Educators have the power to influence generations
(Column ~ 03/27/21)
During this year-long pandemic, many ordinary citizens have stepped up to keep our society running. Despite the spread of the new, deadly virus, Americans in essential jobs have risen to the challenge and we must take a moment to honor them. Chief among these heroes are our schoolteachers. ...
OUR VIEW: Residents, city work together for MLK tribute
(Editorial ~ 03/27/21)
Poplar Bluff ofificials recenlty made an announcement and accepted a donation toward a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute on a city street. The project is a long time in coming. Many conversations were held between city officials and the community members who brought the project forward about how and what could be done...
Bidenís immigration crisis
(Column ~ 03/27/21)
Since being sworn in on January 20, Joe Biden has made clear that he is serious about prioritizing the rights and well-being of illegal immigrants over American citizens. Whether it is his words, his executive actions, or legislation he has signed into law, all his policies clearly incentivize people to try to cross our border illegally. Now, a crisis is here Ė and itís a crisis of Joe Biden and his administrationís own making...
Protect the right to organize
(Letter to the Editor ~ 03/27/21)
Dear Editor: Letís be clear: Right to work is wrong. The PRO Act will wipe it off the map. Nearly 60 million people say they would join a union today if they could. The problem? Union-busters, Big Business and woefully outdated laws continue to undermine the right to collectively bargain...
(Police/Fire Report ~ 03/27/21)
BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT Cathy Malin of Harviell reported on Monday, March 22, several items were taken from her residence while she was in jail. _ John W. Catt was arrested on Tuesday, March 23, on suspicion of stealing and an active warrant. While Catt was getting dressed out, he also allegedly was discovered to have a plastic bag containing a white crystalline substance, suspected to be methamphetamine...
80 families thank DAR employees for food
(Local News ~ 03/27/21)
By BARBARA ANN HORTON Staff Writer Accepting one of the 80 bags of groceries distributed Saturday at the Daily American Republic Food Giveaway, a young couple shared how the food would help them. As they thanked the newspaper and its employees, the young man said, ďWe are going to make it until our next foods stamps. We donít have to worry about having something for dinner. Thank you very much.Ē...