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DEAD BODY FOUND ON STREET IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
An investigation has been started after a man was found dead Wednesday morning.
According to authorities, the man was 44 year old Anthony Jerome Gullett, of Blytheville. He was found at around 2 am Wednesday morning on South Ruddle Road.
The body has been sent away for an autopsy.
GREENE COUNTY MAN WINS $1 MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY PAYOUT
A Marmaduke man has won $1 million in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.
Lottery officials said Wednesday that Donald Duke claimed the prize after purchasing a $20 Millionaire Madness ticket at Quik Stop in Marmaduke.
Duke said in a news release that he plans to make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and save and invest the remaining funds.
ANNUAL POWER OF THE PURSE PARTY TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 17TH
The second annual Power of the Purse party has been scheduled for later this month.
The event is hosted by the Designing Women Foundation and will feature designer purses, belts and other accessories at bargain prices. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Foundation’s scholarships and programs
The Power of the Purse Party will begin at 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 17th at the Bloodworth House. Admission is 10 dollars.
POPLAR BLUFF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST SHOPLIFTING PREVENTION SEMINAR
If you own an area business and want to learn more on how to combat shoplifters, the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event next week you might want to take part in.
A Shoplifting Prevention Seminar will be held on October 15th at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room. Attendees will be able to meet with law enforcement officials and other retailers to discuss how to fight shoplifting, especially as the holiday shopping season approaches.
The program will begin at 10 am and is free of charge for chamber members. For non chamber members, the cost is $50 per person. Anyone wanting to participate is asked to RSVP by Friday. For more information, call 573-785-7761.
SEMO BUSINESS PROGRAM NAMED ONE OF BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS
A program at Southeast Missouri State University has been recognized by the Princeton Review.
SEMO’s Master of Business Administration program is included in the 2014 edition of the Princeton Review’s “The Best 295 Business Schools.”
In the publication, editors commended the program for its entirely online MBA program, for-credit internships and short-term overseas programs.
PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR SALE AS A PART OF MODOT’S REALTY TO ROADS PROGRAM
The Missouri Department of Transportation is now offering plots of land for sale in five area counties as part of their Realty to Roads program.
There are parcels available in Howell, Douglas, Butler, Cape Girardeau, and New Madrid Counties. Prices have been reduced on many of the parcels.
Senior Right of Way Specialist Eric Kaut says that funds generated through the program will be dedicated to improving Missouri’s Highway System.
For more information go online to modot.org/southeast/ realtytoroads.htm.
CARDINALS USE THE LONG BALL TO REACH THIRD STRAIGHT NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the National League Championship Series for the third year in a row.
The Cardinals beat the Pirates Wednesday night 6 to 1 to win the series three games to two. Home runs by David Freese and Matt Adams powered the Cardinals attack.
The Cardinals will square off against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS which is set to begin Friday on TBS. A start time for game one has not been released.
EXPANDED ETHANOL USE IN GASOLINE REJECTED BY MISSOURI LEGISLATURE
Missouri lawmakers have blocked a proposed rule that could have expanded the use of ethanol in gasoline.
A legislative panel voted Wednesday to halt a rule change that would have allowed regular gasoline to be sold with a 15 percent blend of ethanol, which generally is made from corn.
Committee members said the proposal by the Department of Agriculture went beyond what is allowed in state law. They cited a 2006 Missouri law that requires a 10 percent blend of ethanol in gasoline. The proposed rule would not have mandated E15 but would have allowed it.
The committee's vote is like a temporary moratorium. The full Legislature can decide whether to permanently block the rule when it convenes in January. Or the department could withdraw the proposed rule change.