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Local doctors available during Thursday night town hallFor those with COVID-19 questions, Rep. Jeff Shawan will host a virtual town hall tomorrow night with local physicians Dr. Chris Montgomery and Dr. Michael Caldwell.
COVID BRIEFING for April 8: Health officials field questions from factory workersEditor's note: This is a daily briefing updating the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic at 4 p.m. each day.
Reynolds County officials: New order not meant to ‘trash’ civil libertiesCENTERVILLE — Reynolds County officials were not looking to “trash anybody’s civil liberties” with the recently enacted stay-at-home order and limited entry for non-residents. The order and limitations were put in place in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and are in effect until May 11...
Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictionsNEW YORK (AP) -- Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and New York, the U.S. and other countries are starting to contemplate an exit strategy and thinking about a staggered and carefully calibrated easing of the restrictions designed to curb the scourge...
Hazardous weather possible tonightThe area will see a risk of hazardous weather and severe thunderstorms between about 7-10 p.m. tonight. Robbie Myers, Butler County Emergency Management director, said there is a less than 5% chance of tornadoes, but a slightly higher chance of large hail from the storm...
NewWave Communications donates $300,000 to support COVID-19 reliefPHOENIX, Ariz. — In an effort to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts across their 21-state footprint, NewWave Communications and the other Cable One family of brands have donated $150,000 to the Meals on Wheels America COVID-19 Response Fund and $150,000 to local food banks in the markets they serve...
BRTC announces course delivery plans for Spring, Summer 1POCAHONTAS, AR — For the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, Black River Technical College course delivery will remain online. In addition, Summer 1 classes will be held only through online delivery. BRTC campuses will remain closed to the public...
IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scamsWASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. “We urge people to take extra care during this period. ...
PB staff dish up over 6,000 meals a dayPoplar Bluff R-1 School District, Chartwells and the Boys and Girls Club of Butler County have stepped up to make sure children under the age of 18 are fed during this extended school break. “In the kindergarten center, we serve 2,400 meals a day, 800 breakfast, 800 lunch and 800 dinner,” said Dixie Harden, Poplar Bluff schools food service director. “At the other facilities, total districtwide, we serve about 6,100 meals per day...
Extension goes online to keep youth, families and farmers engagedThe University of Missouri Extension may have shut down its offices but the organization continues to serve the public. “Right now, our offices are closed,” Butler County Engagement and 4-H Specialist Stephanie Milner said. “We’re all working from home until May 15. … We’re doing a lot of classes through Zoom and Facebook and trying to connect by phone or email.”...
Butler County sees 10th positive case of COVID-19BREAKING NEWS Butler County now has 10 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. This is now the highest reported number among our area counties. The figure has increased by four today, with the recent announcements. The health department is not releasing any additional information about the patients...
Butler County has 7th, 8th cases of COVID-19Butler County now has eight individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. The two recent individuals are self isolating, said Emily Goodin of the Butler County Health Department. The health department is not releasing any additional information about the patients...
R-X superintendent resigns, approves five-day school weekWhile the Twin Rivers R-X school district continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic and after making a decision about next year’s calendar, the school board will face another challenge before the start of the 2020-21 school year — a superintendent search.
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April 18, 2020 for 04/18/2020Dear Annie: My children's grandmother passed away a few weeks ago after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Her children decided to have a service in the northeast where her husband is buried and where they all grew up. None of them lives anywhere near that area. I live 1,200 miles away. I was very...
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- Dexter's Werneck returns to basketball court, makes all-conference team (4/8/20)Dexter senior Alexa Werneck sat out her junior basketball season. However, the 5-foot-8 guard returned for her senior year and was rewarded for her decision, making the SEMO Conference all-conference girls basketball team. Her teammates, junior Sydney Asberry and sophomore Dulcie Pullen, received honorable mentions...
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Dexter's Werneck returns to basketball court, makes all-conference team (4/8/20)Dexter senior Alexa Werneck sat out her junior basketball season. However, the 5-foot-8 guard returned for her senior year and was rewarded for her decision, making the SEMO Conference all-conference girls basketball team. Her teammates, junior Sydney Asberry and sophomore Dulcie Pullen, received honorable mentions...
Column: Math, history often apply more to basketball transfers than a jumper (4/8/20)The list of NCAA Division I men’s college basketball players choosing a new program in which to play continues to grow by the hour during this time of the year. According to the site devoted to tracking such, verbalcommits.com, the number is well over 600 and is trending toward the 2019 number (997).
Super Fans - Jim and Lisa Burns have Georgia on their mind (4/7/20)Jim and Lisa Burns, high school sweethearts from the Deep South, have lived in Cape Girardeau for four decades. Jim retired in December 2018 after 39 years with KFVS-12 television. Lisa, administrative assistant for special services in the Cape Central schools, has been with the district 27 years...
SEMO gymnastics coach rebuilds 'broken' program - in time (4/7/20)For those fans of Southeast Missouri State men’s basketball that feel new coach Brad Korn has his work cut out for him, they should imagine what it was like for Redhawks gymnastics coach Ashley Lawson, who was hired to rebuild the program at her alma mater just weeks before the start of the 2018-19 school year.
Ruby McFaddenRuby Ann (Brommer) McFadden, 91, of Poplar Bluff, went to her eternal home on Sunday, April 5,...
Cheryl BridgewaterCheryl Bridgewater, 70, of Poplar Bluff died Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Poplar Bluff Regional...
Rev. Roscoe GrayQULIN — Rev. Roscoe Gray of Qulin passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Poplar Bluff Regional...
Clifford BrowningClifford Robert Browning, 89, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical...
Freda TuckerFreda Tucker, 82, of Piedmont, died Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center....
Linda Faye MontgomeryLinda Faye Montgomery, 72, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Westwood...
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- “It was awful. … I honestly thought I was dying.” - Young, healthy COVID-19 patient talks of illness, hospitalization
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- Second Butler County resident positive for COVID-19
- State COVID-19 deaths hit 34
- Butler County leaders review state stay-at-home order, name health officers
- Cardboard cutouts pose as guests for wedding amid COVID-19
- Truck hauling toilet paper catches fire on Texas interstate
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- Shop sells 'hundreds' of doughnuts starring Dr. Fauci's face
- Customers cheer after woman gives birth at Missouri Walmart