• It seems nearly impossible to fathom that someone as brilliant and funny as Robin Williams could be so tortured emotionally that he takes himself out of the human race. Yet, last week, one by one, each of us across the whole globe, fixed our attention on the sad news of this beloved actor’s suicide. Sometimes, a blip of news in the vast sea of information we are bombarded with daily, seems to slap us so hard in the face that we can almost hear the collective groan rippling through space and time. Then we all try our best to reckon with reality. And what a devastating reality Robin Williams’ death reveals - that someone who, by his very nature, brought

    Aug 26,
  • Still looking for a great way to bring in the New Year? The music of Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Christopher Cross and a number of other artists will be performed by Toni Becker, Pat Hunt (from Houston, Tx), Tim Hicks, Becca Hunt and Brian Becker. The cover charge of $20 will include party favors and bubbly at the midnight hour. Come early for dinner and bring the new year in with a tasty meal. This is going to be the best music in Poplar Bluff, so make your way to the New Years Eve Party at the Wine Rack!

    Dec 30,
  • Provided by the Butler County Health Department Develop a Family Disaster Plan for a Winter Storm Missouri families are encouraged to have a Family Disaster Plan. Since hundreds of thousands of citizens experienced power outages due to five ice storms in the past two years, it is important to develop a winter storm-specific family disaster plan. The understanding and being able to respond to Winter Watch, Winter Warning, and Wind Chill is important. A Winter Storm Watch indicates that severe winter weather may affect your area. A Winter Storm Warning indicates severe winter weather is in the area or expected immediately. Wind Chill is a calculation of how cold it feels when the effects of wind speed and temperature are

    Dec 30,
    - by semouser
  • This is the final post of a 7-part series on Advent by Toni and Brian Becker. Opening Prayer and Lighting of Candles [light the four candles] God of wonders, we worship You. We know that You are here with us as we focus our hearts and minds on the miracle of Christ's birth. What a wondrous season this is when its true meaning is celebrated! Thank You for Your amazing love for us. We surrender our hearts here in worship. You alone deserve our praise. Songs of Worship Silent Night O Come All Ye Faithful

    Dec 24,
  • The offices of semo.net will be closed the following days this holiday season: December 24th: Closing at 6pm December 25th: Closed December 31st: Closing at 6pm January 1st: Closed The staff of semo.net wishes you a happy and safe holiday season!

    Dec 22,
    - by semoadmin
  • This is part 6 of a 7-part series on Advent by Toni and Brian Becker. [Play Christmas worship music before gathering to set a special tone. You can even play the four songs you are going to sing during the service to familiarize everyone to the songs.] Opening Prayer and Lighting of First and Second Candle [light the first three candles] With settled hearts and minds we bow in worship. You, Oh God, are more than worthy of our highest praise. Thank You for the faithfulness You’ve shown Your people since the beginning of time. You are good and Your mercy endures forever! It reaches from the highest heavens to our lowly hearts, constantly. We need You more than ever,

    Dec 18,

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