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Small Animal Shelter predates Humane Society

Ball prank

Boxing inaugurates Arena Building

#BestBuds

Schonhoff Dairy barn converted to church

Dino's Inn

Biz brief: Cape Walmart Neighborhood Market opens Wednesday

West Cape Girardeau aerial in detail

Biz brief: BG's Olde Tyme Deli expands to Jackson

We all scream for ice cream

I'm not holding my breath

'Mad Hungarian' in Cape

Biz brief: New medical supplier in Cape

A tale of two courthouse squares

Trains and Things, Lindy Line Restaurant

Burger Chef flooded out

Longtime employees retire from newspaper

Light snow possible, then warmer weather on the way

Billy Sisco and Jon Kent Fisher, magicians

A short history of Jackson's traffic problems

Community bloggers
2016 State Budget Process Begins

Adventure in Photography

THE CAST FOR "ANY BODY HOME"...........

Beat cabin fever at Eagle Days

Welcome to the Circle: Bel Air Bar and Grill

State of the State and State of the Judiciary Addresses

"Obama Reality TV"--Starring a Disconnected President.

WHEN, WHERE, WHY.......

Keep what's in your mind calm

Capitol Report II - page 1

Capitol Report II - page 2

LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle Member Spotlight: Missouri Running Company

AND THE WINNER IS......

When the Family Pet Dies: Tips for Parents

Turtle power: winter survival skills

SPEAKER DIEHL ANNOUNCES COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Looking Ahead at 2015

Want to be healthy? Think like an Olympic Ice Hockey player

THE ABBOTT AWARDS.........

New Year's resolutions bring hope and incentive

The 98th General Assembly's First Regular Session Commences

LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle Member Spotlight: Hudson Chiropractic

Natural New Year's Resolutions

Authentic Voices-You hear me, but are you listening?

Happy Holidays!

Christmas trees can be one last gift to nature

Don't hold unrealistic expectations for Christmas

"Dead Cops...Now!"--Anarchy Comes to America

My Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Naughty Progressives

Forty Years Strong

Neelyville's Birdsong Signs With John A. Logan Baseball

2015 Ozark Foothills Conference Tournament

COLUMN: Jarekious Bradley's avoidable absence costs Southeast men

Semoball Awards Selection Show live on Feb. 7!

OVC softball poll released, Southeast throwers earn weekly honors

Updated: Southeast football cornerbacks coaching spot filled

COLUMN: Re-energized Southeast women reply to new low with first conference win

2015 Black River League Tournament

COLUMN: Nutt delivers stronger messages after Southeast men's latest loss

Southeast football assistant leaves to accept position at alma mater

Southeast gymnastics to host meet and greet prior to home opener

COLUMN: Execution and attitude uneven in Southeast women's basketball team's 0-2 conference start

COLUMN: It's time for the Southeast men to win

2014 PB Showdown -- Day 3

2014 Bloomfield Christmas Tournament Update (Bernie Wins)

2014 PB Showdown -- Day 2

2014 PB Showdown - Day 1

2014 Poplar Bluff Showdown

2014 Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic Update (Neelyville Wins)

SEMO baseball's Lennington named preseason All-American, Gibson earns award from Mo. Sports Hall of Fame


Winter is more than a New England blizzard. Really.
As a winter storm headed for the New England coast this week, words like "historic" and "catastrophic" were being used to describe the depth of the expected snowfall and the speed of top wind gusts. This dire forecast came from the National Weather Service, which is about as official and bureaucratic a government agency as you can find. ...
Children need two parents and equal time
In the revised statutes of the state of Missouri, Domestic Relations 452.375, it states there should be no preference to awarding custody because of age or sex of child and no preference because of parent's age, sex or financial status. This same statute also declares that frequent, continuing and meaningful contact with both parents is in the best interest of the child...
Irrational positions
It would appear we've gone stark-raving mad. Despite attempts to make some sense of this carnival of the absurd, there is just no other logical conclusion. For example, Albert Gore and his fellow eco-travelers want to spend $90 trillion to eliminate all passenger vehicles in urban centers in favor of mass transit...
The tenure of Saudi Arabia's king
When then-Crown Prince Abdullah became king of Saudi Arabia in 2005, after the death of King Fahd, observers predicted his would be a short reign. At the age of 81, few expected Abdullah to endure more than a handful of years. Indeed, I shared in that expectation, citing the king's "advanced age" as a challenge for the state in my book, "The History of Saudi Arabia," first published in 2008...
The ecstasy of a new computer, the agony of passwords
Let's just say the past couple of days have been interesting. That's because younger son has been home. One reason for his visit was to help his computer-limited parents through the installation of a new desktop computer. This was made necessary because the existing computer, like its users, was showing its age in more ways than one. It was often so unreliable that we had to call customer service, only to be sent, of course, to another company providing another computer service...
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Weird news
Pro wrestler Mick Foley booted for cheating at Wing Bowl
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Bats cause mayhem, send people screaming from Arkansas court
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Michigan Lottery drawings have some people seeing double
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Crash on interstate caused by trucker pulling his tooth
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Indiana city parking meters besieged with crow droppings
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Man who died in 2012 gets reappointed to county board
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Pennsylvania shop owner makes deflated chocolate football
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Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead....
Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddings
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love....
Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg....