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Two people hurt in traffic accident near Malden (02/09/16)
Two people were hurt in a traffic accident on Highway D, two miles east of Malden. According to Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a tractor trailer rig, driven by Jimmy Riley, 46, of Bernie, attempted to cross the roadway and struck a vehicle driven by Mary Hardesty, 65, of Parma. ...
Sheryl Crow surprises KHS teachers with $21,600 donation (02/09/16)
MINNEAPOLIS and LOS ANGELES -- Nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow returned to her hometown of Kennett to surprise the teachers at her alma mater, Kennett High School, with a $21,600 donation for classroom supplies. During an all school assembly that was featured on The TODAY Show's "Show Heart Today" series on Monday, Crow announced that she was "adopting" all of the school's teachers through AdoptAClassroom.org with a $600 donation each. ...
Gurley joins McPherson (02/09/16)
Photo by Steve Patton, staff Connie Gurley, FNP, has joined McPherson Medical and Diagnostics as a family nurse practitioner. She began work there on Jan. 1. Gurley sees patients at both Steele and Kennett.
Rotary gets signed guitar for auction (02/09/16)
The Annual Rotary Club Auction will feature a candy-apple red Fender Telecaster guitar signed and donated by Sheryl Crow. The guitar will be on display in the window of the Cornerstone Pharmacy on the Kennett Square.
Noranda initiates Chapter 11 process (02/09/16)
Noranda Aluminum announced Monday it had filed petitions with a court-supervised restructuring process under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In a news release, the company reported that it expects to continue operating the single remaining pot line at its New Madrid smelter until March. Then operations will be curtailed, although the company insists that if conditions improve, operations will restart...
D.A.R.E. students learn about stress (02/09/16)
In the fifth week of D.A.R.E., students at South Elementary learned from Officer Marc Blankenship about how to effectively handle stress. Blankenship arrived at Heather McHaney's fifth grade class prepared to teach students about the effects of stress and how to handle it...
Documentary to air about conviction in sports editor's death (02/09/16)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A documentary has begun showing about a man whose conviction in a Columbia sports editor's death was overturned after he served nearly a decade behind bars. The Columbia Missourian (http://bit.ly/1mnFGHI ) reports that the movie, "Dream/Killer," can be seen through Wednesday at the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia...
New leader of Missouri State NAACP promises more inclusion (02/09/16)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The new leader of the Missouri State NAACP says he plans to build a younger, more inclusive organization that will work for various causes around the state. Nimrod "Rod" Chapel Jr., 45, elected last month as the 14th President of the Missouri State NAACP, said he looks forward to moving the organization forward, giving it a bigger voice statewide and opening to other progressive groups and younger people, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/1Q03Pfb )...
Man suspected of using road flares to set St. Louis fires (02/09/16)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Federal agents in St. Louis say security cameras helped lead to the arrest of a serial arsonist. Authorities say 47-year-old Michael Naro is facing four felony counts of second-degree arson and one count of reckless burning or exploding for a series of fires in south St. Louis. Police tell KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1okGoqU ) that Naro used road flares to set garages and trash bins on fire in his neighborhood. One garage burned to the group...
Independence police officer shoots, kills man after chase (02/09/16)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed by Independence police after a chase. Kansas City police said in a news release that the man killed was 47-year-old Harless Scott. The chase started in Independence late Thursday and eventually went into Kansas City, where stop sticks disabled the fleeing vehicle...
Probation for Jefferson City man in university lockdown (02/09/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Jefferson City man has been placed on unsupervised probation after he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2014 lockdown at central Missouri campus. Aaron Burns was put on two years of unsupervised probation after he pleaded guilty in Cole County to misdemeanor third-degree assault. He had been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon stemming from a November 2014 incident at Lincoln University in Jefferson City...
Coal mine layoffs in Ilinois (02/09/16)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The owner of two southern Illinois coal mines says it's cutting more than 200 jobs at those locations as well as additional positions at a Kentucky mine. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1QlAzzV ) reports that Alliance Resource Partners LP announced the layoffs at its Hamilton and White County coal mines on Friday...
Boy killed in Kansas City area apartment fire (02/09/16)
RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) -- An early morning fire in a Kansas City area apartment has killed a child and injured a woman and another child. Fire officials said the child who died in the blaze Sunday at the Raytown apartment building was 5 years old. A woman and an 18-month-old were seriously injured in the blaze. Authorities would not say if they were all related...
Missouri Democrat proposes gun ban for domestic abusers (02/09/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- While there's consensus in some other Republican-dominated states to ramp-up laws to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a Missouri proposal to do that appears to have little chance in the GOP Legislature...
Noranda news release concerning Chapter 11 (02/09/16)
Franklin, Tennessee - February 8, 2016 - Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (OTC: NORN) ("Noranda" or the "Company") today announced that Noranda and all of its wholly owned direct and indirect subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised restructuring process under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. ...
Thank a Farmer Week celebrates agriculture (02/09/16)
It's time to celebrate agriculture and all the things it provides. Missouri Farm Bureau Thank a Farmer Week runs through Saturday. It will be the focus of Farm Bureau members across the state to share messages about agriculture and the farmers and ranchers who produce our food...
Talent show scheduled for Caruthersville (02/09/16)
The Caruthersville Class of 2016 is hosting a fundraiser for their Project Graduation. According to Angela Hudgens, who is one of the organizers, and whose son is graduating from Caruthersville this year, students were inspired after trying out for The Voice in Memphis a few weeks ago to host their own competition. They are calling it Bootheel's Got Talent...
South students raise money for DCH (02/09/16)
Photo provided During Red Ribbon Week, South Elementary students raised money as part of the campaign Drugs Make No Cents. Students brought change to school to raise money for the Delta Children's Home, and there was a little friendly competition between the grades, with the fifth grade winning...
Adopt-a-classroom donates to KHS teachers (02/09/16)
Neal Bradley's class watches the segment on the TODAY show Monday that discusses the reason for Sheryl Crow's visit to KHS. Every teacher, a total of 36 certified educators, received $600 from the Adopt-a-Classroom program and Farmers Insurance.
Campbell teenager injured in ATV accident Sunday (02/09/16)
A Campbell teenager was hurt Sunday when his 2009 Artic Cat Prowler ran off County Road 228, three miles west of Campbell, and overturned. Spencer Haynes, 19, was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries. Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident happened at 5:15 p.m...
Noranda files for bankruptcy (02/08/16)
Franklin, Tennessee - February 8, 2016 - Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (OTC: NORN) ("Noranda" or the "Company") today announced that Noranda and all of its wholly owned direct and indirect subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised restructuring process under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. ...
TRRMC and DCHD wear red for heart health awareness (02/06/16)
Photo by Jill Hyde, staff Employees of Twin Rivers Regional Medial Center and the Dunklin County Health Department wore red Friday to show their support for Heart Health Awareness Month. The month long emphasis in an effort to promote the fact that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in women...
Bootheel One-Stop Leadership Team created (02/06/16)
When looking for resources, it can be rather overwhelming, especially if you are homeless, a single mother, a recent retiree, or a disabled individual. A new way of gathering information has surfaced in the area, and that is through the coordinated efforts of the Bootheel One-Stop Leadership Team...
Children learn in many ways at Arbyrd Head Start (02/06/16)
When people in the Bootheel region hear talk of a place called Faulkner's Grocery or of an event called the Cotton Pickin Festival, they think of Arbyrd. Faulkner's, a grocery store located in downtown Arbyrd, arguably boasts of the best fresh meat in the county. The Cotton Pickin' Festival is one of the largest outdoor concerts in the area...
Diane Chandler Brockmeier: working her way to the top (02/06/16)
After high school graduation, some Bootheel natives stay in the area and raise families, while others go on to college, and from there, move on to do great things, like connecting people after the death of one in order to bring life to another. Diane Chandler Brockmeier, a 1975 Senath-Hornersville graduate, has dedicated most of her life to saving lives, and on Feb. ...
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