• Melody Melloy is determined that Sarah White will never be forgotten. The UCAN (United Cancer Assistance Network) of Southeast Missouri organizer is already well under way in planning the Fourth Annual UCAN Walk to honor White’s courageous battle against cancer, and to tell every cancer patient that they are not alone in their fight. “Last year we raised over $30,000 at the Sarah White event, and all of it stayed in Butler, Stoddard, and Wayne Counties,” said Melloy. She says already, over 700 people have signed up to take part in this year’s event. This year’s event is scheduled for May 23. But Melloy believes there will be many more. “I anticipate more like 2,000 people taking part,” said the

    Apr 22,
  • I always figured I’d end up on a stage in LA, and this past weekend it came to fruition. Of course the big city lights were replaced by sunrises and sunsets, the movie stars were instead friendly Cajuns, and Santa Monica Boulevard was a cypress laden bayou. Northern Louisiana is home to one of, if not the best, crappie fishing lakes I’ve ever visited. Lake D’arbonne is reminiscent of Reelfoot in that it is full of stumps, but where it varies is the bottom contours and channels, among other things. Looking at a detailed map of the lake shows dips, rises, ridges, ditches, flats, channels and so on. There are plainly marked boat lanes that allow you to run wide

    Apr 22,
  • Poplar Bluff Junior High School participated in the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics middle school math contest on Saturday, April 11, in Jackson, competing in the spring, target and team events. The students who competed were the top scorers on a voluntary placement test. Student Brett Keele qualified to go on to states, placing fifth overall in the eighth grade category as well as the spring event, and was the top scorer for PBJHS. The state competition will take place Saturday, April 25, at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. R-I special education teacher Chris Dell, and math instructors Rebecca Tuley and Chris Wheat accompanied the students during the trip.  

    Apr 21,
  • The mid-April Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings were released today (4/19) and Greenville Bears moved up two spots to the #2 rank in Class 2 baseball. Many will claim “rankings don’t mean anything” but those that do are usually not on the list. Rankings do mean something; rankings come with school pride and team excitement and a target on the back of your jersey. Everyone knows that state ranking gives your opponents even more reason to bring their “A Game.” [read more of this story] [read about Bear's players and team success] Class 2 State Ranking Valle Catholic Greenville Linn East Carter Sturgeon Plato Cooter Bernie Scotland County Crane [See all State Rankings]

    Apr 19,

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