THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSOURI
Missouri residents are being encouraged to learn about severe weather and how to protect themselves during Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week this week.
Today Missourian’s should focus on lightning safety.
According to the National Weather Service, the best way for you to protect yourself from lightning is to avoid the threat. You simply don’t want to be caught outside in a storm.
Have a lightning safety plan, and cancel or postpone activities early if thunderstorms are expected. Monitor weather conditions and get to a safe place before the weather becomes threatening. Substantial buildings and hard-topped vehicles are safe options. Rain shelters, small sheds, and open vehicles are not safe.
If someone is struck by lightning, they may need immediate medical attention. Lightning victims do not carry an electrical charge and are safe to touch. Call 911 and monitor the victim.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE LADY RAIDERS TO HOST NJCAA DISTRICT K CHAMPIONSHIP THIS FRIDAY
Three Rivers College will be playing for the NJCAA District K Women’s Basketball Championship this week.
The Lady Raiders will be taking on Iowa Western Community College for the Championship at 7 pm on Friday at the Libla Family Sports Complex on the campus of Three Rivers College.
Three Rivers will have shuttle service running from the TRC parking lots and the Westwood Center starting one hour before Friday’s game. Signs are posted at pick-up locations in the parking lots.
On Sunday, the Lady Raiders defeated Moberly Area Community College 82-77 to become the Region 16 Champions.
If the Lady Raiders win the District K Championship on Friday, they will move on to play in the National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas, from March 18th to the 23rd.
TWO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BASKETBALL TEAMS TO COMPETE IN STATE SEMIFINALS
Two Southeast Missouri High Schools will be participating in the Missouri state basketball semifinals this week.
On Thursday, Charleston will be taking on Vashon in the Class three semifinals in Springfield. It has been posted on the Charleston R-1 Schools Facebook page that school will be cancelled on Thursday to allow for families to attend the game.
On Friday, Oran will be facing Van-Far in the Class two semifinal. That game will also be held in Springfield.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE 2019 POPLAR BLUFF YOUTH GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Registration is now open for youth girls’ volleyball in Poplar Bluff.
According to the Poplar Bluff Parks and Recreation Department, registrations for girls in third through sixth grades will be open through March 15th and the registration fee is $10.
Registration forms are available at the Poplar Bluff Parks and Recreation Department Office located at 430 North Second Street.
For more information, call 686-8645.
PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH IN WAYNE COUNTY
A public meeting has been scheduled for this month in Wayne County.
According to the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission, Wayne County Transportation Advisory Committee members will be hosting the public meeting on Tuesday, March 19th.
Subjects to be discussed include transportation issues and priorities within the county.
The meeting will begin at 10 am at the Wayne County Courthouse in Greenville. For more information, contact Andrew Murphy at 573-785-6402.
FORMER PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER DONATES SPORTS MEMORABILIA TO POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL
A former professional football player has donated his collection of sports memorabilia to Poplar Bluff High School.
Poplar Bluff Class of 1967 graduate Eddie Moss donated the memorabilia for the new wall of fame display at the High School.
Moss was selected in the 13th round of the NFL draft in 1972 and went on to play for multiple NFL teams including the Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Cardinals.
Moss was named a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
Officials say that Moss decided he would donate his collection-which included a portrait, official resolution, newspaper article, sports program, plaque, and signed jersey-to PBHS because he thought it would be something good for the kids.