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Church News (09/30/16)
Hornersville United Methodist Church is celebrating its 100 year old sanctuary Sunday with a special service at 11 a.m. Lunch follows the service in the church Annex. Everyone is invited to attend.
Thursday Night at the Delta Fair (09/30/16)
Photos by Jeff Dorris, staff
Float Winners Announced (09/30/16)
Photo by Jeff Dorris, staf The Delta Fair Parade float winners were announced by the Kennett Chamber of Commerce. They were: First: Old Broads Plus One of Portageville-"Old MacDonald's Farm" Second: Heritage Nursing Center-"Fishing Up a Fun Time at the Delta Fair"...
Harden arraigned in Division I (09/30/16)
A Kennett woman charged with making a terroristic threat was in court at the Dunklin County Justice Center Wednesday. Sherr Harden was charged in August after she allegedly posted a "hit list" on the Facebook page she founded, The Clink. Harden pled not guilty before Circuit Judge Robert Mayer during her brief arraignment. Mayer set her next court appearance for Jan. 11...
DCHD and TRRMC promote breast cancer awareness (09/30/16)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Dunklin County Health Department in conjunction with Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center are working together to provide awareness as well as give greater access to services. The Health Department has been taking applicants for a free mammogram voucher to be used in collaboration with TRRMC. The drawing is for those uninsured women with no form of payment such as Medicaid. Those interested can continue to sign-up until Oct. 1 at the Health Center...
Local educators shine spotlight on issues impacting Dunklin County schools (09/30/16)
(Editor's note: This is part two of a story, focusing on separate interviews with Kennett School District Superintendent Chris Wilson and Holcomb R-III District Special Education teacher Deanna Lemings. Lemings also serves as psychiatric examiner for the district.)...
Mother, activists demand probe of Missouri police shooting (09/30/16)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Clergy and community activists are joining a woman in demanding a federal investigation into a 2013 police shooting that killed her son in Kansas City, Missouri. Narene Stokes-James and her supporters said Wednesday that they want to know whether crimes or civil rights violations were committed in the death of Ryan Stokes. He was 24 when he was shot after a foot chase near the Power & Light District, The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2ddADHL ) reported...
Supporters of Greitens, Koster trade jabs at dueling events (09/30/16)
BRENTWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- Supporters of Missouri's two major party candidates for governor gathered Thursday in the same building for news conferences 15 minutes apart to criticize the other candidate's record on women's issues. The Missouri Democratic Party originally scheduled its 10 a.m. ...
Missouri university prepares to host presidential debate (09/30/16)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Washington University in St. Louis officials say the experience and national attention are benefits of hosting a presidential debate despite the high financial costs. The university is set to host presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the debate on Oct. 9. This will be Washington University's fifth time hosting a debate...
Missouri fraternity suspended over reports of racial slurs (09/30/16)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri temporarily suspended a fraternity on Wednesday over accusations of racial slurs directed toward black students, in the latest incident of racial tension that has roiled the campus for nearly a year. The university action followed the national organization of Delta Upsilon fraternity, which suspended the chapter earlier on Wednesday...
KPD continues to make K2 arrests (09/29/16)
Kennett Police officers continue to deal with K2. According to a department news release, on Wednesday at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers with the Kennett Police Department observed a vehicle traveling west on Route VV near the Three Rivers Community College campus. ...
Wreck in front of Country Club (09/29/16)
Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff A traffic accident on Highway 412 East in front of the Kennett County Club was investigated this morning by Kennett Police. The DDD will provide details of the accident when they become available.
First Night of the Delta Fair (09/28/16)
Photos by Jeff Dorris, staff The North Pemiscot High School Band was part of the Delta Fair Parade Tuesday night and a big crowd turned out at the Fairgrounds for night one.
Tiny migrants visit Kennett residents (09/28/16)
The Red-throated hummingbird is among the smallest birds in the world, and it is the smallest migrating bird to nest in Missouri. Many people enjoy watching the hummingbird as it travels across the U.S. from southern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico during the spring and fall seasons, and in Kennett, Lonnie and Alice Cooper have followed the migration for about 13 years...
Local educators struggle to tackle issues facing children in need (09/28/16)
Superintendents from schools across Dunklin County gathered last Wednesday with members of the local Children's Division and Juvenile Office, all for a quarterly meeting aimed at discussing a variety of issues facing the area. Among them is the challenge of handling a growing number of students facing a wide range of issues,from private struggles at home to severe mental health disorders, sometimes compounding before teachers' eyes in classrooms across the county...
Open House at Leonard and Virgie's Place (09/28/16)
Leonard and Virgie's Place is holding an open house at their new location, 822 North By-Pass behind Delta Insurance. The open house is Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A ribbon cutting is at 11 a.m. They will be giving away clothes, household items, bread, and much more during the open house. There will be free refreshments, also...
Sidewalk work continues in Kennett (09/28/16)
Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff Crews continue to work on the sidewalks around Kennett. Pictured are men working on Independence in front of McCormick's Tuesday afternoon.
Pastors question delay in St. Louis police shooting charges (09/28/16)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Several members of the clergy in the St. Louis area are questioning why it took four years for murder charges to be filed against a former city police officer who fatally shot a suspect. Representatives of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri, Baptist Ministers Union of St. ...
Kansas City residents dealing with oak leaf itch mite (09/28/16)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Johnson County horticulturist says the number of people dealing with bites from the oak leaf itch mite has picked up this year. Dennis Patton, a horticulturist for the Johnson County Kansas State University Research and Extension Office, tells The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2d3Kgge ) that the mites have been back in full force and that the number of calls from people who've been bitten has picked up in the last several weeks...
Group apologies over Missouri voter-registration gaffe (09/28/16)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A group that presses single women, minorities and millennials to register to vote is apologizing for sending 95,000 mailings listing the wrong Missouri registration deadline. Casting itself as nonpartisan, the Washington-based Voter Participation Center says the registration forms this month listed Missouri's voter-registration cutoff for the Nov. 8 election as Oct. 17. It's actually Oct. 12, and the center says it has sent out new postcards reflecting that...
Jefferson City schools offer produce from regional farms (09/28/16)
SHELBY ROWE News Tribune JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When feeding 9,000 students on a semi-daily basis, it's more difficult to serve local produce than one might think. For one, Jefferson City Public Schools have menus and strict nutrition regulations they have to follow, so the ability to buy what they need in bulk and receive it on time is essential, the News Tribune (http://bit.ly/2d3trSh ) reported...
Delta Fair Art Show (09/27/16)
High School Oil or Acrylic Still Life 1st Addy McClendon, 2nd Hallie Emmons Landscape or Seascape 1st Matt Howard, 2nd Nayreon Ellis Pastel Still Life 1st Johnny Maynard, 2nd Sydney Kulin, 3rd Hayden Bridges Pastel Landscape or Seascape 1st Austin Glover, 2nd Breanna Furley, 3rd Alondra Mendez...
Delta Fair Photography Show results (09/27/16)
Grandparent's Brag Show Lot 1 Class 1 1st Connie Gooch, 2nd Angela Branum, 3rd Donna Clark, HM Carolyn Smith, HM Vickie Rhew Lot 2 Class 1 1st Anita Rhody, 2nd Debbie Tuten, 3rd Kim Thompson Lot 3 Class 1 1st Donnetta Pollard, 2nd Linda Rushing, 3rd Donna Droke, HM Ronnie Riddle, HM David Coffer...
Parade prep well underway (09/27/16)
Photo by Steve Patton, staff Hours before the start of the Delta Fair Parade, chairs are set out along the route so people will have their favorite spots. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon. KPD will close Washington from the North By-Pass to Walter at 4 p.m. for the line up that starts at 4:30 p.m...
KFD answers a call to Bill's BBQ (09/27/16)
Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff The Kennett Fire Department responded to call at Bill's BBQ on St. Francis Street Monday afternoon. The fire originated in pit area and was quickly extinguished. Bill's will be open today.

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