Notable Stoddard County
The Cooper Family Feud
The First Woman Pastor in Southeast Missouri
Miss Josie Smart was appointed by the Methodist Presiding Elder Robinson of Cape Girardeau as pastor of the Methodist charges at Bragg City and Arbyrd. She was the first female pastor in the St. Louis Methodist Church South. Rev. W. L. Halberstadt, pastor of Centenary Methodist Church has appointed five women members of his Board of Stewards, the first ever to serve in that position in Southeast Missouri (Bloomfield Vindicator, October 31, 1919).