John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), will perform with other former band members at Southeast Missouri State University’s Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus on Jan. 27. “There is a huge interest in McEuen and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in the area,” said Bob Cerchio, assistant director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. “It’s not just a concert. It…"Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Founder, Former Members Performing Jan. 27 at River Campus"
Today, at the St. Louis Veterans Home, Governor Greitens took action to protect veterans. An independent investigation—ordered by the Governor—looked into complaints made by family members of veterans residing in the St. Louis Veterans Home. When that investigation revealed serious issues at the home, the Governor took immediate action. “Big government failed these veterans. The Missouri Veterans Commission and VA told us that there was nothing wrong with these homes. Based on what the families…"Governor Greitens Takes Action to Protect Veterans"
“Today, kids, teachers, and families won. The State Board of Education voted for new leadership for our school system. That’s a major step in the right direction as we work to improve public education in Missouri. We need to: raise teacher pay, support public schools, and help students succeed. We need to make sure that the money Missourians spend on schools gets out of the bureaucracy—and into the classroom. Our teachers need a raise. If…"Greitens Says Kids, Teachers and Families Won Today!"
Today, work began on a strong conservative agenda, including several of the Governor’s key priorities, such as greater protections for Missouri’s foster kids, tax reform for working families, and support for law enforcement, firefighters, first responders, and veterans. Today is the first day on which legislators are allowed to pre-file legislation. The 2018 legislative session begins on January 3rd. “We’re going to get even more results for Missouri families this year,” said Governor Greitens. “We’re…"Governor Greitens, Legislative Leaders Begin Work on Conservative Agenda"
MDC congratulates Jeff Rowland on breaking the state record by gigging a 2-pound, 8-ounce northern hog sucker on the Current River. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Jeff Rowland of Poplar Bluff became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he gigged a northern hog sucker on the Current River in Ripley County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Rowland on Oct. 15 weighed 2 pounds, 8…"Poplar Bluff angler gigs state-record northern hog sucker"
Statement from Governor Eric Greitens “Let me tell you why we’re fighting so hard for kids and teachers in Missouri. Today, the system works for insiders and bureaucrats who get paid real well, but it fails too many students, families, and teachers. We know insiders and bureaucrats will lie. You deserve to know the facts. Here’s a lie: Missourians don’t give enough tax money to schools. Here are the facts: Missourians spend about the national…"Governor Greitens Explains Fighting for Kids and Teachers"
SEDALIA, Mo.- Today, Governor Eric Greitens and Nucor, the largest producer of steel in the United States, announced that the company will be investing at least $250 million to build a steel bar micro mill in Sedalia. When completed, the new Nucor facility will create more than 250 high-paying jobs. “In Missouri, everyone fights for jobs,” Governor Eric Greitens said. “We’re winning jobs because our entire team, and our entire state, is coming together to…"Nucor announces plans to build steel rebar micro-mill in Sedalia"
“We’re sick of politicians wasting your tax money. Today, we put an end to politics as usual, to save the people of Missouri hundreds of millions of dollars. Here’s the problem: Politicians spend millions of your money on projects that sound nice, but don’t get results. If you care about people, and you care about taxpayers, you’ve got to fight for results. There’s a special interest tax credit program in Missouri that started out with…"Governor Eric Greitens says “Politics as usual is over”"
FORT MEADE, MD – A 2006 Poplar Bluff graduate and Poplar Bluff, Missouri native protects America from cyber threats as a member of Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group. “I wanted better opportunities than what was offered in my hometown and the chance to travel so I joined the Navy,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystal Kulle. “This links me to my grandfather who also served in the military.” Kulle is one of about 3,000 cryptologic technicians (collection) in the Navy and is responsible for collection,…"Poplar Bluff Native Battles Cyber Threats for U.S. Navy"
Helping Houston from Missouri This week, the nation has watched as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Houston and on the neighboring communities. Thousands of people have been misplaced. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, and the death toll continues to rise. Search and rescue teams from several states, including Missouri, have been deployed to help. We know all too well from our own experience in Missouri the destruction Mother Nature can cause. Just six years…"Senator Ron Richard’s Updates from the Capitol: Helping Houston from Missouri"