• 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,
  • Just wanted to give an update. Depositions were held last week and the jury trial is scheduled for June 6th and 7th. This part of the trial will be to determine if we owe any additional money to the City of Poplar Bluff. Each of the bills we paid the portion that we felt was the right amount and then disputed the remaining amounts on that invoice per the City's "payment dispute" policy. The city has sued my company for those disputed amounts. I know we will present a solid case, but who knows how the jury will perceive the evidence presented. We welcome any and all interested parties to come and listen to the testimony on June 6. Brian

    May 30,
  • For those that do not get the Daily American Republic, the following letter appeared in today's newspaper (5/1/2012) regarding our City Manager actively campaigning this past City Council election cycle. The final sentence wraps up the letter: But the core question must be asked: Do City Council members have to align their vote with Bagby or risk the power of City Hall campaigning against them in April? TO THE EDITOR: The Opinion page of April 1, 2012, contained a half-page opinion by City Manager Doug Bagby. The DAR obviously accepted this letter in his official capacity as City Manager by posting his photo and title. Plus, average citizens are not typically allotted a half-page for their opinion.

    May 01,

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