KENNETT MAN DEAD FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
One person has died following a wreck in Dunklin County.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 65 year old Orbon Duke, of Kennett, was driving on Route P when his vehicle ran off the road struck several mailboxes and then a utility pole.
Duke was reportedly not wearing a safety device and was ejected during the wreck.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by Dunklin County Coroner James Powell.
FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has released some fireworks safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this Fourth of July.
The CPSC advises parents to never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks and always have adult supervision when kids of any age are playing with fireworks, including sparklers.
Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully and keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Also, never point or throw fireworks at another person.
AREA MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGE
An area man was taken into custody in Ripley County on Monday on a felony drug related charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old Jason Stodghill, of Doniphan was arrested Monday evening on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine.
He also reportedly had a failure to appear warrant from the Poplar Bluff Police Department.
Following the arrest, Stodghill was held at the Poplar Bluff Police Department.
POPLAR BLUFF ELK’S LODGE TO HOST FIRST RESPONDERS BALL IN THE FALL
A date has been set for the 2nd Annual Poplar Bluff Elk’s Lodge First Responders Ball.
The event has been scheduled for Friday, September 13th with dinner beginning at 7 pm. Doors will open an hour before.
The ball, which is open to the public, will cost $25 to attend for each person.
To purchase tickets, contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at (573) 785-5776.
Proceeds from the event will go to the charitable organization Supporting Heroes.
FREE MAMMOGRAMS TO BE OFFERED LATER THIS MONTH IN DONIPHAN
Area women without health insurance will have the opportunity to get a free mammogram done later this month.
According to the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission, the Saint Francis Healthcare System will be offering free mammograms in Doniphan on Wednesday, July 17th from 8 am to noon.
To register, or for more information, call 573-331-5111.
ROADWORK TO CAUSE DELAYS THIS MONTH IN WAYNE COUNTY
Route 49 in Wayne County is being reduced with a 10 foot width restriction this month so contractor crews can overlay the road with asphalt.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of Route 49 being reduced is located from Route 67 to Route 34.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 8 pm daily through Wednesday, July 31st.