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(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.

(Little Rock) (AP) – Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan and his Chief of Staff Jim Harris have agreed to mediation in a defamation lawsuit filed by a fired treasurer’s office employee.

Attorneys for former outreach manager David Singer and attorney general’s office attorneys representing Milligan and Harris said Tuesday that they had reached an agreement for mediation late Monday night. Milligan was not present during a hearing in Pulaski County Circuit Court Tuesday because of unspecified medical issues.

Reached by phone, Harris declined to comment on the mediation.

Lucien Gillham, an attorney for Singer, says he hopes the mediation will alleviate damage to Singer’s reputation.

The lawsuit filed late last month alleges that Harris published false statements about Singer’s mental health to co-workers and others. Milligan was added to the lawsuit last week.

(Jefferson City) (AP) – A time capsule laid in the cornerstone of the Missouri Capitol has been removed in preparation for a ceremony marking its 100th anniversary.

State workers wearing plastic gloves lifted the copper box out of a wall on the southeast corner of the Capitol on Tuesday. The time capsule then was taken to the state health laboratory for safekeeping until an archivist can review its contents.

Items placed in the box in 1915 include a Bible, a copy of the constitutional amendment authorizing construction of the Capitol, newspapers and photos of a previous Capitol that burned.

Gov. Jay Nixon plans to unveil the time capsule’s contents – and dedicate a new one – during a July 3 ceremony. He is soliciting ideas about what to put in the new box.

 The West Plains class of 1950 made an $800 donation to the West Plains reads program. Front row, from left: Martha Bryan Carter, West Plains; Barbara Smith Pittman, Springfield; Clara Zell Bench Cherry, West Plains; West Plains district communications director Lana Snodgras; Marge Cromer Heineke, Kansas; Ila Rae Anderson Dickey, Oklahoma. Back row: Laurel Thompson, West Plains; John Williams, Texas; Bob Anstine, West Plains; Richard Blair, Indiana; Donald Mannbeck, St. Louis; Ronald Mannbeck, Oklahoma. (provided)

The West Plains class of 1950 made an $800 donation to the West Plains reads program. Front row, from left: Martha Bryan Carter, West Plains; Barbara Smith Pittman, Springfield; Clara Zell Bench Cherry, West Plains; West Plains district communications director Lana Snodgras; Marge Cromer Heineke, Kansas; Ila Rae Anderson Dickey, Oklahoma. Back row: Laurel Thompson, West Plains; John Williams, Texas; Bob Anstine, West Plains; Richard Blair, Indiana; Donald Mannbeck, St. Louis; Ronald Mannbeck, Oklahoma. (provided)

(West Plains) – The West Plains High School class of 1950 celebrated its 65th year reunion on Saturday, May 2nd at the West Plains Civic Center, and made a memorial contribution to the West Plains Education Foundation.

A check for over $800 was given to the district, which will help fund the West Plains Reads community literacy program. The program works to help children in the West Plains and surrounding rural school districts learn how to read, and is also available to community children ages birth through 5-years-old.

For more information about West Plains Reads or the West Plains Education Foundation, please contact Lana Snodgras at 417-256-6150 or visit www.zizzers.org/foundation.

(Willow Springs) – The Willow Springs Planning & Zoning committee will hold a public meeting this evening.

The meeting will take place at 6 PM at Willow Springs City Hall, 900 W. Main.

City officials say the meeting will be held to discuss a request submitted to re-zone the Church of Christ, 2850 Bolerjack Dr., from “R-2” to “R-3”.

by Claudia Lauer, AP

(Little Rock) (AP) – The number of abortions performed annually in Arkansas has increased for the first time in almost a decade.

Numbers released by the Arkansas Department of Health last week show an increase of 541 abortions to 4,273 performed in Arkansas last year. The numbers had been falling since 2007.

Abortion opponents say the increase came after the number of women from Tennessee seeking abortions in Arkansas more than doubled and the number from Mississippi almost doubled.

Even with the 2014 increase, the number of abortions in Arkansas has dropped by 5.7 percent since 2010. A national analysis of state records by The Associated Press shows most states saw a decline in abortions since 2010, the year before many state legislatures started enacting additional restrictions on the procedure.