Nature & Outdoors

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MDC offers grants, grant workshop for community tree care

MDC workshop on March 27 in Cape Girardeau will help with grant applications. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) cost-share grants — and a local grant workshop — to help government agencies, public schools, and not-for-profit groups with the management, improvement, and conservation of trees and forests

Community

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Jill Rushin eyes the Olympics

Fifty years ago in Poplar Bluff, a former high school track star made a lead ball to teach his son how to throw. The school shot put record holder poured two half spheres and bolted them together. From the house, the younger son watched as his father taught his brother to throw shot put and

Arts & Ent

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What to Watch: Snow Day

It’s too cold outside to function. The icicles form at the corners of your nose as you shovel the sidewalk. Your eyes frost over and the wind stings your face. All you want at this point is to be inside, with coffee or cocoa, under a snuggie. *You only laugh because you’ve never actually tried

Politics

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Tax credits could prove fruitful for Missouri wineries

Rep. Anne Zerr, R-St. Charles, has sponsored HB 506, which is set to make it’s way out of the House. The bill allows the tax credit for wine production to also be used for the purchase of used equipment as well as for new equipment, which supporters say will ensure the success of the tax credit by

Crime

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Scam Alert: Facebook

Southeast Missouri residents are having second thoughts about how friendly they are. A new scam hast started being reported across SEMO. Scammers are creating fake social media accounts and then messaging other users to get personal information. Facebook users are unwittingly giving out sensitive information to people they have never met before and individuals they would

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Poplar Bluff Police Reports: Week of Feb 15

February 18   Larry B. Rushing, 28, of Moody, Mo was arrested on Feb. 17 at 4:31 p.m. on a Poplar Bluff warrant for failure to appear in court on a non-moving traffic violation.  He was additionally charged with unlawful possession of firearms. Bond was set at $365 cash, and he was lodged at the Butler

Sports

Mizzou Track and Field at UK

Jill Rushin eyes the Olympics

Fifty years ago in Poplar Bluff, a former high school track star made a lead ball to teach his son how to throw. The school shot put record holder poured two half spheres and bolted them together. From the house, the younger son watched as his father taught his brother to throw shot put and

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Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report: Spring Cleaning Comes Early with SCRUB Act

When I talk to my colleagues in Washington, D.C., they do not always understand the burdens rural America faces from unnecessary regulations. During my first week in Congress, an “expert witness” told me it was pure fiction that government regulations affect private industry. It felt like the Twilight Zone and is exactly what’s wrong with

Ask Shana

Ask Shana: Puppies, Priorities, and Parables

I want a puppy, but sometimes I feel like I can’t take care of myself. However, wouldn’t a puppy motivate me to take better care of myself? I myself have wanted, and have had puppies throughout the years. However, all attempts ended with me giving the puppy back. My puppy love was just never good

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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

Green Field Landscape

Strengthening Conservation Good For Everyone

by Dan Cassidy Missouri is blessed with an abundance of natural resources.  From mighty rivers and clear flowing streams to oak forests and rolling hills, outdoor enthusiasts have options aplenty.  Yet our good fortune should not be taken for granted and ways to improve land stewardship must never be discounted.  Unfortunately, state legislators’ efforts to

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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

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