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Thursday, May 9, 2024 — Today’s conversation
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Thursday, May 9, 2024 — Today’s conversation

POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION WILL BE HELD NEXT THURSDAY

The Poplar Bluff High School Class of 2024 will receive their diplomas in a week.

The PBHS graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 PM at the Black River Coliseum. The doors open at 6:00 PM and only people with tickets will be admitted.

Officials say there will be no access after 7 p.m.

For those unable to attend, a livestream of the graduation ceremony will be available on Mules Media’s YouTube page.

REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR POPLAR BLUFF BUDDY BALL

Registration is now available for the 2024 season of Poplar Bluff Buddy Ball.

Officials say there will be two competitions this year, from ages 8 to Jr. High and High School and older.

Each competition has a limited number of places, so anyone wishing to participate is asked to register early.

You can register online at www.PBBuddyBall.com and the registration deadline is May 11.

ISLAND REPLACEMENT PROJECT STARTS TODAY NEAR NEELYVILLE

Route 142 in Butler County will be shortened starting today as contractor crews remove and replace islands at several intersections.

While work is underway, eastbound and westbound Route 142 will be reduced to one lane in each direction near the intersections.

The work zone is located near the intersection of Route 142 and Route 67 near Neelyville.

Weather permitting, work will take place daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, May 17.

RESIDENTS ASKED TO REPORT BLACK VULTURE SIGHTINGS

The Missouri Department of Conservation is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a multi-year study to better mediate conflicts with black vultures.

Landowners, ranchers, bird watchers and others can contribute to the research by reporting sightings of black vultures marked with tags on their wings.

Black vultures play an important role in nature by eating carrion or dead animals. Vultures have acids in their stomachs that metabolize diseases, such as rabies, and remove them from the environment. However, their aggressive nature can cause problems for ranchers and other livestock keepers.

In an effort to track black vultures and test management tools, 89 black vultures near the Missouri-Arkansas border were captured this spring and marked with a white tag on their right wing.

All sightings of tagged black vultures, observed alive or taken by a properly licensed landowner, must be reported online to the United States Geological Survey’s Bird Banding Lab at ReportBand.gov.

NEW ROAD PROJECT IN MADRID COUNTY IN PROGRESS

Route T in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane for the rest of this month as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make surface repairs.

The section of roadway being reduced is from Route 61 to County Road 322 near Portageville.

Weather permitting, work will take place daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, May 31.

LADY MULES VOLLEYBALL TEAM WILL ORGANIZE YOUTH CAMP

The Mules of today seize the opportunity to teach the Mules of tomorrow.

The Lady Mules volleyball team will host a youth volleyball camp for 3rd through 8th grades May 20-22 at the PBHS Gymnasium.

Tomorrow is the deadline to register and the cost is $30.

More information, including a registration form, is available at pbparks.recdesk.com.