• New area of Broadband Internet Opened South of Poplar Bluff near Harviell - 5-mile range! Do you want broadband Internet in your area? semo.net has begun a new program to help. We will attempt to deploy wireless service to areas once 30 customers sign up in a 2-mile radius!*

    Dec 17,
  • The day following the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, I saw a CNN article stating that Obama was being seen by media as "President of the World." My first thoughts were "this is more media bias" since the entire article was about how the media around the world was reacting to the results. Since I hadn't heard that term before associated with our highest office, it certainly piqued my interest. As I read that article, I found myself thinking of a dear friend that spends his life traveling throughout Europe. I emailed him asking to give me a sense of the people he meets on a day to day basis and whether they consider Obama

    Dec 15,
  • This is part 5 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 and second candle] Father, we take this time to pause and consider how good and faithful You are. We acknowledge and thank You for the moments You have given us to spend here on earth together. Your loving-kindness sustains us. We apologize for the ways in which we violate Your commandments of love and squander precious moments of this life. Thank

    Dec 11,
  • Riley and Tara March were both "born and raised" in Ripley County but now find themselves raising their own family in Northern Ireland. Riley felt the call to missions while attending Indiana Bible College. Before getting married, he told Tara (Slusher) about the call he felt on his life to make sure she would be willing to one-day raise a family in a foreign land while working for the Lord. After a stint at college they moved back to Doniphan to raise a family. Flash forward 14 years and the March Gang now includes Peyton (11), Kirsten (7) and Simeon (4), but the conversations of "where and when" frequently came up as the couple continued to wait, year after year,

    Dec 07,
    - by semouser
  • If you are in the mood for a little Christmas cheer, then head on over Kissinger & Kirkman Investment on Kanell Blvd in Poplar Bluff. Toni will be performing today with her guitar and a myriad of Christmas songs. Stop on by, meet the team at Kissinger and Kirkman, listen to some soothing music and enjoy some tasty treats. Toni will be performing from 4pm to 7pm (with the exception of a few short breaks). Thursday, December 4th. For information call 573.785.4174.

    Dec 04,

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