Monday, October 28, 2013

16th Annual Chili Cook-off

The day started off cold and wet but that didn't stop folks from coming out for some great chili. The sun started to shine shortly after and the smell of onions and meat cooking began to fill the air.

Vendors had their decorations, hand made crafts, jewelry, information baked goods and more on display.

The sound of live jazz music from the steps of the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church was not only neat to hear, but to see as well.

The competition was great this year!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Garden Club Pumpkin Patch

The Helen Schult Garden Club will soon have their annual Pumpkin Patch at Stephens’ Corner. If you would like to honor your children, grandchildren, or pets, the members will place their names on a pumpkin for you. 

Each name will be $3 and you can fill out a form at the Caruthersville Public Library or Chamber of Commerce office at City Hall. All forms should to be turned in no later than October 2.

2nd Annual St. Jude Bucking in the Bootheel Rodeo

This past weekend, the Caruthersville Chamber of Commerce hosted the "Hospitality Tent" at the 2nd Annual St. Jude Bucking in the Bootheel Rodeo. It was a weekend full of fun! They had lots of entertainment, food and fun things to do. Great job, organizers! I look forward to next year!

(Click here to view Photo Album)

Caruthersville VS Charleston

Caruthersville Tigers VS Charleston Bluejays
September 13th
7:00 pm
In Caruthersville

Pot Luck Dinner to be Held at Caruthersville Wesleyan Church

The Caruthersville Wesleyan Church invites you to "Back to Church Sunday" this Sunday, September 15th 11:00 am. A potluck dinner will also be held at noon that day.

Family Fun Day

Eastwood Memorial Methodist Church will be having a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 14th, from 10-2. They will have a bounce house, games, and face painting for the kids. They will also have FREE hot dogs, hamburgers, and popcorn for all who attend.

Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 512 Ward Avenue in Caruthersville.

National Back to Church Sunday

You're Invited to church this Sunday! There are several churches in Caruthersville that are participating in National Back to Church Sunday. Click here for a complete list of churches in Caruthersville:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

2nd Annual Redneckin' on the River Flying Carp Tournament

Redneckin' on the River Flying Carp Tournament is scheduled for this Saturday, September 14th, starting at noon. Come out and have some fun! For more information, contact Ben Baker at 573-333-4660.

Monday, September 9, 2013

16th Annual Chili Cook-off


October 19th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
16th Annual Chili Cook-off
Downtown Caruthersville
Chili teams, entertainment, food, drinks, crafts, activities for kids and more
Vendor Fee: $25
Team Fee: $25

November 16th
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
3rd Annual Mistletoe Mart
Caruthersville Armory
Vendor Fee: 10x10 $25 / 10x20 $40 / Corner $60

December 7th
2:00 pm
Ward Avenue
Christmas Parade
Theme: "Christmas Traditions”

If you’re interested in any of these events, contact me to reserve your space!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

1st Annual Backyard BBQ Fest

The Caruthersville Chamber of Commerce's 1st Annual Backyard BBQ Fest was a huge success! Many people came out to enjoy a day of Blues and BBQ.

Entertainment was provided by: 

Hidden Agenda

Thank you to the sound crew under the direction of Alan Wells!

The entertainment would not have been possible without donations from the “Friends of the Blues”.

Diamond Sponsors:
Earl Holland
Larry & Carla Ray

Platinum Sponsors:
“Friend of the Blues”

Gold Sponsors:
Eddie & Christi Brooks
Jay & Wendy Carmean
Shari & Craig Chambers – Music House
Crawford Oil Company, Inc.
Ellington Insurance
Joe M. Enoch & Associates, PLLC
Faulkner Auto Group
Mary Bernard Gilmore
Hubbard Lumber Company
Don Medlin Co
Mick’s Pub
Greg Moss - Bail Bonds
Ole Hickory Pits
Pemiscot County Eagles
Port Cape
Prescription Drug Store
Quality Cleaners
Smith Rentals
Taylor Shelter Insurance
Tomlin Trucking – Tomlin Gang
Rogers & Ginny VanAusdall
Woody’s Lounge – Mary Beth & Woody
Mark Yates courtesy of General Appliance & Furniture

Silver Sponsors:
Khourie’s Real Estate
Pemiscot Office Supply
Chris Phelps

Thank you to ALL of the teams that participated! We were blown away by the number of teams and the wonderful food that was prepared!
Baker's Wild Boars - Ben Baker
Big Foot BBQ
Bugtussle – Caruthersville High School -Tim Bears
Caruthersville Fire Department
Community Aces - Lady Luck Casino
Fire & Brimstone BBQ Cookers - Jesus Name Tabernacle
Focus Bank
Heavenly Hawg - Temple Baptist Church
Hill Electric Elite Heat BBQ
Brian Irions
Kennett Jaycee Smokers
Master Basters - Bert Pierce
Pemiscot County Rescue Squad
Pemiscot PorK Authority
Roarin' for a Cure - Caruthersville Middle School
Second Hand Smoke
SIR Juicy Butts - Cameron Strawn
Smokin' & Jokin' - Ed Davis
The Sauce Boss - Crysler Investment
Ticket Outdoors - Leslie Riggs
Twister's BBQ
Rogers VanAusdall

Baker's Wild Boars
1st - Kennett Jaycee's
2nd - Caruthersville Fire Department
3rd - Big Foot BBQ
1st - Brian Irions
2nd - Kennett Jaycee's
3rd - Second Hand Smoke
1st - Kennett Jaycee's
2nd - Bikerque
3rd - Big Foot BBQ

There was plenty to eat, see and do thanks to our vendors!

Beauti Control – Terri Callen - Tracie Miller - Francis Manz
Carmean’s BBQ & Catering
Paparazzi Jewelry & Accessories
Tees & Things, Scentsy – Whitney Wallace
Roarin’ for a Cure – Caruthersville Middle School
Jesus Name Tabernacle Youth Group
Cervantes Concessions
Jeanna Rayburn Concessions
Hoghead Inflatables
Hippie Sno
Smelly Butts BBQ
Cooter Class of 2014
First State Bank and Trust Relay for Life Team
Family Support Project / PIN Office
Crystal Herron
Day of Hope
Paint It Purple
Hodge Podge
St. Jude Bucking in the Bootheel Rodeo
Airbrush Dreamz

Special Thanks:
Thank you to Ben Baker for being a mentor and an inspiration to bring back this great event. Thank you to Paul Carmean for his hard work on contacting the bands and his fundraising skills. Thank you to the City of Caruthersville for helping set-up and tear-down for the event. Thank you to Terry Rushing, Paul Shaw, Harold Hampton, Richard Lee and others for making sure the park was ready to go. Thank you to Ameren UE for power at the event. Thank you to the Pemiscot County Eagles for running the beer concessions. Thank you to Utley Trucking for the stage. Thank you to the Pemiscot County Rescue Squad for running the gate and being so much help. Thank you to Lady Luck Casino for helping us get rooms for the band. Thank you to Shawndrae Isable for helping at the Chamber booth. Thank you to the Chamber Board of Directors for working hard to have a successful event. Thank you to The Cookie Lady for the treats for the judges. Thank you to the businesses who put out pigs. Thank you to Frank Morgan for the sponsor signs. Thank you to the wonderful judges who had a very tough job! And last but not least, thank you all who came out to this great event! We will be back next year, bigger and better!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wings Over Halls

Mark your calendar for the annual Wings Over Halls Air Show,
to be held on the historic site of the Dyersburg Army Air Base on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18.
Advanced tickets are available at the Caruthersville Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, call (731) 836-7400 or email

1st Annual Backyard BBQ Fest Tshirt

Welcome New Chamber Members!

The Caruthersville Chamber of Commerce
would like to welcome new members!

Jesus Name Tabernacle, Inc.
Richard & Kim Lee
1400 Hwy U
Caruthersville, MO  63830

Shawndrae Isable
Shawndrae is a life-long resident and supporter of Caruthersville.
He is employed with the Pemiscot County Special School District,
positioned at Caruthersville High School.
He also works for the Summer Food Program during the summer.


Kicked Back and Ready to Judge Some BBQ!

Cody from Lulu's Barbque in East Prairie, Missouri, will be our celebrity judge for the 1st Annual Backyard BBQ Fest on August 3rd. Lulu's Barbque was recently featured on the TV Show BBQ Pitmasters. Click here to read more about Lulu's Barbque and be sure to like their Facebook page here.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


All are invited to a “Solar Party” at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Caruthersville August 1st and 2nd. New York University professor Gerceida Jones will be on hand with special telescopes and element displays. This is not like a traditional party with food and music. But the festivities begin from three p-m until 10 p-m both Thursday and Friday. Residents can examine the surfaces of both the moon and sun. You also can locate planets and stars. There will be an AstroTeam with Dr. Jones with both a solar and a night telescope guiding you through the galaxies.
Dr. Jones is spearheading this event as part of the 2013 Washington School Reunion Inc. celebrations the first weekend of August.
Events scheduled for the “A Walk Down Memory Lane” weekend are:
Thursday, Aug. 1:
3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Starwatch with the AstroTeam
American Legion Post (Field) Post 88

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Jeffery Burns Hal-Le-Lu-Jah Gospel Fest
Divine Holiness Outreach Ministries
1109 East 18th Street
Friday, Aug. 2:
3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Starwatch with the AstroTeam
8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Meet and Greet Social
Divine Holiness Outreach Ministries
Saturday, Aug. 3:

7 a.m. Family Fun Run/Walk
Outreach Ministries
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Tour, Caruthersville High School
1708 Ward Avenue
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Memorial Service
Outreach Ministries
7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Banquet & Social 
Outreach Ministries

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Recycling Day

Coming to the Bootheel: Operation Healthy Delta

The United States Armed Forces working with Delta Regional Authority, DAEOC, and the City of Hayti will be offering a Free Health Clinic August 5-13 at the Hayti High School Multi-Purpose Room at 500 N. 4thStreet.  The clinic will be operated by military medical personnel and will operate from 9AM-7PM daily.  Services include non-emergency medical treatment and physicals including sports physicals.  Dental services include exams, cleaning, extractions, and fillings.  Vision exams will include glasses delivered within a week of the visit.  Mental Health professionals will also be on hand to provide  a variety of one-of-one counseling.  There are no income requirements or residency requirements for any of the services and all services at the clinic are completely free.  Attached you will find a small flier (printed two per page to be cut for your convenience and appropriate size for distribution in bulletins).  Please feel free to share this information with your congregation and in the community.  If you have additional questions about the services or opportunities to volunteer at the event, please give us a call.
Elizabeth Williams
DAEOC Central Office Receptionist
99 Skyview Road
Portageville,  MO 63873
Phone: 573-379-3851