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Camp Latonka celebrates 64 years (07/03/15)
une 23 marked 64 years that Camp Latonka on Lake Wappapello has been providing both creative and educational adventures in the great outdoors for Girl Scouts. The girls not only continue to enjoy the pleasure of water activities, rope challenges, archery sports, arts and crafts, and wilderness skills, but also they continue to enjoy building new friendships and lasting memories that come from the group-living experience. ...
Ladder One retires in August (07/03/15)
Ladder One is being retired after many years of service to the City of Kennett. In 1992 the Kennett Fire Department obtained its current ladder truck with the assistance of a program offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation called the Federal Excess Personal Property. ...
First melons (07/03/15)
Photo by Laura Ford, staff In Hornersville Tuesday, workers in Sammy Branum's field pitched the first melons of the season onto a trailer.
Don't leave kids and pets in a hot car (07/03/15)
Summer has always been the season labeled for fun because the children are out of school, the swimming pool is open, and those weekends at the lake all begin. However, summer can also be very dangerous, especially for children and pets who are left in a closed car, even for a few minutes...
Children learn about dental hygiene at Story Time (07/03/15)
Story Time at the Dunklin County Library on Tuesday evening gave children a lesson on the importance of caring for their teeth, as well as entertaining them with stories from some popular children's books. The children who attended the monthly event had the opportunity to hear, "Timmy the Tooth Goes to the Dentist," read by the author, Alli Mowrer. ...
Human remains discovered on Johnson Island Road (07/02/15)
Dunklin County authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains. According to a news release from Sheriff Bob Holder, at approximately 10:17 p.m. A Dunklin County Deputy received a phone call from two individuals who were frogging on a drainage ditch south of Kennett which runs parallel with CR 551 commonly called the Johnson Island Road. The caller stated they had come across what they believed to be a body...
Charges filed in spanking incident (07/02/15)
The wife of Caruthersville's police chief, Kim Jones, has been charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, Jones is charged in connection with an incident involving a three year old boy. ...
KPD investigating armed robbery (07/02/15)
An armed robbery occurred at Curt's Grocery at Kennett and Ninth streets late Wednesday night. According to KPD Captain Tim Trowbridge two black males entered the store brandishing pistols. The owner pulled out his gun and several shots were fired by everyone...
4th of July plans set at Lake Wappapello (07/02/15)
WAPPAPELLO -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake invites the public to their Fourth of July weekend at Wappapello Lake. The weekend is filled with events for the entire family. Festivities will start today and end on Sunday. There will be numerous activities taking place on Saturday in the Redman Creek Recreation Area culminating with the fireworks display...
Noon hour accident (07/02/15)
Photo by Laura Ford, staff On Thursday, an accident on First Street in front of Dairy Queen had traffic backed up during the busy lunch hour.
New president takes over at SEMO (07/01/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- The new president at Southeast Missouri State University is officially at the helm. Wednesday was the first day in office for Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, who was named to the job in March. He replaces longtime president Kenneth W. Dobbins, who announced his retirement last year, effective June 30...
Some counties still not issuing licenses to same-sex couples (07/01/15)
JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Some Missouri counties still won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week's Supreme Court ruling, prompting an advocacy group to threaten legal action Wednesday to force compliance...
Randles, Pierson enter race for Missouri lieutenant governor (07/01/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City Republican Bev Randles and Democratic state Rep. Tommie Pierson said this week that they're joining the race for Missouri lieutenant governor in 2016. Randles announced her candidacy Wednesday in a video, touting her childhood growing up in Sikeston, a city of less than 17,000 in the state's southeast corner. Pierson, a pastor, told St. Louis Public Radio on Tuesday of his plans to run at the urging of clergy members...
Bragg City man killed in one vehicle traffic accident (07/01/15)
Photo by Jill Hyde, staff A Bragg City man was killed in a one car traffic accident on Route A just north of Highway 412. According to Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday evening when 29 year old Corey Jackson lost control of the car he was driving and struck a ditch embankment. Jackson was ejected from the vehicle...
One vehicle traffic accident injures Bragg City man (07/01/15)
A Bragg City man was injured Tuesday morning in a traffic accident on Interstate 155 and U.S. 412. According to Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when 73 year old Tommy McDonald failed to lower the dump bed on the 1998 Kenworth he was driving, causing it to strike an overpass and overturn. McDonald was taken to Pemiscot Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries...
Mini-Swim Meet held in Kennett Tuesday (07/01/15)
Photo by Cody Tucker, staff Pictured is Tom Edgington competing in the Kennett Swim Team's mini meet held at the Sheryl Crow Aquatic Center on Tuesday.
Arbyrd woman charged with misdemeanor animal abuse (07/01/15)
On Tuesday, June 23, a warrant was issued by Dunklin County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jonce Chidister for the arrest of an Arbyrd resident for animal abuse. Tammy D. Carson was charged with class A misdemeanor animal abuse for an incident that allegedly happened on May 29...
Dunklin County Library Hall of Honor taking 2015 nominations (07/01/15)
Each year since 2003, the Dunklin County Library's Hall of Honor Committee has examined numerous nomination forms and a lot of biographies in order to select the many upstanding citizens, living or deceased, to enter the Hall. The committee is once more preparing to go through the process of selecting another group of inductees for the 2015 Hall of Honor. They are now seeking nominations and asking for help from the public in finding those deserving the honor...
The history of rockets red glare (07/01/15)
One might wonder, when looking up at the night sky on a 4th of July night, while watching the fireworks, why we use those to celebrate Independence Day. The history of fireworks dates back to as early as A.D. 600, when the Chinese used roasted bamboo to ward off evil spirits. The loud popping noise was supposed to scare them off. When the bamboo was roasted it would explode when heated because of the hollow air pockets in the wood...
SEMO closed for holiday (07/01/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Due to the Independence Day holiday, Southeast Missouri State University offices will be closed and classes will not be in session on Friday, July 3. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, July 6. Classes on the main Southeast campus in Cape Girardeau will resume on Tuesday, July 7. Classes on the regional campuses in Kennett, Malden and Sikeston, Missouri, will resume on Monday, July 6...
Kennett PD Reports (07/01/15)
On Sunday at approximately 2:17 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Crawford Street in reference to an assault. Upon arrival officers learned that a male and two females had barged into the residence where the male assaulted the caller. ...
Unrelenting rain leads to even more flooding in Midwest (07/01/15)
JIM SALTER Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to concern that already-serious flooding won't go away anytime soon. It seems to be unrelenting: More rain is forecast for later this week in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, "possibly a lot," National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs said Monday...
Michael Cates graduates from William Woods University (07/01/15)
FULTON, MO -- Michael Cates of Kennett graduated with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership degree from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., May 9. Cates also has ties to Alamo, Tenn. The commencement speaker was 1990 WWU graduate Gina Gentry Loudon, an author, anchor, columnist, talk show host and frequent news commentator known as "Dr. Gina." Loudon is a regular commentator on Fox News and Fox Business shows and originator of the field of Policology-the nexus of politics and psychology...
Accident at Hardee's Tuesday (07/01/15)
Photo by Jill Hyde, staff A Kennett woman was injured when her car ran into a pole at Hardee's in Kennett at approximately 10:10 a.m. Tuesday. According to the Kennett Police Department, 88 year old Wanda Cook of Kennett was transported to Twin River Regional Medical Center. Her condition was unknown at press time...
Emerson Electric will spin off network power business (07/01/15)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Emerson Electric plans to spin off its network power business as a separate publicly-traded company, and will consider options for several other businesses. The St. Louis company intends to focus on its process management and industrial automation businesses, which make products like measurement devices, valves and wireless transmitters, as well as on its commercial and residential business, which make plumbing tools, wet and dry vacuums, and food waste disposals. ...
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