• 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,
  • by Logan Harding Westwood Baptist Academy had their Homecoming on Friday night. Trey Graham and Summer Ward were named the Homecoming King and Queen. Graham later led the Eagles to a win in their final home game of the season.

    Feb 14,
  • By Angie West As I sit here in my comfy chair, sipping coffee and finishing the book Blackdeath 23, I am more thankful than ever to be an American. Blackdeath 23 is a book written by Poplar Bluff High School graduate of the class of 1991, Rob Mills. The book chronicles his daily life in the United States Cavalry as a Chief Warrant Officer 2 as an Army helicopter pilot during Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a young boy, Rob would draw helicopters and dream that someday he would be able to fly them. But as he grew up, jobs, marriage, kids and their associated responsibilities became the order of the day. However, as months turned into years, Rob felt like

    Nov 13,
  • PHOTO - County Clerk-elect Kent Hampton emcees the Hee-Haw program at First Southern Baptist Church at Malden. by Mike Hankins MALDEN - Hee Haw night at the First Southern Baptist Church here Friday evening was an uproarious success. The hillbilly-inspired fellowship and fun was the second time church members united to perform the program made popular by the country-themed television series that starred Buck Owens, Minnie Pearl, Archie Campbell and Roy Clark, to name a few. Dunklin County Clerk-elect Kent Hampton donned Jed Clampett-like jeans and a spiffy country-fried hat to emcee the event. Hampton was joined in the church's Family Life Center by about 40 cast members that featured the church choir, which performed songs, skits and stand-up jokes outfitted in

    Nov 08,
  • Front row: Conner Johnson, Hunter Johnson, Ryder, Levi Johnson.  Back row: Ron Johnson, Rich Johnson, and Aaron Johnson. (Not pictured: Tim Kavan and Scott James) By Tim Kavan The Bootheel Bobwhites Quail Forever (QF) Chapter teamed up with the Bayou Strutters National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) chapter to host a youth hunt on Saturday, September 13th in New Madrid County. The weather was chilly and the wind was brisk, but this didn’t prevent the 3 young lads from taking advantage of this opportunity! This event was originally planned as a joint effort with QF, NWTF and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to recruit new hunters to the adventures of hunting upland game. We would like to thank all organizations and

    Sep 29,
  • by Bob Roberts New Madrid, Mo. – A crowd of over 50 gathered Sunday afternoon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in a demonstration billed as a show of solidarity with the Ferguson community. “We are here to show support for our brothers and sisters in Ferguson and for them to know we are praying for justice for Michael Brown, and praying for peace for the community,” said Ted Maltbia, one of the organizers of the event. This event was held outside on the street in front of the church and it was clear there was a great deal of compassion for the community and the Brown family. “I hope everyone can come together and demand justice for Michael Brown. Our

    Aug 17,

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