cash only bond. Estes is being charged in connection to a child abuse case that was reported April 26, 2016...
Taste Buddies has positive impact on community (05/03/16)
Healthy Schools Healthy Communities, which is an initiative of the Missouri Foundation for Health, has been busy working to fight childhood obesity and to decrease the rate of obesity in children by at least 5 percent in Missouri over the next five years. Missouri has one of the highest rates of obesity in the nation and the largest rate of overweight individuals in general, ranking in the top 10 out of 50 states...
Walter Dearing reflects on his career (05/03/16)
Although Walter Dearing officially retired a few years ago, these days he is busy working as manager of the Southeast Community Service. Dearing is a graduate of Holcomb High School and spent the first part of his life being raised in a little community near Friendship called North Island. "I was born at the old Presnell Hospital," said Dearing. He said that he can remember being a patient at the hospital as well...
CASA, the Jerry Ford Orchestra, and an evening to remember (05/03/16)
CASA's gala Saturday evening at the VFW building had supporters on their feet, dancing the night away to the Jerry Ford Orchestra. The 12-piece orchestra delivered a night of great entertainment for the fifth straight year.
KMS students take in a movie (05/03/16)
KMS students took a brisk walk from the middle school to the local theater to watch McFarland USA. All students will be participating in the event this week at separate times.
Wednesday Music Club to meet (05/03/16)
The Wednesday Music Club will be hosting a sing-a-long at the First Presbyterian Church Activity Center in Kennett Tuesday, May 3 from 12:15 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. This is in honor and recognition of National Music Week which runs from May 1-8. Club members are encouraging members of the community to drop in and sing along, music will be provided...
Ameren proposing 2 customer- supported solar energy efforts (05/03/16)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ameren Missouri is considering two voluntary programs that would ask customers to pay more or provide property to support more solar power. One program would ask residential customers to pay a bit more each month to finance a new solar plant. The second would look for commercial customers who would allow Ameren to install solar panels on rooftops and open spaces, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported (http://j.mp/24cGbJl )...
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