OUR VIEW Speak up: Do you support an increase in the state’s gas tax?
(Editorial ~ 05/01/21)
A Missouri House committee voted unanimously this week to support an increase in the state’s gas tax. The current proposal from the House Transportation Committee would raise the tax by 12.5 cents during the next five years, resulting in a tax of 29.5 cents per gallon. It would be the first increase since 1996. Missouri’s current tax of 17 cents a gallon is among the lowest in the nation...
Police Reports - May 1
(Police/Fire Report ~ 05/01/21)
George W. Alfaro, 38, of Poplar Bluff was booked at the Butler County jail Friday, April 30, to serve 48 hours of shock detention. _ Jeff B. Coley, 36, of West Plains was booked at the Butler County jail Friday, April 30, on a capias warrant for non-support...
(Obituary ~ 05/01/21)
A.D. Clack, age 90, of Broseley, Missouri, died Friday, April 30, 2021 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Mr. Clack was born December 28, 1930, in Gideon, Missouri, son of the late Thomas and Stella Clack. Mr. Clack lived at Broseley from 1940 to 1950. He moved to St. Louis and worked for the Brotherhood of Teamsters Union Local 600 for 36 years. After retiring, he moved back to Broseley in 1986. He was a member of Ash Hill General Baptist Church...
FREE TO ALL WITH VIDEO: ‘We needed this’
UCAN walk extra special after year of pandemic (Local News ~ 05/01/21)Saturday morning’s United Cancer Assistance Network Sarah Jarboe White Walk was special for more reasons than it being the 10th walk in White’s memory. After the 2020 Walk was forced to be held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to gather in person for this year’s Walk made it extra sweet...