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NEELYVILLE MAN KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION
A Neelyville man has died in a two vehicle wreck Monday morning in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 44 year old Douglas Bowman was driving in the middle of Osborne Road in Randolph County when he hit another vehicle head on. Bowman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the second vehicle was injured and taken to an area hospital.
WOMAN’S BODY FOUND IN CARTER COUNTY
An investigation is underway in Carter County after a hunter discovered the decomposed body of a woman over the weekend.
According to authorities, the body has not yet been identified and a cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy has been set for today.
We’ll bring you more details on this story as they become available.
HON TO STEP DOWN AS POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT
Chris Hon has announced that he will step down as superintendent of the Poplar Bluff School District in 2016.
Hon will serve out the length of his contract which is set to end on June 30th, 2016. He told the board of education about the decision last week.
Hon was chosen to take over the superintendent’s office in 2010.
THREE RIVERS TO HOLD MASS CASUALTY TRAINING
Three Rivers College will hold its annual mass casualty training event today.
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 nursing students, EMT and Paramedic students.
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.
During the event, the Herschel Bess Boulevard entrance to the college from Highway PP will be closed. The Main Entrance from Shelby Road, and the Westwood Boulevard entrance will remain open.
DATES SET FOR 2015 AG EXPO
The dates have been set for the 29th Ag Expo in Poplar Bluff.
The 2015 Ag Expo will be held on January 30th and 31st at the Black River Coliseum. Phyllis Flanigan with the University of Missouri Extension says there will be 118 booths available to visit and booth spaces are now available to rent.
Ten thousand people attended last year’s expo. For more information, to purchase booth space, or register for the beauty pageant, call 686-8064.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE’S EVENING ADVANTAGE PROGRAM OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Registration has started for the Evening Advantage program at Three Rivers College.
Evening Advantage classes are taken in eight-week blocks. Students can take classes on Monday and/or Thursday nights, and have a choice of six classes per block. Students can also vary their schedules between 8-week blocks to accommodate changing needs.
For more information on the Evening Advantage program, call 573-772-7104
SMALL EARTHQUAKE HITS NEW MADRID
A small earthquake was measured near New Madrid Monday morning.
Officials with the United States Geological Survey say the 2.2 earthquake hit at around 7:30 am about five miles southeast of New Madrid and about 25 miles southeast of Sikeston.
LAWMAKER TO PUT FORTH BILL FOR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION DATABASE
A Missouri lawmaker is continuing to push for a prescription medication database despite several previous failed attempts.
State Rep. Holly Rehder said Monday that she will refile the same legislation that died in the Senate last session. The Sikeston Republican says next year might be different because of heightened awareness of prescription pill abuse.
The bill aims to curb the flow of painkillers and other medications to abusers by tracking whether other pharmacies have already filled prescriptions.
Rehder says the bill could have helped her daughter's struggle with pill abuse. She says her daughter bought pain pills from "doctor shoppers" who refill the same prescription at multiple pharmacies.
The bill has passed in the House but failed in the Senate in part because of concerns about database security.