LILBOURN WOMAN ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT
A Lilbourn woman was arrested yesterday evening in New Madrid County on a controlled substance warrant.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 31 year old Amanda Zimmerman was taken into custody on a felony warrant out of New Madrid County for delivery of a controlled substance.
Following the arrest, Zimmerman was held in the New Madrid County Jail.
NEW THREE RIVERS SPORTS COMPLEX TO OPEN THIS WEEKEND
The opening of the new sports complex on the campus of Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff is set for this weekend.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Libla Family Sports Complex has been scheduled for 3 pm on Saturday.
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 Saturday 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.
5TH ANNUAL BADGE OF HONOR BENEFIT RUN SET TO BE HELD IN EARLY APRIL
Registration is ongoing for the 5th Annual Badge of Honor Benefit Run.
The Benefit Run will be held on Saturday, April 6th at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 am.
There will be a 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon and anyone who registers by March 1st will receive an event t-shirt and medal.
For more information, go to www.bohbr.com.
OVER TWENTY POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS QUALIFY TO COMPETE IN NATIONAL BETA COMPETITIONS
Over 20 Poplar Bluff students were recently recognized for qualifying to compete at the National Beta Convention in Oklahoma City.
According to Poplar Bluff School Officials, about 100 R-I students participated in the Missouri Junior and Senior conventions held in December in Springfield. Students that placed in the top five in statewide academic and skill contests are eligible to go on to the National Convention in June.
The students who qualified were recognized by the Poplar Bluff Board of Education during their monthly meeting in January.
PIEDMONT TO HOST PUBLIC HEARING EARLY NEXT MONTH
The city of Piedmont will be hosting a public hearing next week to discuss the city’s submission of a grant application.
According to the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission, the city is proposing to construct an extension of the city trail system at Handy Park and is proposing to apply for approximately $90,000 in Recreational Trails Program funding.
The hearing will be held at 2 pm on Monday, February 4th at Piedmont City Hall.
For more information on the proposed project, contact Mayor Bill Kirkpatrick at 573-223-7660.
LEAF PICK UP SCHEDULE TO CONTINUE NEXT WEEK IN POPLAR BLUFF
The leaf pick up schedule for the city of Poplar Bluff is scheduled to continue next week.
According to city officials, leaves will be picked up in Ward 5 from February 4th through the 22nd.
Leaves may also be disposed of at the landfill located on the east side of the city. To reach the landfill, take Bartlett Street to “F” Street and go under the railroad crossing. Follow the graveled portion of “F” Street around the curve and the disposal is located on the left side of the road. There are signs marking the location.
The site is open for leaf disposal from 8 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
For more information, contact the Street Department at 573-686-8646.