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Archive for March, 2014

(Mountain Grove)- The Mountain Grove City Council will be holding a regular meeting in the Mountain Grove City Hall on Tuesday, April 1, at 7 PM.

In old business the council will hear the second reading of Bill 2014-04, which if passed would mean no truck traffic on First Street from Lake Street to Busch Street. They will be also hearing the first reading of Bill 2014-05, which if passed would require a prescription to purchase Pseudoephedrine.

In ways of new business the council will hear from Brian Mitchell and Dwayne Delcour from the Mountain Grove Youth Emergency Academy, and Shannan Kellum who has a Daycare request.

In final business the council will look into the authorization for entering into a SWMOA contract for the senior center and the payment of bills.

(Springfield) – Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a Code Yellow Alert for Type “O” Negative blood. There is currently less than a two-day supply of this type on hospital shelves and donations are needed immediately.

Donors to CBCO provide all of the blood for patients at thirty-eight area hospitals. Every five minutes on average, a transfusion takes place. It takes around 250 donations each day to meet the area’s blood needs.

CBCO is holding blood drives on Wednesday, April 9, from 11:30 AM-5:30 PM at the Mountain Grove VFW Post 3770, POW/MIA Lane, and from 1-3:30 PM at the Couch High School, Highway 142 in Myrtle. Then on Monday, April 7, from 3:30-7 PM, they will be at the Rogersville Church Of Christ, business Highway 60, and from 2-7 PM they will be at that the Seymour United Methodist Church, 204 N. Main Street.

To be eligible to give blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and present a valid photo ID. For more information visit or call toll-free 1-800-280-5337.

(Junction Hill) – A boil water order issued for some patrons of the Howell County Public Water Supply District #2 has been lifted.

The order, issued March 24, was for patrons of the Junction Hill System.

Office manager Doug Harris told Ozark Radio News via email that safe samples were received from the testing labs. If you have any questions, call 417-256-8871.

(Ava) – A resident of Ava suffered minor injuries Sunday night after the vehicle he was driving ran off-road and struck a tree.

32-year-old Jerry Davidson refused treatment at the scene, according to a Highway Patrol report.

The accident happened just after 11 PM on Highway 14, about 3 miles east of Ava.

(Gainesville) – Two people suffered minor injuries Sunday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident in Gainesville.

The accident happened at 2:10 PM on Highway 160 in Gainesville, when the eastbound vehicle driven by 29-year-old Megan Pueppke of Ava slowed to make a left turn and was rear-ended by another vehiclde driven by 47-year-old Carolyn Wages of Gainesville.

Wages was taken to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains by Ozark County Ambulance. Puppeke sought her own treatment.

(West Plains)- Missouri State University-West Plains is set to participate in Missouri State University’s 2014 Public Affairs Conference, “Global Perspective: Why It Matters,” April 9-11 by offering area residents the opportunity to hear conference speakers via interactive television.

Ozark Radio News spoke with Emily Gibson, Coordinator of theater and events with Missouri State-West Plains’ University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department, who gave some additional information on the conference:


Gibson explained the background behind this year’s theme:


Gibson shared who this year’s speakers are and the topics they will be discussing:


A number of other keynote sessions, panels and special events also are planned on the Springfield campus. Complete program information can be found online at For more information about the local presentations of plenary addresses, call the U/CP Department office at 471-255-7966.

(Brandsville) – A resident of Koshkonong suffered minor injuries early Sunday morning after the vehicle he was driving ran off-road and struck a concrete loading dock.

33-year-old Michael James was taken from the scene of the accident to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.

The accident happened a mile south of Brandsville on Highway 63 around 3:35 AM Sunday morning.

(Jefferson City)- Wednesday morning, March 26, Missouri Senators were busy again, this time hearing from Senate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia.

Schaefer brought up House Bill 2014 for debate and discussed some of the highlights of the bill, which supplements various appropriations for the remainder of the 2014 fiscal year:


Senator Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, sponsors Senate Bill 601, a measure that would extend the sunset on tax deductions for energy efficiency audits and projects for tax years 2014 to 2020:


House Bill 2014 will now move back to the House and Senate Bill 601 was given initial approval and needs another round of approval before moving to the House.

(Mountain Home) – Over 100 Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) students training for careers in the nursing profession have benefited in the first two years of a four-year Arkansas Partnership for Nursing’s Future (APNF) grant.

This U.S. Department of Labor initiative is providing $4.9 million across Arkansas for training for careers in the nursing profession, including Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Associate Degree Nurses/Registered Nurses (AASNs), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSNs). ASUMH’s share of the grant is just over $100,000.

While a portion of ASUMH’s grant funds have been utilized for instructional costs as required by the grant, 20 of the college’s LPN students recently received scholarships in the amount of $500. In addition, 24 ASUMH AASN students received medical supplies for nursing kits valued at more than $1,100.

The APNF grant is a partnership among the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (DWS), the University of Arkansas for Medical Services, participating four-year institutions, the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC) and 14 of the state’s two-year institutions.

(West Plains)- The County Line Coon Hunters’ Association 9th Annual Foster Children Benefit is set for April 18, from 5-7 PM at the West Plains Civic Center.

37th Judicial Circuit Family Court Office Administrator Judy Hansmann spoke with Ozark Radio News about the benefit:


Hansmann added that all the proceeds from the benefit go for a number of programs and items for foster and less fortunate children in the 37th Judicial Circuit:


Hansmann also shared that a number of gifts and prizes will be given away:


If you would like to help sponsor the Foster Children Benefit or if you would like more information, contact Hansmann at 417-257-1593.