FORMER POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT PASSES AWAY
A former president of the Poplar Bluff School Board has passed away.
Dale Gaebler died Tuesday at his residence at the age of 78. Gaebler served for nine years in the Missouri Army National Guard and 15 years on the Poplar Bluff School Board.
He had also worked as Transportation Director for the Poplar Bluff R-1 School District as well as being in charge of the Poplar Bluff Mules Football Chain Gang
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm tonight at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff, with the funeral service scheduled for 10 am on Friday.
Poplar Bluff Athletic Director Kent Keith tells us that they plan on honoring Gaebler before the Football game against St. Charles Friday night.
MAN FLOWN TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK INVOLVING A GARBAGE TRUCK
An Arkansas man has been flown to an area hospital following a wreck Wednesday morning in Pemiscot County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old Bobby Sipes, of Paragould, crashed into the back of a garbage truck on Highway F, near Holland. The wreck occurred shortly before 6 am.
Sipes was seriously injured in the wreck and flown to a Memphis hospital.
PEOPLES CREEK LOWER CAMPGROUND TO BE OPEN INTO NOVEMBER
Officials at Lake Wappapello say that camping season will continue into November this year.
According to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Peoples Creek Lower Campground will remain open until the week of Thanksgiving.
The last day to make a reservation is November 20th with the 21st being the actual closure day. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 1-877-444-6777 or visit recreation.gov.
MARION TIBBS TO STEP DOWN TODAY AS BUTLER COUNTY ASSESSOR
Butler County Assessor Marion Tibbs has announced his retirement.
In a post on his Facebook page, Tibbs says that today is his last day as assessor and it has been a great privilege to serve.
He added that he tried to leave the office better than when he started and he wishes incoming assessor Chris Rickman the best.
Rickman is set to take over the post on Tuesday.
BETTER BUSINESS BUREARU WARNING CONSUMERS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS BEFORE DONATING TO HARVEY RELIEF
Consumers are being warned to be on the lookout for fraudulent charities and crowdfunding campaigns that are claiming to be for flooding relief in Texas.
The Better Business Bureau has released some tips to help consumers on evaluating if a charity is legitimate.
The BBB says you should rely on respected experts to evaluate a charity. Be cautious when relying on third-party recommendations such as bloggers or social media personalities, because they may not have fully researched the listed relief organizations.
Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups. You may want to avoid the middleman and give directly to charities that are working in the region.
Also be cautious when giving online to unfamiliar charities. Be wary of spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization.
We have more information available on how you can assess a charity that you are considering to donate to on our website.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI’S BUSY MONTH OF EARTHQUAKES CONTINUES
Southeast Missouri has had a busy month of earthquakes with another one recorded on Wednesday.
According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 3:29 pm Wednesday.
The quake had a depth of four and a half miles and was located 3.7 miles south southwest of Lilbourn.