DRIVERS CAUTIONED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BLACK ICE
Weather officials are cautioning motorists to be on the lookout for black ice this morning.
After yesterday’s rainfall and temperatures dropping below freezing overnight, officials say there is the potential for black ice to have developed on area road surfaces.
Motorists are being advised to use caution while driving this morning, especially on untreated driveways and parking lots.
MAN ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT
Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested an area man on a controlled substance warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 50 year old Michael Jenkins, of Dexter, was recently taken into custody on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Jenkins bond was set at $12,000, cash only, and officials say he remained in jail as of this morning.
CIRCUS TO BE HELD IN POPLAR BLUFF IN EARLY FEBRUARY
Circus animals will be returning to Poplar Bluff early next month.
The Carden International Circus will be presenting the All New Super Spectacular Circus on February 4th and 5th at the Black River Coliseum.
Animals to be involved in the circus include a herd of Asian elephants, as well as Bengal tigers, horses, and camels.
There will also be acrobats, aerialists, and clowns at the circus as well.
The shows will begin at 6:30 pm each night will doors opening one hour before the show begins. General admission tickets are $14 for children 12 and under and $20 for adults. Tickets are on sale at www.SpectacularCircus.com.
DEXTER TEEN ARRESTED ON KIDNAPPING WARRANT IN BUTLER COUNTY
A Dexter teenager has been taken into custody on a kidnapping warrant.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 year old Cody Hicks was arrested Wednesday evening on a felony warrant out of Stoddard County on the original charges of kidnapping and domestic assault.
Following the arrest, Hicks was held in the Butler County Jail.
ALZHEIMER’S CLASS TO BE OFFERED BY BUTLER COUNTY UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION
The University of Missouri Extension in Butler County is offering a monthly class about Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's 101 will be provided today and on the fourth Thursday of every month at noon. The class will cover what Alzheimer's is and some of the signs associated with the disease in addition to a discussion about the benefits of early detection and diagnosis.
For more information, contact the University of Missouri Extension at 573-686-8064.
DATE SET FOR ZALMA CHURCH’S ANNUAL SPECIAL NEEDS DINNER AND AUCTION
A date has been set for the Zalma General Baptist Church 13th annual special needs dinner and silent auction.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at the Church Gym. Both the dinner and silent auction will begin at 3:30 pm.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Church’s Special Needs Fund, which is used to sponsor mobile food give-aways, stock the church’s pantry for handout, and help those in need throughout the year.
For more information, contact Patti Shelby at 573-225-3615.