POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT TRYING TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUALS IN CONNECTION TO INVESTIGATION
Authorities in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, during the early morning hours of March 31st, two individuals forced entry into a residence on the 400 block of Lester Street.
Officials say that a hidden camera inside the residence was able to take photos of both of the individuals.
We have the photos available on our Facebook page.
Anyone who has information regarding the identity of the individuals is asked to contact Detective Dan Mustain at 573-686-8632.
CITY OF QULIN TO HOST PUBLIC HEARING TODAY
The City of Qulin has announced that they will be hosting a public hearing this evening.
Officials say the hearing is to discuss the city’s submission of an application for a Community Development Block Grant and the city is interested in obtaining all citizens’ input on community development needs.
City officials are proposing to repair the existing road bed, address settlement issues, overlay, and pave sections of First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Connecticut streets. The project is estimated to cost over $282,000.
The public hearing has been scheduled for 5 pm today at the Qulin City Hall. For more information on the proposed project, contact Mayor Glen Sedrick at 573-328-4488.
KINDERGARTEN TEACHER CHOSEN AS POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR
A teacher at the Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center has been chosen as the Poplar Bluff School District’s teacher of the year.
Officials say that Amanda Summers was selected as the district wide teacher of the year. Summers has taught at the Kindergarten Center since 2012 after gaining several years experience as a second grade teacher in Poplar Bluff.
The annual Teacher of the Year luncheon was held last week, recognizing a teacher from each of R-I's 10 buildings. Of the top teachers, a teacher of the year is selected to represent the elementary, middle school and secondary grade spans.
Of those grade-span winners, Summers was selected as the district-wide teacher of the year. We have a full list of the winners available on our website.
Amanda Summers: Kindergarten Center, elementary grade-span and district Teacher of the Year
James Hunt: middle school grade-span and Middle School Teacher of the Year
Meg Daniels: secondary grade-span and High School Teacher of the Year
Denni White: Technical Career Center Teacher of the Year
Britney Stahl: Junior High Teacher of the Year
Christie Risinger: O'Neal Teacher of the Year
Becky Ingle: Oak Grove Teacher of the Year
Kasi Aldridge: Lake Road Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Morin: Eugene Field Teacher of the Year
Traci Durham-Allen: Early Childhood Center Teacher of the Year
DELAY ANNOUNCED FOR THE OPENING OF THE SHELBY ROAD EXTENSION
Poplar Bluff Residents are going to have to wait a little while longer for the new Shelby Road extension to be available.
Poplar Bluff officials say that the opening of the new extension has been delayed so that crews can install new fencing along the roadway.
The delay is expected to be four to six weeks.
TWO ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANTS IN STODDARD COUNTY
Two men have been taken into custody in Stoddard County on controlled substance warrants.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 37 year old Cody Miller, of Dexter, was recently arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
Authorities have also arrested 25 year old Trenton Arnold, of Bell City, on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officials say that Miller and Arnold each remained in jail as of this morning on a $7,500 bond. It was not released if the two arrests were connected.
EARTHQUAKE SHAKES PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Did you feel the earthquake that hit parts of Southeast Missouri on Monday?
According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.1 magnitude earthquake was at around 12:09 pm Monday afternoon.
The earthquake was centered around 37 miles east southeast of Poplar Bluff and had a depth of just over two miles.