RIVER RADIO BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR TODAY
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas today by giving blood to help save lives.
The River Radio Blood Drive has been scheduled for 1 to 6 pm at the Greater Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce.
Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter the code RiverRadio to schedule an appointment.
ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO STOLEN VEHICLE IN BLOOMFIELD
Updating a story we brought to you earlier this week, an arrest has been made in connection to a stolen vehicle in Bloomfield.
Few details have been made available; however Bloomfield Police Officials say that one suspect has been taken into custody after a Chevrolet Cavalier was taken from an area residence. The vehicle has also been recovered.
The name of the person arrested has not been released and officials say the investigation is ongoing.
MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL REMINDS MOTORISTS TO DRIVE SAFE OVER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to drive safely over the Christmas holiday.
Remember to check your vehicle before you travel to ensure that it is in good working condition. Make sure you are well rested before driving to your destination, no matter how short the distance.
According to the Highway Patrol, last year there were 1,618 traffic crashes during the Christmas counting period. In those crashes, seven people were killed and another 541 were injured.
The 2018 Christmas holiday counting period begins at 6 pm Friday night, and ends at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 25th.
If you face a traffic emergency, you can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone.
Motorists should use this number if they are in a traffic crash, witness a crash or crime, or observe a stranded motorist in need of assistance, or other traffic emergencies.
THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS ACCEPTING USED CHRISTMAS TREES
Once you are done with your Christmas tree this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to take it off your hands.
The Corps of Engineers will be accepting used Christmas trees from December 26th up through January 18th.
All you have to do is drop your undecorated tree off in the marked location at the Redman Creek Recreation Area boat ramp.
Officials say the trees will be used to aid in establishing a fish shelter and small game habitat.
For more information, contact Natural Resources Specialist John Daves at 573-222-8562.
AG EXPO 2019 TO BE HELD ON JANUARY 18TH AND 19TH
We are less than one month away from Ag Expo 2019.
Next year’s Ag Expo will be held on January 18th and 19th at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff. There will be over 100 agriculture related booths and exhibits at the expo along with many activities for the whole family.
Other events will include the beauty pageant, FFA tractor driving contest, petting farm, old time auction, and cow milking contest.
Admission will be $1 for adults and free for all college students and youth.
If you would like more information about the Ag Expo, call 573-686-8064.
MULTIPLE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COMMUNITIES TO RECEIVE FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVE FUNDS
Multiple Southeast Missouri communities have been announced to receive a portion of federal transportation alternative funds.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, eight Southeast Missouri communities, including Dexter, Bertrand, and Sikeston have been selected to receive $1.79 million in transportation alternative funds.
A selection committee comprised of representatives from local regional planning commissions reviewed applications before making their recommendations. The projects consisted of trails, sidewalks and ADA improvements to existing sidewalks.
These funds, which are set aside by Congress to be used specifically for transportation alternatives, allow communities to develop projects that improve the quality of a community and enhance the travel experience.