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(Jefferson City)- Senators returned to the floor Wednesday afternoon to debate several bills, including Senate Bill 589, a measure that would modify provisions of law relating to civil actions for damages.
Senator Scott Sifton, D-Affton, speaks on the differences between the original bill and the current substitute bill offered on the floor:
Senator Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, talks about certain provisions within the bill dealing with medical malpractice insurance and how it could have a broad effect on everyone with insurance if approved and signed into law:
Senate Bill 589 was later set aside for further discussion.
(Houston)- Texas County Memorial Hospital board members learned at their monthly meeting on Tuesday that TCMH clinic patients will have access to healthcare services via a new “patient portal” that began this week.
The web-based program was required to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use guidelines set by the federal government which has provided financial incentives to healthcare providers that meet federal mandates for electronic medical records.
Wes Murray, TCMH chief executive officer, explained to board members that patients visiting a TCMH clinic will be given a personal identification number so they can set up a personal account.
The portal allows patients to see information regarding exams with healthcare providers at TCMH. Clinic bills can be paid through the portal, immunization records can be printed, medication refills can be requested, and patients can contact clinic staff, and appointments can be made.
Murray added that their patients will be able to direct questions to their healthcare provider through the portal and that those questions will go to the physician or mid-level provider’s nurse in the form of an e-mail.
An additional feature of the portal is that an entire family can be set up on one portal account. For example, a parent can manage all children that are TCMH patients under one account. Parents will have to get a PIN for each family member, but once the PIN is obtained, each family member can be added.
All TCMH patients coming in for appointments are receiving information about the portal. During their visit, they are offered a PIN to set up an account on the portal. Patients may also contact the clinic and request a PIN before coming in to the clinic.
(West Plains) – The West Plains Home Rule Charter Commission will be meeting in the West Plains Public Library Community Room on Tuesday, March 11, at 5:30 PM.
The Commission will be reviewing the publicity plan, discussing any miscellaneous items, and hearing any input from the public.
For more information on the Charter or the meeting call Chair Herb Lunday at 417-255-7225.
The issue with How and Halle States, property owners in the city, and the city of Willow Springs started around 2002. That’s when the city says they began receiving complaints of States’ property being an eyesore and a nuisance. After issuing several tickets to the States, the city adopted a new nuisance ordinance that would allow the city to shut off utilities to the property and force the homeowners to leave the property for up to a year, with the city being allowed to claim any money spent in a clean-up.
A public hearing was recently held where a judge ruled that the States has until March 29 to clean up the property or the city can shut off his utilities and demand the States’ leave the property.
Eric Scott, a friend of the family, spoke with Ozark Radio News and told us more about the situation:
Scott added that the States’ are not behind on their bills, and the city has no right kicking them out of the property. He added that he has contacted the Missouri Attorney General’s office concerning the situation:
Willow Springs City Administrator Bob Pollard says that the recent steps taken by the city were done as a last resort:
The States have until March 29 to clean their property up. In a phone interview with Ozark Radio News, How States said that his son and a friend of his son’s are working on cleaning up the property.
City officials say specifications for the tractor may be obtained at Gassville City Hall located at 204 S. School St. between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM. Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:30 PM on March 17.
Bids will be opened at the regular monthly meeting of the Gassville City Council at 7 PM on Tuesday March 18 inside the Community Center at 204 S. School St. The City of Gassville reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
(Mountain Home) – The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County will close at 1 PM on Saturday, March 8 to prepare for a private event honoring Library Volunteers later that afternoon.
Regular Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00am – 6:30pm, Tuesday 10 AM to 8 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 1-5 PM.
The Gassville Branch will be closing at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 8 as well. Regular hours at the Gassville Branch are Monday – Friday 1-5 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM, and closed Sunday.
For information on all Library programs, visit the Library’s website at www.baxlib.org.
(Mammoth Spring) – The Common Sense Property Rights Coalition will be holding their next meeting on Monday, March 10 at the Spring Dipper in Mammoth Spring. The meeting will feature, among other things, a session on being pulled over by the police.
Group co-chair Mike Slack says that the meeting could save you a lot of time and money in the future:
Slack says another special guest speaker is scheduled to attend:
If you want more information on the meeting, call 417-264-2435.
(Mammoth Spring) – Ozarka College will partner with the Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service to offer a free Spring Gardening class Friday, March 21, at 12 PM on the Mammoth Spring campus.
The seminar will be presented by Brad Runsick. Topics will include gardening basics/getting started, soil sampling/interpreting results, garden arrangement, plant and cultivar selection, weed/bug/disease management and available county extension office resources.
Seating is limited so for reservations, contact James Spurlock, director of the Ozarka College – Mammoth Spring campus, at 870-625-0411.
Ozarka College is a comprehensive technical/community college, with locations in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. The college offers 28 associate degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency, as well as workforce training, continuing education and adult basic education.
Superintendent John May told Ozark Radio News via email that all buses are expected to drive on paved roads only, like the district did in February, adding that Amber Newberry’s bus will make two pickups, at Elizabeth and the intersection of Flora Cemetery Road and Highway 223.
Afternoon drop-offs will be in the same locations as morning pick-ups.
The agreement, signed Thursday during a meeting with Ontario’s Premier and Minister of Economic Development, establishes a comprehensive framework for future trade, collaboration and economic growth between Missouri and Ontario, Canada’s largest province by population.
The agreement, signed by Missouri Department of Economic Development Director, states that Missouri and Ontario will seek opportunities to expand collaboration, trade and investment and enhance regional and bi-national competitiveness.
The Governor is leading a delegation of Missouri businesses and state officials to Canada, Missouri’s largest export market. On Wednesday, Gov. Nixon announced that the State of Missouri had signed a $3.2 billion agreement with the province of Quebec.