MISSING THREE YEAR OLD CHILD FOUND DEAD IN POND
Authorities in Mountain Grove, have ended the search for a missing 3-year-old girl.
Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop G, officials say the toddler was found dead on Wednesday just before 9 a.m.
Vivian was found dead in a pond near a residence on Oakview Lane.
Officials said she walked away from the residence around 5:30 Tuesday night. Mountain Grove is northwest of West Plains and about 2 hours west of Poplar Bluff.
GREAT CENTRAL U.S. SHAKEOUT SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER
Millions of people all across the central United States will be participating in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout Earthquake Drill in October.
The drill is scheduled for 10:17 am on October 17th and officials say the goal is to get everyone prepared for a possible major earthquake.
You can find out how to register your business, organization, or school to participate at shakeout.org.
You can also visit www.earthquakecountry.org/sevensteps for tips on how to prepare, protect, and recover in the event of an earthquake.
HIGHWAY PATROL URGES SAFETY FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND
With Labor Day upon us, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging everyone to be safe during the holiday weekend.
The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. over the Labor Day holiday weekend. All available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways, enforcing Missouri’s speed limit, seat belt, and impaired driving laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists.
Last year, 11 people were killed and 265 injured in Missouri over the Labor Day holiday weekend in 941 traffic crashes. Also, 142 people were arrested by the Highway Patrol for driving while intoxicated.
EARTHQUAKE SHAKES SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
An earthquake shook parts of Southeast Missouri on Tuesday.
According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.5 earthquake was recorded at 5:29 Tuesday morning.
The earthquake was centered approximately seven and a half miles south of East Prairie and had a depth of over five miles.
MANAGED DEER HUNT SCHEDULED FOR THIS FALL AT BIG SPRING
A managed deer hunt for military service members with mobility impairments will be available later this year at Big Spring.
According to Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the Big Spring Exceptional Warrior Managed Deer Hunt will be held on November 9th and 10th.
This hunt is open to all current or honorably discharged military members with permanent mobility impairments that may require the assistance of a wheelchair, braces, crutches, or similar mobility aids. Ten hunters will be randomly selected to participate in each hunt.
Applications for the mobility impaired hunt can be found on-line at www.nps.gov/ozar.
Applications must be completely filled out and include a letter from a physician verifying the applicant’s physical condition. Completed application packets must be received by close of business on October 4th.
For more information, call 573-323-4236.
DATE SET FOR THREE RIVERS COLLEGE MEET THE RAIDERS NIGHT
The Three Rivers College athletic season is fast approaching and area residents will have the opportunity next month to meet some of the players who will be representing the Raiders this year.
The college is hosting “Meet the Raiders Night” on Monday, September 9th, beginning at 6 pm at the Libla Family Sports Complex. Admission is free, with a meal ticket costing $5 for non-students.
The event will showcase the players and coaches for the Raiders basketball and baseball teams, the Lady Raiders basketball and softball teams, the rodeo team, and the cheer team.
For more information about the event, contact Pat Kelly at 573-718-9248.