Tuesday February 23, 2016

KINDERGARTEN STUDENT HIT BY VEHICLE IN SIKESTONThe condition of a child that was hit by a vehicle Monday morning has not been released.

According to authorities, the kindergarten student ran into the road and was hit while waiting for a school bus in Sikeston.

Following the incident, the child was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital.


THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TO OFFER HISET TEST IN CARUTHERSVILLE Three Rivers College will be offering a High School equivalence test next month in Caruthersville.

The HiSET High School Equivalence Test will be administered on Saturday, March 19th from 8 am to 4 pm at the Caruthersville High School.

The HiSET is an online test that covers writing, essay, math, science, social studies and reading.

The test is offered at the Three Rivers College main campus in Poplar Bluff on one Saturday a month.

Testing Coordinator Diane Patterson says that the March 19th exam is being offered to give people in surrounding areas a chance to take the HiSET closer to home.

For more information or to register for the test, go online to hiset.ets.org. The deadline to register is March 11th.


KIWANIS PANCAKE DAY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 5TH The Kiwanis of Poplar Bluff will be hosting a Pancake Day next month.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 5th from 6 am to noon at the Poplar Bluff Junior High Cafeteria.

Tickets for the event are $5 and get you sausage, a drink, and all you can eat pancakes. Carry out will also be available. The event is being held to benefit Bacon Park.


FOURTEEN CITATIONS ISSUED DURING DEXTER CLICK IT OR TICKET MOBILIZATION Officials with the Dexter Police Department tell us that 14 traffic citations were issued as a part of a click it or ticket mobilization held last week.

The mobilization on February 19th was a part of a statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up.

Of the 14 citations issued, five were for motorists not wearing their seat belts.


DONIPHAN POLICE REPORT MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS OF SCAM PHONE CALLS Authorities in Doniphan say they have received multiple reports of phone scam in the area.

Doniphan Police officials tell us that a business and an individual made the reports on Monday. They had received a call where a individual would say they are from Ozark Border and if you don't pay them now your electric would be shut off.

The caller would know the exact amount of your last bill and then they give you a number to call. Officials with Ozark Border say this is a scam.

Police say that if you are to receive a call like this, do not give out any information or call the number they provide.


DATE SET FOR FAFSA FRENZY AT THREE RIVERS COLLEGE The date has been set for the next FAFSA Frenzy event at Three Rivers College.

The event will be held on Sunday, February 28th from 2 to 4 pm.

FAFSA Frenzy is designed to help college students complete the FAFSA, a form required for federal financial aid. The event is open to all prospective college students, whether or not they intend to attend Three Rivers.

Students who attend the event will be entered to win a state scholarship, provided they enroll in a Missouri postsecondary program in the fall.

Participants should bring their 2015 W-2 forms, as well as copies of their 2015 tax forms if ready. If students or their parents have not yet filed 2015 returns, they should bring any statements of interest earned in 2015, any 1099 forms, and any other forms required to complete taxes.

For more information, go online to trcc.edu.


WESTWOOD BAPTIST ACADEMY LADY EAGLES CLAIM STATE CHAMPIONSHIP The Westwood Baptist Academy Lady Eagles basketball team is celebrating a state championship.

The Lady Eagles beat Heartland Christian from Belton, 40 to 33 on Saturday to win the Missouri Christian School Athletic Association 2A Girls' Basketball Championship.

Junior Shyla Brisher led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 14 points, closely followed by Freshman Maddy Brisher with 13 points, and Junior Sophie Nowak who had 10 points.