Southeast Missouri Regional Jazz Orchestra Concert in Kennett

Friends of Music will conclude its 2016-2017 concert season with the annual performance in Kennett by The Southeast Missouri Regional Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, August 5, beginning at 5:00 p.m., in the Mayes Fellowship Hall of First Christian Church, 105 W. Washington St., Kennett.  Please note the starting time.  Admission to the concert is free, and the public is cordially invited.

The Southeast Missouri Regional Jazz Orchestra was founded in the year 2000, and has been performing summer concerts ever since.  Based in Dexter, Missouri, the Orchestra draws its members from southeast Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Arkansas.  According to the Orchestra’s director, Scott Rybolt, “This year is our 17th season, and we are thrilled to continue to make music for our audience.  Jazz is America’s original art form. It is our honor to share it with you.”

The Orchestra will perform a variety of musical styles, including some traditional favorites like In the Mood, A Switch in Time, and Count Bubba; classics such as Let it Be and The Way I Feel About You; movie tunes, including Beauty and the Beast and The Rainbow Connection (originally performed by Kermit the Frog in The Muppet Movie); and patriotic songs, including The Star-Spangled Banner and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.  “We’re also working on a number of other tunes, some new and some that we haven’t played in several years,” Rybolt said.  “Of course, no performance of ours would be complete without our traditional closer, The Chicken.”

This year’s orchestra is comprised of nineteen musicians of diverse ages and from diverse occupations, including eight public school teachers, one public school superintendent, one university student counselor, two college students, four high school students, one middle school student, one stay-at-home mom, and one casino bank supervisor.  The Orchestra welcomes five new members this year.


This year’s Orchestra includes:

Saxophone Section

Scott Rybolt • Band Director, Dexter High School (17)

Kyle Dare • Superintendent of Schools, Puxico School District (11)

Andrea Diebold • Domestic Supervisor, Chatham, IL (9)

Pride Wilder • Music Teacher, East Carter School District (3)

Ella Crader • Student, Sikeston High School (1)


Trumpet Section

Adam Clark • Third Grade Teacher, Central Elementary School - Dexter (17)

Brooke DeArman • International Student Counselor, Southeast Missouri State University (11)

Jeremy Frazier • Band Director, Scott County Central School District (4)

Cody Jinkerson • Band Director, T.S. Hill Middle School - Dexter (3)

Layla Brown • Student, Dexter High School (1)


Trombone Section

Corey Bennett • English Teacher, Dexter High School (11)

Ken DeArman • Cage/Bank Supervisor, Isle Casino, Cape Girardeau (9)

Alex Martin  Band Director, Chaffee School District (2)

Korie Brewer • College Student, Murray State University (1)

Benji Rybolt • Student, T.S. Hill Middle School - Dexter (1)                     



Rhythm Section

Kyle Clay • Bass Guitar • Band Director, Scott City School District (13)

Addison Moore • Percussion • College Student, University of Central Arkansas (4)

Sam Traxel • Piano • Student, Poplar Bluff High School (2)

Sean Rybolt • Percussion • Student, Dexter High School (1)


*Number in ( ) represents years as a member of the Orchestra


The complete program is the following:


The Star Spangles Banner

   Francis Scott Key, arranged by Tom Kubis

Groovin’ Hard           

   Don Menza

Dream of the Return

   Pat Metheny, arranged by Robert Curnow            

Latin Dance

   Bob Mintzer

Switch in Time

   Sammy Nestico

The Rainbow Connection (from The Muppet Movie)

   Paul Williams and Kenneth L. Ascher, arranged by Mark Taylor

Cold Duck Time

   Eddie Harris, arranged by Alan Baylock

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

   Don Raye and Hughie Prince, arranged by Stephen Bulla

Beauty and the Beast

   Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, arranged by Gordon Goodwin

In the Mood

   Joe Garland

Count Bubba

   Gordon Goodwin

The Hayburner

   Sammy Nestico

I Remember Clifford

   Benny Golson, arranged by Sammy Nestico


   Chick Corea, arranged by Paul Jennings

The Way I Feel About You

   Carl “Doc” Severinsen and Tommy Newsom

Dancing Men

   John LaBarbera

Let it Be

   John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arranged by Nell Slater

The Chicken

   Alfred James Ellis, arranged by Kris Berg

Cardinals Announce Signing of 13 Picks from the 2017 First-Year Player Draft

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 19, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that 13 players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft have agreed to terms on minor league contracts and passed their physical.  The newly signed players will join the Cardinals short-season clubs (State College and Johnson City) which begin play this week.

               The highest pick to agree to terms is 9th round selection Evan Kruczynski, a left-handed pitcher out of East Carolina University.  LHP Brett Seeburger (10th Round) and INF Evan Mendoza (11th Round) join Kruczynski as the highest picks from this year’s draft to sign to date. 

               A complete list of all 13 picks that have signed and passed their physical can be found below.  The Cardinals have until July 7 at 4:00 p.m. CT, to sign players from the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

The 2017 Kennett Municipal Band Concert

The 2017 Kennett Municipal Band will offer the Band’s annual concert-in-the-park, a contribution to Kennett's Independence Day celebrations, on Thursday, June 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Jones Park Bandstand in Kennett (the park is located on W. 9th Street, between Kennett and S. Jackson Streets, behind Kennett’s South Elementary School).

A wide variety of music for the program will include John Philip Sousa marches (“The Stars and Stripes Forever” and “The Liberty Bell”), a Beatles medley, Broadway show tunes (from WickedHairspray, and Gypsy), a tribute to our Armed Forces, and enduring works from composers George Gershwin, David Holsinger & Justin Timberlake.

The Band is directed by Jerry Lintner, Director of Bands for the Caruthersville School District.

Band members range from students in high school to retired citizens, are from the Missouri Bootheel, Arkansas, and Tennessee, and represent a variety of occupations.  The Band is proud of the diversity of the ages and experiences of its members.

Concert-goers are reminded to bring lawn chairs, ground coverings, and refreshments to enjoy the concert from the grass in front of the bandstand.  The Kennett Park Department will provide a clean and nearly-bug-free Jones Park and assorted benches and tables.

However, if necessary due to the weather, an alternate concert site is the Kennett High School Auditorium, with the time and the day remaining the same.  

The concert is free, and the public is cordially invited.  For more information, contact Friends of Music at 573-717-6308 or at


[via The Friends of Music Society of Kennett]

4th Annual SSGT Eric W Summers Play for Honor Golf Tournament

Proceeds go to the Homeless Veterans and Assistance Program.

Saturday, June 3, 2017.
2 Person Scramble
Ozark Ridge Golf Course
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.
Ceremony begins at 12:00p.m.
12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Dinner at 6:30 p.,.
Prizes, Dinner, and Silent Auction

Entry fee $120/team: includes cart, green fees, and dinner. Flights and prizes will be determined by number of entries and given ot during the dinner (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) following the tournament at American Legion, located off HWY PP. All players and guests are welcome to attend dinner. 

For more information or to register please contact Wayne Summers or Bobby Godwin at Ozark Ridge Golf Course.

Ozark Ridge Golf Course
3045 Cravens RD.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Sign Up for Poplar Bluff's July 4th Parade!

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Downtown Poplar Bluff to bring the July 4th Parade to you in 2017!

Festivities will be on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017! Line up begins at 8:00 a.m. at Cheshire Blvd. – Hydro Adventures Water Park, and the Parade will launch at 9:00 a.m.

Trophies will be given for first, second, and third places. Floats will be judged on most patriotic. SO LET FREEDOM RING!

You can sign up for the parade today by filling out the form attached to the link below!


Please mail the signed and completed entry form to:
Downtown Poplar Bluff, Inc.
501 Vine Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Or email to:

Learn more about the parade and Downtown Poplar Bluff at:

Support the Boys and Girls Club of Poplar Bluff | Taste of the Town 2017

It's time once again to enjoy the best flavors that Poplar Bluff has to offer. Join us at the Poplar Bluff Taste of the Town on May 11, 2017!

"An evening of local fare and relaxation, Taste of the Town brings together the premier restaurants, caterers and beverage vendors in the Poplar Bluff area to benefit the Poplar Bluff Boys & Girls Club. 2016 Taste of the Town was the 10th event in BGC history, hosted at the Black River Coliseum. Taste of the Town was originally a Wine & Cheese Tasting Party held at the new 1st Community Bank, but the popularity of the event soon grew exponentially. Entertainment and fine dining is enjoyed throughout the night, and the People’s Choice Award goes to the vendor who has the most dollar votes at the end of the evening! This fundraiser has steadily increased in number of participants and the amount of money raised, resulting in $40,000 raised for the Club, and nearly 600 guests in attendance." -via Boys and Girls Club of Poplar Bluff.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and general admission costs $40.
You can purchase your tickets by visiting the link below!

School Closings for May 1, 2017

LAST UPDATED SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.

Advance R-IV

Broseley Head Start

Centerville R-1

Clearwater R-I School District

Current River State School

Delta C-7 Public Schools

Delta R-V

Doniphan Head Start

Doniphan R-I Schools

East Carter County Head Start

East Carter County R-II

Fredericktown R-I School District

Greenville R-I

Leopold R-III

Naylor R-II Schools

Neelyville Head Start

Neelyville R-IV

Poplar Bluff Head Start

Poplar Bluff R-I

Puxico R-VIII

Reynolds County Head Start

Ripley County R-IV (Lone Star)

Ross Headstart - DAEOC

Sacred Heart School of Poplar Bluff

SEE Inc Sheltered Workshop - Piedmont

Southern Reynolds Co. R-II

Three Rivers Community College (No Evening Activities as well)

Twin Rivers R-X

Wayne County Head Start

Wayne County Nutrition Center

Zalma R-V

36th Annual Kennett Jaycees Barbecue Cook-Off Details and Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to attend or sponsor the 36th Annual Kennett Jaycees Barbecue Cook Off from May 3-6, 2017? 

Here are your sponsorship opportunities and a list of activities

Major Sponsorship: $500.00
Includes listed as a Sponsor on our Cook Off T-shirts, mentioned on our radio, print ads, and banners at the event, 5 free T-Shirts, 5 free gate passes for Friday or Saturday, and 5 tickets to our Friday Night VIP Crawfish Boil.

Deadline for Listing on T-Shirts is April 15, 2017

Associate Sponsorship: $250.00
Includes listed as a Sponsor on our print ads and banners at the event, and 5 free gate passes for Friday or Saturday

Submit Donations to:
Kennett Jaycees
P.O. Box 165
Kennett, MO 63857

Direct all questions to:
Call 573-344-1711


  • Carnival - May 3-6
  • BBQ - May 5 and 6
  • Truck & Tractor Pull - May 5, 7:00 p.m.
  • Demolition Derby - May 6, 7:00 p.m.
  • Bands - May 5, 8:00 pm and May 6, 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Admission is $5.00 on May 5 & 6

Located at the Delta Fair Grounds in Kennett, MO

For more information please visit:

"Kevin and Taylor in the Morning" Coming to SAM 96.7

It's been years since SAM 96.7 has had a morning show. That is why we are excited to announce that we are bringing Kevin and Taylor to the Fox Radio Network family!

"Kevin and Taylor have hosted one of the most consistently successful music morning shows in Atlanta for over 15 years. With a blend of encouraging music, real life conversations, and good clean fun, listeners will feel like Kevin and Taylor a part of their own families. They’ve been recognized with numerous industry awards including Radio and Records Personalities of the Year and “Best Morning Drive Show” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The show is first and foremost a place that is safe for the whole family. A show that moms and dads can listen to and be entertained with music and content that’s relevant to their life and enjoyable for their family. The best part is there’s no changing stations to avoid topics the kids in the car shouldn’t hear. Their hard-to-find chemistry is now available for your station, and not just in mornings! Stations can add engaging content between their local songs in any morning, mid-day, or afternoon daypart with FTP content delivery."

We can't wait to bring this dynamic duo to you and your family beginning Tuesday, April 18, 2017!




ST. LOUIS, MO., April 2, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals reached agreement today with Yadier Molina, considered to be among the greatest players in franchise history, on a three-year (2018-2020) contract extension.  Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“Yadier Molina has demonstrated for many years his importance to the Cardinals organization and his ability to perform at a consistently high level on some of the games’ biggest stages,” stated Cardinals’ Chairman Bill Dewitt, Jr.  “We are pleased to announce on this special Opening Day, that Yadier will remain a St. Louis Cardinal for several more years, as he continues to add to his many career accomplishments and his franchise legacy.”

Molina, 34, has spent his entire 13-year career (2004-16) with St. Louis after being drafted in the 4th round of the 2000 free-agent draft out of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico.   Since debuting with the Cardinals in 2004, Molina has compiled a .285 career batting average with 108 home runs and 703 RBI in 1,611 games played.

Molina has been selected to seven National League All-Star teams (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and has garnered eight Rawlings Gold Glove awards (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and four Rawlings Platinum Glove awards (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) for defensive excellence.

“It is with great satisfaction that we are able to announce today that Yadier Molina will remain in his proper place as the centerpiece of our team for the next several seasons,” said Cardinals’ Senior Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak.  “His experience, leadership, work ethic and special ability to help bring out the best in those around him are qualities we value greatly, and they will remain important as we seek to win not only now, but also in the coming years, when many of our organization’s top young pitchers begin to emerge at the Major League level.”

The two-time World Series Champion (2006, 2011) has appeared in a franchise-record 89 postseason games and owns a team-record 90 career hits in the postseason, including a dramatic two-run homer in the 9th inning of the Cardinals 3-1 National League Championship Series Game 7 win over the New York Mets in 2006 that helped propel the Cardinals to the World Series.

Molina has received votes for the N.L. Most Valuable Player award in five seasons (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2016), including top-5 finishes in 2012 (4th) and 2013 (3rd).   Molina was the recipient of the National League Silver Slugger award in 2013 when he batted a career-best .319 with 12 HR’s and 80 RBI.

Yadier appeared in a career-high 147 games last season, batting a team-best .307 (8th in N.L.), as he became just one of nine catchers in Major League history to have compiled five or more seasons with a .300 or better batting mark - joining Ivan Rodriguez, Mike Piazza, Ted Simmons, Mickey Cochrane, Joe Mauer, Victor Martinez, Thurman Munson and Bill Dickey.

Molina led all MLB catchers in innings caught (1,218.1) last season, his 9th-straight season with over 1,000 innings.  He also set single-season bests for games (146), starts (142), total chances (1,175), putouts (1,113) and fielding pct. (.998).

Yadier enters the 2017 season ranked among the majors all-time catching leaders in games caught (1,582), innings caught (13,254.0), putouts (10,470) and total chances (11,377).  Molina also ranks among the Cardinals all-time leaders in games played (1,611-10th), hits (1,593-13th), doubles (308-12th), home runs (108-19th) and RBI (703-13th).  He is one of just 34 catchers in Major League history to have amassed 1,500 career hits with his 1,593 hits ranking 25th all-time among Major League catchers.

Molina is poised to make his 13th-consecutive Opening Day start later this evening, trailing only Cardinals’ Hall of Famers Stan Musial (18, 1946-63) and Lou Brock (15, 1965-79).

Molina is the younger brother of former Major League catchers Bengie and Jose Molina – the only trio of brothers to have each won a World Series Championship.

Yadier participated in his fourth World Baseball Classic last month, leading the Puerto Rican Team to the tournament’s Championship Game, and he was named to the All-World Baseball Classic Team for the second time in his career (was also selected in 2013).

Entering the 2017 season, Yadier ranks 10th all-time among native Puerto Rican’s in career batting average (.285) and he is one of just 20 players from his homeland to have reached the 1,500 career hit plateau.  Yadi currently stands 20th in RBI (703) among his countrymen, just eight RBI back of his brother Bengie (711).

At the completion of this contract in 2020, Yadier would join Hall of Famers Stan Musial (22 years; 1941-63) and Bob Gibson (17 years; 1959-1975) as the lone players to have spent 17 or more seasons solely as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.

— STL —

Listen to The Eagle 92.5 for a Chance to See the Cardinals play the Cubs

You know it's coming; the Cards are playing in Spring Training, but soon the real games start! Wouldn't it be be nice to see a game in person? Well how about we send you and a friend to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs on April 5, 2017?!?

If you want to be there, tune in to The Eagle 92.5 during Penny's show (on-air from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) for your chance to win!

Good luck!

Win a Trip for Two "Strait to Vegas" to See George Strait

We're flying you straight to Las Vegas to see George Strait's "Strait to Vegas!"
Strait will be performing 60 #1 hits exclusively at the T-Mobile Arena, the weekends of April 7th or July 28th. You could win two tickets, a two-night stay in an MGM Las Vegas Property and round trip airfare (furnished by MGM Resorts).

Enter NOW by clicking the link below!

Win a Trip for Two to The Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

The Billboard Music Awards always kick off the summer season with the hottest acts in music and we've teamed up with Groupon to send you to Las Vegas to see it live! Enter to win airfare, two nighs' accomodations and tickets to The 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21st!

Click HERE or visit for your chance to win!

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  • The nominees, which will be announced in April, are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring, and social engagement.
  • Last years's BBMA's broadcast  brought an average of 9.8 million viewers!

Adele, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Fetty Wap

Kelly Miller Circus Family for a Day Giveaway

The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Dexter, Missouri on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, and your family and friends have the chance to WIN the ultimate V.I.P. treatment in our Family for a Day Giveaway.

Here's what you will get!

  • Family Pass to accommodate any family up to six persons
  • Special V.I.P. treatment
  • Special seating in front of the center ring
  • badges and coupon books for six family members. These contain free soft drinks, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, programs for the adults or coloring books for the children. You will also receive free Pony Rides and Moon Bounce admittance for the children, and Elephant rides for "Children of All Ages!"
  • If your family has already purchased tickets in advance of the circus performance, the circus will reimburse them in exchange for the tickets.

You have a lot of ways to win, and here's how!

  • Tune-in to any of our radio stations and listen for special promos.

  • Share, like, and comment on our Facebook posts regarding the Kelly Miller Circus
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If you are lucky enough to win, we will contact you and arrange a time for you to pick up your reward! Good luck!

Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials of 2017

2017 was a bit of a disappointment when it comes to Super Bowl commercials. So here are the ones that we think stood head and shoulders above this year's crop.

5. Tide | Terry-aki Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw needing a clean shirt doesn’t scream excitement, but the ad has some nice moments. It was even nice to see the two teams that were actually in the Super Bowl featured in the commercial. Let’s be honest though; the real reason this ad is on our list is because Poplar Bluff native, Sheldon Price can be seen in the first frame. We’re proud of you!

4. Hyundai | Better Together

Maybe you turned off the television by the time this ad showed, but it was undoubtably one of the most heartwarming of the bunch. One of the coolest things about the ad was that it was filmed and created DURING the Super Bowl. It features service men and women who are stationed away from home, and watching the big game together. A select few get the opportunity to be surprised by a 360-video feed of the Super Bowl and their family. It may or may not have made us shed a few tears.

3. Bai | Bai Bai

Christopher Walken has the uncanny ability to make any sequence of words interesting. It took a second to realize that he was just reciting lyrics from the classic *NSYNC hit “Bye Bye Bye.” Which would have been weird and interesting alone. The ad went the next step and revealed Justin Timberlake sitting next to the legendary actor. It could have been easy to fit in another joke to make it seem funnier, but they completely committed to the bit, and it paid off! Just when you begin to wonder “why why why,” it’s revealed that the ad was for Bai, Antioxidant Infusion Drinks. Well played.

2. Mr. Clean | I'm too sexy for this dirt..

Who’s the hottest man in Hollywood right now? Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, or some other “Ryan” perhaps. Nope, the hottest man in Hollywood right now is also living in your cabinets. Mr. Clean set the internet ablaze with their new and improved mascot. He’s fit, he can dance, and his eyes are the color of that necklace that lady through into the ocean at the end of Titanic.

1. Stranger Things 2

While news surrounding the new season of the Netflix original “Stranger Things” had been circulating throughout the week, we got our first trailer during the Super Bowl. Chances are, this may have caused one of the biggest cheers at Super Bowl parties around the country. Season one was incredibly special, it won our Best Show of 2016, and Halloween can’t get here soon enough!

An Evening with Vince Gill

Jonesboro, AR- For one night only, country music sensation, Vince Gill will be in Jonesboro, Arkansas on Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.

For “Down to My Last Bad Habit”, his 18th studio album, it would have been easy for Vince Gill to kick back a bit. After all, when you’ve sold more than 26 million albums, won 20 Grammys, and earned 18 CMA Awards (including two Entertainer of the Year trophies), you’ve done it all, right?

Not a chance, says this musician extraordinaire, who produced his new album with engineer Justin Niebank. “Down to My Last Bad Habit” is his first solo album as part of a new deal with MCA, the label he joined in 1989.

“Forty years into this, it’s still as much fun as it’s ever been to play music,” says Gill, sitting in his home studio in Nashville. “At the end of the day, what I get excited about is doing something I haven’t done before. When I record a song, I feel successful if I’ve accomplished something new.”

Vince Gill will bring those 40 years of playing music and perform new songs and his mega hits during an Evening with Vince Gill. This will mark the first time Gill has performed a full show at The Convocation Center.

Tickets for an Evening with Vince Gill will go on-sale Friday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. To purchase tickets in person go to the Convocation Center Central Box Office, order by phone at 870-972-2781 or 800-745-3000, or online at For more information regarding this show go to

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Friday, March 17 @ 7:30 PM

Doors: 6:30 PM
Ticket Prices: $73 & $53

*Plus Applicable Service Fees*

Tickets are available at the Convocation Center Central Box Office, charge by phone at 870-972-2781 or 800-745-3000, and online at or