Jeff Dorris

Deliberations from Dorris

Jeff Dorris is the Editor of the Delta Dunklin Democrat


Busy weekend in the Bootheel

Friday, November 2, 2018

It’s another busy weekend in Dunklin County.

This weekend is packed with events that offer something for everyone.

Saturday, November 3, kicks off with the Annual Presbyterian Bazaar.

The Bazaar will be held at the Presbyterian Activity Center located at 226 North Main in Kennett.

The annual event will include sales of BBQ boston butts and pork-loins, the Cafe with entertainment, the Bakery, Raffle items, and fair-trade items from SERRV International.

The Bazaar will run from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Also on Saturday is the Christmas in the Bootheel Craft Fair at The Bridge located at 14763 Josephine Drive in Kennett.

The craft fair will feature over 70 vendors as well as entertainment and a classic car show.

The Christmas in the Bootheel Craft Fair will run from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The Ross-Williams Auction and BBQ/Fish Fry Fundraiser will be held Saturday night at the Kennett American Legion.

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., Fish Fry and BBQ will start at 6:00 p.m. and the live Auction will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The event will help raise money for the families of Danny and Ronda Williams and Mike and Nancy Ross.

Ronda Williams is battling cirrhosis of the liver and has spent numerous weeks in the hospital/rehab and will be traveling to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis later this month.

Mike Ross lost his fight with Small Cell Lunge Cancer on October 1, 2018.

Both families appreciate any donation that can be made towards this event.

The Dunklin County Republican Committee will be hosting a Drop-In Appreciation Lunch for Dunklin County First Responders and their families on Saturday, November 3 at the Campbell Community Center/City Park from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

All firefighters, law enforcement, ambulance and air personnel are invited.

There will be speakers throughout the day including candidates. Games, music, and food will be provided.

The tombstone dedications of Donald “Hokey” Busby and Harry “Fats” Shell will be on Saturday, November 3 also.

These two men’s stories were chronicled in the best selling book “Murder on the Floodways”, by bootheel native Harold G. Walker.

Walker will be present as headstones on the graves are dedicated.

Dedication times are Busby at 10:00 a.m. at the Sumach Cemetery, Hwy. 153, south of Clarkton.

The Shell dedication will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Stanfield Cemetery, Hwy. 25, also south of Clarkton.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Also Walker will be holding book signings next week at area libraries.

Walker will be at the Kennett Public Library, Monday, November 5 at 4:00 p.m. and the Keller Public Library in Dexter, Wednesday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m.

The Dunklin County Hall of Honor ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kennett branch of the Dunklin County Library.

2018 inductees are Dr. Charles Peck (posthumously), Gerald Wilkison, and Carl Williams.

Also don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, November 6. Who says there’s nothing to do in Dunklin County?

See you out there.

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