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Shooting investigation underway (05/02/15)
The Dunklin County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting involving a four year old at Senath. The child was taken to Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. There is no word on the child's condition. The DDD will update details when they become available...
Ode to Mabel (05/02/15)
Ode to Mabel 1964-2015 Mabel, also known as "Time & Temp," was unexpectedly disconnected in Kennett, after more than 50 years of service. Her phone number was 888-5311. Since October 18, 1964, Mabel was kindly operated by Kennett National Bank. She is survived by nearly 11,000 citizens of Kennett, as well as countless others in surrounding areas...
Oldham retires after 16 years (05/02/15)
Photo by Donnie Shelton, staff Dunklin County Presiding Commissioner Don Collins (right) presents a plaque to Gary Oldham as a thank you from the county for 16 years of service in charge of maintenance at the Courthouse. Oldham retired Thursday.
Upcoming fundraiser tops BWM meeting (05/02/15)
LAURA FORD Daily Dunklin Democrat The Business Women of Missouri in Kennett discussed several items of importance at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening at the Kennett Country Club. Final touches and plans for their upcoming fundraiser and play, "Best Little Hair House in Kennett," was the main topic of conversation...
Kennett preparing for Ride the Fault Line (05/02/15)
STEVE PATTON Daily Dunklin Democrat Preparations are well underway as Kennett gets ready to host around 300 bicyclists next month. Ride the Fault Line is a seven day bicycle tour that starts and ends in New Madrid. Bicyclists are coming into Kennett June 14, leaving early the next morning. They will stay on the fairgrounds and use the American Legion Building...
Preservation is taken seriously in Malden (05/02/15)
This has been the first National Preservation Week -- a time of awareness for saving family memorabilia, heirlooms, and even historic real estate. The movement of preserving history has even extended to downtown revitalization projects all across America. ...
Privett Science Lab dedication, Dr. and Mrs. Dobbins retirement reception Tuesday at Kennett campus (05/02/15)
Southeast Missouri State University-Kennett will celebrate May 5 both the dedication of the Doyle L. Privett Science Lab and the retirement of Southeast's 17th President Kenneth W. Dobbins and First Lady Jeanine Larson Dobbins. The events are scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Kennett Campus, 1230 First Street in Kennett. The reception and tours of the facility will immediately follow the dedication ceremony. The public is invited...
North Pem top grads announced (05/02/15)
The top two students of the North Pemiscot graduating Class of 2015 are Kristen Phillips and Anna Raymond. Commencement exercises are Saturday, May 16 in the Ross Gymnasium, beginning at 4 p.m. Phillips is the 2015 North Pemiscot High School Valedictorian. ...
Free Hospice Volunteer Training Planned (05/02/15)
Hospice volunteers are needed in all areas of the VNA Hospice service region, which consists of fourteen southeastern Missouri counties. Trainings are currently being planned for Wednesday, May 6 in Kennett and June 24 in Dexter from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. Additional trainings are being planned for other cities in the region as those interested make their wishes known...
Missouri hunter recovering after being mistaken for turkey (05/02/15)
WILLIAMSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri man is recovering after being shot by another hunter, who mistook him for a turkey. The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic (http://bit.ly/1Hb5AWm ) reports that the accident happened Tuesday in Wayne County, injuring 35-year-old James Clubb of Williamsville. He was struck with about 18 pellets in the face, neck, left arm and left thigh, but has been released from the hospital...
18 women suspect that babies they were told died are alive (05/02/15)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Eighteen black women told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth at the old Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis are now questioning if their children weren't instead taken from them while alive. A video that went viral last month shows Melanie Gilmore reuniting with her birth mother, Zella Jackson Price. DNA confirmed with near 100-percent certainty that the two are mother and daughter...
2 plead guilty in fatal Columbia home invasion (05/02/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Two men have pleaded guilty to participating in a home invasion in Columbia that led to the death of an accomplice. Twenty-three-year-old Darrius K. Edwards pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the shooting death of 44-year-old Derrick Brookins in April of 2014 at a Columbia home...
Man struck, killed trying to cross I-270 near St. Louis (05/02/15)
CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) -- A 31-year-old man is dead after being struck on Interstate 270 in St. Louis County. KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1zjI87U ) reports that the accident happened early Friday in Creve Coeur, forcing closure of northbound lanes. All lanes were open by morning rush hour...
Vandals deface Ozark National Scenic Riverways (05/02/15)
EMINENCE, Mo. (AP) -- The National Park Service is looking for people who defaced a cliff in the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways along the Jacks Fork River near Eminence. Dennis Weiland, chief ranger at the park, says the service has some leads it will present to the U.S. Attorney's office...
Hurricane Katrina survivor gives to Illinois tornado victims (05/02/15)
FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) -- A Missouri veteran who survived Hurricane Katrina has donated part of his vacation money to the victims of tornados that struck northern Illinois. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1KxLXI1 ) that 78-year-old Dan Moyle of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, sent $250 for disaster relief. A tornado killed two people in the town of Fairdale on April 9...
Springfield man faces charges in fatal motor scooter crash (05/02/15)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Springfield man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving while drunk in connection with a fatal scooter crash. The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1JFhiL9) reports 53-year-old Jeffrey D. Anderson was charged Wednesday. Police say Anderson and 54-year-old passenger Brenda Roy were riding a motor scooter on Jan. 31, when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Roy's head hit the truck during the accident and later died at a hospital...
Missouri Senate endorses increased fuel tax for road funding (05/02/15)
MARIE FRENCH Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Senate on Thursday revived a plan to boost road funding, voting to back a measure that would raise diesel and gasoline taxes in an attempt to lessen an anticipated transportation funding shortfall...
Margie Holmes: growing up in grocery stores (05/02/15)
For many years the Karnes name had been synonymous with the word grocery store in the Senath, Arbyrd, and Beech Corner. Margie Holmes grew up in every one of them. She was born at Caruth on February 25, 1933, to Myrtle Williams and Lewis Chipman. At three years old, the family moved to Senath. ...
St. Francis Street business owners meet with Street Committee (05/01/15)
A group concerned about St. Francis Street shared concerns about its condition with city officials Tuesday. Their concerns center on problems like deep potholes on the shoulder of the street and a lack of sidewalks. The meeting at City Hall actually was that of the council's Street Committee, however, other members of the council also attended, as did Mayor Bob Hancock and City Attorney Terry McVey...
The Farmers Market is coming back to town (05/01/15)
A farmers market is not only one of the best places to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables grown locally, but nowadays, one can buy hand-made crafts and baked goods. Each year, Kennett residents and area vendors look forward to the opening of Kennett Community Farmers Market on the Square...
You can't make pets out of wildlife (05/01/15)
Spring is a the time for new beginnings, especially for wildlife as nests and coveys are filling with babies from bats to bunnies. During this time, when it is warm, people have a tendency to pick up, care for and house the wildlife they have, but Kennett Humane Officer, Tena Petix, advises the public to leave them alone...
KHS holds practice recital before competition (05/01/15)
Photo by Jill Hyde, Staff Saturday Kennett High School students will compete at the University of Missouri in Columbia, along with 2,500 others in a solo and ensemble competition for choir and band members. Wednesday night, a practice recital was held at the KHS Auditorium so students who are competing could give parents and friends a chance to hear them...
Deana Carter to headline Missouri Peach Fair concert (05/01/15)
Drenched in sun-kissed natural beauty both inside and out, Deana Carter will take the stage, headlining the country concert held as a part of the Missouri Peach Fair in Campbell. The show will be held on Saturday, August 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Campbell Community Building on Hwy 62 in Campbell...
TOPS to hold drive for KHD (05/01/15)
The Kennett Middle School's Wyman's Teen Outreach Program (TOPS) is holding a collection drive for the Kennett Humane Department on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kennett Walmart. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the girls' efforts to raise funds for KHD, and assist in the continued efforts to find "fur-ever" homes for homeless and abused dogs. ...
Delta C-7 student places at Mo. FBLA-PBL conference (05/01/15)
From April 11 to 14, nearly 4,500 students grades five to 12, college students, and advisers, descended upon Springfield for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America -- Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference. Delta C-7 had nine students in attendance, under the direction and support of adviser, Brandi Brown...
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