RIVER RADIO LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE SET FOR TONIGHT
Parade lights will be shining bright tonight in Downtown Poplar Bluff during the 2018 River Radio Lighted Christmas Parade.
Lineup will begin at 5:45 pm at the Hydro Adventures parking with the parade starting 6:30 pm.
The parade route will run from Highway 142 at McDonald’s through downtown Poplar Bluff before ending back at the Black River Coliseum.
There will be hot chocolate stands located at Memorial Baptist Church across from McDonald's, at Southern Bank on the corner of 5th and Vine, and also at the Head Start Center at 405 Karen Drive.
The Poplar Bluff Post Office will be collecting letters to Santa during the Parade. Have your children write Santa a letter with a distinct return address and then wave their letter when they see the float so it can be collected.
SNOW POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND FOR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas could be seeing some snowfall this weekend.
According to a Special Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service, precipitation may reach portions of the region during the day on Saturday, but temperatures will be mainly above freezing in the afternoon. The primary time period of concern is Saturday night, when temperatures will fall to under 30 degrees.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for some of our more western listening areas, including Oregon and Howell Counties in Missouri, and Randolph and Lawrence Counties in Arkansas.
Those areas could see multiple inches of snow accumulation this weekend.
WINTER WEATHER DRIVING TIPS
With the possibility of winter weather coming up this weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to exercise caution while driving.
The patrol says that planning ahead can help in case of an emergency. Before you travel, make certain your vehicle is in good working condition.
The Highway Patrol suggests keeping your fuel tank at least half full. Place an ice scraper, tire chains, battery booster cables, blankets, flashlights, and a bag of sand or cat litter in your trunk.
Also, take the time to make sure the windows are completely cleared to ensure visibility and clear your driveway so that your vehicle enters the roadway safely. Allow extra driving time for you to reach your destination at a slow, safe speed.
Road conditions are available online by going to the Patrol’s website www.mshp.dps.mo.gov and clicking on the Road Condition icon.
DONIPHAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TO HOST CHILI COOK-OFF
A Doniphan church will be hosting a chili cook-off this weekend.
The 1st annual Chili Cook-Off has been scheduled for 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, December 8th at Doniphan United Methodist Church.
The cost is $25 to complete and $5 for a bowl or five samples. Prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice.
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Boy Scout Troop 4069 in Doniphan.
SMALL EARTHQUAKE SHAKES SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Did you feel the earthquake that shook parts of Southeast Missouri earlier this week?
According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.2 earthquake was recorded at 9:10 am Wednesday morning.
The quake was located just over six miles north of New Madrid and had a depth almost 10 miles.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION RELEASES NEW APP TO HELP USERS FIND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
The Missouri Department of Conservation has unveiled a new phone app to help Missourians find outdoor activities in your area.
Officials say that the app, MO Outdoors, can help users find MDC conservation areas, fishing accesses, hiking trails, shooting ranges, and nature centers around the state based on your desired types of outdoor activities including birdwatching, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, or shooting.
The app also connects users to area regulations and season information, hours of operation, and interactive maps of area boundaries and features. Users can also download maps for offline use.
The free MO Outdoors app is available for download through Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices.