• The Claudia Foundation of Poplar Bluff presents “An Evening with Lily Tomlin” A Fundraiser for the Foundation, Timed to Commemorate the Restoration of Balcony Seating at the historic Rodgers Theatre in Poplar Bluff Friday September 19th, 2008 at 7:00pm (for more information, click here, or call the Foundation at 573-686-3040) * * * * * * Unless you have spent the last few weeks in a campaign-ad-induced coma, surely you’re aware that Poplar Bluff is gearing up for a rare evening of entertainment, courtesy of the Claudia Foundation’s very special guest, Tony Award-winning comedienne Lily Tomlin.

    Sep 16,
  • “Character building.” That’s what I always try to tell myself when I am hit with an unexpected hardship. Ah, but how sorely we are all being tried of late! We shall all have developed the character of Solomon by the time we resolve our fuel and transporation issues. As I finished up some errands around sunset yesterday, I could easily see that, though Hurricane Ike had yet to hit in the U.S., it had already driven us to our local gas pumps amid rumors of yet more ghastly price hikes in the (hopefully) short-term. By the time I gassed up, the rumors had all come true.

    Sep 13,
  • It’s like Alan Jackson wrote. On September 11, 2001, our world really did stop turning. One of the only things about that morning linking it to a handful of other days in U.S. history is the fact that we all remember precisely where we were, and what we were doing, when tragedy struck. Shortly after people all over the country had dropped their kids off at school and settled in for another day’s labor, four aerial suicide attacks brought sudden, unspeakable destruction to New York City; Arlington County, Virginia; and Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

    Sep 11,
  • It’s all home-made, with both care and flair. The personal touch is very much in play here, and the price is so right even I can do the math. And live with it! Stay and enjoy, or have your meal prepped to go---it’s all good at The Scott-Walker Eatery, located on South Main in Poplar Bluff's re-emerging historic quarter.

    Sep 09,
  • As the world continues to examine the resume of Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Americans are heating up the blogs with debates on balancing family life and professional life. But---distinct from current blogging on the subject---often in this area there seems to be a disturbing linguistic implication, in both print and speech: that parenthood, in contrast to paid work, is something other than...well...work.

    Sep 06,

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