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(Little Rock) (AP) – The Arkansas House has rejected an attempt to revive a bill to define how the majority party is selected if neither Republicans nor Democrats hold the majority of statewide offices.

The House voted 43-41 to reconsider the proposal Tuesday. It received less support than when it was first considered by the House on Friday.

Rep. Julie Mayberry proposed that the party whose candidates have the most combined votes in the latest general election would be designated the majority party in the case of a tie.

She says the state needs a tiebreaking procedure in case neither party wins four of the state’s seven constitutional offices.

Opponents have expressed concern about her husband’s attempts to eliminate the lieutenant governor’s office, which would increase the likelihood of a tie.

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(West Plains) – Hundreds of people, including roughly 100 brides, visited the 19th annual Ozark Radio Network Bridal Expo, held on Saturday at the West Plains Opera House.

Attendees were treated to live music from Matthew Huff, food samples, games and a lot more.

The Ozark Radio Network thanks everyone who came out for the event, and is hopeful the 20th annual event is the best ever. We also would like to thank our sponsors for making the event possible:

Anytime Fitness, Arbonne, Austin Pekarek Photography, Cakes & More, Carter’s Jewel Chest, Complete Music & Video, Custom Cakes, Dawt Mill, Decorations for Celebrations, Flying R Ranch, Hattie B’s Boutique, Hope Springs Farm, It Works! Summer Ward, JC Penney’s, Karl’s Tuxedo and Bridal, Kazimir Karaoke & DJ Service, Mary Kay – Molly Williamson, McFarland Spine and Support, Origami Owl – Sandy Cravens, Paparazzi Jewelry, Pure Romance – Bobbie Rader, Rental Centers of America, RJ’s BBQ Cook Shack, Royal Prestige, Rubydoo’s Vintage Events, The Horse Trader, The Sheid, Thirty-One Gifts – Eric McBride, West Plains Electrolysis, Wild Vine.

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OMC President and CEO Tom Keller speaking at the unveiling of the "Nurturing Hope" campaign Thursday. (ORN)

OMC President and CEO Tom Keller speaking at the unveiling of the “Nurturing Hope” campaign Thursday. (ORN)

(West Plains) – Ozarks Medical Center and the OMC Foundation on Thursday unveiled a new fundraising initiative called “Nurturing Hope”, which looks to expand the OMC Cancer Treatment Center, located in the Shaw Medical Building in West Plains.

OMC Foundation Director Ward Franz spoke with Ozark Radio News and said that the current center has run out of space:

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The $2.4 million project will also include an expanded and upgraded chemotherapy suite:

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The expanded center will also house the 4D Oncology CT device, a cutting edge device that treats tumors in unique ways:

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OMC Foundation Director Ward Franz speaking during the Thursday event. (ORN)

OMC Foundation Director Ward Franz speaking during the Thursday event. (ORN)

The OMC Foundation is seeking $1.2 million to finish the project, with the hospital committing $1 million to the project. Franz says that the fundraiser will be a huge undertaking that will have long-term consequences for West Plains and the surrounding area:

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Franz added that the Foundation is now accepting donations for the expansion, and naming opportunities are available. For more information call the OMC Foundation at 417-853-5200, or visit the OMC Foundation in the Parkway Center in West Plains.

A rendering of the proposed expansion to the OMC Cancer Treatment Center. (Provided)

A rendering of the proposed expansion to the OMC Cancer Treatment Center. (Provided)

(West Plains) – With the recent measles outbreak in California, the Howell County Health Department is urging parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on their vaccination.

Department director Chris Gilliam spoke with Ozark Radio News and gave us a breakdown of the measles:

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Some of the early symptoms include fever and spots, but deadlier complications, such as pneumonia and encephalitis, can also occur:

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At the beginning of the millennium, measles was eradicated in the US, but lately, the disease has been making a comeback. Gilliam says that part of the reason for the return is that the disease hasn’t been eradicated elsewhere:

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Gilliam also says a rising number of people against vaccinations has also helped diseases like measles and whooping cough gain a foothold in the US:

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189 cases of measles was reported in the US last year. If you would like more information on measles or MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations, contact the Howell County Health Department at 417-256-7078.

(Sikeston) – MoDOT has announced a number of projects for this week, weather permitting.

Howell and Texas Counties

  • Various Routes in Howell and Texas County will be reduced to one lane while crews perform edge rut repairs Wednesday, Jan. 28 through Friday, Jan. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
  • Route 17, from US 60 in Howell County to Route 106 in Texas County, will be reduced to one lane while crews perform edge rut repairs Tuesday, Jan. 27 through Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Texas County

  • Route Y, from the Howell County line to Route 137, will be reduced to one lane as crews partially overlay the roadway Tuesday, Jan 27 through Friday, Jan. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
  • Route U, from Route 137 to US 63, will be reduced to one lane as crews partially overlay the roadway Tuesday, Jan. 27 through Friday, Jan. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Texas and Wright Counties

  • Eastbound US 60, from Route 181 in Texas County to Route 5 in Wright County, will be reduced to one lane as crews partially overlay the roadway Monday, Jan. 26 through Friday, Jan. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Douglas and Howell Counties

  • Route 76, Route E in Douglas County to US 60 in Howell County, will be reduced to one lane while crews cut brush and trim trees Wednesday, Jan 28 through Friday, Jan. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a rural Mountain Home man has registered as a Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in this County.

NAME: FRANK ANTHONY QUINTANA

DATE OF BIRTH: 10/10/1977

HOME ADDRESS: 208 Buzzard Roost Cutoff, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

The offender was convicted in Hardin County, Texas on 02/13/2009 of Indecency with a Child – Sexual Contact. The victim was a 10 year old female.

(This offender has not yet been assigned a Risk Level by SOSRA (Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management).

This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.

from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office

\The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a rural Gassville man has registered as a Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in this County.

NAME: TIMOTHY RAY LEE

DATE OF BIRTH: 03/29/1985

HOME ADDRESS: 6819 Hwy 62 West, Gassville, Arkansas 72635

The offender was convicted in Fulton County, Arkansas on 11/07/2005 of 2 counts of sexual solicitation/indecency with a child. The victim was a 14 year old female.

(This offender has not yet been assigned a Risk Level by SOSRA (Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management).

This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.

from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a rural Mountain Home man has registered as a Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in this County.

NAME: STEPHEN REY GROAT

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/15/1970

HOME ADDRESS: 58 Woodsong Terrace, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

The offender was convicted on August 8, 1992 of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault in Lake County, Illinois. The victim was under 18 years of age.

(This offender has not yet been assigned a Risk Level by SOSRA (Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management).

This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.

(Little Rock) (AP) – A House leader says Arkansas lawmakers are looking at changing Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s tax cut package to restore part of a $21 million capital gains tax reduction that would otherwise be repealed.

House Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Joe Jett said Monday lawmakers are looking at the change as they try to move quickly on Hutchinson’s proposal to cut income taxes 1 percent for those making between $21,000 and $75,000 a year. Jett said the panel could vote Tuesday on the legislation, which the Senate approved last week.

Jett said the change being considered would cut the capital gains exclusion from 50 percent to 40 percent. The proposal approved by the Senate would cut the exclusion to 30 percent, repealing the capital gains tax cut approved two years ago.

(Jefferson City) (AP) – Business groups say they support a proposed multi-year review of Missouri’s tax code by a panel of experts.

Republican Sen. Bob Dixon, of Springfield, said an in-depth study of the tax code was desperately needed during a Senate committee hearing on the measure.

He says officials, tax attorneys, accountants and business owners, would study the code and produce a report as a starting point for an update of the code.

Dixon’s proposal would also create an independent office to advocate for taxpayers and outline a right to fair and equal application of the tax code.

Lobbyists for business groups say those changes would help protect taxpayers.

The Senate committee has not voted on the proposal.