Got his foot caught
(Column ~ 09/16/16)
A man is walking along when suddenly he got his foot caught in some railroad tracks. He tried to get it out, but it was really stuck in there well. He heard a noise and turned around to see a train coming. He panicked and started to pray, "God, please get my foot out of these tracks...
New Madrid Fall Festival set for October 1, 2016
(Outdoors ~ 09/16/16)
The New Madrid Chamber of Commerce and festival sponsors want you to mark your calendar for this year's New Madrid Fall Festival and Bass Pro Shop's Big Cat Quest, which will take place on October 1 from 9a-4p in beautiful downtown New Madrid. The festival will include a 5K Glow Run, free youth fishing rodeo, beauty pageants, car truck bike, and tractor show, a corn hole tournament, arts and craft vendors, live music, great food, and fun for the entire family...
Piggott deflates Portageville on the road
(High School Sports ~ 09/16/16)
The Portageville Bulldogs traveled to Piggott, Ark., Friday night for a non-conference contest with the Mohawks and dropped a 34-22 decision. The Bulldogs (1-3) and the Mohawks (2-0) offered a stark contrast in offensive styles, as Portageville racked-up over 250 yards through the air, while the Piggott squad rushed for 402 yards and never attempted a pass...
Take a Chance on a Quilt to Save a Life
(State News ~ 09/16/16)
Law enforcement officers face danger every time they put on their uniforms, holster their guns and go out on the street. The good news is, those officers have an extra layer of protection if they wear bulletproof vests. The bad news is, quality vests can be very expensive -- for some, the cost can equal a half-month's pay...
FFA students learn about farm safety
(Community News ~ 09/16/16)
The 55th Annual Delta Center Field Day and appreciation breakfast was held at the Fisher Delta Research Center's Rone Hall at Lee Farms, just outside of Portageville last Friday morning. Trent Haggard, Director at FDRC, welcomed everyone to the event, which included soybean, rice, corn and cotton tours, a presentation by VFW District 15 Commander, Billy Becker, as well as a gathering of several schools' FFA groups, who met to discuss farm safety...
Local girls win pageants
(Local News ~ 09/16/16)
Three Portageville girls participated and won in the Miss SEMO Fair. They are, left to right, Anna Jane Priggel, Little Miss SEMO Fair, 4-6 yrs; Liza Jane Priggel, Young Miss SEMO Fair, 7-9 yrs. She also won the 2016 Miss Delta Fair Queen (9-10 yr age division); and Maisie Hall, Teen Miss SEMO Fair, 14-16 yrs. Hall also won the Miss Advance Labor Day...
Portageville leads in pool play
(High School Sports ~ 09/16/16)
The results of first round of pool play are in from the Gideon Invitation Tournament. The Portageville Lady Bulldogs lead in their Pool 1 action with 5 wins and 1 loss. "We had a big win over Twin Rivers, who had beaten us at home last Monday night," said coach Barry Branscum. "We played with enthusiasm I had not seen all season, and it really paid off against a quality opponent."...
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