MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY METH CHARGE IN WAYNE COUNTY
Authorities in Wayne County have arrested a Clubb man on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49 year old Mark Tumbas was taken into custody Monday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.
Following the arrest, Tumbas was held at the Wayne County Jail.
GREENVILLE MAN TAKEN INTO CUSOTDY IN BUTLER COUNTY ON FELONY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT
An area man was taken into custody on a felony warrant Monday morning in Butler County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 30 year old Brandon Hampton, of Greenville, was arrested shortly before noon on a felony Wayne County warrant for distributing, delivering, or producing a controlled substance.
Officials say that Hampton was held in the Butler County Jail following the arrest.
PRESCRIBED FIRES TO BE HELD AT MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST
Officials at Mark Twain National Forest say that approximately 35,000 acres of forest lands is scheduled to be burned this year in prescribed fires.
According to officials, prescribed fires are used to reduce the threat of wildfire and to improve the health of native plants and wildlife habitat in Missouri. Deer, turkey, quail and other species benefit when plants they depend on for food and cover are rejuvenated by the use of prescribed fire.
Each prescribed burn will be conducted when favorable atmospheric conditions exist.
Although some smoke may be visible and affect nearby communities, agencies will work closely with the National Weather Service and use smoke monitoring stations to predict potential smoke impacts.
Neighboring landowners will be contacted prior to ignitions and signs will be posted on roads and trails near prescribed fire operations when burning is in progress.
MISSOURI STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL TO BE HELD TODAY
A statewide tornado drill will be held today as a part of Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week.
State officials say that Missouri’s annual Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled to be held at 10 am.
Multiple area communities including Carter County and Sikeston have confirmed they will be participating in the drill.
If a tornado is in your area, the best shelter is a basement or other underground location. If a basement is not available, move to an all interior small room, or other interior location such as a hallway. Stay away from outside walls, doors, and windows. Try to keep as many walls as you can between you and the wind outside.
Mobile homes should be abandoned in favor of a more substantial structure if you are threatened by a tornado.
If you are in a vehicle and have a clear path that you can drive in a direction away from the tornado, then do so. As a last resort, you can abandon your vehicle and hide in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head. The best thing to do if severe weather threatens is to not drive. Stay in a safe building until the storms pass.
POPLAR BLUFF ATHLETIC DIRECTOR WARNS OF POSSIBLE FRAUD ATTEMPTS
Poplar Bluff Athletic Director Kent Keith is warning the community to be on the lookout for possible fraud attempts.
Keith tells KWOC News that the community is being inundated with fraudulent companies seeking advertising on the Athletic Department’s behalf.
Keith says that the Poplar Bluff Athletic Department does not use outside companies to solicit donations on their behalf. Only Keith, the coaching staff, or one of the student athletes will contact you if they are seeking donations for any athletic activity.
If you have any questions, contact the Athletic Department office at 573-785-5183.
EARLY ENROLLMENT TO BEGIN TODAY FOR POPLAR BLUFF KINDERGARTEN CENTER
Early Enrollment is scheduled to begin today at the Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center.
If you have a child who will be five years old by July 31st, you can get them enrolled for the 2019/2020 school year.
According to officials, early enrollment is set to take place from 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 3 pm today through Thursday at the 1200 Camp Road location.
There will also be an additional time slot available today from 4 to 6 pm.
Parents should remember to bring their children’s birth certificate, social security card, proof of address, and shot records.