• 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,
  • Poplar Bluff Junior High students concluded their unit on the scientific method with a rocket launch on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Fred M. Morrow Stadium. Rocket Day was founded several years ago by retired science teacher Vic Clark, who still returns for the occasion to help operate his homemade compressed air launcher. Eighth graders later make qualitative and quantitative observations about the data. Prior to the event this year, students watched “October Sky,” which was inspired by Homer Hickam Jr., a NASA engineer, who actually wrote a personal letter to the class after teacher Ashley Woolard connected with him via Twitter. “Best wishes to you and remember, if you never have dreams, they never come true. Aim high,” Hickam

    Nov 02,
  • The Mules Booster Club named Poplar Bluff High School softball catcher Gracie King and football quarterback Zane Foust the Athletes of the Month for September. The single game and season record holder for yards, Foust, a senior, has completed 162 of his 226 attempts for 2,737 yards, with 33 touchdowns. Meanwhile King, also a senior, ended the softball season with 29 runs batted in and a .469 batting average. According to both of their head coaches, Lisa Boyer and Mark Barousse, King and Foust are leaders both on and off the field.

    Nov 02,

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