POPLAR BLUFF FOURTH OF JULY PARADE TO BEGIN AT 9 AM MONDAY
A start time has been set for the Fourth of July parade on Monday in Poplar Bluff.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 9 am. There is no registration requirement to enter the parade, just be at the waterpark by 8 am.
The annual fireworks display will be held Monday night at Ray Clinton Park. The fireworks will begin at dusk.
FIREWORKS AND WATER FEST SET FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AT WAPPAPELLO LAKE
The Independence Day holiday weekend is shaping up to be a busy one for visitors to Wappapello Lake.
We spoke with Park Ranger Andrew Jefferson about some of the events that are planned for this weekend at the lake.
“On Saturday we're going to have the fireworks display will be held that evening around dusk. Also there's going to be arts and crafts, there will be magic shows at The Visitor Center.
All of these things are free to attend in addition just in case if there is inclement weather on Saturday evening. The fireworks display will be rescheduled, hopefully for that Sunday. And on Sunday we will be celebrating Ranger Willie's Wet and Wild Water Festival at the Redman Creek Beach.
This is our annual water safety campaign push that is set aside for all ages. We want families to come out to enjoy themselves as well as the children and Grandparents. It’s a family type event. Some of the activities will include tug-of-war, water balloon volley, sand castle and sand sculpture contest, intertube racing, PFD fashion show, as well as the infamous cardboard boat and building and racing contest.
So come on out this Sunday and enjoy Ranger Willie's Wet and Wild Water Festival at the Redman Creek Beach and guess what all of these events and activities for this holiday weekend are free to attend.”
For more information about the events, you can contact the Lake Project Office at 573-222-8562.
TWO ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON METH CHARGE
Two people have been taken into custody in Wayne County on a meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33 year old Joshua Taylor, of Greenville, and 26 year old Amanda Hinson, of Lodi, were each arrested shortly before 10 am Thursday for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Hinson is also facing a charge of tampering with evidence. Following their arrest, both were held in the Wayne County Jail.
THE WIZARD OF OZ TO BE SHOWN AT MOVIE IN THE PARK NIGHT
The Spillway Recreation area at Wappapello Lake will be converted to a movie theatre tonight as a part of the ongoing celebration of the 75th anniversary of the completion of Wappapello Reservoir and Dam.
We spoke with Park Ranger Andrew Jefferson about what attendees can expect at the free event tonight.
“This evening at dusk we're going to have what we call a movie in the park night. That's going to take place at the spillway Recreation Area.
It’s being done in partnership with Southern Missouri Bank as well as the Wappapello Lake Area Association. This event is still part of the celebration that we're doing for the 75th year anniversary.
We encourage everybody to come on out to the spillway Recreation Area bring your favorite lawn chair or a blanket. You will receive a free popcorn and soda.
The movie that will be showing will be Wizard of Oz so come on out enjoy yourself this evening cause we're really looking forward to this. Be safe, be careful, and remember always wear those life jackets while you’re on the lake. “
The Spillway Recreation area is located off of Highway T right before the dam.
GROUNDBREAKING HELD FOR NEW PEPSI MIDAMERICA FACILITY IN POPLAR BLUFF
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for a new Pepsi MidAmerica Company facility in Poplar Bluff.
The new Pepsi-Cola Distribution Center will be located at 665 West Outer Road and Pepsi MidAmerica says that they will be investing several million dollars into the new facility as well as offering continued employment growth.
The Distribution Center is anticipated to be completed by late fall or early winter of this year.
SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR PETS DURING THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
While fireworks are a great treat for many during the Fourth of July, your pets might not enjoy them as much as you do.
The Humane Society of Missouri says that the loud noises can cause dogs and cats to act out of character. A startled dog or cat may hide or try to escape the noise by digging under, chewing through or climbing over fences.
The Humane Society has released some tips for keeping your pet happy during the holiday.
Give your pet a quiet, cool place to retreat inside where sounds are less intense.
Keeping them inside will also protect them from stray fireworks. Their retreat could be a basement or an interior room like a bathroom with access to clean, cool water.