NEW THREE RIVERS SPORTS COMPLEX TO OPEN IN EARLY FEBRUARY
An opening date has been set for the new sports complex on the campus of Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Libla Family Sports Complex has been scheduled for 3 pm on Saturday, February 2nd.
The sports complex is a 60,000-square-foot gymnasium that seats over 3,000 people and is intended to replace the Bess Activity Center as the home of the College’s Raiders and Lady Raiders basketball teams.
The complex is also convertible into a three-court facility suitable for holding practices and regional high school basketball tournaments.
The ribbon cutting ceremony on February 2nd will be followed by a basketball double-header as both the Lady Raiders and Raiders take on State Fair Community College. The Lady Raiders will tip-off at 5 pm followed by the men’s game at 7 pm.
MAN FACING DRUG AND GUN CHARGES FOLLOWING ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY
A Bloomfield man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Tuesday afternoon.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 23 year old Tyler Hathaway was taken into custody in Butler County on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful use of a firearm.
Hathaway was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION FOUNDATION DONATES OVER $4000 TO POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOLS
Poplar Bluff Schools recently received over $4,000 from the Briggs and Stratton Corporation Foundation.
Poplar Bluff School Officials say that the foundation donated $4,500 last month to the school district.
The charitable contribution is an annual tradition of the small engine manufacturer that in previous years has gone to Eugene Field Elementary to be used toward one-time expenses such as playground equipment.
WOMAN ARRESTED ON FELONY CHARGE IN WAYNE COUNTY
Authorities in Wayne County say that an area woman has been taken into custody on felony controlled substance charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 57 year old Penny Goodman, of Piedmont, was arrested Tuesday morning on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for amphetamine and diazepam.
Following the arrest, Goodman was held in the Wayne County Jail.
POPLAR BLUFF MUNICIPAL LIBRARY TO HOST STEM CHALLENGES FOR CHILDREN ON THURSDAY
The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library will be hosting an event on Thursday for area children.
The “Can You Survive Stem Challenge” has been scheduled for 5 to 7 pm Thursday evening at the Library.
Officials say that kids from 6 to 12 years old can participate in science, technology, engineering, and math challenges based on events in the "I Survived" novels.
More information about the Poplar Bluff Public Library is available at PoplarBluff.org.
PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR TOMORROW TO DISCUSS TRANSPORTATION ISSUES IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
The Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission has announced that a public meeting of the Transportation Advisory Committee has been set for tomorrow.
Officials say that the meeting has been scheduled for 6 pm on Thursday at the Float Stream restaurant in Van Buren.
The meeting will be to discuss transportation issues in Butler, Carter, Reynolds, Ripley, and Wayne Counties.
A copy of the agenda can be obtained by contacting Andrew Murphy at 573-785-6402.