(Opinion ~ 07/17/21)
When addressing Thomas W Kelly schools it should not be Benton Mo. It did not used to be addressed as so. The School is not located in Benton. As a matter fact the school is six-plus miles from the city limits. It is a consolidated school district just like New Madrid County Central and Scott Counties Central etc. It is made up of four towns which are Benton, Blodgett, Diehlstadt, Commerce along with several other small communities. The school district goes all the way to the Miner city limits. Fifty percent or more of the students that attend Kelly Schoolís live nowhere near Benton. The only connection that the school has with Benton is the address. Just like many people who live eight miles or more from Sikeston have a Sikeston and address. I have nothing against Benton but as a graduate of Kelly schools I didnít live at Benton nor was I from Benton.
(Obituary ~ 07/17/21)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. ó Barbara Ann Reid, 61, died July 14, 2021, at her home in Portageville. Visitation is from noon until service time at 2 p.m. Monday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.