OVER 80 CASES OF HEPATITIS A REPORTED BY BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Health officials are continuing to see an increase in reported Hepatitis A cases in Butler County.
According to the Butler County Health Department, as of June 8th, 86 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported with 57 percent of the cases requiring hospitalization.
Officials say that the majority of cases have been in people who use drugs and/or their close personal contacts.
Anyone who has been potentially exposed to an individual, experiencing Hepatitis A signs or symptoms is asked to call or visit the Butler County Health Department.
CITIZENS IN DONIPHAN WARNED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR COUNTERFEIT MONEY
Residents in Doniphan are being warned to stay on the lookout for counterfeit money.
According to the Doniphan Police Department, there have been numerous reports of phony $20 bills being circulated in the city, more specifically at weekend yard sales.
All citizens should be aware of these bills and need to inspect any bills they accept for payment.
Should an attempt be made to pay you with one of these bills, do not accept it and make a report to your local authorities.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM CONTINUES AT POPLAR BLUFF MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
The 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library is now underway.
This summer, kids can earn grand prize entries by reading and doing good deeds for their families, neighbors, friends, and the community. There will be multiple grand prizes, including Kindle Fire Tablets and bicycles.
The free program is open to children and young adults between the ages of 3 and 17 will run through August 4th.
Participants can sign up at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library or at PoplarBluff.org. For more information, call 573-686-8639.
MISSING CALIFORNIA WOMAN FOUND SAFE IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A missing California woman has been found in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, 75 year old Sharon Childress had last been contacted Sunday morning around 9 am at the Black River Bridge on Highway 62 in Corning. An endangered person advisory was then issued.
According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, Childress was found safe on Monday afternoon around 12:30 pm.
Further details were not released.
MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN DUNKLIN COUNTY WRECK
A Campbell man was injured yesterday following a single vehicle wreck in Dunklin County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 25 year old Michael Davis was driving on US Highway 62, 2 miles west of Campbell, when his vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a ditch.
Davis was seriously injured in the wreck and taken to an area hospital.