• The Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary recently honored several of our students and teachers for their patriotism. Poplar Bluff High School juniors Chase Burch, Nikkia Hickman and Stephanie Hobbs were awarded Monday, Dec. 15, by VFW Post 6477 on South Broadway for their winning essays in the Voice of Democracy contest. Hickman was also named a district winner. This year’s theme was why veterans are important to our nation’s history and future. In addition, PBHS social studies teacher Gail Rosmarin and Craig Hamilton, who teaches music at Lake Road Elementary School, won both the local and district Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Teacher Awards for promoting America’s history and traditions effectively, instilling a sense of national pride in their

    Jan 06,
  • The Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation donated $3,000 to Poplar Bluff Schools on Monday, Dec. 22, as part of the company’s annual outreach to be used wherever there is a need, according to Briggs Plant Manager Mark Melloy. In previous years, the money has gone toward the purchase of playground equipment at Eugene Field Elementary and the Kindergarten Center.

    Jan 06,
  • What an awesome year we've had in the great outdoors, and hopefully 2015 will be even better! There’s a bit of a cold snap bearing down on us that should bring at least a few ducks down to our area. Deer season is all but over, with just a week of archery hunting left, and the fishing has been fantastic everywhere in the Midwest and will continue to get better as long as Mother Nature will refrain from freezing all the water again! To keep from crying on my computer over the sad story that culminated last Tuesday without filling that youth deer tag I've been carrying around, I figured a look back at the year was in order. If

    Jan 06,
  • The Poplar Bluff Police Department has recently received several fraud complaints which involve a suspect trying to coerce the victim into paying money for a (nonexistent) bond. In the most recent complaints, the suspect identified himself as “Deputy Jeff Rolland with Butler County”; and threatened to arrest the victims if they did not pay an $800.00 bond using prepaid credit cards. In previous complaints, a suspect posed as a member of the victim’s family; said they had been arrested; and asked the victim to pay their bond using a prepaid credit card. Law Enforcement Agencies do not collect bond money over the phone.  Anyone who receives such a call is encouraged to hang up and immediately call their local law

    Jan 05,
  • As 2014 and the 113th Congress draw to a close, I would like to take some time this week to look back and reflect on the 18 months I have been able to serve you in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District. This time last year I wrote a column outlining five goals I had for the year. They were: reining in the IRS and the EPA, returning to a better appropriations process, finding bipartisan solutions for problems, protecting rural America, and watching the Missouri Tigers have another successful football season. Well, the Tigers are now back-to-back SEC East champions and just won another great bowl game, so we have that goal met! But, in all seriousness, Congress made a lot of progress on the goals

    Jan 03,

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