• People have expressed confusion over how the City Council voting, so I wanted to help clear things up. If you live inside the city limits of Poplar Bluff you will be able to vote for two at-large city council members. Your ballot will look like: If you vote at the Armory, you live in Ward 5. Your ballot will have an extra section on it to select Ward 5's representing Council member for the next three years. That ballot will look like the following: Many Poplar Bluffians received a mailer in the last few days reminding them to get out and vote for the candidates who best represent the people of Poplar Bluff. The city of Poplar Bluff is at

    Apr 06,
  • It is with great joy I tell you that Dianne Becker, nationally and internationally acclaimed videographer and documentarian, has had her 2005 TV series, Journey To The Amazon, released to the web. Fifty years ago, five men were killed by a remote tribe in Ecuador, now 33 of their family members travel back to the area to visit the tribe who murdered their patriarchs. This story gripped America in 1956 with a centerfold photo in LIFE magazine of the shattered families who coped with their loss by carrying on their evangelical outreach to the barbarian tribe. For the decades that follow, Elizabeth Elliot and Rachel Saint became synonymous with the verse "Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you."

    Apr 03,
  • Late yesterday Judge Schuller, in the City of Poplar Bluff v Robert J Whelan case, dismissed the City's case against Whelan. The judge wrote: "...Defendants claim that the Relator failed to act in good faith by not following generally accepted accounting practices. Relator's appraiser testified that his appraisal was subject to the LPA Manual. ...Clearly, these requirements were not met." "...the power of condemnation is such an extreme use of power by the government that the applicable statutes are strictly construed in favor of the landowners." The case centers around the intersection of Oak Grove Road and North Westwood Blvd where MoDot and City officials have been planning a much needed upgrade. The first main purchase was for an empty office

    Apr 02,

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