• The Poplar Bluff City Council issued the R-I school district a proclamation on Thursday, April 9, at the 5th & 6th Grade Center, encouraging students to perform their best, as high schoolers begin End of Course exams this week, followed by Missouri Assessment Program testing for grades 3-8. For a detailed test schedule and some pointers, please visit:  http://www.poplarbluffschools.net/admin/2015-test-schedule/

    Apr 14,
  • There is no doubt Americans sometimes long for a simpler time. Almost everyone longs to go back to Mayberry, where spring evenings are spent on a front porch amidst the symphonic aroma of flowering trees and the sweet promise of summer. Almost everyone wants to walk through a friendly neighborhood where children are out hunting fireflies at dusk. It is that longing for Americana and simplicity that keeps people coming back year after year to Charleston, MO and its annual Dogwood and Azalea Festival, this year April 16-19. As a matter of fact, this year’s theme is “Take a Step Back in Time.” Karen Teeters, Executive Director of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Tourism says that about 30,000 people

    Apr 14,
  • Grammy Award Winning artist Suzy Bogguss is coming to Poplar Bluff’s Historic Rodgers Theatre on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m., and already the tickets are selling well. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE “Right now we’ve just got a few of the VIP tickets left,” said event organizer Brent Davis. VIP Tickets include a chance to meet the recording artist, and are $35. Reserved tickets are $25 each, and general admission is $15. Balcony seating is available for $10 per ticket. Bogguss is a country music performer, and songwriter, who began her career in the 1980’s as a solo artist. In the 1990’s, she released one platinum and three gold albums, and charted six top ten singles. She won the

    Apr 10,
  • Spring has finally arrived officially and in reality. I stayed outside for a while just as it was getting dark last night and listened to the sounds of spring’s arrival. The frogs were croaking and chirping and some of the late moving birds were singing and even a few bats were out trying to find insects. Also the hummers are back. Fishing for a while will be a big blah as the lakes are high with more rainfall predicted so they will remain above where the Corps of Engineers desire for this time of year. The rivers, Black River for an example is more than half-bank full at Poplar Bluff and fishing on that stream will be bad for quite

    Apr 08,

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