• Dunklin County Clerk Carol Hinesly was at the office recently, as she was for the last 30 years. She loves her job serving the people of Dunklin County, and on Nov. 4 the people have the opportunity to re-elect her as their clerk. "I've worked here under three clerks," the county clerk said. "I have all the experience that 30 years in this office gives you." Carol started her public service life decades ago helping at the county assessor's office. "When Billy Horner was county clerk, I wrote the tax books for the assessor and helped collect taxes," Hinesly said. "He did it all as clerk, and hired my mentor Dixie Ross. "Then I worked for Charles Isbell, who

    Oct 22,
  • KENNETT – Autumn was in the air Tuesday as the Delta Fair Parade opened the annual Delta Fair. This year's parade featured plenty of area law enforcement and emergency services vehicles, including one from out of state, an antique fire engine from Leachville, Ark. Marching bands from the Bootheel played old and new favorites while clowns strolled along beside them. One very colorful, very noisy clown who sported fright-wig-red hair cringed at being called "Bozo." He ranted feverishly at the audience, bemoaning the curse of the slanderous handle, all in good fun. The parade began at the intersection of the south bypass and St. Francis Street and ambled along First Street to Southeast Missouri State University's Kennett campus, very close

    Sep 25,
  • The Delta Fair at Kennett will be from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27 and feature a number of exciting evenings planned by the fair board. The fair kicks off at 6pm Tuesday with a parade through downtown Kennett. The event's opening act will be Kennett's own rock band Jaded. A cash drawing is scheduled for 10:30pm. Wednesday will be Armband night; Senior Citizen and State School Day from 1 to 3pm. The Midway opens at 5pm and the annual rodeo will begin at 7pm, followed at 8pm by a cappella performers Blend. A cash drawing is slated for 10:30pm. Entries for the Rose Show will be accepted from 10am to 1pm Thursday; the Midway will open at 5. At 6:30pm the

    Sep 22,
  • ARBYRD - The population of this small town of 505 in rural Missouri swelled to about 1,000 people Saturday to celebrate the city's Cotton Pickin' Festival. The star of the event and its main attraction was country artist Lee Greenwood. His signature song, 1984's "God Bless The USA", reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after the 9/11 terror attacks. The California native charted seven No. 1 hits during his singing career, including "Somebody's Gonna Love You", "Going, Going, Gone", "Dixie Road", "I Don't Mind the Thorns (If You're the Rose)", "Don't Underestimate My Love For You", "Heart's Aren't Made to Break (They're Made to Love)", and "Mornin' Ride". Saturday's event had the community in mind, organizers said. Proceeds

    Sep 14,

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