• 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,
  • Saw this on Facebook and thought our SEMO.net-ers would enjoy a local talent, Sheldon Price. After all, THE Harry Thomason enjoyed it!!!! http://youtu.be/oPLcYEOvwPQ

    Apr 28,
  • PBII's Appeal Case Is Affirmed (the bitter) Pearson Is Appointed Mayor (the sweet) First the SWEET... Last night three new councilmen (Jack Rushin, David Johnson and Peter Tinsley) were sworn in. The first order of business was to elect a Mayor. Angela Pearson was elected as the new Mayor of Poplar Bluff and Jack Rushin elected as the new Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor is the spokesperson and figurehead for our community.  Many people hear the word "mayor" and assume it is a position of power. In Poplar Bluff's form of government, a third-class optional City Manager form found in Mo Rev Statues 78.700, most of the power typically associated with Mayor is wielded by the City Manager. In our form

    Apr 22,
  • I've tried to investigate two stories surrounding the City Cable sale, but am getting no where so I'm left to either not report it or let you know what I've come across and see if you can help me corroborate the stories. Of course my critics are going to claim I'm rumor-mongering, and to a degree I understand and accept that critique. Insurance Questions Regarding City Cable One of the city employees who was potentially being fired as a result of the sale of City Cable has a child with serious health issues. I asked the labor rep of the union to provide me any details and he couldn't give me specifics but did say that a trip to a

    Apr 10,
  • I'm excited to announce that Poplar Bluff has opted to make a sweeping change to our city council today by electing at-large members Dr. Jack Rushin and David Johnson and Ward 5 member Peter Tinsley. All of them discussed wonderful ideas for helping keep the momentum of Poplar Bluff going and I look forward to what they will accomplish in the three year term. For everyone who got out and voted...bless you! Brian Becker

    Apr 08,

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