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KFD Fire Prevention Week to focus on smoke alarms (09/23/14)
Working smoke alarms save lives. That the reminder to residents by the Kennett Fire Department (KFD), and the main message behind this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign. Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, KFD is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), during the week of Oct. 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly...
Final Delta Fair preparations, both large and small (09/23/14)
The Delta Fairgrounds were busy yesterday, as Gold Star Amusements crews assembled and washed the carnival rides for opening day, today. Fair gates open at 5 p.m. Many of the fair workers, who travel with Gold Star each year, hail from as far away as South Africa. Kennett Fire Marshal Scott Tutor conducted safety inspections on all the rides yesterday...
Future Teachers Association returns to KHS (09/23/14)
Today more college students are majoring in the STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math. Fewer students are going into education. That concerns those already in the classroom -- who will teach in the future? To spur interest in education at Kennett High School, for the first time in many years, there is a Future Teachers Association (FTA)...
High-steppin' for the Delta Fair Parade (09/23/14)
The Kennett High School (KHS) Marching Band got in a last session of practice yesterday, in preparation for tonight's Delta Fair Parade. The KHS Marching Indians will anchor the parade line-up. The Kennett Middle School Marching Band will help lead off the parade. ...
TRC holds luncheon for area high school counselors (09/23/14)
Counselors from area schools met last Tuesday at Three Rivers College (TRC), in Kennett, for a special counselors' luncheon, designed to help them prepare their junior and senior high school students for college. The meeting informed the school counselors about new laws, as well as rules and regulations, regarding A+ scholarship programs, grants and student loans...
A bright and shiny trophy (09/23/14)
Photo by Amber Wright, Staff Skyler Self, three, of Kennett, won a third place trophy and cash prize to take home, after participating in his very first PeeWee Derby, held at the Clay County Fairgrounds, in Piggott, on Saturday. Skyler is the son of Amber Wright and Ricky Self...
Julius Lee Faucett (09/23/14)
Julius Lee Faucett, 71, of Campbell, Mo., passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Mr. Faucett, son of Julius Hamilton and Lillie Mae Fowler Faucett, was born on October 5, 1942 in Alabama. On August 12, 1982 in Piggott, Ark., he was united in marriage to Cynthia Jo Denham. She preceded him in death on October 6, 2011...
Marky Mark's Flea Market, another man's treasure (09/23/14)
The old adage, 'One man's trash is another man's treasure' holds true for a new family business in Kennett. Marky Mark's Flea Market takes items that people either no longer want or can no longer use, and sells them to people who are looking for that perfect bargain on that perfect item. ...
Final preparations underway for 2014 Delta Fair (09/20/14)
The Delta Fairgrounds will be busy all weekend, as final preparations swing into full gear for opening day on Tuesday. In the American Legion Building, commercial booth vendors will begin setting up their displays, as of 10 a.m., this morning. Delta Fair Board members and dozens of volunteers started setting up the fairgrounds' various exhibit buildings last night, so that they will be able to accept contest entries, beginning tomorrow...
Passing of the crown (09/20/14)
Retiring 2013 Delta Fair Queen, Kerrigan Cunningham, of Kennett (R), crowns the 2014 Miss Delta Fair Queen, Bailey Bridges, of Marmaduke. Bridges plans to attend college, majoring in physical therapy. She said she will pursue a professional career as a pediatric physical therapist...
Delta Fair to feature new petting zoo (09/20/14)
The 2014 Delta Fair will feature its first petting zoo in years, when the festivities open on Tuesday. The zoo is a coordinated effort between the University of Missouri (MU) Extension Service office in Dunklin County, and the Arkansas State University (ASU) Agriculture Department, in Jonesboro...
DNR's McCormick's reopens to large breakfast and lunch crowds (09/20/14)
The breakfast business was brisk at DNR's McCormick's in Kennett Thursday, as the veteran restaurant reopened under new ownership. Debbie Reeves, of Kennett, and Rita Beck, of Nimmons, purchased the operation from the previous owner, Pokey McCormick, shortly after McCormick and his family decided earlier this year to retire in Branson, Mo. Between them, the two women have put in nearly 50 years of service at the restaurant. They named their new business "DNR's," to stand for "Debbie 'n Rita."...
Houses across Kennett set for demolition (09/20/14)
Houses like this one at 1004 Baldwin Street are on the list for emergency demolition, approved on Tuesday by the Kennett City Council. The council voted to spend up to $50,000, to demolish as many as 50 structures that are considered a danger to neighborhoods...
Miss America Pageant: Memories from Kennett (09/20/14)
Earlier this week, a new Miss America was crowned. Maybe not many of you were watching, but I guarantee you, if you were living in Kennett exactly 30 years ago, you were watching. That's because Miss Missouri, Anna Maria Schell, a 1976 graduate of Kennett High School, was competing...
Senath October Fest set for Oct. 4 (09/20/14)
Fall is just around the corner, and October is always guaranteed to put everyone in a festive mood, with cooler weather, carved pumpkins, dried cornstalks and apple cider. On Saturday, Oct. 4, Senath will celebrate the seasonal change in its own way, with the city's sixth annual October Fest at Williamson Park. ...
NHC offers its own take on the Delta Fair (09/20/14)
No one was going to rain on their parade on a very wet Wednesday, as National Healthcare of Kennett (NHC) staff and residents celebrated the Delta Fair in their own way, a few days early. With colorful balloons, flags, and hawkers vying for players to take a turn at their game tables, the main dining hall at NHC looked more like the Midway at the Delta Fair...
Local trash problems leads to a proposed landlord business license (09/20/14)
Kennett landlords likely will be required to get a business license soon, and submit their properties for annual inspections. They learned of that Thursday night, during the monthly Kennett Landlords Association meeting at City Hall. The new requirements stem from a special meeting that was held, following the regular session of the Kennett City Council, on Tuesday. ...
Holcomb team attends annual FCCLA leadership conference in Texas (09/20/14)
Three Holcomb residents were among the more than 7,500 people attending the annual leadership conference of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) student organization, held in San Antonio, Tex., in July. Holcomb High School (HHS) students Nick Fuller, Alexis Voyles, and HHS FCCLA Club Advisor, Lisa Musgrave, joined hundreds of other FCCLA members, advisors, alumni, and guests at this year's event, themed "Soar with FCCLA." Throughout the five-day convention, participants examined and discussed several critical issues, including family, school and community violence prevention, physical as well as financial fitness, future career exploration and countless community service projects. ...
U.S. Senate approves St. Louis native as Ambassador to Ireland (09/20/14)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of St. Louis attorney Kevin O'Malley as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. President Barack Obama nominated O'Malley to the post in June. The Senate approved the appointment Thursday night, on a unanimous voice vote. The ambassadorship has remained vacant since December, 2012, a record period for the position...
SEMO Food Bank competes for national $60,000 Walmart grant in Facebook campaign (09/20/14)
The Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Food Bank, in Sikeston, is partnering with Walmart and Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks and the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, in a national voting campaign, "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." The contest began on Monday and will run through Oct. 5, allowing each person with a Facebook account to vote for a preferred food bank, once every 24 hours. The votes will help the winning food bank secure a $60,000 Walmart grant...
Reynolds Foundation gives $10 million to MU (09/20/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri says it has received a $10 million pledge from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to enhance faculty salaries of the School of Journalism. The university announced Friday in a news release that the latest pledge makes the Reynolds Foundation the school's first $100 million donor...
Man freed after murder conviction loses lawsuit (09/20/14)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by a central Missouri man who spent nearly 15 years in prison before a court said he had been wrongfully convicted of murdering his mother. Dale Helmig had sued Osage County and three former law enforcement officers involved in his arrest and conviction...
Oct. 29 execution date set for Missouri inmate (09/20/14)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An execution date has been set for next month for a man who killed a south-central Missouri mother and her two children. The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set an Oct. 29 execution date for 35-year-old Mark Christeson. It would be the ninth execution in Missouri this year and the 11th since November...
Boy makes school threat; parents arrested (09/20/14)
DESLOGE, Mo. (AP) -- After an elementary school-aged Missouri boy allegedly threatened to shoot and stab people at school, his parents are facing felony charges. The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri (http://bit.ly/1qivwTk ) reports that the child allegedly made the threats at a school in Desloge. ...
Stolen shelter dogs returned (09/20/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Cape Girardeau authorities say two stolen terriers have been returned to their shelter. The Cape Girardeau Police Department told the Southeast Missourian on (http://tinyurl.com/k54u2n6) Thursday it has identified two suspects and submitted theft charges to the county prosecutor. Their identities haven't been released...
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