AUTHORITIES IN DUNKLIN COUNTY TRYING TO LOCATE MISSING TEENAGER
Authorities in Dunklin County are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager.
According to the Dunklin County Sherriff’s Office, 16 year old Dakota Slavings was last seen Wednesday on State Highway J in the Malden area.
Slavings is described as a white female, five feet six inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
She was last seen wearing a tye-dyed shirt, dark jogging pants, a black jacket, and gray boots.
Anyone who has information on Slavings whereabouts is asked to contact the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office at 573-888-2409.
FIRE DESTROYS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT BUILDING IN BUTLER COUNTY
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, a fire has destroyed a Highway Department building in Butler County.
Crews were on scene Wednesday night putting out the fire at a structure located on Highway 67, south of Poplar Bluff.
The building, as well as several vehicles inside, was destroyed.
The fire is under investigation.
FORMER POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL PASSES AWAY
A former Poplar Bluff High School principal and interim superintendent has died.
According to the Poplar Bluff School District, Tom Hoover passed away this week.
Hoover was employed by the Poplar Bluff School District from 1965 to 1994 including serving as a basketball coach and teacher in addition to the previously mentioned roles.
Hoover also served as official scorekeeper during basketball games all the way up until this past season
Poplar Bluff Athletics Director Kent Keith says that Sikeston school officials want to honor Hoover before the kickoff of the Mules football game tonight at Sikeston. There are also plans to honor Hoover at the next Mules Football home game on September 14th.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO SPEAK IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI NEXT WEEK
United States President Donald Trump will be hosting a rally next week in Southeast Missouri.
The rally is scheduled to begin at 7 pm on Thursday, September 13th at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Doors will open at 4 pm.
Registration information is available at www.DonaldJTrump.com.
RUN 4 THE ARTS IN POPLAR BLUFF POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
The incoming storm system has caused the delay of some local events.
Three Rivers College has announced that the Run 4 the Arts has been postponed to Saturday, September 22nd. Anyone with questions is asked to contact Michelle Reynolds at 840-9077.
Officials with the United States Corps of Engineers tell KWOC News that the 11th annual Wappapello Outdoor Opportunities for Disabled Sportsmen event scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled.
The event will next be held in September 2019.
REAGAN DAYS EVENT THIS WEEKEND TO HONOR TODD RICHARDSON
The annual Butler County Reagan Days event is scheduled for this weekend.
The event, held by the Butler County GOP Committee, will honor Missouri Congressman Todd Richardson, the first Republican Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives to come from Butler County.
The event will begin at 5:30 pm Saturday night at the Holiday Inn in Poplar Bluff.
BUTLER COUNTY TO HOST PUBLIC HEARING THIS MONTH TO DISCUSS GRANT SUBMISSION
Butler County will be hosting a public hearing later this month to discuss an upcoming submission for a community development block grant.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 am on Monday, September 24th at the Butler County Courthouse Commission chambers.
The county is proposing to apply for approximately $175,000 in CDBG Funding for multiple repairs to the infrastructure in Harviell.
For more information on the proposed project, contact Presiding Commissioner Vince Lampe at 573-686-8050.
PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT SCHEDULED TO BEGIN THIS MORNING IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route Y in Stoddard County will be reduced with a 10 foot width restriction beginning this morning so contractor crews can resurface the roadway.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway to be reduced is located from Route 61 to 2 miles east of Route 25 in Bloomfield, at the Nestle Purina Plant.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm daily through Monday, October 15th.