Arts & Ent


10 on a Tank: End of Summer Escapes

As the end of summer vacation approaches we must gear up for the beginning of a new school semester. Or as we call it here at home – sing along with me – “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” First, let’s wind down and take a look at a whole bunch of neat events


3 Reasons to SEMO: Make a splash under the sun

    Southeast Missouri sure can get hot in the summer, but no worries! With these three water parks located near you, beat the heat and make a splash under the sun with family and friends! 1. Cape Splash – 1565 N.Kingshighway Cape Girardeau, MO Visit Cape Splash, ranked in the top 10 things to



Sikeston Rodeo and Tax-Free Weekend fall on the same weekend

  It has been a few years since this has happened, but two of the busiest weekends for retailers in Sikeston, Mo. are about to collide on the same weekend. The result will leave the consumer smiling and the retail stores buzzing. Missouri’s Tax-Free Weekend will start at 12:01am Friday August 7th and will run through


SEMO native re-appointed to Missouri Conservation Commission

    Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday that he has re-appointed Sikeston businessman and longtime conservationist Don C. Bedell to the Missouri Conservation Commission. The Commission protects and manages Missouri’s fish, forest and wildlife resources and provides unparalleled opportunities for Missourians to use, enjoy and learn about nature. “Don Bedell’s service on the Conservation Commission



Southeast’s Online MBA in Sports Management ranked among Nation’s Top 25

  Southeast Missouri State University’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an option in sport management has been ranked among the nation’s top online master in sport management degree programs by The Best Schools. Southeast’s program is ranked 17th nationally and is the only program in Missouri ranked in the top 25. The program



ESPN passes over ‘Courage’ for Caitlyn Jenner

  ESPN has selected Caitlyn Jenner as the winner of the 2015 Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. Jenner was named ahead of both Lauren Hill and Noah Galloway. But despite rumors to the contrary, ESPN states both Hill and Galloway were not considered as “runner-ups.” Which begs the question, if not “runner-up” and obviously not

Nature & Outdoors


SEMO Fishing Report: 7/30

    Lakes Clearwater Lake Information: 573-290-5730 Water Surface Temp: 87º Water Level (Range): -none- Water Type: -none- Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Largemouth Bass: Slow Channel Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Slow White Bass: Slow 497.5′; all species slow. (Reported on: 7/28/15) Council Bluff Lake Information: 573-290-5730 Water Surface Temp: 84º Water Level (Range): -none- Water Type:



Behind the Wheel

    By Nora Faris Driving down the interstate at 65 miles per hour, I am passed by a string of motorists in an assortment of autos: rusted Oldsmobiles, svelte BMWs and practical pickup trucks. Out of the corner of my eye, I glimpse an American classic in the other lane — a candy-apple red


Ask Shana: The Fragile Heart

What’s the best way to encourage someone? I’m having a difficult time with a friend who’s just in her own way and it breaks my heart. With each stage of our lives, comes a journey and lessons that lead us to it. The process being just as important as the destination. Your friend is likely

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


Missouri: A State of Discovery

  By Nora Faris From the moment the final school bell rang in May until the inevitable return of the morning school bus in mid-August, my older brother and I reveled in the freedom of summer, released from the daily drudgery of the classroom. My brother would occupy his time with fishing when he wasn’t


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