RIVER RADIO NEWS 111413
TEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING FIGHT OUTSIDE OF BROOKLAND SCHOOL
Authorities say 10 people were arrested after a fight broke out in the parking lot of a northeast Arkansas school.
Craighead County authorities say the incident began early Sunday at a dance club in Jonesboro and the group met up again at a Brookland school parking lot to fight. The Jonesboro Sun reports that all 10 people who were arrested were adults.
The 10 people were arrested on charges including disorderly conduct, public intoxication, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing governmental operations.
MAN FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING WRECK IN LAWRENCE COUNTY
A Hoxie man is facing charges following a wreck on Tuesday.
According to authorities, 38 year old Timothy Starling allegedly told deputies that he had stolen a vehicle after getting into an accident with his.
Starling is facing charges including theft of property, DWI, and leaving the scene of an accident.
TWO POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS CHOSEN TO PERFORM WITH STATE CHOIR
One Poplar Bluff student has been selected to perform with the All-State Choir, with another student waiting in the wings.
Mara McClintock was chosen by a panel of judges during an audition last weekend to be one of four sopranos to represent the Southeast District. Nicholas Ducote was also chosen as a backup tenor. Ducote will rehearse with the rest of the members of the district and be prepared to fill in, if needed.
The All-State Choir will perform at the Missouri Music Educators Conference in January at the Lake of the Ozarks.
POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL OFFICIAL AWARDED STATEWIDE HONOR
A Poplar Bluff School official was given a statewide award last week during the Missouri School Public Relations Association fall conference.
Poplar Bluff R-1 Communications/Marketing Coordinator Tim Krakowiak was chosen for the Award of Merit in the writing category for an article earlier this year which highlighted CNN recognizing Poplar Bluff School’s anti-bullying efforts.
THREE RIVERS TO HOLD MASS CASUALTY TRAINING
Three Rivers College will hold its third annual mass casualty training on Tuesday, November, 26th.
The training will help prepare students in participating programs to be prepared for a mass casualty emergency, such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack.
Students from several fields of study will participate in the training, including graduating nursing students, EMT and Paramedic students, fire science students, and members of the Missouri Sheriff’s Association Training Academy.
The training will also receive support from local ambulance services and fire departments.
In keeping with the training’s focus on realism, the students themselves will coordinate much of the event, with students serving in leadership and command/control positions as they would in a real disaster.
The college is keeping the type of “disaster” under wraps, so that students have no chance to prepare beforehand.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS TO KICK OFF ON NOVEMBER 29TH
The annual Festival of Lights Christmas Auto Tour will kick off this year on November 29th.
Visitors will be able to see the displays at the Redman Creek East Campground at Lake Wappapello. Last year, the Festival of Lights was enjoyed by approximately 22,500 visitors.
The tour will be open from November 29th to December 29th.
For more information, call 573-222-8562.
PATRON OF THE ARTS SEASON TO CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND
The Three Rivers Patrons of the Arts season continues this weekend with three performances of the Velveteen Rabbit.
The show will be performed on Saturday at 2 pm at the Dexter High School Auditorium, and at 7 pm at the Sikeston Field House. A Sunday performance will be held at 2 pm at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center in Poplar Bluff. Admission is $5 per person.
The Velveteen Rabbit tells the story of a little boy and his stuffed bunny who wonders what it means to be “real.” After years of adventure and devotion, the bunny becomes a truly beloved friend and is magically transformed into a real woodland rabbit.
The show is a production of the Imaginary Theatre Company from St. Louis.
Tickets are available at the Dexter Chamber of Commerce and the Center at Dexter; the Sikeston Public School Foundation offices and the Center at Sikeston; the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce and the Three Rivers College Business Office. Tickets can also be purchased online at trcc.edu/tinnin.
MISSOURIANS ADVISED TO PREPARE FOR WINTER
Amid a late fall cold snap, Missouri officials are advising residents to prepare for winter weather.
The State Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health and Senior Services and other agencies are promoting November 20 as "winter weather awareness day."
Officials advise assembling separate emergency kits for homes and motor vehicles.
The home kit should have bottled water, food that can be prepared during a power outage, flashlights, batteries and a first aid kit.
Winter car kits should include a blanket, snacks, jumper cables, a shovel and sand. Motorists should make sure cell phones are charged when driving during winter.
Officials also urge people to be careful shoveling snow and to make sure fireplaces, woodstoves and oil heaters are working.
MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC SENATORS WALK OUT OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERING MEDICAID CHANGES
Democratic lawmakers have walked out of a Missouri Senate committee considering changes to the Medicaid program because Republicans aren't proposing expanded eligibility.
The three Democratic members of the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform rose from their seats and left the room Wednesday as the panel started discussing its recommendations.
A draft report prepared for the Republican-led committee includes as its first recommendation that Missouri should expand managed care in its Medicaid health care program for the poor.
Democrats said they didn't want to consider any of the recommendations unless the committee was also willing to look at expanded eligibility for low-income adults.
Committee Chairman Gary Romine, a Republican from Farmington, said he wants to first improve the current Medicaid program before considering whether to enlarge it.