CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE TO BE IN POPLAR BLUFF TODAY

The Capitol Christmas Tree is making its journey from Montana to Washington DC and will be making a stop today in Poplar Bluff.

The Capitol Christmas Tree is put on display every year on the West Front Lawn of the United States Capitol.

Today the tree will be on display at the Poplar Bluff Menards parking lot from 11 am to 12:30 pm.

The event is free and open to the public.

We will also be at the Menards parking lot, broadcasting live today from 10 am to 12:30 pm.

 

DEADLINE APPROACHING TO REGISTER FOR RIVER RADIO LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE

The deadline is coming up to register your float for the 2017 River Radio Lighted Christmas Parade.

The parade will begin at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 1st. Line up will begin at 5:45 pm on Cheshire Boulevard at the Water Park.

You can find an entry form with rules and regulations for the parade online at our website or by contacting Carrie at River Radio by calling 573-785-0881.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 24th.

 

DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT

Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested an area man on a controlled substance warrant.

Officials with the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department tell KWOC News that 30 year old Robert Cole Smith was recently arrested on a warrant for delivery of a controlled substance.

Smith’s bond was set at $10,000 cash and he remained in jail as of this morning.

 

NEW SCAM REPORTED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS

A new scam is making the rounds in Northeast Arkansas and a local sheriff wants to make sure that you are prepared for it.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells KWOC News that the caller states that the recipient has missed jury duty and must pay a fine.

The caller will then give a number to be reached back at as well.

Miller says that so far the main targets of the scam have been teachers, but anyone can be victimized. If you receive a call like this, contact your local authorities.

 

POPLAR BLUFF KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS RAISE OVER $25,000 FOR ACTIVITY FUND

Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Students have raised over $25,000 as a part of an annual fundraiser.

According to the Poplar Bluff School District, due to the children’s effort as a part of the annual Stonie’s Sausage fundraiser Kindergarten Center Principal Carol Brotman kept her word and kissed a pig. Video of the smooch was posted on the Kindergarten Center’s facebook page.

Teacher Susie Rahlmann received a whipped cream pie in the face for having the top selling class and the top 20 selling children earned an ice cream and karaoke party.

All proceeds from the event went toward the school’s activity fund.

 

THANKSGIVING COOKING SAFETY TIPS

Thanksgiving is almost here, and the American Red Cross is reminding you to stay safe while you prepare the holiday dinner.

The Red Cross advises that cooks should avoid wearing loose clothing or dangling sleeves while preparing the holiday meal. You should also never leave the stove unattended – if the cook has to leave the kitchen even for a short time, they should turn off the stove.

Remember to clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup and keep anything that can catch fire, including pot holders, oven mitts, and food packaging, away from the stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.

Children and pets also bring an increased chance of accidents and should be kept away from the cooking area.