ENDANGERED SILVER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MISSING MAN
An Endangered Silver Advisory has been issued for a missing Southeast Missouri man.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 66 year old Kerry Wayne Thomas left a location on South Everett Street in Kennett yesterday on foot.
Thomas is on several medications that he does not have with him and officials say he has been diagnosed with dementia.
Thomas is described as a white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. He may be wearing a t-shirt, blue jeans, and gray tennis shoes with "Kerry" on the side.
We have a picture of Thomas available on the KWOC Facebook page.
Anyone with information on Thomas’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622.
AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT TO HOST CRIME PREVENTION SEMINAR
Area law enforcement officials will be hosting multiple crime prevention seminars this month.
The Carter County Sheriff’s Office and the Van Buren Police Department are teaming up for the seminars on Thursday, May 23rd at the Van Buren Community Center and on Thursday, May 30th, at the Ellsinore Youth and Community Center.
Both events will begin at 5 pm.
Area citizens are being invited to join in the discussion on ways to make the community safer.
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED IN RIPLEY COUNTY TO DISCUSS GRANT APPLICATION
Officials in Ripley County will be hosting a public hearing next week to discuss an application for a community development block grant.
The meeting has been scheduled for 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 22 at the Ripley County Courthouse Commission Chambers in Doniphan.
The county is requesting approximately $487,000 in CDBG funds to rehabilitate and expand the Doniphan Senior Center. The total project cost is estimated at over $492,000 with an estimated $5,000 provided as in-kind labor to the project.
Staff will be present to answer questions during the hearing. For more information contact County Clerk Becky York at (573) 996-3215.
MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY FLEEING CHARGE IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Authorities in New Madrid County have arrested an area man on a felony fleeing charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old Pervis Boyd, of Lilbourn, was taken into custody shortly after midnight this morning on a felony charge of resisting arrest by fleeing.
Boyd also reportedly had warrants out of Dunklin and New Madrid Counties.
DRIVERS REMINDED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MOTORCYCLES
Warmer weather brings with it an increase of motorcycles on Missouri’s roadways and state officials are asking motorists to keep an eye out for them.
Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Transportation shows that approximately 11 percent of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a motorcycle, with 115 motorcyclist lives lost.
Motorcyclists should take precautions to remain safe while on the road. Remember to wear a Department of Transportation compliant helmet and other protective gear, as well as brightly colored clothes and reflective tape to increase your visibility.
Experts also recommend riders complete motorcycle training before getting out on the road. There are 25 training locations in Missouri and you can find the one nearest you at www.mmsp.org.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION TO OFFER BRAIN FITNESS CLASS
Area residents can boost their brain health at an upcoming class in Poplar Bluff.
The University of Missouri Extension in Butler County is offering a Boost Your Brain and Memory: Brain Fitness Class beginning on Tuesday, June 18th. The class will be held on Tuesdays for four weeks at the Extension center on Lindsay Avenue. The registration fee is $35.
The class will help participants implement new habits to maintain cognitive health while also practicing new skills for better memory performance.
For more information or to register for the class, call 573-686-8064.