• ... with Everything You Need to Know in an Emergency Information on 14 Different Emergencies with 35 Customizable Alerts The American Red Cross announces the release of its new Emergency App which gives people instant access to weather alerts, life-saving information and ways to contact family and friends in one free, easy-to-use app for mobile devices. This all-inclusive app provides expert advice on what to do in case of disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, home fires and more. The free Emergency App is available in app stores for smartphones and tablets by searching for the American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/apps.   “When an emergency occurs, it’s important for families to stay safe and connected,” said Cindy Erickson,

    Apr 19,
  • Friday was a bit cloudy and dull. But my day brightened considerably when I met some friends at the Original Lemonade House Grill. There was a bit of a wait in line and a little bit of a wait to get my order, but it was all time well spent. At the Original Lemonade House Grill, the line becomes time for true social interaction. It’s much more entertaining than eating somewhere with a big screen television in front of you. Boyfriends are discussed, husbands are discussed, ex husbands are discussed. Then there is a chiming in from the guy’s side, lamenting all of the trouble with women. Overheard conversations are entertainment. Well, you get the picture. Just the chance to

    Apr 18,
  • “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” Chronicles 7:14 That was the verse before a crowd of about 50 people who gathered Friday evening at Northpoint Nazarene Church. Pastor Greg Gilberto had called the Prayer Summit in hopes of beginning a healing process for the city of Poplar Bluff. “I have never done this before,” Gilberto told the gathering. “But I feel this is something we need to do.” Gilberto has been disturbed by what he described as a feeling of a “wet blanket” laying over

    Apr 18,
  • “Confluence,” the annual literary journal of Three Rivers College, has received three awards from the American Scholastic Press Association for its 2014 issue. The journal, which is put together by the college’s Languages department, contains poetry, short fiction, and essays written by Three Rivers’ students, faculty, and staff. “We’re extremely proud to receive these awards, especially considering the level of competition,” said Gregory Snell, an Instructor of English at the college and one of Confluence’s coordinators. “We put a lot of work into ‘Confluence’ every year, and it’s rewarding to see it get the attention it deserves.” “Confluence” was one of five university, community college, and high school literary magazines to receive “First Place with Merit.” The award is given

    Apr 16,
  • Long before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, there was Mark Russell, daring to joke and sing about America’s often absurd political process. Russell will perform his unique blend of political humor and witty satiric songs at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center as the last show in the Patrons of the Arts 2014-15 season. Tickets are $10 and available online at trcc.edu/tinnin, at the Poplar Bluff and Dexter Chambers of Commerce, the Three Rivers Financial Services office, and, as available, at the door. The performance will be held April 23 at 7 p.m. In a 30-year career of performing "Mark Russell Comedy Specials" on PBS, touring his stand-up comedy routines, and writing a newspaper column, Russell became known for creating jokes

    Apr 15,

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