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Improving outdoor attractions is a worthy priority

On Thursday, the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce announced plans for a new 3-mile foot and bike path called the Wolf Creek Connector Trail. It will link Wolf Creek’s South Trailhead to paths on PP Highway. Once completed, residents can walk from Westwood Boulevard to the 20-plus miles of Wolf Creek Trails, and eventually into Mark Twain National Forest.
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Burn ban issued amid hot, dry conditions

CARDWELL, MO. (KAIT) - With temperatures hovering in the 90s and a lack of substantial rain, one town has issued a ban on all burning. Citing Ordinance #460, the mayor and fire chief of Cardwell, Missouri, issued a “complete burn ban.”. According to a news release shared Saturday, June...
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Juneteenth event very successful

Organizers report a Juneteenth celebration held Saturday, June 18, at Bacon Park was very successful, with more than 1,000 people in attendance. It also included over 30 vendors and organizations, said organizer R.T. McCain. “We would like to thank all the vendors and organizations for coming out,” he said. This year marked the third annual Juneteenth celebration for this group. The day began with morning prayer, followed by music with Dee Williams and Ashley Matlock. Karaoke, a kickball tournament, spades tournament, talent show, sack races and fireworks were also planned. Barbecue was served and Poplar Bluff Fire Department firefighters made an appearance to talk about fire safety and prevention.
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Woman accused of fraud in missing car case

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A Paragould woman reported someone stole her car, but she was the one who landed in jail. According to court documents, 47-year-old Shonda Wilson reported her 2009 Dodge Challenger had been stolen from her home on June 17. That same day, investigators said she filed an...
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Truck fire on Business 67 and Highway W

Poplar Bluff city and Butler County firefighters responded at 11 a.m. Thursday to a tractor trailer fire at the intersection of Business Highway 67 north, Barron Road and Highway W. The vehicle’s brakes caught fire, said Poplar Bluff Battalion Chief Roy Lane. The fire then entered the trailer, which was loaded with pickles. The driver was able to drive the truck away from the trailer, and limit the spread of the fire. The vehicle was cleared from the scene and the road reopened shortly after the fire was extinguished. Butler County Health Department, Poplar Bluff Police Department and the state fire marshal were also at the scene.
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Poplar Bluff students to receive free school supplies

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KFVS) - Parents of students attending the Poplar Bluff R-1 School District won’t need to shop for supplies for the 2022-2023 school year. According to the district, all basic supply lists have been purchased for every student in grades pre-K through. In a post on their...
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Grieving is different for everyone

Having lost my grandmother, one of my mentors in the journalism field and a friend that I’ve known for more than 30 years since the beginning of 2022, I’ve gotten quite acquainted with the grieving process. One of the silver linings of that is that I’ve also gained...
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Man accused of threatening group with knife

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - Police arrested a man Tuesday after they say he threatened a group of people at a Paragould home. According to court documents, officers were called to an undisclosed residence on June 21 regarding an “altercation involving a weapon.”. The victims told investigators a “white male...
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Bishop signs with Cornell College

After being a part of football returning to Doniphan, Dawson Bishop will continue his career on the gridiron as he signed with Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. "This is great not just for me, but for Doniphan as well," Bishop said. "It's been a long time since Doniphan has had someone play college football and knowing that the program here can continue moving forward because it helped me get to where I am."
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