Dexter, MO

Dexter American Legion Presents Its 2022 High School Awards

Dexter American Legion Post 557 proudly announces its High School Awards for 2022. The American Legion High School Award is presented annually to two graduating seniors from Dexter High School, and is based upon the individual's Grade Point Average (GPA), attendance, and participation in school and community activities. The graduates...
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The Lambert's Cafe and its roll throwing tradition has brought the crowds for 80 years

One of Lambert Cafe's locations in Foley, Alabama.Infrogmation of New Orleans, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Founded in 1942, Lambert's Cafe has three locations in Sikeston and Ozark, Missouri, and Foley, Alabama. It's the place to visit if you enjoy country or southern-style cooking with popular items on the menu like fried chicken, of course, catfish, meatloaf, and homemade chicken and dumplings. There are plenty of side options available. And, of course, let's not forget the throwing of the rolls.
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Longtime MSHSAA baseball official steps away from the plate

If you really want to know the origins of Joe Baldwin passing judgment on pitchers’ accuracy throughout Southeast Missouri, you’d have to go all the way back to the dusty dirt fields of the Marston Little League in the early 1960s. “I was probably about 12 years old,”...

Wappapello Water Festival is a splash

Families got a day of summer fun and education at the Ranger Willie B. Safe Wet and Wild Water Safety Festival at Wappapello Lake. Visitors flocked to Redman Creek Beach for hot dogs, games and races.

Improving outdoor attractions is a worthy priority

On Thursday, the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce announced plans for a new 3-mile foot and bike path called the Wolf Creek Connector Trail. It will link Wolf Creek’s South Trailhead to paths on PP Highway. Once completed, residents can walk from Westwood Boulevard to the 20-plus miles of Wolf Creek Trails, and eventually into Mark Twain National Forest.

Fisk Fireworks’ final fête? Small community known for big spectacle struggles with funds

UTICA - Next year, Fourth of July may be a little quieter in Winnebago County. Every year on July 3, the unincorporated community of Fisk, located about five miles southwest of Oshkosh, puts on a "Fire in the Sky" fireworks show to crowds of spectators from across the area, funded entirely by donations. This year, the volunteers are...

Juneteenth event very successful

Organizers report a Juneteenth celebration held Saturday, June 18, at Bacon Park was very successful, with more than 1,000 people in attendance. It also included over 30 vendors and organizations, said organizer R.T. McCain. “We would like to thank all the vendors and organizations for coming out,” he said. This year marked the third annual Juneteenth celebration for this group. The day began with morning prayer, followed by music with Dee Williams and Ashley Matlock. Karaoke, a kickball tournament, spades tournament, talent show, sack races and fireworks were also planned. Barbecue was served and Poplar Bluff Fire Department firefighters made an appearance to talk about fire safety and prevention.

Small earthquake reported in southeast Missouri

Southeastern Missouri was hit by a minor earthquake Friday morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey at the University of Memphis, a small magnitude 2.1 earthquake was. reported about 26.4 miles south of Sikeston, and 28.2 miles west of Union City. According to the USGS, a quake of 2.5 is...

Donations needed to help save small town fireworks tradition

FISK (WLUK) -- A Northeast Wisconsin small community's Fourth of July fireworks display is in jeopardy. Organizers of the village of Fisk's “Fire in the Sky” fireworks says fundraising efforts are underway and they're getting down to the wire. Each year, the village puts on a fireworks display...

Dexter Appoints Student Reps to Boards and Commissions

Some young and fresh perspective has been added to Dexter’s boards and commissions. At its June 13, 2022, meeting, the Dexter City Council approved Mayor Keough’s recommendations for student representatives to the City’s governmental groups. Dexter City Council is an exception among area municipalities in that it...