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Presidential affair and DNA testing subject of DCGS meeting (08/28/15)
A hot topic with the Dunklin County Genealogical Society in Kennett has been DNA testing, as it becomes more and more popular. Several members have discussed their experiences with the method of finding their background and heritage; however, at the meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, it became even more popular as Ancestry DNA testing uncovered the truth behind a former president...
Bailey starting a new chapter in life (08/28/15)
For the last time Tuesday evening, Ray Bailey put on his police uniform, pinned on his badge, and drove to Senath Police Station. It was his last night to serve on the force. Bailey has been a Senath police officer for the last five years. Previously, he worked at the Dunklin County Jail. ...
Some Senath-Hornersville teachers trained to provide security (08/28/15)
Safety issues and concerns in the event of an invasion by an armed intruder prompted the Senath-Hornersville Board of Education to contract with a West Plains company for the training and insurance coverage of some staff members to provide on campus security...
Still time to support "Swinging at the OAKS" (08/28/15)
The seniors at the OAKS (Older Adults Keep Serving) Nutritional Center want to remind everyone that there is still time to participate in the "Swinging at the OAKS" fundraiser sponsored by the Woodmen Life, formerly Woodmen of the World. Tickets for a chance to win the beautiful green yard swing, hand-crafted by Lonnie and Alice Cooper, are available with a donation of $5 for one or $20 for five...
BWM scholarship helps TRC student (08/28/15)
Photo by Laura Ford, staff At Tuesday night's Business Women of Missouri meeting in Kennett, President Susan Luce (right) presented Three Rivers College student Heather Becket with a scholarship check. Becket addressed the group stating this past year had been overwhelming, and she appreciated what the BWM did for her. ...
Kennett PD Reports (08/28/15)
Monday at 5:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of West Sixth Street in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, and after subsequent investigation, officers arrested 46 year old Darin Davis of Kennett for domestic assault second degree. Davis was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center pending the filing of formal charges by the prosecutor's office...
Disaster declaration made due to flooding (08/28/15)
Kennett, Mo., August 26, 2015-The Secretary ofAgriculture designated 98 Missouri counties as primary agricultural disaster areas making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in primary and contiguous counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA)...
Gideon's annual Alumni Homecoming next week (08/28/15)
Gideon Homecoming is coming up next week, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4-5. The theme is "Salute Our Veterans." The list of activities are: Friday: Miss Gideon Contest at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafetorium. Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. --Breakfast at the Community Center -- Berry's Barn catering! Donations of $7 minimum requested. ...
Ameren Missouri to begin moving spent nuclear fuel (08/28/15)
FULTON, Mo. (AP) -- Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center will this week begin moving spent nuclear fuel to new storage containers. Ameren officials say the spent fuel will be moved from a pool to underground concrete casks. The center has been working on the storage area for four years...
U of M grad assistants to continue movement (08/28/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Graduate assistants at the University of Missouri say they will continue working to improve their working conditions at the school. On Wednesday, hundreds of graduate assistants and their supporters rallied on the Columbia campus to express frustration over several issues. ...
Foes of Missouri hog farm proposal win court ruling (08/28/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A Cole County court ruling has delayed final approval of a state permit for a large hog breeding operation in mid-Missouri. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green on Tuesday ordered the Department of Natural Resources to turn over documents to opponents of the proposed operation in western Callaway County...
25 arrested after sweep at 2 Independence motels (08/28/15)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- Independence-area law enforcement officers arrested 25 people after city health inspectors investigated two motels. The sweep on Wednesday at a Budget Inn Motel and the Sports Stadium Inn Motel led to the Budget Inn's closing because of health code violations...
Missouri police training panel to hold public hearings (08/28/15)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- The public will have an opportunity to suggest changes to the training requirements of law enforcers in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Public Safety says the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission will hold six public meetings statewide...
Hannibal man accused in death of woman (08/28/15)
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) -- A Hannibal man is charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a woman inside her apartment. Charges against 49-year-old Travis Lane were filed Wednesday. He is jailed and does not have a listed attorney. Lane is accused in the death of 28-year-old Jennie Jo Blankenship. Her body was found Aug. 16 in a bathtub of her apartment in Hannibal. An autopsy determined she had sustained blunt force trauma...
Dozens of cats removed from Kansas City home (08/28/15)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Animal control officers have been removing nearly 80 cats, and a few dogs, from a Kansas City house. The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1WTfEuu) several officers worked to remove the animals from the home Wednesday, transferring nearly 50 of them to the KC Pet Project animal shelter...
Hornersville residents voice opposition to appointing a police chief (08/26/15)
The Hornersville Board of Alderman held a special meeting on Monday evening to discuss placing on November's ballot an ordinance for voters to decide whether to allow the board to appoint a chief of police. Currently, the chief is an elected official...
New teachers introduced during Senath-Hornersville School Board meeting (08/26/15)
The Senath-Hornersville Board of Education met on Thursday, Aug. 20. The upcoming school year was discussed, and new teachers were introduced. The meeting was called to order by Board President Brandon Lane, and it was at that time that the tax hearing was also called to order. The board approved the new tax rate at 3.4922...
SE Missouri State-Kennett welcomes students back to classes (08/26/15)
Photos by Steve Patton, staff SEMO-Kennett began classes Monday. On Tuesday, there was the "Back to School Bash," to welcome students and faculty back to campus. Everyone enjoyed hot dogs, chips, cookies, and all the trimmings. Pepsi Mid-America provided Pepsi products. Their representatives, Alan Schoen and Philip Bottoms, were on campus to meet students and discuss employment opportunities. There were door prizes and a live remote broadcast on KTMO FM 106.5...
A Talk With Senath Mayor Joe Lane (08/26/15)
Senath is a small town with a lot of big things happening. After receiving several grants from the USDA Rural Development, Senath has completed the construction of the Community Building. "There are still a few things that need to be done," Mayor Joe Lane explained. ...
Kennett School Pageant fundraiser scheduled (08/26/15)
The Kennett School Pageant will be held September 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the KHS Auditorium. The entry fee is $25.00 and all funds will go toward the senior class and Future Teachers of America to be divided equally between the two. RULES: All participants must live in the Kennett School District...
Author at the Byrd's Nest (08/26/15)
Author Ed Baldwin will be in Kennett at the Byrd's Nest on Sat., Aug. 29, from 10 a.m.-12 noon, to sign his book, "The Fourth Domain." Baldwin is a best-selling author writing adventure stories about political intrigue and unconventional covert operations, through the main character, Major Boyd Chailland. ...
Three car accident slows afternoon traffic (08/26/15)
Photo by Jill Hyde, staff There was a three car collision late Tuesday afternoon on First Street in front of Family Dollar. The Kennett Fire Department, Police Department, and ambulance were on the scene within minutes. No details of the accident were available at press time...
Man who hid in Mexico for 7 years sentenced for tax evasion (08/26/15)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A former Springfield man who eluded authorities for seven years has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Scott C. Lucas was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison without parole. He also was fined $250,000 and must pay $125,241 in restitution for unpaid taxes...
Longest-serving inmate in St. Louis jail sentenced (08/26/15)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The longest-serving inmate in the St. Louis jail system is going to prison for the rest of his life. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Calvin Brown was jailed in 2008 after being accused of killing his grandmother. He has remained in jail for seven years, through several hearings and mental health evaluations. A circuit judge eventually ruled he was competent for a trial in November 2013...
Springfield woman pleads to supplying alcohol to minors (08/26/15)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Springfield woman has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to supplying alcohol to teenagers. The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/1MPii18 ) 45-year-old Wendy R. Dukewits faced up to one year in jail if convicted on the misdemeanor charge of supplying alcohol to a minor or intoxicated person...
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