Poplar Bluff is fortunate to have its animal care resources
(Editorial ~ 05/14/22)
Southeast Missouri has many homeless animals, but Poplar Bluff is fortunate to have dedicated rescue and adoption resources: Poplar Bluff Animal Control, Hearts for Rescue and the Animal Welfare Alliance of Southeast Missouri. Poplar Bluff Animal Control is staffed by hardworking officers and volunteers. They reunite owners with missing pets, find homes for animals and educate pet owners on local animal laws...
Attracting butterflies workshop set for Tuesday
(Local News ~ 05/14/22)
University of Missouri Extension Master Gardeners will teach youngsters how to attract butterflies to gardens. The hands-on workshop for youth ages 4-12 will be limited to 15 students and pre-registration is required. The class will be taught at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library located at 318 N. Main St...
New voter ID bill moves forward in House
(Column ~ 05/14/22)
In a recent column, I discussed the Neelyville Lady Tigers Basketball team’s visit to Jefferson City. This week I was thrilled to receive a nice thank you card signed by all members of the team. I really appreciate their commitment to our country, our state, and am happy they appreciated the chance to travel to our beautiful state Capitol...
Lawmakers OK record funding for education, infrastructure
(Column ~ 05/14/22)
Lawmakers have given final approval to a state spending plan that allocates record levels of funding to the state’s system of education and vital infrastructure. The budget plan also provides funding for programs that assist the state’s most vulnerable citizens, increases support for law enforcement and public safety, invests in the state’s workforce, and provides funding for a one-time economic recovery tax credit...
George K. “Kenneth” Boatner, Sr.
(Obituary ~ 05/14/22)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. — George K. “Kenneth” Boatner Sr., age 86, of Wappapello, died Friday, May 13, 2022 at his residence. Mr. Boatner was born July 2, 1935 in Edinburg, MS to the late Henry C. and N. Grace Malone Boatner. He was a lifelong member of Ironworkers Union #396, St. ...