POPLAR BLUFF AREA BUSINESS SET TO CLOSE
A Poplar Bluff area store will soon be closing its doors.
Fred’s, Incorporated announced on Thursday that they will be closing 159 stores, including locations in Poplar Bluff, Paragould, and Cape Girardeau.
The company intends to close all of the impacted stores by the end of May.
TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN A THREE VEHICLE WRECK NEAR POPLAR BLUFF
Two people were injured Thursday morning in a three vehicle wreck near Poplar Bluff.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the first vehicle was stopped on Highway 53 to make a left hand turn. The second vehicle was waiting behind the first vehicle, when the second vehicle was hit from behind by the third vehicle. The second vehicle then struck the first vehicle.
The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 am Thursday, approximately two miles south of Poplar Bluff.
The driver of the third vehicle, 76 year old Arthur Daugherty, of Poplar Bluff, suffered serious injuries in the wreck, while the driver of the second vehicle received moderate injuries. They were both transported to Poplar Bluff area hospitals.
LAKE ROAD ELEMENTARY CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL HONOR FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
A Poplar Bluff school has been chosen for a national honor.
Lake Road Elementary has been named a Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase School for the second year in a row.
The award, given by the Flippen Group, recognizes and celebrates schools and districts that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students are relationally connected and eager to learn.
Lake Road is one of only 202 schools nationwide to receive the award, and one of only four in Missouri.
FARMERS URGED TO OPERATE FARM EQUIPMENT IN A SAFE MANNER
With spring time comes planting season for many area farms. This will result in an increase of farmers using farm machinery on area roadways.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding farmers to make sure that any farm equipment being driven on Missouri roadways is properly marked with lights and a “slow-moving vehicle” emblem.
If traffic accumulates behind you on a road where it is difficult to make a safe pass, you should pull off onto the side of the road in a level area, so the vehicles can go by.
If possible, never travel on roadways at dawn or dusk when it is more difficult for drivers of other vehicles to see.
However, Missouri law allows agricultural machinery and implements to be operated on state highways between the hours of sunset and sunrise for agricultural purposes provided such vehicles are equipped with the required lighting.
POPLAR BLUFF JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT RECIEVES TITLE OF JUNIOR YOUTH OF THE YEAR FOR MISSOURI
A student at Poplar Bluff Junior High has been chosen as a “Junior Youth of the Year” for the state of Missouri.
According to the Poplar Bluff Junior High School Facebook Page, Emma King earned the title after representing the Boys and Girls Club of Poplar Bluff at a two-day competition held in Jefferson City for students ages 10 to 13.
School officials say that each student was interviewed, wrote several essays, and presented a 3-minute speech in front of seven judges.
King was also presented with a proclamation from State Senator Doug Libla.
REORGINIZATION ANNOUNCED FOR CORNING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A Northeast Arkansas School District has announced some changes that will go into effect for the next school year.
According to Corning Public School Superintendent Kellee Smith, Central Elementary School will be reorganized. Students in third and fourth grade will be relocated to Park Elementary, while fifth and sixth grades will be relocated to a newly formed Corning Middle School.
The middle school will be housed in the Corning Junior High building.
Smith says that the decision was based on declining enrolment.
Administrators are working to finalize all of the transition details. When the plans are complete, a public meeting will be held to address any questions parents have.
MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO BURGLARIES IN NUMEROUS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COUNTIES
A joint investigation into numerous burglaries in several Southeast Missouri counties has resulted in an arrest.
According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Department, over the past several months multiple business burglaries have occurred in Stoddard, Bollinger, Scott, Cape Girardeau, and Perry Counties.
25 year old Eric Maldonado, of Cape Girardeau, has been arrested for burglary and stealing, with more charges expected to be filed by Stoddard, Bollinger, Perry, and Scott Counties.
Officials say that a total of 18 burglaries in the multi county area have been cleared as a part of the joint investigation.
BUFF UP THE BLUFF SET FOR THIS WEEKEND
Spring is here and that means it is time for Spring Cleaning.
This year’s Buff up the Bluff event is set for this Saturday.
The Poplar Bluff Leaf Disposal Site will be accepting items from 8 am to 3:30 pm. The site is located southeast of Twin Towers and signs will be posted. Proof of city residency is required.
The materials to be accepted at the site include:
BULKY ITEMS AND NON-GARBAGE SOLID WASTE
BULK METAL ITEMS:
(Refrigerators, Freezers and Air Conditioners MUST have compressors removed before bringing to site). If compressors aren't removed, items will not be accepted!!!
No Loads of asphalt shingles.
No Trash from business or construction sites. NO PAINT. (empty paint cans ok.)
OTHER BULKY ITEMS:
Furniture, Carpeting, Construction Materials
LIMBS AND BRUSH: (NO LIMBS, BRUSH PICKED UP FOR ELDERLY)
Limbs and brush will be accepted at clean-up site, no logs or stumps, no wire or metal, must be of manageable size. These items will have to be unloaded by individuals bringing to clean-up site.
Tires will be accepted by Ozark Foothills Recycling with the following charges:
Passenger - $3.00 Large Truck - $7.00 (IF ON RIMS THE CHARGE IS DOUBLED)
Leaves will be placed in a separate pile from all other materials. Each person bringing leaves will be responsible for removing them from the vehicle and containers. No plastic bags or foreign material may be left at leaf disposal site.”
EARLY CHILDHOOD RESOURCE FAIR SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND IN POPLAR BLUFF
An early childhood resource fair will be held this weekend in Poplar Bluff.
The Silly Saturday event is scheduled for 10 am to 2 pm Saturday at the Bess Activity Center on the campus of Three Rivers College.
The fair will feature entertainment, games, crafts, and activities for children up to eight years old as well as resource information for parents.