POPLAR BLUFF MATH-A-THON HAS RAISED OVER $1 MILLION DOLLARS OVER ALMOST 30 YEARS
The Poplar Bluff R-1 School District has announced that the school has raised over $1 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the past three decades.
According to school officials, a St. Jude representative says that while several individual schools in the United States have surpassed Poplar Bluff's $45,000 contribution this year, R-I is the only participant that has contributed on a district-wide basis for 30 years consistently.
The district's participation started at O'Neal Elementary in the 1988/89 school year with retired principal Lorenzo Sandlin.
While Math-A-Thon is a K through 8 fundraiser, the entire district contributes in some capacity, including fun books, skate nights, dress-down days, and more.
Sandlin's coordinating successor, Oak Grove Principal Jenifer Richardson, noted that the community plays a huge part too, donating portions of proceeds if not 100 percent during business nights.
BICYCLE SAFETY WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND IN POPLAR BLUFF
A free workshop will be held this weekend in Poplar Bluff about bicycle safety.
Poplar Bluff Parks and Recreation, the University of Missouri Extension, and the Butler County 4-H have partnered to offer the workshop from 10 am to noon this Saturday at Whiteley Park.
There will be multiple stations as a part of the workshop where youth can learn about various things including traffic laws, proper helmet fitting, and bicycle maintenance.
For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 573-686-8645.
TWO POPLAR BLUFF ROADS TO TRANSITION TO TWO WAY STREETS NEXT WEEK
Two roadways in Poplar Bluff will no longer be for one way traffic starting next week.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the one-way portions of Main Street and Broadway Street in downtown Poplar Bluff will both become two-way streets.
The transition is set to occur at 6 am on Friday, May 4th.
19TH ANNUAL POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD FRIDAY
The 19th Annual Poplar Bluff School Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled to begin tomorrow
The four person scramble tournament is scheduled to begin at 1 pm Friday at Ozark Ridge Golf Course. Lunch will be served at noon.
All proceeds from the event will go toward student scholarships and teacher projects.
For more information, contact Poplar Bluff R-1 Superintendent Scott Dill's office at 573-785-7751.
CLARKTON FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST FUNDRAISING AUCTION NEXT WEEK
An area fire department will be hosting a fund raising auction next week.
The event will be held by the Clarkton Fire Department at 6 pm on May 3rd at the Clarkton Auction House.
Officials say there will be multiple items up for bid; including gift certificates, free oil changes, and autographed memorabilia.