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(West Plains) – The city of West Plains is urging residents to keep an eye on your yards and property after last week’s rainfall, according to city clerk Mallory Hawkins:

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If you have any questions on the nuisance ordinance, call West Plains City Hall at 417-256-7176.

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(West Plains) – Ozarks Medical Center will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new home of the OMC Orthopaedic Clinic on July 14.

The groundbreaking will be held at 12:15 PM at the clinic’s new location at the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Ninth Street. At 6500 square feet, the new clinic will greatly increase the size of the current clinic facility at 1609 Porter Wagoner.

The OMC Orthopaedic Clinic has been serving the region since 2009, and is staffed by three board certified orthopaedic surgeons: Dr. David Denenny who began at OMC in 2009, Dr. James Rushford who began in 2014 and Dr. Susan Jolly who is joining OMC in June of this year.

Construction of the clinic is expected to be complete in spring 2016. The existing building on the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Ninth Street will be removed to prepare the site for new construction. The clinic will continue to operate at 1609 Porter Wagoner until the new facility is ready for occupancy.

To reach the OMC Orthopaedic Clinic call 417-256-1745.

(West Plains) – The city of West Plains will be conducting storm siren testing on Thursday.

Weather permitting, the test will take place at 10 AM, according to police chief Jeff Head.

In the event of inclement weather, the test will be postponed to a later date.

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(West Plains) – Traditional music workshops will be held both days of the Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains.

The Roe Family Singers of Kirkwood Hollow, MN will hold an autoharp seminar Friday, June 19 from 12-1 PM and an introduction to bass workshop from 1-2 PM on Friday, as well as a clogging and buckdancing workshop on Saturday, June 20 from 12-1 PM.

Missouri musical duo Michael Fraser and Tenley Hansen of Shortleaf will present a beginner’s fiddle workshop from 2-3 PM Friday, June 19.

Also holding a workshop this year is Clarence Brewer, also known as “King Clarentz”, who will hold a Delta Blues slide guitar workshop twice during the festival, from 3-4 PM Friday and 5-6 PM Saturday.

Arkansas native Seth Shumate will hold a harmonica gathering on Saturday. June 20 from 1-2 PM, with free harmonicas being given to the first 70 participants.

Van Colbert of the Willow Springs area will hold a banjo workshop on Saturday, June 20 from 2-3 PM. Van currently plays with the Blackberry Winter Band, who rose to national recognition in the independent film “Winter’s Bone”.

Springfield-area natives Victoria Johnson and Gail Morrissey of the band Stringfield will present a hammer dulcimer workshop on Saturday, June 20 from 3-4 PM.

West Plains native Dennis Crider will present a finger-picking guitar, rhythm guitar, and ukulele workshop on Saturday, June 20 from 4-5 PM. Crider is a West Plains fixture who was also featured on the soundtrack of “Winter’s Bone”.

The festival, in its 21st year, will be held Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20. The two-day annual event in downtown West Plains, celebrates Ozarks music and culture. Admission to all festival events is free.

For more detailed information on these artists and workshops, visit the website at http://www.oldtimemusic​.​org

(Dora) – A Mountain Grove resident suffered serious injuries Tuesday after the vehicle he was operating ran a stop sign, hit a road sign, ran off-road and overturned.

21-year-old Tyler Gauch was flown from the scene of the 7:25 PM accident to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A passenger in the vehicle, 55-year-old Edward Longwell, suffered minor injuries, and was taken to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains by Ozark County ambulance.

The accident happened at the intersection of Route 181 and CC, about one mile south of Dora.

A Highway Patrol report states that Gauch was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred.

(Caulfield) – Two Gainesville residents suffered minor injuries Tuesday after a two-vehicle accident near Caulfield.

A Highway Patrol report states the accident happened at the intersection of Highway 160 and Route H, about 4 miles west of Caulfield, when the southbound vehicle driven by 25-year-old Nathan Roberts of Dora turned left and pulled into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by 56-year-old Sharon Rubey of Gainesville.

Rubey and a passenger, 89-year-old Darlene Rubey, were taken from the scene of the 5:18 PM accident to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.

(West Plains) – West Plains city clerk Mallory Hawkins says the Millwood connection has been completed and is open for traffic:

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The Millwood subdivision, which is off of Siolam Springs Road, now connects to Burke Avenue thanks to the connection.

(West Plains) – Ruby Tuesday in West Plains will be holding a number of community give back days to benefit a West Plains non-profit group.

Kody Frazier is the business manager with Trillium Trust. He sat down with Ozark Radio News and told us more about the giveback program and the dates:

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He also told us about Trillium Trust:

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For more information on Trillium Trust or to get a flier for the giveback program, call 417-204-5121 or visit www.trilliumtrust.org.

(West Plains) – The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains, is sponsoring a video-based training entitled “Get Your Business Online (GYBO) with Google” that will take place through September 30.

Participants in the six-part training series will learn how to use free Google tools to increase sales and marketing online. It will teach business owners how to get found on Google Search and Maps, how to build a free website with StartLogic, how to grow a business online, and more.

There is no cost for any of the training seminars or for customized one-on-one support. To register, visit sbtdc.eventbrite.com or call 417-255-7966.

Everyone who registers will receive a free T-shirt, which can be picked up at the SBTDC office in the Missouri State-West Plains University/Community Programs office suite on the second floor of the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St.

The SBTDC provides assistance to individuals who want to start or run their own small businesses. SBTDC staff work with Missouri entrepreneurs and small businesses that are for-profit. Whether you are currently in business or thinking about starting a business, the SBTDC can assist you in your venture.

The West Plains SBTDC serves entrepreneurs in seven counties across the region: Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas and Wright. Since it is funded in part through the Small Business Administration, virtually all of the services are free.

For more information about the online Google training sessions or any other programs or services offered by SBTDC, contact Madden at 417-255-7966 or WPSBDC@MissouriState.edu.

William Lewis (Baxter County Sheriff's Office)

William Lewis (Baxter County Sheriff’s Office)

Sarah Lynn (Baxter County Sheriff's Office)

Sarah Lynn (Baxter County Sheriff’s Office)

(Mountain Home) – Two people are facing multiple charges after deputies with the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office attempted to locate a man who had outstanding warrants.

29-year-old Sarah Lynn and 29-year-old William Lewis were arrested on Wednesday, June 3, and face multiple charges, including two counts each of possession of drug paraphernalia, and a count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office states that on deputies found Lewis and Lynn sitting in a truck at a home on Hopewell Hollow Road the morning of Wednesday, June 3, and that when officers attempted an arrest, Lewis attempted to flee by hitting the accellerator of the truck. Police say the truck stalled and would not move, and Lewis was arrested.

Deputies say that Lynn and Lewis were taken into custody, and police searched the house, finding drug paraphernalia, including used syringes and a digital scale, inside. Police say they also found two guns inside the home, which Lewis and Lynn are prohibited from owning as felons.

At report time, Lewis was held on $25,000 bond on the new charges and without bond for the parole violation. Lynn was released from custody after posting $10,000 bond. She will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on July 16.