POPLAR BLUFF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PUT ON LOCKDOWN
The Poplar Bluff Senior High School was placed on lockdown shortly after 8 am Tuesday morning following a report of a suspicious person.
Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department says a staff member reported seeing a white male, dressed in black run away from the campus across Business Highway 67. An initial report suggested that the subject may have been carrying a weapon of some sort.
Rolland says that there have been no threats of violence, however there will be additional security assigned throughout the district.
The Poplar Bluff Police Department is investigating the matter and anyone who has additional information is encouraged to call 573-686-8653.
GRANT MONEY ALLOWS DEXTER POLICE TO HAVE ADDITIONAL OFFICERS ON PATROL THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Additional officers will be on Dexter’s streets through the end of September.
The Dexter Police Department says additional grant money from the Missouri Department of Transportation will allow them to have additional officers on the road who will be aggressively seeking impaired motorists.
Anyone who sees a motorist operating a vehicle in a careless manner can report it by contacting Dexter Police at 573-624-5512.
POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TAKES FIRST PLACE AT QUIZ BOWL TOURNAMENT
A Poplar Bluff High School student recently took first place at a Quiz Bowl camp.
Poplar Bluff Superintendent Chris Hon tells KWOC that Jackson Rideout, the PBHS senior captain, took first place in the history tournament during ACE Quiz bowl camp last month at Lincoln College in Illinois.
Also during the camp, sophomore Alyssa Cook, the JV captain, won second in a team contest; and Christian Cmehil-Warn, a senior starter, qualified to compete with the top performing students from multiple states.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE INVESTIGATING INCIDENT THAT LEFT AREA MAN CRITICALLY INJURED
Poplar Bluff Police are looking for more information into what left an area man with critical injuries Monday evening.
According to authorities, 62 year old Thomas Wiley, of Poplar Bluff, was found unconscious at around 7 pm Monday on Russell Road west of Business Highway 67.
Wiley was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.
85TH ANNUAL GOSPEL SINGING CONVENTION TO BE HELD IN MALDEN
A gospel singing convention will be held next month in Malden.
The 85th Annual Missouri/Mid-South Gospel Singing Convention has been scheduled for September 25th and 26th at the Malden Community Center.
The event will begin at 5 pm each evening and will feature at least 30 groups and artists from several states. In addition to the music, there will also be door prizes and a silent auction. The convention is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Jerry Mays at 517-576-5188.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ANNUAL BRIDGE BUILDING COMPETITION
Registration is open for the 12th annual bridge building competition.
The competition challenges high school juniors and seniors in Southeast Missouri to design and construct the most efficient model bridge using limited materials including 15 pieces of balsa wood, thread and glue.
The lightest bridge to carry the greatest load will ultimately be declared the winner. Prizes will also be awarded for the most aesthetic bridge and to the winner of the electronic bridge competition.
Schools must register by September 8th to participate. The judging for the competition will be held on November 19th in Cape Girardeau.
More information and a registration form is available online at MoDot.org.
BUSINESS 60 TO BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE TODAY AND TOMORROW IN STODDARD COUNTY
Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be in Stoddard County today and tomorrow for drainage repairs on Business 60.
During the repairs, Business 60 will be reduced to one lane from Cooper to Catalpa Street. Work is scheduled to be done from 6:30 am to 5 pm each day.