Nature & Outdoors



Poplar Bluff Spring Fling: a great time for everyone

  Poplar Bluff’s 2nd Annual Spring Fling this past weekend was great fun for all that attended. Our crew tapped for last Saturday met lots of SEMO Times friends and participated in a number of activities. We ran in to Iron Mountain Market manager and the event’s coordinator Rhonda Belcher, who offered us a nice

Arts & Ent

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Kelley Hunt talks blues, Beautiful Bones, and Beale Street

Well, SEMO Times gets lucky again. First, we offer our dear readers a Samantha Fish feature to our 10 On a Tank column. She’s a Missouri singer/songwriter/guitarist making her way in the big bad world of blues music. Then we bring you Sheryl Crow. Another well-known Missouri artist who needs no introduction. Last month Malden’s



Poplar Bluff Police

Poplar Bluff shooting ends with one death, two arrests

By the Poplar Bluff Police Department On 4/17 at approximately 5:52 am, officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department were dispatched with EMS to an apartment in the 500 block of Cynthia St in reference to a report of a shooting.  A white male victim who had been shot several times was transported to Poplar Bluff


Kennett Police Reports: March 18, 2015

On 03/17/15 at approximately 19:05, Kennett Officer’s arrested 18 year old Jamie J. Viveros of Kennett on a Kennett Municipal warrant for Failure to Appear on a No Seat Belt. Viveros posted the $42.50 cash only bond and was released with a new Kennett Municipal Court date. At approximately 21:44. Kennett Officer’s were dispatched to



Twin Rivers student signs letter of intent

Senior Jase Worley of Twin Rivers High School signed his letter of intent to play for Culver-Stockton College on Wednesday afternoon. Worley is expected to attend starting in the fall as a freshman. Worley will be majoring in optometry. Worley Played Small Forward and Shooting Guard at Twin Rivers and is listed at 6’1″ 14o lbs. Worley played


Farmers' Market

Cut to the Chase: Differing Definitions

  By Rebecca French Smith For the last few weeks I have been immersed in local food — defining the term, meeting farmers who grow food for consumers who want “local food” and discovering ways Missouri farmers are evolving to meet demand. More and more are discovering new markets for the food they grow and

Ask Shana

Ask Shana: Dating delights and duds

My marriage is now a separation and my career just got rebooted, and now I feel so empowered and men are just flocking! Some days I feel like a “natural woman” and other days I can’t stop crying. Any advice on getting it together? I’m channeling my inner REO Speedwagon when I say don’t be

butcher block and bourbon

Butcher Block and Bourbon: Holiday Leftovers Galore

The intention of Butcher Block and Bourbon is to be a guide of sorts to men who may be befuddled by the kitchen, or may just need some advice on how to clean up old habits. I’m Jack, I am a man. I have a beard and the fruit of my loins is a young man who will

Capitol Report: Rep. Kevin Engler (R-Farmington)

State Representative KEVIN ENGLER District 116     Committees Select Committee on Rules, Chairman Local Government Health Insurance Select Committee on General Laws Joint Committee on Legislative Research, Chairman       Quick Links:   As the House is awaiting the Senate to work through their budget requests, my colleagues and I gave


Weekly Column from Sen. Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau): Balancing Budgets

The Senate spent the first part of this week working through the night and into the early morning, finalizing their version of the Fiscal Year 2016 state budget, and sending the state’s spending plan back to the House with our recommendations. If the House does not pass the changes, the budget will go to conference


Spearson Says: It is time to stand our ground

by Scott Pearson The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be shutting down this Friday, Feb. 27. The reason: Senate Democrats are filibustering a bill passed by the House that includes their funding and provisions to derail President Obama’s November 2014 executive order granting 4 million undocumented workers amnesty. The Democrats are putting the Department