• 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,
  • Three Rivers College will spotlight its career-technical programs at the Career/Tech Information Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Bess Activity Center on Three Rivers’ Poplar Bluff Campus. “In today’s employment market, many of the high-demand, high-paying jobs require career or technical training rather than a four-year degree,” said Dr. Brenda Russell, Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development at Three Rivers. “At Three Rivers we offer that training through certificate and associate of applied science degree programs in a variety of career and technical fields.” At the Career/Tech Information Fair, attendees can talk to representatives of Three Rivers’ career and technical programs about the benefits and career opportunities offered at Three Rivers. Three Rivers

    Apr 30,
  • Memphis, Tenn., has an intriguing new lodging option and playground for outdoor enthusiasts -- and it's located in a city landmark. After sitting vacant for more than 10 years, the 32-story Memphis Pyramid, formerly an arena, reopens today as Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. [read more]

    Apr 30,
  • Opening morning of the spring firearms turkey season turned out to be a real bummer. I knew where everything I needed was located in the house and as I was getting ready, some of the items were not where they were supposed to be. I found all the clothing that I needed and got dressed and them the searching began. I knew where the shotguns were stored and got out my 12-Ga. that I intended to use. I had a shell vest with the ammunition I needed hanging on the front bedroom door. When I checked to make sure that I had the right vest, imagine my surprise to find 20-Ga. Shells in the vest. I couldn’t find the vest

    Apr 30,
  • It can be a harsh world out there. I don’t know about you all, but there are days when I’ve just had too much. I do not want to watch the news anymore. I do not want to think about one more problem or how to solve it. I just want some comfort. And in those times, do I turn to a bar? No…I turn to burgers. A great cheeseburger is the ultimate comfort food. So this week, I sought to drown my sorrows in the ultimate cheeseburger. I found the perfect place. Bluff Burgers & Brews, affectionately known to locals as “Triple B’s”. I chose to eat lunch there because I really didn’t want to deal with people. I

    Apr 30,
  • Poplar Bluff High School senior Zain Siddiqui was awarded the $1,000 Michael D. Laseter Memorial Scholarship, which is limited to a senior planning to major in the medical field. Siddiqui, 18, has been accepted into the pre-med program at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Laseter was a physician specializing in internal medicine at Kneibert Clinic for over 20 years. After retiring from medicine in 1994, he taught physiology at PBHS on a voluntary basis for five years. Since 2008, the memorial scholarship in his name has been awarded to a student each year.

    Apr 29,
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