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Paragould man seriously hurt near Rives (09/02/15)
A traffic accident at 10 p.m. Tuesday left a Paragould man with serious injuries. According to Troop E of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Missouri 164, two miles west of Rives when a pickup driven by 35 year old Michael Thompson ran off the road, struck a ditch, and overturned. Thompson was taken to Great Rivers Medical Center in Blytheville for treatment...
Gov. Nixon orders flags to be flown at half-staff statewide on Friday to honor fallen Highway Patrol trooper (09/02/15)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings in Missouri be flown at half-staff on Friday, Sept. 4, in honor of Trooper James M. Bava, who served with Troop F of the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
McCaskill visits with local rice farmers (09/02/15)
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill stopped in at Baker Implement Company in Kennett Tuesday afternoon. The stop in Kennett was part of a 13 city agriculture tour that allowed McCaskill to meet with area farmers and discuss the issues, especially regarding her efforts to push opening up trade agreements with Cuba...
Landlords express opposition to inspections during council meeting (09/02/15)
An ordinance requiring occupancy inspections of rental properties was on the agenda but never voted on after a large group of local landlords expressed opposition to it at Tuesday's Kennett City Council meeting. Several spoke against the proposal, including a few councilmen...
Water problems plague Wardell (09/02/15)
Since 2013, the City of Wardell has dealt with water problems. The first was a water outage caused when a pump suddenly quit working a week before Thanksgiving. By December 6, Wardell received an emergency grant through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. ...
Missouri libraries receive more visitors than other attractions combined (09/02/15)
How many people visit their local library each year? More than what most people would think. In fact, according to the Missouri State Library (MSL), libraries receives more visitors each year than the combined attendance to many of the states other attractions such as baseball games and public parks...
ACT registration and test dates set (09/02/15)
ACT registration and test dates have been announced for the 2015-2016 school year. Test dates are set for October 24, December 12, February 6, April 9, and June 11. The ACT is administered several times are year and serves as a college entrance exam. ...
Finding more than revolutionary soldiers (09/02/15)
When Janie Goodwin went looking for old Revolutionary War soldiers in her genealogical tree, she never dreamed of discovering a whole new root system. As technology has grown more advanced, DNA testing has become more popular especially with those who have been adopted and are continually searching for some connection to families like Goodwin's. "What made me want to find my birth family, was the need to know where I came from," she said...
Noranda recognized by Missouri National Guard with "Above and Beyond" Award (09/02/15)
New Madrid - One of Southeast Missouri's largest employers, Noranda Aluminum, was recognized by the Missouri Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with an ESGR Above and Beyond Award on Monday at the New Madrid smelter. The ESGR Above and Beyond Award is given to employers who show extraordinary support to their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. ...
Arbryd trash pickup schedule (09/02/15)
After this week the City of Arbyrd trash pickup will go back to the regular schedule with the pickup on Thursdays. This is according to City Clerk Flora Bateman.
Opportunity to give blood today (09/02/15)
A blood drive is scheduled for this afternoon at SEMO Health Network. You can donate blood between 1-5 p.m. SEMO Health Network is located at 500 Russell Street in Kennett.
50 year reunion at SHHS (09/02/15)
The Senath-Hornersville High School graduating class of 1965 will be having their 50 year reunion Saturday, Sept. 5. The reunion will be Dutch treat dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the Grecian Steak House in Kennett. All class members are welcome, whether they graduated from SHHS or not...
Kennett PD Reports (09/02/15)
On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., officers arrested Larry S. Dunn of Kennett on a Pemiscot County warrant for failed to appear. He was taken into custody and transported to the Dunklin County Jail. On Monday at 2:35 p.m., officers arrested Christine Jacobs of Kennett on a Missouri Probation and Parole warrant for probation violation. She was taken into custody and transported to the Dunklin County Jail...
Grandma's cocoa gravy - a family tradition (09/02/15)
Fourth of July meant two things as I was growing up: fireworks and family. My Grandmother's house in Malden was where both could be found. Growing up, I had many relatives that lived in northern Illinois. Most of them still do. Every year they traveled south to Grandma's for the Independence Day holiday. ...
Columbia business district delays election with 1 voter (09/02/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Board members of a downtown Columbia business improvement district will not seek an election on a half-cent sales tax increase that would be decided by only one voter. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1UoZipu ) the Business Loop Community Improvement District board decided Monday to delay the vote but said they were optimistic a tax increase might pass in the future...
Man sentenced to life with no parole walks free in Missouri (09/02/15)
SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tuesday, after spending two decades behind bars. The release of Jeff Mizanskey followed years of lobbying from family, lawmakers and advocates for the legalization of marijuana, who argued that the sentence was too stiff...
Southeast Missouri man wins half of $1.1 million jackpot (09/02/15)
CAMPBELL, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri man has claimed half the prize in a $1.1 million Missouri Lottery jackpot. Missouri Lottery officials say two winning tickets were sold for the Aug. 15 Missouri Lotto drawing, so each winner gets half the amount...
Jamyla Bolden's classmates get gifts to help them grieve (09/02/15)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Children at the Jamyla Bolden's grade school now have teddy bears and books to help them get through their grieving process. Jamyla was shot to death Aug. 18 when shots were fired into the house in Ferguson where she was doing homework on her mother's bed. A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged last week with second-degree murder...
Campbell woman seriously injured (09/01/15)
A Campbell woman was seriously injured in a one vehicle traffic accident early Tuesday morning on County Road 232 a mile south of Campbell. According to Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an ATV driven by 27 year old Trista Beltz ran off the roadway and struck a ditch. Beltz was partially ejected from the vehicle. She was taken by Air Evac to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis...
The Usual Suspects last Beale Street appearance? (09/01/15)
The legendary B.B. King's Blues Club on Beale Street in Memphis was crowded with Bootheel folks Saturday night. The Usual Suspects may have played their final gig there after a 12 year annual tradition. Band members are Daryl Wilcoxson, Dunk Carter, Ken Williams, Gary Wilcoxson, Jim Baker, and Wendell Crow...
Reachable greens, reachable dreams golf tournament scheduled (09/01/15)
Family Counseling Center board of directors and staff have been busy gearing up for the "Reachable Greens, Reachable Dreams" golf tournament scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Kennett Country Club. They are putting together the final touches in order to make it a great success. All proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of recreation equipment for the Kennett Youth Program...
Allgood retires from NHC (09/01/15)
Patients and staff at National HealthCare Center in Kennett said goodbye Friday to retiring Activities Director Tommy Allgood, who had been there for eight years. Well-wishers gathered in the main dining hall for cake and ice cream and one last game of bingo with their favorite director. "It has been a great eight years, and everyone of you have made it special," he told the patients, and then went around the room giving hugs to everyone...
Ticket winners announced (09/01/15)
The Daily Dunklin Democrat recently gave subscribers a couple of chances to win tickets to the Saturday, Sept. 5 football game between the Southeast Missouri Redhawks and the Mizzou Tigers in Columbia, Mo. For each subscription of at least three months, entry was made into a drawing for two tickets to the game. For each subscription of six months or more, entry was made into drawing for four tickets to the game...
BWM state president speaks at local meeting (09/01/15)
The Kennett Business Women of Missouri filled the meeting room at the Kennett Country Club Tuesday, Aug. 25, as almost every member was in attendance to listen to LuAnn Irby, state president, speak about the organization, how she became a member, about the local club, and the reasons women should join...
Thieves break into trailer at Senath Lagoon (09/01/15)
Walker Construction, the company that is working on the Senath Lagoon, was robbed sometime over the weekend. "They (the thieves) cut the lock with some bolt cutters and set the lock inside the trailer," according to the construction foreman, Bob Coleman. Thieves took quite a few items such as a laser, welding leads, a chainsaw and case, a sump pump, 2 x 8 foot ladders, and a skilled demo saw...
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