• 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,
  • I was interviewed last week for an article on ISPs who have submitted to the Fed Government for grants under the Recover Act's Broadband for Rural, Unserved areas programs by the Dept of Agriculture and Dept of Commerce. TCMNet: Poplar Bluff: Where Broadband Stimulus Meets Green Technology

    Oct 26,
  • The Butler County Health Department has been receiving three different versions of the new H1N1 flu vaccine – each one designed for a specific use. The health department will be distributing the vaccine according to the guidelines established for each of the three versions. “There are three main types of H1N1 flu vaccine and each type is not right for everyone,” said Health Department Director, Robert Hudson. “It is important to remember that there will eventually be enough vaccine for everyone who wants to be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu.”

    Oct 23,
  • America's Got Talent winner, Neal Boyd, is in concert in Poplar Bluff tonight and only 100 tickets are still available at the door starting at 6pm. On stage tonight, opening the show at 7pm is semo.net's own Toni Becker Band. Tickets are $15 at the door and there are still a handful of floor seats available along with balcony seats. Rodgers Theater Poplar Bluff 7pm (doors open at 6)

    Oct 17,
  • Pulse-pounding mixed-martial arts action returns to the Coliseum this October courtesy of Cage Fighter Championship. Night of Champions brings the best of the best to Poplar Bluff for one night only on Saturday, October 10. The event brings together several UFC stars, including 9-time UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes and Marc Fiore of HIT Squad, UFC fighter Brian Foster, and Ultimate Fighter 10 superstar Jon Madsen. Matt Hughes and Marc Fiore will be bringing their HIT Squad fighters to compete for Cage Fighter Championship belts. There will be three – that’s right, THREE – championship fights, so the action will have you on the edge of your seat from the time the doors open at 7PM until the last knockout

    Oct 07,

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