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Fire destroys Kennett Country Club

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Staff photo by Terri Crawford The Kennett Country Club lies in ruins following a late evening fire on Monday.

The Kennett County Club lies in ruins following a Monday evening fire that resulted in a total loss of the establishment.

According to the Kennett Fire Department, at approximately 10:28 p.m., the department received calls from travelers passing the club reporting flames.

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Scenes from the Kennett Country Club as it was engulfed in flames. Visit DDDnews.com for a short video from the fire.
(Photos provided by Donnie Shelton)
Upon arrival, firefighters were met with heavy flames and smoke. Mutual aid was called in from the Hayti and Senath Fire Departments, who brought tanker trucks, as well as the Caruthersville Fire Department, who manned the local fire stations so Kennett crews could work the scene.

A total of four tankers were used to extinguish the fire, as there was no fire hydrants in the vicinity.

Fire officials said they are not sure of the value of the loss, however, they estimate that it is more than $1 million.

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Due to the fire occurring at a business and resulting in a high volume loss, the state fire marshal has been called in to assist with the investigation. The cause of the fire is currently undetermined.

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I am happy that nobody from the KFD was injured, but this is bordering on hilarious. Where will all those $1000-a-month-millionaires now go to imbibe their favorite adult beverages, look down their noses at the hoi-polloi, and remind one another every few minutes how brilliant they all are? Its gonna be a long winter for the elites.

-- Posted by arbyrd01 on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 12:16 PM

arbyrd01 - Somebody has to be at the bottom of the pile. It may as well be us :-)

-- Posted by taxpayer parent on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 12:25 PM

Also, this must be an indication of how infrequent fires occur. Otherwise, how could Caruthersville, and others, leave their towns unattended with no real concerns for their welfare?

-- Posted by taxpayer parent on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 12:27 PM

This is directed to arbyrd01, what have any of these people ever done to you? I happen to enjoy private clubs too, although I'm not a rich person, it's beats going to bars where you have to sit with drunks from skid row.

You sound jealous, just saying. Glad you find the fire to your entertainment.

-- Posted by Star_gazer on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 12:49 PM

Is this the country club that was out by the Y and golf course? I remember that one from many years ago.

-- Posted by Lived There Once on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 12:59 PM

First, there is loss of several local jobs. That whole support staff --maintenance, custodial, event folks, all with no more paycheck. The other concern is where in the area to hold booked events such as for the holidays. A golf course with no club building is going to have a tough time attracting tournaments. There goes revenue for the local hotels, et cetera. Never mind the rich folks, it hits all of us.

-- Posted by macdaddy on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 2:56 PM

It's always sad to see a business destroyed; especially in this economy. I hope they can rebuild and soon.

-- Posted by sholsten on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 2:57 PM

You tell 'em macdaddy

-- Posted by Grannyof3 on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 3:05 PM

Really arbyrd01? This is all you can think to say afterwards? Bashing people who you don't even know and being sarcastic? The tournaments generate income for lots of businessess in Kennett, and like macdaddy said, lots of local jobs will be lost - not good, especially around the holidays. For your information, the members are not exactly millionaires, and the club has been semi-private for years now. Next time, try not to talk until you can get all the crap out of your mouth.

-- Posted by marketgirl on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 3:52 PM

I hope arbyrd01 knows me, don't hide my name like some of you do. Now, those who know me know I'm on a fixed "low" income budget, took my wife and I 40 years to finally by a house, have to take on part time work to meet the bills, I love golf, it relaxes me and gives me/wife a chance to chat with guys/gals any age without a frigging drunk bothering us or picking a fight. I joined the club and it cost me $110 a month to have a good time, that's cheep compared to $2-300 a month on booze or dope. Kiss my butt arbyrd01, you are talking out of your azz.

-- Posted by rddogoli on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 3:57 PM

Another sad moment for the Bootheel. Hopefully there was no foul play and the insurance adjustment can be settled quickly. Numerous jobs went up in flames (no pun intended) and the "trickle" effect from Hotels and other establishments has yet to be measured. The "BCP" says, Git 'er rebuilt quickly so the employees affected by this loss won't have to suffer needlessly through the holidays. ;-)

-- Posted by BeachCornerPhilospher on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 4:29 PM

arbyrd must be a Obama supporter...he is into class warfare and hates anyone who actually works and has the money to participate in things they enjoy.

Some people hunt and fish....some people play golf....some people live off others and do drugs.

-- Posted by gobler on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 6:41 PM

I am so sad to read that the Country Club burnt. I have many, many fond memories of working there as a kid caddying for the guys playing golf. I only made enough to help pay for my school lunches, but sometimes we were lucky enough to have the guy we were working for buy us a hamburger. Oh those hamburgers! They were so good to a kid that had worked all day without eating! We were not allowed to eat inside the Club, but we ate them outside on the back patio. My brother and I used to work there during the summers and on the weekends till it either got too cold for the golfers or till it snowed. Yeah, that is a shame that it burnt. I only hope if it is found to be arson, they catch whoever did it and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. Here in California, they would only slap his hand snd send them home to mommy. The loss of the revenue generated by the tournaments there will cost a lot of businesses money and business. Hopefully, the insurance will cover the loss and get it rebuilt soon. Here is to a fast recovery Kennett!

-- Posted by rlcarter on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 7:50 PM

The Kennett Country Club was a wonderful benefit within our community. Yes people may say it was for the elite but in reality it provided very well for our community. They were supportive to multiple causes and charity drives. The more the Country cateredthe more the City of Kennett benefitted because of the hotels rented, food establishments were eaten at, gas purchased, etc alot of money came into Kennett. Those of you sticking your nose out at the club should think of those employees who have worked years for the club and are all now without a job or a check right before the holidays. I pray that the owner will take care of his people as his people has taken care of his establishment for years.

-- Posted by frogwild on Thu, Nov 17, 2011, at 8:03 AM

The Kennett Country Club was a wonderful benefit within our community. Yes people may say it was for the elite but in reality it provided very well for our community. They were supportive to multiple causes and charity drives. The more the Country cateredthe more the City of Kennett benefitted because of the hotels rented, food establishments were eaten at, gas purchased, etc alot of money came into Kennett. Those of you sticking your nose out at the club should think of those employees who have worked years for the club and are all now without a job or a check right before the holidays. I pray that the owner will take care of his people as his people has taken care of his establishment for years.

-- Posted by frogwild on Thu, Nov 17, 2011, at 8:08 AM


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