MULTIPLE ROADS CLOSED AHEAD OF UPCOMING RAINS
Many roads in Southeast Missouri are already closed due to flooding ahead of additional rain that is in the forecast for tomorrow.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, a portion of Route NN in Ripley County has been closed because of flooding.
Also closed are portions of Route DD in Pemiscot County, Route P, Route WW and Missouri Highway 162 in New Madrid County, and Missouri Highways 80 and 77 in Mississippi County.
According to a Hydrologic Outlook from the National Weather Service, rain chances will return and begin to spread across the region tonight and Friday. Showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous and widespread Friday night and Saturday, when the heaviest rain and storm potential exists.
An additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is forecast with this next round of rain and storms, however locally heavier amounts, especially where thunderstorms occur, are possible.
GROUNDBREAKING TO BE HELD TODAY AT JOHN J. PERSHING VA MEDICAL CENTER
A groundbreaking will be held today for a new facility in Poplar Bluff.
The groundbreaking of the Learning Resource Center at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center has been scheduled for 2 pm this afternoon at 1500 North Westwood Boulevard.
The public is invited to attend the event, which will also feature Southeast Missouri’s Congressman in the United States House of Representatives, Jason Smith.
FEED AND SEED EVENT SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN POPLAR BLUFF
New Day Ministries will be hosting a feed and seed event today in Poplar Bluff.
The event is scheduled for 3 to 5 pm at New Day Ministries, which is located at 703 Franklin Street.
The event is first come, first serve, and packs will be limited to one per household.
If you would like more information, contact Pastor Nancy Wolverton at 573-718-4578.
POPLAR BLUFF DRAMA CLUB TO HOST IMPROV SHOW THIS WEEKEND
The Poplar Bluff High School Drama Club will be hosting an improv show this weekend.
“Whose Line Is It Anyway: Take 2,” will begin at 7 pm both Friday and Saturday night. Doors will open at 6:30 each night.
The audience will get to participate in helping form the scenes during the show. Tickets will be $5 and come with one suggestion card. Additional cards will be available for a dollar.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR PARAMEDIC PROGRAM
Three Rivers College is accepting applications for their paramedic program.
College officials say that the program has recently been updated to be a hybrid of online curriculum and hands-on training. The new program allows students to only be on campus one day a week.
Applicants to the Paramedic program must submit a copy of their current Missouri EMT-Basic license and their Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Card, as well as a letter of reference from an Ambulance Director, to be eligible for admission.
Applicants must also complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills with a score of 50% or higher.
Application forms for the paramedic program are available online at trcc.edu/admissions. The application deadline is May 1st.
For more information, contact Tami Cunningham at 573-840-9672.
ROAD WORK TO BEGIN TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Route M in Butler County will be reduced to one lane beginning today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform ditch repairs.
MoDOT officials say that the section of roadway to be reduced is located from County Road 475 to County Road 470.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to take place from 7:30 am to 3 pm both today and tomorrow.