NAME RELEASED OF MAN KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND IN NEW MADRID COUNTY

Authorities have released the name of a pedestrian who was killed over the weekend in New Madrid County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 42 year old Dean Mims, of Springfield, was hit by a vehicle on Southbound Interstate 55, around two miles south of New Madrid. The incident occurred at around 3:45 am Sunday morning.

Mims was pronounced dead at the scene by the New Madrid County coroner.

 

DONIPHAN WOMAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE

A Doniphan woman was taken into custody last night on a felony drug charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Jamie Shipman was arrested in Scott County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Shipman is also reportedly facing charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

 

KIWANIS NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS CONCERT SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

The Poplar Bluff Kiwanis will be hosting a Christmas concert this weekend to raise money for an area park.

The Kiwanis Nashville Christmas Concert has been scheduled for 7 pm Saturday night at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. There will be performances from multiple artists from Dream Music Studios, of Nashville, including Maggie Thorn, Kyle Richards, Tori Wilson, and Dallas Remington.

The concert is a fundraiser for phase 2 of the accessible playground project at Kiwanis Bacon Park.

 

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA PROGRAM TO BE HELD AT MISSOURI STATE VETERANS CEMETERY

The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield will be participating in the annual Wreaths Across America program on December 16th.

During the ceremony a wreath will be placed on every grave in the cemetery. Families and friends of those interred as well as the general public are invited to attend the event.

The program will begin at 11 am at the cemetery.

 

POPLAR BLUFF TECHNICAL CAREER CENTER STUDENTS TAKE HOME 2ND AND 3RD PLACE IN DESIGN COMPETITION

Computer graphics students at the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center recently won second and third place in a design competition.

School officials tell KWOC News that Jeramiah Gracia won second place and Rayni Seesengood placed third out of more than 70 entries at the 2018 brand design contest at the state fall leadership contest of SkillsUSA Missouri.

Themed ‘job-ready day one,’ the contest included a T-shirt, banner and trading pin component, and a cohesive design among the mediums.

The students, both seniors, qualified to compete in the district contest in February and the statewide competition in April.

 

PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD TO DISCUSS JAY NIXON STATE PARK

A public meeting will be held tomorrow about the future of Jay Nixon State Park in Reynolds and Iron counties.

The meeting has been scheduled for 6 to 8 pm on Thursday at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park in Lesterville.

Representatives from Missouri State Parks will be present at the meeting to provide information about various aspects of the property and to receive input from the public about its future.

Missouri State Parks has also extended the public comment period on the future of the park property through January 5th.

You can submit comments about the park through an online survey at MoStateParks.com.