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Utility consumer groups and legislators support Noranda filing with PSC (09/15/14)
Southeast Missouri legislators and consumer advocates throughout the state are voicing growing support for the Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation's filing of a motion with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC). The Friday motion asks the commission to reconsider its August 20 order, denying Noranda's request for a lower Ameren Missouri power rate at the company's aluminum smelter plant in New Madrid, Mo. ...
Delta Fairgrounds readied for opening day on Sept. 23 (09/13/14)
The Delta Fairgrounds are increasingly busy with activity, as fair crews and volunteers prepare the facility for opening day. The fair will run Tuesday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 27, in Kennett. Delta Fair board members have gathered for a recent series of work nights, in order to spruce up the grounds and fair buildings. ...
Mitchell makes donation challenge for new K-9 officer (09/13/14)
A substantial donation toward the purchase of the Kennett Police Department's (KPD) new K-9 officer comes with a challenge. "Mr. (Keith) Mitchell got hold of us yesterday and made a donation. He wanted to help us, by challenging a few other businesses or individuals to step in and do their part," said KPD Cpl., Mark Dennis...
Kennett Backpack Program reaches funding goal for 2014-2015 school year (09/13/14)
A surge of community support has put the Kennett Backpack Program back in black ink for the 2014-2015 school year. Late last month, the program reached out to area residents, businesses and organizations, because of a funding crunch that threatened to restrict the initiative to approximately half its normal coverage for the year...
A Review: Great performance for SEMO Little Theater (09/13/14)
Where could one get a night filled with entertainment, featuring everything from a dog girl, to a cat chick, to two star-crossed lovers, and a father who gets panic-stricken when his daughter locks herself in the bathroom on her wedding day? It sounds like a recipe for disaster, but for SEMO Little Theater, in Kennett, it was a great success. ...
Two Kennett residents jailed in suspected assault case (09/13/14)
Two local residents are currently being held in the Dunklin County Justice Center, in Kennett, pending the formal filing of first degree assault charges. Kennett Police Department officers were dispatched to an incident at 205 East Seventh Street on Thursday, where they found a man, 45-year-old Michael Pickard, of Kennett, lying on the driveway with a head injury. ...
Arbyrd city council discusses lagoon grant possibilities and Cotton Pickin' Festival (09/13/14)
In addition to updates on the possibilities of an upcoming grant for the lagoon project, Arbyrd City Council members were also excited, at their monthly meeting on Tuesday night, to hear about the upcoming ninth annual Arbyrd Cotton Pickin' Festival, taking place today...
PSC reduces Relay Missouri phone surcharge (09/13/14)
JEFFERSON CITY--The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has reduced the surcharge that consumers pay to fund Relay Missouri, a statewide dual-party telephone relay service for the deaf, hearing-impaired and speech-impaired. The surcharge appears on the monthly telephone bills of Missouri consumers...
Missouri authorities searching for 4-year-old boy (09/13/14)
BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have canceled an endangered person advisory for a 4-year-old boy who was taken from a courthouse during a custody dispute. The Polk County Sheriff's office says Benjamin K. Adams was found safe in Springfield Friday morning and was returned to his family. The sheriff provided no other details...
Missouri Bar 2014-15 Board of Governors elects officers (09/13/14)
KANSAS CITY, MO -- St. Louis attorney Reuben Shelton, Senior Litigation Counsel for Monsanto Corporation, was elected the 2014-15 President of the Missouri Bar on Wednesday. The election took place during the Bar's 133rd annual meeting, being held through today, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, in Kansas City, Mo...
U.S. Army Field Band in concert at Blytheville Oct. 20 (09/13/14)
The Arts Council of Mississippi County will present the U.S. Army Field Band, "Jazz Ambassadors," in concert in Blytheville, Ark., on Monday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. The event is scheduled for the Mississippi County Fairgrounds, at 401 North Ruddle Road. Attendees are asked to bring a chair or blanket, and pick a spot on the grass. The event is free for all ages...
Dewayne Perry receives the 2014 Defender of Distinction Award (09/13/14)
COLUMBIA--The Missouri State Public Defender is pleased to announce Dewayne Perry of Bolivar, MO, as the recipient of the Missouri Bar's 2014 Defender of Distinction Award. Mr. Perry has more than 24 years of experience in the Missouri State Public Defender System, beginning his career in 1989 in the Joplin Public Defender's Office as an Assistant Public Defender. ...
Widow of veteran gets flag, 43 years later (09/13/14)
PUXICO, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri woman has received a ceremonial American flag honoring her husband -- 43 years after his death. The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic (http://bit.ly/14xhyUm ) reports that Puxico resident Gladys Simpson was out for a family dinner recently when she got the surprise, an American flag honoring Walter Nelson Hobgood, her late husband...
Early Childhood Education Center holds Grandparents Day (09/13/14)
Although Grandparents' Day was officially Sunday, students at the Early Childhood Education Center (Kennett Preschool) celebrated early. On Friday, at 2 p.m., grandparents brought lawn chairs and sat on the school grounds to listen to a small outdoor concert. ...
Riverboat enthusiasts try to save Delta Queen (09/13/14)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A group of riverboat enthusiasts is trying to get the 1920s era paddlewheeler Delta Queen back on the Mississippi River. Former Delta Queen Steamboat Co. executive Cornel Martin was in St. Louis this week seeking support and investment for his company, DQSC LLC, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/1rSIVCW )...
Bumper corn crop exceeds storage (09/13/14)
University of Missouri (MU) Extension Service is offering farmers help and options to store and dry this year's bumper corn crop. MU Extension's website lists guides and customized spreadsheets, to help producers make decisions about storage options, said Joe Zulovich, MU Extension Agricultural Engineering Specialist. ...
SEMO celebrates Family Weekend Sept. 19-21 (09/13/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 9, 2014 -- Families of Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) students are invited to spend time with their student and enjoy the campus experience during a variety of activities on Family Weekend, Sept. 19-2, on the Cape Girardeau campus...
Kennett man charged with 2nd degree murder (09/12/14)
A Kennett man is charged with several felony counts, including second degree murder, in the 2012 death of Autumn Medley. Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Sokoloff announced the charges of second degree murder, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, and an alternative count of second degree murder, and felony murder, against 35-year-old Glenn D. Morgan...
Kennett structure fire (09/12/14)
Photo by Laura Ford, staff The Kennett Fire Department answered a call to a house fire at 2412 North Haven Street on Thursday, at approximately 11:40 a.m. When firemen arrived on the scene, a small structure behind the main house and a small shop shed were engulfed in flames. ...
McCormick's to reopen Thurs. (09/12/14)
McCormick's Steakhouse in Kennett definitely isn't staying closed for long. The veteran establishment closed its doors on Sunday, after long-time former owner, Pokey McCormick, and his family decided to retire and move to Branson, Mo. The restaurant will reopen under new ownership and management next week. The target date is Thursday...
Proponents suspend campaign, but Amendment 3 remains on Nov. ballot (09/12/14)
A proposed constitutional amendment that would tie teacher evaluations to standardized student testing and get rid of tenure will remain on the November ballot, even though the primary proponent has now dropped its campaign in support of the measure. Because Missouri voters can still approve it, those who oppose the amendment plan to inform the public and move forward with efforts to defeat the measure...
Family of eleven loses all possessions in White Oak house fire (09/12/14)
Holcomb Schools have begun a drive to help a White Oak family, whose home was destroyed by fire on Tuesday. The blaze, the cause of which is still under investigation, broke out shortly after 12:30 p.m., at 21051 Highway 153, in White Oak, Mo. Capt. ...
Fall Into Arts Festival Winners (09/12/14)
The Fall Into Arts Festival organizers have announced the youth winners of this year's art and photography contests, as well as the top-place adult finishers in the new video contest. The festival was held in downtown Kennett last weekend. The event handed out $850 in cash prizes, to winners in the art and photography contests, monies that were donated by contest sponsors, Senath State Bank and the Kennett Veterinary Clinic. ...
Copperosity Classic set for tomorrow (09/12/14)
The Copperosity Classic Golf Tournament gets underway tomorrow at the Kennett Country Club, and there is still time to register. The four-person scramble is open to the public. The entry fee is $110 per person and will include tournament play, a golf cart (if needed), evening events and a logo golf shirt. ...
Family of eleven loses all possessions in White Oak house fire (09/10/14)
Holcomb Schools have begun a drive to help a White Oak family, whose home was destroyed by fire on Tuesday. The blaze, the cause of which is still under investigation, broke out shortly after 12:30 p.m., at 21051 Highway 153, in White Oak, Mo. Capt. ...
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