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Brown Thursday: Turkey, football, then shopping! (11/28/14)
Thanksgiving night has become a big time shopping event and this year was no exception. Shoppers at the Walmart Supercenter in Kennett lined up early beside the items they wanted to buy and waited patiently for the 6 p.m. sale start. When the time came, the controlled chaos of holiday shopping began in earnest with carts filling as quickly as shoppers could grab the.....
It's Official: Christmastime is here (11/28/14)
For hardliners, the Christmas season officially began just before Noon yesterday, with the arrival of Santa Clause (pictured below), in the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, in New York City. In a 100-year-old farm house on the state line between Hornersville and Arbyrd, the ultimate look for the holidays has to be the warmth of an old Victorian Christmas. With Thanksgiving gone and Santa approaching, the space under every tree hopefully will be filling...
Shop Small Saturday (11/28/14)
A customer at Jade Anderson's Sudsy Puppy pet grooming salon sports a customized bandana, in support of Shop Small Saturday, set for tomorrow, at a variety of local businesses in Kennett. The Kennett Chamber of Commerce is encouraging area residents to spend the day, shopping within their local communities...
Area law officials on assignment in St. Louis County (11/28/14)
Both Kennett Public Safety Department Director John Mallott and Kennett Police Department officer Anson Barney remain on National Guard assignment in Ferguson. There is no word yet on when they will return. In addition, the Missouri State Highway Patrol's (MSHP) Troop E, representing southeast Missouri, also has 19 patrolmen currently on assignment there. ...
Economic growth comes from entrepreneurs and existing businesses (11/28/14)
While education is a key to long term economic development in Kennett, the man charged with leading those efforts says entrepreneurs and existing businesses play an important role too. One way to provide a good climate for entrepreneurs is to take advantage of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University. ...
KMS holds Thanksgiving Assembly (11/28/14)
Kennett Middle School held its Thanksgiving Assembly Wednesday in the gymnasium. The assembly began with the posting of colors by sixth grade girl scouts from Troop 63037, led by Kim Collins and Martha Mobley. The scouts posted the five flags of the United States Armed Forces as well as the Missouri and American flags...
Kennett Middle School holds successful food drive, just in time for Thanksgiving (11/28/14)
Students from Kennett Middle School are pictured at top left with the baskets of full of food collected during their recent food drive. Pictured at top right, members of the Kennett Middle School Student Council loaded food donated by students Monday into trucks of the school district's maintenance personnel for distribution. Overall KMS students donated 8,299 food items...
Rotary Club donates body cameras to Kennett PD (11/28/14)
With modern technology and the proper equipment, police officers can more easily monitor arrests and traffic stops with the push of a button. A tiny camera, resembling a small radio, may be the one piece of equipment filled with digital data that can be used to protect or prosecute...
Focus on good health continues at Kennett schools (11/28/14)
The focus on good health continues in the Kennett School District and not just with students. Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center visited each campus in the Kennett School District during the last week of October and offered health screenings to all the staff. According to Leah Jo Wallace, wellness coordinator for the school district, there was a very good turnout for the Staff Wellness Fair...
Thanksgiving at the OAKS (11/28/14)
The OAKS Senior Center, in Kennett, held its Thanksgiving Day dinner with Doug Stallings, on keyboard, providing the entertainment. OAKS Director Sharon Montgomery said Woodmen of the World donated a large Christmas basket, stuffed with more than $200 worth of items, that will be featured in a December fundraising raffle. ...
KPD October crime report (11/28/14)
As with most months of the year, the Kennett Police Department was busy during October. According to a report compiled by Captain Tim Trowbridge and released at the last City Council meeting, the KPD received 2,045 calls during the month: There were several cleared offenses during the month. The KPD cleared seven assaults, four burglaries, 30 larceny cases, and one motor vehicle theft...
First Christian Church receives Rural Church Award (11/28/14)
Many times, in small communities, churches are the backbone; always being there for others in time of crisis, whether it is on a smaller scale for an individual or on a grander scale for a whole community. Very rarely are they recognized for their good deeds; however, when they are, especially with awards, accolades are rightly deserved...
Annual Watermelon Growers' Meeting set for Wednesday in Kennett (11/28/14)
The University of Missouri (MU) Extension Service will host its annual Watermelon Growers' Meeting on Wednesday of next week, starting at 8:30 a.m., at the American Legion Building, in Kennett. The event will provide an opportunity for growers to talk with specialists in the areas of disease management, plastic culture and labor...
Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson 
 (11/28/14)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown...
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum holds benefit dinner for Paris trip (11/28/14)
JONESBORO -- The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, in Piggott, recently held a benefit dinner called "The Hemingways' Paris" at Fowler Center on the Arkansas State University (ASU) campus. The event featured a Parisian dinner and winetasting with Bruce Cochran of Jonesboro serving as sommelier...
Senath Christmas Parade set for Dec. 6 (11/28/14)
The Senath Women's Club will sponsor its 10th annual Senath Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. The line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m., at Senath-Hornersville High School. The parade route will travel down State Street, turn onto Commercial Street and end at the Church of Christ. ...
License Office closed for holiday (11/28/14)
The Kennett License Office, in downtown Kennett, will be closed today and tomorrow, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen on Monday.
Kennett License Office closed today and tomorrow (11/26/14)
The Kennett License Office, in downtown Kennett, will remain open today, until 5:30 p.m. It will be closed tomorrow and Friday, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen on Monday.
Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson 
 (11/26/14)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown...
Ferguson protesters across U.S. both peaceful and disruptive 
 (11/26/14)
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb...
Walmart gearing up for Thanksgiving night and Black Friday (11/26/14)
After the turkey and dressing tomorrow, many people want to work off the extra calories by shopping. Kennett's Walmart Supercenter is getting ready. While the store is not closing, the Black Friday sales actually begin Thanksgiving evening. "We have a sale at 6 p.m.Thursday, another one at 8 p.m., and we have another sale that begins at 6 a.m. Friday," said store manager Steve Foster...
Kennett Crossroads all-star concert tickets on sale Dec. 6 (11/26/14)
The start date for ticket sales for the Kennett Crossroads concert has been pushed to Saturday, Dec. 6. They were originally scheduled to begin selling on Monday, Dec. 1. The two-night event will feature performances by Sheryl Crow, David Nail, Trent Tomlinson, and Blackjack Billy, with Noll Billings. ...
Santa RSVP's to Adelphian Christmas Bazaar (11/26/14)
Santa Clause is coming to town, and he will be dropping in for the Adelphian Civic Club's 45th annual Christmas Bazaar, at the American Legion Building, in Kennett, on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Paula Calhoun, co-chair of the event, the bazaar is completely booked, with approximately 140 booths and more than 90 crafters offering items for sale. ...
Bidding farewell to a 66-year trucking career (11/26/14)
Max Averett has seen a lot of sights during his lifetime, but these days, he has traded them in for people-watching at the Walmart Supercenter, in Kennett. He likes to sit on a bench there, watching and visiting with customers, as they stream in and out of the store...
Kennett Rotary Club makes donation to Helping Hand (11/26/14)
In October, Helping Hand of Kennett received a generous donation from the Kennett Rotary Club, in order to purchase a new floor and overhead bay door for its facility. "We just asked them what they needed," said Rotary Club President, Leah Mobley. "Right away, they said a door and floor."...
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