• 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,
  • The Dexter Police Department would like to express some safety concerns regarding the new game being played by so many known as Pokemon Go. Our department has received complaints from numerous citizens regarding the Pokemon Go players with safety concerns. Complaints have stemmed from players trespassing on private property during game play, players walking out in front of moving motor vehicles not paying attention to their surroundings while playing the game along with other complaints. The Dexter Police Department worked a motor vehicle accident on 07/14/2016 involving a Pokemon Go player being dragged by a motor vehicle subsequently being transported by EMS to a local hospital for their injuries. If you do choose to play this game, please be aware

    Jul 15,
  •   Tragically, drowning is the leading cause of unintended, injury related death of children ages 1-4. Imagine being part of a global team of kids and adults all working together to stop drowning. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ will take place over the course of 24 hours at an estimated 500 locations in more than 20 countries at pools and waterparks around the globe to focus attention on the vital importance of teaching kids to swim. Kids in the Poplar Bluff, Missouri area will have a chance to participate in this global event on Friday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. This is a FREE

    Jun 18,
  • Currently, 4-H is looking for volunteers to lead summer programs from June-August in the following areas: cake decorating, beekeeping, horses, outdoor adventures, veterinary science and woodworking. Although we are looking for volunteers in these areas there is always room for other options! Plus, you do not have to be an expert to be a volunteer. 4-H has all the resources you could need! 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization in the world, and is open to all boys and girls, ages 5 to18. Children ages 5 to 7 years old (by Dec. 2015) are eligible for 4-H Clover Kids. Youth who are 5 to 18 years of age (by Dec. 2015) can choose from a variety of 4-H skills

    Feb 19,
  • You can register at the event for the Ag Expo Beauty Pageant which will be held at the 30th annual Ag Expo 2016 on Saturday, January 16, at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, MO.  The divisions include: 9:30 am, Baby Girl, birth to 12 months; 10:00 am, Toddler Girl, 1st birthday to 23 months; 10:30 am, Petite Miss, 2 to 4 years; 11:00 am, Tiny Miss, 5 to 7 years; 11:30 am, Little Miss, 8 to 12 years; 12:00 noon, Junior Miss, 13 to 15 years; and 12:30 pm, Miss Ag Expo, 16 to 20 years. Pageant wear is requested.  However, it is not required in the baby and toddler divisions held at 9:30 am and 10:00 am. Three

    Jan 15,
  • One in five people will have a panic attack once in their lifetime. What would you do when this happens to a student, loved one, or church member? Attend the Youth Mental Health First Aid course to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to help, and how to guide the youth to professional help.  University of Missouri Extension is sponsoring Youth Mental Health First Aid training on Thursday, December 3 in Poplar Bluff. The one-day training will be held at the First Presbyterian Church from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The registration fee is waived which includes a workbook and lunch. It is provided free of charge because of funds provided by the Missouri Institute of Mental Health. Instructors,

    Oct 22,
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