SCHOOL READINESS EVENT TO BE HELD TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
A School Readiness event has been scheduled for today in Butler County.
The event will be held from 9 am to 3 pm at the Black River Coliseum.
Children registered for the event can receive free age appropriate school supplies, including backpacks, paper, folders, and pencils. Health Screenings will also be completed for attending children.
Officials say that children must be pre-registered for the event. For more information or to register, call 573-785-4727.
MARBLE HILL OFFICIAL TO PROPOSE SPEED AND STOP SIGN CHANGES IN THE CITY
A city official in Marble Hill says that he will be proposing speed limit and stop sign changes at an upcoming city council meeting.
According to Marble Hill Police Chief Marc Tragesser, he will be proposing a speed limit increase from 35 to 45 mph on East Highway 34 coming into the town.
He is also proposing that the stop sign at the intersection of North Highway 51 turning onto West Main be converted to a yield sign.
Chief Tragesser says that MoDot has agreed on the alterations and he will be requesting the changes to the City Ordinance at the Marble Hill City Council meeting on August 20th.
VENDOR APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND COMMUNITY YARD SALE AT WAPPAPELLO LAKE
The US Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake is looking for vendors for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend 25 Mile Community Yard Sale.
Officials say that the Corps of Engineers is accepting applications to be a vendor at the lake during the event from August 31st to September 3rd.
Anyone interested is asked to contact the Wappapello Lake Management Office at 573-222-8562. Vendors must complete the application information form to sell at the event.
ST. JUDE ARCHERY SHOOT AND AUCTION TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND
The 7th Annual St. Jude Archery Shoot and Auction will be held this weekend.
The event is scheduled for 8 am to 2 pm Saturday at the Missouri Department of Conservation Archery Range on NN Highway in the Poplar Bluff area.
There will be a pop-up tournament with cash prizes, novelty shoots, a long range shoot with a cash prize of $500, a free youth archery camp, concessions, door prizes, and more.
For more information contact Miranda Fickert at 573-718-2875.
STATE OFFICIALS SEEKING PUBLIC’S INPUT ON POSSIBLE REGULATION CHANGE AT WAPPAPELLO LAKE
State officials are asking for the public’s input about a possible regulation change concerning fishing at Wappapello Lake in Wayne County.
According to Missouri Department of Conservation, crappie are the most popular fish sought by anglers fishing the lake and under the existing regulation, anglers may harvest a daily limit of 30 white and black crappie combined with a minimum length of 9 inches.
Under the proposed regulation change, there will be no minimum length limit for crappie. The daily limit will remain at 30 crappie, but not more than 15 of those fish could be above 9 inches.
Officials say that the proposed regulation change would allow anglers to harvest more of the slow growing black crappie, while preventing overharvest of white crappie.
Two public meetings will be held in September to discuss the proposed change. The first meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 pm on September 17th at New Home General Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff. The second meeting will be held on September 18th at the Greenville Elementary Gymnasium from 6 to 8 pm.
REGISTRATION DEADLNE APPROACHING FOR ADULT FALL SOFTBALL LEAGUE IN POPLAR BLUFF
The registration deadline is coming up for the adult fall softball league in Poplar Bluff.
Officials with Poplar Bluff Parks and Recreation say that there will be a men's league and a coed league if four or more teams register.
Team registration is being accepted through Friday and officials say that the fees will be determined by the number of teams and the number of games to be played.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation department at 573-686-8645.