• 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,
  • The Missouri Muddogs who placed 4th in the USSSA State Baseball Championships in Branson this past month have teamed up with Applebee's in Poplar Bluff to serve the "best breakfast in town" this Saturday, July 18th. $5 is the cost for an All You Can Eat breakfast of pancakes, bacon & drink PLUS a portion of every meal meal goes toward sending these great players out to be baseball ambassadors of Poplar Bluff to a four-state region. Muddog players and their families will be your servers for this wonderful and delicious meal. So come on down to your neighborhood Applebee's, across from Home Depot in Poplar Bluff, this Saturday July 18th from 8am to 10am to enjoy a great breakfast

    Jul 16,
  • Semo.net Surfers were stunned by the pitching and bats of Bluff Transmission last night and were beaten 11 to 2 last night at McLane Park in the Championship Game. The semo.net surfers won 2nd place. Bluff Transmission is coached by Billy Lawrence, Bud Rushin & Ben Mense semo.net Surfers are coached by Mike Coleman & Brian Becker Congratulation to all the players during last night's semi-finals and final game. [Please feel free to leave team members' names in the comments section]

    Jul 14,
  • An enormous amount of energy from a wide cast of participants goes into carrying out a successful summer youth baseball season. You’ve got the Park Department staff, coaches, parents, players, concession staff and ball park maintenance staff, each playing a vital role in pulling it all together. Now we know that baseball enthusiasts come in all ages, but the cliché is true that the baseball program is primarily “for the kids.”

    Jul 13,
  • Yesterday, the Trust for America's Health organization published it's State Obesity Rankings and its hard to miss that the Bible Belt is overweight. The swath across the mid-section of the United States that are among the fattest adults is unmistakable with Missouri weighing in at 13th largest.

    Jul 02,

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