Wednesday January 6, 2016

STEELE WOMAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECKA Pemiscot County woman has died following a single vehicle wreck near Steele.

According to the Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 49 year old Bertha Bonnar, of Steele, ran off of Missouri Highway 164 and overturned Tuesday morning.

Bonnar was taken to a Hayti hospital where she was pronounced dead.


PIPE BOMB AND DRUGS FOUND DURING SEARCH OF PIGGOTT RESIDENCE Authorities in Clay County, Arkansas, say that five people have been taken into custody after drugs and a pipe bomb were found during the search of a residence in Piggott.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells us the search warrant was executed Monday afternoon with the assistance of Piggott Police Department.

During the search, officers reportedly located numerous baggies of methamphetamine, marijuana, weapons, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, and a pipe bomb in the residence.

Deputies arrested 34 year old Randy Endicott, of Piggott, 33 year old Kristen Endicott, of Piggott, 30 year old Danielle Knight, of Piggott, 25 year old Thomas Thorpe, of Rector, and 33 year old Timothy Creek, of Granite City, Illinois.

Miller says that there are multiple charges in connection to the case and further charges may be forthcoming.


LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT TRAINING AT THREE RIVERS The deadline is approaching for area residents to enroll in the Physical Therapist Assistant training program at Three Rivers College.

The two-year program, offered in conjunction with the State Technical College of Missouri, is accepting applications for the 2016-2018 class for students who apply by the February 15th deadline.

Officials say the program will admit up to 14 Three Rivers students for the fall 2016 semester.

Current students interested in being accepted to the program in the fall should call Three Rivers’ office of Nursing and Allied Health at 573-840-9680 for more information.


SENATH WOMAN INDICATED FOR ALLEGED MAIL FRAUD A Dunklin County woman has been indicted on a felony charge of mail fraud.

Officials with the United States Attorney’s Office tell us that 56 year old Pamela O’Dell, of Senath, was indicted on charges alleging mail fraud involving the misuse of approximately $52,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

The fraud allegedly occurred between 2009 and 2014 while O’Dell was employed by the Missouri Department of Social Services.

If she is convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.


FREE NUTRITION COUNSELING NOW AVAILABLE AT THE BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT The Poplar Bluff High School Academic Assistance Group will be hosting their annual Trivia Night fundraiser this month.

The event has been scheduled for 6 pm on Friday, January 22nd at the 5th and 6th Grade Center. Each team will be limited to six players, and a minimum of $150 per team is requested.

During the competition there will be ten questions in each of eight categories and awards will be given for the top three teams. For more information contact Tina Wilkins at 573-785-6471.


SOUTHEAST MISSOURI FOOD BANK TO HOLD MOBILE FOOD PANTRY IN POPLAR BLUFF The Southeast Missouri Food Bank has scheduled a food giveaway to be held this month in Poplar Bluff.

The Mobile Food Pantry will be held at 10 am on January 23rd in the River Radio Parking Lot at 1015 West Pine Street. Attendees should bring their own bag or box.

If you have questions about the event, contact Missy Rice at 573-703-3019.