• A trio of Poplar Bluff High School students won $50 apiece on Wednesday, Aug. 19, through the Get Schooled “spread cheer” campaign under the national Graduate for Mas program, sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. Participants were asked what they would do with $50 to spread cheer throughout their school or community. (From right) Sophomore Katie Sliger said she would donate her winnings to the Mules Booster Club; junior Gene Greer III stated he would buy his schoolmates donuts; and sophomore Garret Hudson vowed to purchase books for the library. In addition, math teacher Hope Conover (far left) won a $50 gift card in the “Tip Your Teacher” contest through the same program. Conover was nominated by a

    Aug 26,
  • Earlier this month the Ozark Federal Credit Union purchased 150 Neverland-themed T-shirts for the Poplar Bluff High School Sho-Me Band to be worn this season. Sho-Me Band Booster Club President Shelly Batton initially reached out to credit union officials, who said they were more than happy to oblige. Wearing their new gray shirts, for the most part, the Sho-Me Band take a moment during practice Friday, Aug. 21, to formally thank Ozark Federal Credit Union staff members (standing, front left): Chad Wolfram, vice president of lending; Davine Conover, business development specialist; Kirk Mondy, president; and Katrina Hopson, operations manager.

    Aug 26,
  • Students, grades K-6, put on a series of skits for the community on Friday, July 31, showcasing all they learned this summer in Super Kids Camp at Wheatley School. Keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Harris, Lincoln University chief information officer, advised students to “ask, listen and think.” A tradition of five years, Super Kids is a summer school enrichment program run by volunteers, offered to Butler County elementary students. A total of 31 signed up this year, with 24 reportedly maintaining perfect attendance.

    Aug 20,
  • Poplar Bluff R-I hosted a special luncheon for 65 custodians and maintenance workers on Friday, Aug. 7, as a small token of appreciation for their flexibility with construction taking place at the district’s three largest schools this summer. Chartwells served the food, which was purchased at The Deep-Freeze.

    Aug 20,
  • Poplar Bluff school board members, administrators and teachers welcomed nearly 50 new certified and classified staff members to the R-I district to kick off three days of training beginning on Monday, Aug. 3, in the Administrative Building. Poplar Bluff Schools is among the largest employers in Butler County, with a staff of 737.

    Aug 19,

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