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Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Monday (08/26/16)
Dunklin County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the VFW building in Kennett. The meeting will feature a BBQ dinner and legislative updates from Senator Roy Blunt, Congressman Jason Smith, and Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson...
Hearing on illegal herbicide spraying set for August 31 in Portageville (08/26/16)
The Missouri House Select Committee on Agriculture will hold a meeting Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Fisher Delta Research Center's central office in Portageville, where the public can discuss damage caused by the illegal spraying of a dicamba herbicide on crops across southeast Missouri...
Kennett native performing at C'ville fundraiser (08/26/16)
The Caruthersville Area Arts Council is holding a fundraiser Saturday night at Lone Wolf Stage of Lady Luck Casino featuring the J. Love Band. Jamie (J. Love) Chase is no stranger to this area. She was born and raised Jamie Roland Pulliam in Kennett...
Fraud prevention award given to local abstract company (08/26/16)
Scams have become as varied and frequent as the weather changes in the Bootheel. While scammers can come off as legitimate, usually, however, something seems "off." Such was the case a few months ago when Terry Berry at Dunklin County Abstract began to deal with someone who sent her a contract for a house purchase. ...
Kennett Police Department report (08/26/16)
At 10:14 a.m. Tuesday morning, Kennett officers arrested 31-year-old Gill E. Johnson, Jr. of Kennett on a Probation and Parole warrant. Johnson was taken to the Dunklin County Jail and held with no bond. Tuesday afternoon at 3:11 p.m. Kennett officers conducted a traffic stop on First Street. ...
Mizzou journalism school pushes diversity recruitment (08/26/16)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- University of Missouri's journalism school is starting a new program to recruit diverse high school students. Dean David Kurpius announced recruitment efforts Thursday to reporters and students in a cross-cultural journalism class at the Columbia campus...
Prosecutor wants photos of Michael Brown's body restricted (08/26/16)
JIM SUHR Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Attorneys for the police force and prosecutor that oversaw the investigation of Michael Brown's 2014 death in Ferguson asked a federal judge to consider blocking the release of "grisly" photographs of the black 18-year-old's body to his family's attorneys, worried they could prompt violence if leaked...
Walgreens clinics run by SSM to include birth control (08/26/16)
JIM SALTER Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nonprofit Catholic organization SSM Health will provide birth control pills at the 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday, an SSM spokesman said. Four groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, wrote letters to SSM and Walgreens on Aug. 18, asking whether the clinics would be restricted by religious doctrine from allowing consultations on birth control and referrals for abortions...
Court uphold Missouri initiative limiting campaign donations (08/26/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri judge has rejected a challenge to a November ballot proposal seeking to reinstate campaign contribution limits. Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce ruled Thursday that the measure's prohibition on contributions to political action committees from state-chartered banks, utilities and foreign corporations does not violate constitutional rights...
Search on in Missouri for governor's Christmas tree (08/26/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The search has started in Missouri for the large Christmas tree that will adorn the lawn of the Governor's Mansion. The Jefferson City News-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2bR05Bc ) reports that the donated tree must be about 40 feet tall and an eastern red cedar, Norway spruce or white pine. Candidate trees must be fully branched on all sides and accessible by large equipment. They also may either be near the end of its life or may need to be removed for other reasons...
Miss Missouri Peach Fair crowned (08/26/16)
Trina Bell Delta News Citizen The 2016 Missouri Peach Fair, held annually in Campbell, got off to a great start Friday evening, with the crowning of the new 2016 Miss Missouri Peach Fair. This year's queen is Miss Rianna Holloway, of Campbell. Prior to the formal announcement, a packed house watched an amazing competition between 12 of Missouri's finest, as they competed for the title as this year's Peach Fair Queen...
Crash in Cardwell blocks traffic for hours (08/25/16)
A crash involving a semi truck blocked traffic for over two hours on US 412 in Cardwell Wednesday afternoon. No one was hurt.
In plea deal, Bowles sentenced to 5 years probation (08/24/16)
A judge on Wednesday sentenced Kenneth Bowles to five years supervised probation after Bowles pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, a class C felony. A second charge of felonious restraint--also a class C felony--was dropped. His charges stem from an alleged altercation in July, which ultimately led to the fatal shooting of Shane McCormick. ...
Green Party gets approval to appear on Missouri ballot (08/24/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri voters will have some additional choices on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Green Party received approval Tuesday to appear on the ballot after turning in more than 23,000 valid petition signatures of registered voters. The secretary of state's office also certified a dozen independent candidates...
Missouri tobacco tax hike proposal survives court challenge (08/24/16)
By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri proposal to raise cigarette taxes to benefit early childhood programs can stay on the Nov. 8 ballot, a judge ruled Tuesday. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem dismissed efforts to remove the measure. His ruling, which opponents vowed to appeal, came the same day critics of another proposal that would reinstate campaign contribution limits in the state asked a different Cole County judge to take it off the ballot...
Fire damages rural Missouri school building (08/24/16)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri state fire marshal is being asked to investigate a fire that badly damaged a southeast Missouri school. No children were in the private Faith Foundation school when the fire broke out around 6 a.m. Wednesday in rural Madison County, near Fredericktown. It wasn't immediately clear if any adults were in the building, but there were no injuries...
Dunklin County Library introduces Tumble Books for interactive reading experience (08/24/16)
An initiative through the Dunklin County Library is offering an all-new resource to help boost reading skills in scores of local children.
Dodgeball at its "finest?" (08/24/16)
A couple of years ago, the Kennett Police Department challenged City Light Gas and Water to a charity kickball game. It was held at Indian Park, the community got involved, and around $2,800 was raised. A repeat of the kickball challenge was held last year, and another $2,500 was raised for various local causes.
Hayti Heights woman seriously injured in US 412 crash (08/24/16)
A Hayti Heights woman was air lifted to a Memphis hospital Monday night following a rollover crash in Pemiscot County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Cotton Pickin' Craft Fair coming to Arbyrd Oct. 1 (08/24/16)
What started out as an idea for a Little Free Library in Arbyrd by City Clerk Flora Smith has turned into Arbyrd's Community Library with beautiful hand crafted floor to ceiling book shelves on two walls, a couple of computers, and a children's section.
2 adults, 1 child hurt after campfire ignites on Third Street (08/23/16)
One adult male, an elderly woman and a child under one year old were all injured after a campfire was ignited, causing an explosion at a home overnight on Third Street in Kennett, according to Kennett Director of Public Safety John Mallott
Turning old houses into something new (08/23/16)
The Kennett City Council recently voted to rezone a piece of property on North Jackson from R-1, single family residential, to R-2 multi family residential. The house, at 710 N. Jackson, has been uninhabitable for some time. "It was evident there were people coming and staying here in the attic. ...
The Silver Haired Legislature: A voice for seniors (08/23/16)
As Americans age, for some, their memories fade and their bodies deteriorate making them targets for scams, physical abuse, financial abuse, and neglect. A large portion of seniors live on a tight budget with low income from social security and high medical bills which leaves very little for normal living expenses such as food and electric/heating. What can they do? Who watches over them when the political powers meet and hold the lives of the senior population in their hands?...
1 dead after car strikes pedestrian lying in Hayti street (08/23/16)
A Hayti man died Sunday night after he was struck by a car while lying in the roadway, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Troopers say it happened at around 8:50 p.m. on First Street in Hayti Heights. Sasha Bays, 26, of Cape Girardeau, was driving east on First Street when her car struck 47-year-old Eldon Green, from Hayti Heights, who troopers say was lying in the roadway...
Illinois woman hurt in I-55 crash (08/23/16)
A single vehicle crash on Interstate 55 near Hayti left one woman with serious injuries Saturday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Troopers say the crash happened just after 8 a.m. Crystal Underwood, 42, of Edwardsville, Ill., was traveling south when her car ran off the road and struck a cable barrier...

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