TWO ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE IN BUTLER COUNTY
Authorities say that two people were taken into custody Wednesday morning in Butler County on a felony meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37 year old Shaun Porch and 21 year old Zach Davis, both of Poplar Bluff, were each arrested shortly before 9 am Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Following their arrest, both Porch and Davis were held at the Butler County Jail.
TWO ST. LOUIS MEN FACING FIREARM CHARGE OUT OF WAYNE COUNTY
Two St. Louis men are facing a felony gun charge following their arrest Wednesday afternoon in Wayne County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 34 year old Derick Edwards and Markell McCottrel were each arrested shortly after 2 pm on a felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Both men were transported to the Wayne County Jail following their arrest.
BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO GET A FLU VACCINE
With flu spreading through many schools and workplaces in Southeast Missouri, the Butler County Health Department is reminding local residents to get a flu vaccine.
According to the Health Department, the CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses and everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine.
If you do end up with the flu, try to stay home from work, school, and errands if possible. Also cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
The Health Department says that washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Keeping your hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.
More information is available on the Butler County Health Department website at ButlerCountyHealth.org.
POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS TO GET FOUR DAY WEEKEND
Students in Poplar Bluff are getting ready for a four day weekend, however unlike other area school closures, this is not due to the flu.
According to Superintendent Scott Dill, Poplar Bluff R-I Schools will not be in session on Friday for a teacher collaboration day. School will also be out on Monday for the Presidents’ Day holiday.
Dill says the regular class schedule will resume on Tuesday, February 21st.
DATES SET FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING AND KINDERGARTEN ENROLEMENT AT TWIN RIVERS
The dates have been set for early childhood screening and kindergarten enrolment in the Twin Rivers R-10 School District.
The events will be held from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 14th at the Fisk Middle School and Tuesday, March 21st at the Qulin Middle School.
Parents should bring their children, from three months to five years of age that are not yet in kindergarten, for the screening.
Children enrolling in Kindergarten will need three items proving residency. Each child should also have immunization records, a birth certificate, and social security card.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, call 328-4400 for Qulin or 967-3612 for Fisk.
OVER TWO WEEK LONG REPAIR PROJECT UNDERWAY ON INTERSTATE 55 IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
An over two week long pavement repair project is underway on Interstate 55 in Southeast Missouri.
According to MoDot, Northbound I-55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced with a 14-ft. width restriction as contractor crews perform the repairs two miles north and south of the Route 164 interchange.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 6 pm daily through Saturday, March 4th.