ONE TEEN DEAD, TWO OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED FOLLOWING WRECK IN RIPLEY COUNTY
A Jonesboro teen is dead following a wreck Saturday afternoon in Ripley County.
Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that the wreck occurred when a vehicle driven by 17 year old Colton Hart, of Jonesboro, ran off the roadway and struck a fence and a tree stump.
Hart, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was pronounced dead at the scene by Ripley County Coroner Mike Jackson. Two others passengers ages 17 and 15 suffered minor injuries and were transported to area hospitals.
TWO ARRESTED AFTER FAKE MONEY WAS USED AT POPLAR BLUFF BAR
Two people were taken into custody last week after they allegedly used counterfeit money at an area bar.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 43 year old Timothy Carl and 36 year old Tracy Rodgers, both of Poplar Bluff, were arrested after they used fake $20 dollar bills to purchase drinks.
Police say Rodgers also had an active warrant through the city of Poplar Bluff.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TO HOLD MODERN CROCHET CLASSES BEGINNING TONIGHT
Three Rivers College will be holding modern crochet classes beginning tonight.
Megan Powell will teach students techniques to use in making hand-made gifts and how to accent their style with modern crochet.
The class will be held from 4 to 6 pm on Monday evenings through October 26th. The cost for the class is $65, which includes supplies.
To register for this course, contact Amber Spears at 573-840-9619.
TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG WARRANTS IN STODDARD COUNTY
Stoddard County authorities say two people were recently taken into custody on drug warrants.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 50 year old Donald Leroy Hiles, of Poplar Bluff, and 30 year old Angela Marie Hays, of Broseley, were each arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
The Sheriff’s Department did not specify if the two arrests were connected.
Hays bond was set at $15,000 cash, while Hiles bond was put at $7,500 cash.
STODDARD COUNTY PROSECUTOR NAMED ARSON PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR
Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver has been named the Arson Prosecutor of the year.
Oliver received the award from the Professional Fire & Fraud Investigator’s Association after being nominated by State Fire Marshall Jason Dunn.
STODDARD COUNTY FAIR UNDERWAY IN DEXTER
The eighth annual Stoddard County Fair is underway in Dexter.
Multiple events are scheduled for the week long fair, including the parade on Tuesday, World League Wrestlers on Wednesday, and the Bootheel Tractor Pullers on Friday. There will also be many exhibits and other attractions.
A full schedule for the fair is available online at www.stoddardcountyfair.com.
WHOLE KIDS OUTREACH FALL FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 10TH
Whole Kids Outreach near Ellington will be sponsoring their annual fall festival on Saturday, October 10th.
The festival will run from 10 am to 2 pm with registration beginning at 9:30 am. There will be games, prizes, pony rides, a free lunch, and everyone is invited to attend.
Whole Kids Outreach is located on Highway 21, six miles south of Ellington. For more information, call 573-663-3257.