NESTLE PURINA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL 83 MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT FOR BLOOMFIELD FACILITY
Missouri governor Mike Parson was in Southeast Missouri earlier this week to make appearances at two area businesses, one of which announced a significant investment into Southeast Missouri.
According to the Governor’s office, Parson toured WW Wood Products in Dudley Tuesday afternoon.
He followed that with at meet and greet at Nestle Purina in Bloomfield.
During the visit, Purina officials announced that the company is investing an additional $83 million at the facility for projects that will enhance technology in packaging and warehousing, for a total commitment of nearly $200 million by 2021.
Parson says the new expansion will directly create about 30 new jobs.
MEETINGS SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE WAPPAPELLO LAKE PROJECT
Two meetings have been scheduled for this month to discuss the future of Wappapello Lake.
According to the US Army Corps of engineers, the first meeting will be held from 5 to 7 pm on September 9th at the Historic Greenville Museum and Community Center.
The second meeting will follow on September 10th from 5 to 7 pm at the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center on the south end of Wappapello Dam.
Officials say that residents with questions or concerns about the future of the Wappapello Lake project should plan to visit one of these two Master Plan update meetings.
DAY TWO AT THE RIPLEY COUNTY FAIR
Multiple events are on the schedule today for day two at the Ripley County Fair.
The fairgrounds will open to the public at 3 pm and there will be judging of multiple animal entries throughout the day, including sheep, goats, swine, cattle, and rabbits.
6 pm will see the opening of the carnival as well as performances by bluegrass and gospel bands.
The Logger’s Relay will follow at 7:30 pm.
For more information, search for the Ripley County Missouri Fair on Facebook.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS IN BUTLER COUNTY
Authorities in Butler County have arrested an area man on multiple warrants.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 29 year old Joshua Ray, of Poplar Bluff was taken into custody last night on Butler County warrants for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
Ray also reportedly had a warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of possession of marijuana.
MULTIPLE STREETS BEING RESURFACED IN PORTAGEVILLE
Portageville authorities are warning area motorists to be on the lookout for road crews.
According to the Portageville Police Department, resurfacing projects on Foster Avenue, West 12th Street, West 8th Street, and the intersection of Main Street and Huffman Avenue were all started this week.
Motorists are being asked to use caution while driving in these areas.
HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER IN POPLAR BLUFF
A Hunter Education Course has been scheduled for this month in Poplar Bluff.
The course will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 pm on Monday, September 23rd, at the Poplar Bluff Junior High School Gym.
The course is open to the public at no cost.
Students must preregister online at mdc.mo.gov and bring proof of completion of a knowledge portion of the hunter education course.