• Cheri Kallner is an unusual 19-year old. She realizes she is not typical in the least. Yes…she’s a preacher’s kid, the daughter of Sean Kallner who directs the Springhill School of Hope. But she is much more. She is actually a published author. And it was an unusual road that brought her to where she is today. “I was born in a little town in Washington state,” says the young author. “I was a pastor’s kid and homeschooled with my older brother, Casey. We moved around a lot during my first few years of life.” But that was all an important part of her journey in what she calls “life in the leadership of the Spirit.” When she was about

    May 05,
  • There is no doubt Americans sometimes long for a simpler time. Almost everyone longs to go back to Mayberry, where spring evenings are spent on a front porch amidst the symphonic aroma of flowering trees and the sweet promise of summer. Almost everyone wants to walk through a friendly neighborhood where children are out hunting fireflies at dusk. It is that longing for Americana and simplicity that keeps people coming back year after year to Charleston, MO and its annual Dogwood and Azalea Festival, this year April 16-19. As a matter of fact, this year’s theme is “Take a Step Back in Time.” Karen Teeters, Executive Director of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Tourism says that about 30,000 people

    Apr 14,
  • Grammy Award Winning artist Suzy Bogguss is coming to Poplar Bluff’s Historic Rodgers Theatre on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m., and already the tickets are selling well. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE “Right now we’ve just got a few of the VIP tickets left,” said event organizer Brent Davis. VIP Tickets include a chance to meet the recording artist, and are $35. Reserved tickets are $25 each, and general admission is $15. Balcony seating is available for $10 per ticket. Bogguss is a country music performer, and songwriter, who began her career in the 1980’s as a solo artist. In the 1990’s, she released one platinum and three gold albums, and charted six top ten singles. She won the

    Apr 10,
  • DEXTER - Musicians by nature are a different lot. As destructive as they are creative, musicians are artists that seek to touch the intangible; to invent beauty from thin air. Since Pythagoras discovered octaves, they have been aided by instruments. And those who gather instruments to supply musicians are necessary allies. Combining business skills with musical ambition is a talent of which few people are blessed. Instrument retailers in the brick and mortar world are becoming scarce thanks to Internet sales and a less than robust economy. So when one such retailer reaches a decade in business, it's reason to celebrate. And that's exactly what Dexter Music Center's Steve Agee and his five-star crew intend to do Nov. 22. That

    Nov 12,

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