• 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 can’t count the times I’ve driven by her garden and practically run off the road trying to take as much of it in as is possible at 50 mph. On this beautiful morning, as I had an errand out that way, there was no schedule keeping me from dropping by to take a closer look at this gorgeous spectacle: Vicki Armes’ garden.                 I felt a little nervous just popping in on the Armes family who were all very hard at work in the various garden plots surrounding the house. But apparently this is a common occurrence at the Armes' house as strangers often drop by to inquire about Vicki's masterful handiwork

    Jul 30,
  • These beautiful liver & white and orange & white female Brittany pups are registered NKC (National Kennel Club) and ready for a home. They are 10 weeks old and have had all shots and wormer. Brittanys are a medium sized dog with great abilities to bond with a family or individual. For the hunter, they are used to point quail and retrieve water fowl and dove. $250 for the females. Bred/Raised by Jim Becker, Williamsville. Call 573.998.2248 (Jim) or email jim@semo.net to schedule a time to see the pups.

    Jul 30,
  • I wanted to wait for the Transparent Local Government group to upload the video of the City Council meeting so you could enjoy the dialog yourself. The discussion starts at the 1 hour and 11 minute mark on the video. http://youtu.be/TO8WIb-FY0o Thanks to the three citizens (Chester Pumphrey, Greg West and Jack Rushin) for their challenge of the new bill. For those that want the cliffnotes version here you go: The bill was going to limit how much time the citizens could speak without being on the agenda from 10 minutes down to 3 minutes. Mr. Pumphrey informed the council that the current ordinance gave the mayor the ability to limit the speakers to 10 minutes which is the de

    Jul 19,
  • UPDATE: Citizens of Poplar Bluff joined together and worked to prevent the City Manager and City Clerk from greatly reducing the impact of the Citizen's Input portion of the Council meetings. Keep an eye on upcoming agendas over the coming months, I'm afraid we haven't seen the last of this one. =========================== At the last City Council meeting (video is posted below) the City Manager introduced a new ordinance which will limit the voice a citizen has to their city council. The freedom of expressing your opinion to your city council is being threatened. Councilman Brannum compared the council to Former Governor of Arkansas, Gov Huckabee, who had an open door policy. Mr Brannum was opposed to the bill. City

    Jul 15,

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