March 4th, 2016

 

 

 

MAN SHOT DURING ALLEGED ROBBERY IN BLYTHEVILLE

Authorities in Northeast Arkansas say a man has been flown to a Memphis hospital in connection to a Blytheville shooting.

According to Blytheville Police, two men allegedly robbed 53 year old Edwin Cold at Cold’s residence on Thursday. Cold was also shot during the robbery.

Anyone who has more information about the incident can contact the Blytheville Police Department at 870-763-4411.

 
POPLAR BLUFF AND KENNETT RESIDENTS AMONG 35 HONORED AT LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S VETERANS SERVICE AWARDS

A Poplar Bluff and Kennett resident were among 35 Missourians honored earlier this week at the Missouri Lieutenant Governor’s Veterans Service Awards .

Dr. Farrah McSpadden, of Poplar Bluff, and Roger Wheeler, of Kennett were among the veterans honored at the ceremony Tuesday in Jefferson City.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Veterans Service Award recognizes Missouri veterans who provide exemplary volunteer service to their communities.

 
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR THREE RIVERS COLLEGE NURSING PROGRAMS

Officials at Three Rivers College have extended the deadline to apply for nursing programs in Poplar Bluff.

The application deadline for the Poplar Bluff day RN program and evening LPN-to-RN Bridge program is now April 1st, and the deadline for the Poplar Bluff RN evening program is now May 1st.

Dr. Staci Campbell, chair of Nursing and Allied Health, tells us that the extension was to ensure that all eligible students have the time needed to apply.

Information about the programs, including admission forms, are available online at TRCC.edu.

 
EAST CARTER COUNTY SCHOOL TO HOST FAFSA FRENZY EVENT

The East Carter County School district will be hosting an event this weekend to help students complete their free applications for federal student aid.

FAFSA Frenzy has been scheduled for 2 to 4 pm on Saturday at the East Carter County High School. The free event will offer students and their parents an opportunity to meet one-on-one with financial aid advisors for assistance in filling out the FAFSA, the first step in applying for federal student aid.

Students can also enter for a chance to win a scholarship for the Fall 2016 term at a college, university, or other postsecondary school in Missouri.

 
GOLDILOCKS TO BE PERFORMED THIS WEEKEND AT THE TINNIN FINE ARTS CENTER

A musical adaptation of the fairy tale Goldilocks will be performed this weekend at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center in Poplar Bluff.

The performance by the Imaginary Theatre Company will begin at 2 pm on Sunday. The show will give a new musical take on the well-known tale and feature Goldilocks learning lessons about friendship and acceptance.

Tickets for the March 6th performance can be purchased online for $5 per person at trcc.edu/tinnin. Tickets are also available at the Three Rivers College Financial Services Office.

 
KIWANIS PANCAKE DAY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 5TH

The Kiwanis of Poplar Bluff will be hosting a Pancake Day this weekend.

The event will be held on Saturday from 6 am to noon at the Poplar Bluff Junior High Cafeteria.

Tickets for the event are $5 and will get you sausage, a drink, and all you can eat pancakes. Carry out will also be available. The event is being held to benefit Bacon Park.

Thursday March 3, 2016

POPLAR BLUFF MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Poplar Bluff man has died from injuries he received Wednesday during a single vehicle wreck in Butler County.

According to the Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 23 year old Melanie Hobbs, of Poplar Bluff, ran off the side of Route M, struck an embankment, and overturned.

A passenger, 23 year old Gary Stage, was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Hobbs suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Officials say that neither Stage nor Hobbs was wearing a safety device.

 

STURDIVANT WOMAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGE OUT OF WAYNE COUNTY
Authorities say an area man is facing a felony charge after his arrest Wednesday afternoon in Wayne County.

35 year old John Harvell, of Sturdivant, was taken into custody shortly before 5 pm on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine, according to the Highway Patrol.

Following the arrest, Harvell was taken to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

 

3rd ANNUAL WOLF CREEK TRAIL RUN SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 26TH
The Poplar Bluff Kiwanis Club and the United States Forest Services will be hosting their 3rd Annual Wolf Creek Trail Run in late March.

Officials say the 5k and 10k run will be held at Wolf Creek Trail, approximately half a mile north of the Highway Patrol Station in Poplar Bluff. There will also be a new 18K Wolf Pack Run held this year.

The 18k Run will start at 8 am on March 26th. The 5K and 10K will follow at 9 am. You can register online at eventbrite.com.

 

MAN GETS INTO ALTERCATION WITH A POLICE OFFICER FOLLOWING AN ALLEGED DOMESTIC INCIDENT
Poplar Bluff Police have arrested a man following an altercation with a police officer.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer made contact with 27 year old Ernest Luellen, of Poplar Bluff, Monday night in reference to an alleged domestic assault.

When an officer tried to take Luellen into custody, a struggle ensued and Luellen ran from the residence. He was apprehended a short time later.

Luellen is facing charges of domestic assault 3rd and resisting or interfering with an arrest, detention, or stop.

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Officials with the Highway Patrol say a sobriety checkpoint has been scheduled for this month in Southeast Missouri.

Commanding Officer of Troop E, Captain George Ridens, tells us the checkpoint will be held sometime this month in Dunklin County.

During the checkpoint, motorists will be contacted for the limited purpose of determining if they are impaired by alcohol or other drugs.

Ridens says that almost one-fourth of the 872 traffic crash deaths last year in Missouri were a result of impaired driving.

 

SEVENTH ANNUAL REGIONAL SPELLING BEE TO BE HELD AT THREE RIVERS
Three Rivers College will be the host this weekend of the Seventh Annual Southeast Missouri Regional Spelling Bee.

Competitors for the Regional Spelling Bee are selected through qualifying competitions held at participating schools throughout the region for students in the first through eighth grades. This year’s competition will feature 37 students from 14 schools across seven counties in Southeast Missouri.

The regional winner will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee for a $30,000 cash prize, a $2,500 savings bond, and more.

Last year’s winner was River Blount, a homeschooled sixth-grader from Annapolis, Missouri. Blount defeated over 50 other competitors to win by spelling the word “adjudicate.” He then competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and was eliminated in the Semifinals. Blount will be competing in the regional contest again this year.

The spelling bee will begin at 10 am on Saturday at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center.

Returning spelling champion wins again

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Returning finalist from last year’s spell-off, Blake Brown of O’Neal Elementary School, won the seventh annual Fox Radio Network spelling bee on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the station headquarters. Blake vied live on the air against third graders Patiance Cochran of Eugene Field, Ireland Gowen of Lake Road and Destiny …read more

Source: Poplar Bluff Mules

First Midwest funds buzzer system

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First Midwest Bank presented the Poplar Bluff Middle School Junior Beta Quiz Bowl team with a $300 donation on Thursday, Feb. 25, to purchase a light/timer system to practice for competition. “Any chance we get to help the schools, we’re gonna do it,” commented Erin Edington, First Midwest assistant vice …read more

Source: Poplar Bluff Mules

Black History Month speaker preaches unity

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Rev. Ron Webb of Mt. Calvary Power House Church spoke to social studies classes for Black History Month about the work he is involved with across the state to repair the contentious relationship between law enforcement and the African American community. “We are here today to commemorate the great progress …read more

Source: Poplar Bluff Mules

Wednesday March 2, 2016

WOMAN DIES FOLLOWING HOUSE FIRE IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Authorities in Dunklin County say a Paragould, Arkansas woman has died following a fire at an area residence.

29 year old Terrisena Tucker was found inside the house Tuesday in Arbyrd.

The cause for the fire is under investigation.

 

BLOOMFIELD MAN FLOWN TO CAPE GIRARDEAU HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK
A Bloomfield man sustained serious injuries Monday in a single vehicle wreck.

According to authorities, a vehicle driven by 61 year old Randy Oliver went off the side of Route AB in Stoddard County and then struck an embankment and a ditch.

Oliver, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was taken by Air Evac to St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

 

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BANS DRONES AT WAPPAPELLO LAKE
The US Army Corps of Engineers has banned the use of drones at Wappapello Lake.

Officials with the Corps of Engineers tell us that these aircrafts could potentially be a safety hazard to people, cause property damage and could potentially create personal privacy issues.

Violations could result in fines of up to $5,000 and/or possible imprisonment of up to six months.

 

MORLEY MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES
A Morley man is facing felony drug charges in connection to his arrest Tuesday afternoon in Scott County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old Jason Townsend was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine and marijuana.

Authorities say Townsend is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

 

OFFICIALS OBSERVE 2.2 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE NEAR LILBOURN
Officials with the United States Geological Survey say a 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded Tuesday afternoon in Southeast Missouri.

The earthquake was located six miles west southwest of Lilbourn and 28 miles northeast of Kennett.

The quake occurred at 2:15 pm and had a depth of 4.7 miles.

 

ZALMA GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH TO HOLD 10TH ANNUAL SPECIAL NEEDS DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION
The Zalma General Baptist Church will be hosting their 10th Annual Special Needs Dinner and Silent Auction this weekend.

The event will be held from 3:30 to 7 pm this Saturday in the church’s gym.

Anyone 13 years old and older can get in for eight dollars, while children ages five to 12 can get in for five dollars. Children under the age of five will be able to eat for free. The dinner will include chicken and dumplins, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, dessert, and a drink.

For more information, call Loretta Overbey at 573-208-9748.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

 

 

FREDERICKTOWN TEENAGER KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Fredericktown teenager was killed Sunday night in a single vehicle wreck in Madison County.

According to authorities, 17 year old Haley Admire was driving on County Road 248 when she lost control of her vehicle in a curve and struck a tree.

Admire, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

TWO ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY FOR METH

Two people were taken into custody yesterday in Butler County on a meth related charge.

According to authorities, 37 year old Stacy Boyer, of Williamsville, and 44 year old John Storey, of Neelyville, were arrested shortly before 3 pm Monday.

Boyer is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful use of paraphernalia.

Storey has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while revoked.

Authorities say Storey also had a warrant out of Butler County for possession of a controlled substance.

 

NAYLOR NUTRITION CENTER TO HOST FISH FRY ON FRIDAY

The Naylor Nutrition Center will be hosting a fish dinner on Friday, March 4th.

The fish fry will run from 11 am to 12:30 pm and feature catfish, chicken strips, baked beans, slaw, hush puppies, dessert, tea, and coffee.

The price is $7.50 carry out for adults and $3.50 for children.

 

MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD NEAR CLARKTON

Updating a story we brought to you on Monday, authorities have found the body of a missing New Madrid County man.

The body of 56 year old Terry Cunningham was found Monday morning on private property near Clarkton. According to the Highway Patrol, Cunningham’s ATV had gotten stuck in a ditch and overturned.

He had last been seen on the ATV Friday morning.

 

MAN ARRESTED IN POPLAR BLUFF FOLLOWING ALLEGED DOMESTIC ASSAULT

A man is facing a domestic assault charge following an alleged incident on Friday.

Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tell an officer was dispatched to an area residence Friday night in reference to a domestic in progress.

Robert Lewis was placed under arrest for domestic assault in the second degree and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center.

 

MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ASSISTANCE PROJECT TO BE HELD THIS MONTH IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Highway Patrol officials tell us that Troop E in Southeast Missouri will be conducting a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Project sometime this month.

During the operation, troopers and officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will be concentrating their efforts on locating commercial vehicles being operated in an unsafe manner, as well as drivers committing hazardous moving violations.

Officials say enforcement efforts will be focused on high crash corridors and in high risk areas, such as rural roads or highway work zones.

 

US ROUTE 67 TO BE REDUCED THIS WEEK IN WAYNE COUNTY

Missouri Department of Transportation crews are in Wayne County this week for pavement repairs on Northbound US Route 67.

During the repairs, Northbound Route 67 will be reduced to one lane between West Outer Road 67 and County Road 211.

Work is scheduled to take place from 8 am to 4 pm daily through Friday.