KENNETT HOSPITAL TO CONSOLIDATE WITH POPLAR BLUFF HOSPITAL THIS SUMMER
The Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett will be consolidating operations with the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center this summer.
According to State Representative for Missouri District 150, Andrew McDaniel, PBRMC plans to maintain local access in Kennett for primary care and select diagnostic imaging and lab services after July 31st and those services are currently set to be held in the Plaza medical office building on the Twin Rivers campus.
After July 31st, the Kennett hospital will no longer offer inpatient, emergency room, or outpatient services.
MULTIPLE AREAS IN CLAY COUNTY TO BE WITHOUT POWER FOR PART OF TODAY
Multiple communities in Clay County will be without power for part of this afternoon.
According to the Clay County Electric Cooperative, there will be a planned outage beginning at 1 pm today in all areas served by the Blooming Grove Substation. The Cooperative says that the maintenance is to improve service reliability.
The areas to be without power include Knob east to Trammelville, Highway 141 to McDougal, and everything feeding east towards Fagus and St. Francis.
Anyone whose power has not been restored by 4 pm is asked to call 1-800-521-2450.
ALLEY SPRING PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE CLOSED AT OZARK NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAYS
A pedestrian bridge in Southeast Missouri has been permanently closed.
According to Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the pedestrian bridge over the Jacks Fork River along Highway 106 at Alley Spring is permanently closed and the Jacks Fork River beneath and adjacent to the bridge is temporarily closed to all visitor use.
The closure includes all activities such as swimming, floating, fishing and gravel bar use within 100 feet of the bridge, but does not affect the highway bridge.
An emergency inspection recently performed by a Federal Highway Administration bridge engineer determined the stability of the pedestrian bridge has been compromised and has now created a safety hazard to anyone nearby.
Officials say that the Alley Spring pedestrian bridge is scheduled for removal as soon as possible, but that will likely occur later in 2018. The pedestrian bridge and adjacent section of the Jacks Fork River will remain closed until demolition is complete and the hazard is removed.
POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT
Students at Poplar Bluff High School will be holding an art show tonight.
The Poplar Bluff High School Art Show is scheduled for 6 to 8 pm tonight in the cafeteria.
There will be multiple performances including the choir students singing, the drama club performing monologues and skits, and English students reading poetry.
There will also be student artwork on display and snacks prepared by the advanced foods class.
ROUTE N IN RIPLEY COUNTY TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Route N in Ripley County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a pipe under the roadway.
The section of Route N to be closed is located approximately 2 miles south of Route 142.
Work is scheduled to take place from 7:30 am to 4 pm.
HIGHWAY PATROL’S ANNUAL BUOY AUDIT BEGINS TODAY
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced that their annual buoy audit will begin today.
Colonel Sandra Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, tells KWOC News that the Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division manages thousands of buoy permits, which must be maintained by the individual permit holders.
The annual audit involves verifying the permit holder still owns the property associated with the permit, ensuring the buoy is placed properly, and confirming the buoy displays the correct markings.
The buoy must also be well maintained and the markings must be visible to boaters. Buoys which are not in compliance with the permit requirements are subject to revocation.
For more information, call 573-751-5071.