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Bennett

Justin Bennett

Brazeal

Natalie Brazeal

(West Plains) – Two educators in the West Plains School District have been recognized by the Missouri Staff Development Council (MSDC) as Outstanding Teachers.

Justin Bennett, a West Plains Middle School Communication Arts teacher, and Natalie Brazeal, a West Plains High School science teacher, were presented the awards at the Show Me Professional Development Conference on March 16.

The MSDC recognizes educators who have had a significant impact on students and their fellow educators. There is a stringent scoring guide that aligns to the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning, and the MSDC recognizes instructional leaders who exceed in all twelve of these standards.

The MSDC Outstanding Teacher Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies high quality teaching, engages in high quality professional development, and who has made significant contributions to the school and district throughout their professional career.

Mr. Bennett has been teaching in the district since 2008, and Mrs. Brazeal has been teaching in the district since 2000.

(Mountain Home) – A former Baxter County resident has been arrested and booked into the Baxter County Detention Center on an outstanding bench warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

62-year-old Robert Camilli was convicted in Baxter County on April 6, 2006 for Sexual Indecency with a Child and Failure to Register, after he exposed himself to an adult female and a 5-year-old-girl. A press release from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office states Camilli had convictions for sex offenses in other states as well.

On March 1, 2012, the Sheriff’s Office attempted to verify residency status and found that Camilli was no longer living at his stated address, and a warrant for his arrest was issued April 25, 2012.

During the past several weeks, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office began receiving citizen tips indicating that Camilli was residing in the Kingman, Arizona area, moving around between RV Parks in the area. On April 7, 2014, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by authorities in Mohave County, Arizona that they had arrested and taken into custody Camilli on the outstanding Baxter County warrant.

Earlier this week, Baxter County deputies traveled to Kingman, Arizona to pick up Camilli and return him to Baxter County. He will appear in court at a later date.

(Washington) – Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will be holding three mobile office events later this month.

Two will be held April 29, the first one from 1-2 PM at the Oregon County Courthouse in Alton, and the second will be held from 3:30-4:30 PM at Willow Springs City Hall. The third will be held April 30 at the Shannon County Courthouse in Eminence from 1:30-2:30 PM.

Mobile Offices are held to allow Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.

Senator Blunt’s Jefferson City office also extends one-on-one service to all Missourians who have an issue with a federal agency or need additional assistance. To reach the Senator’s Office of Constituent Services, call 573-634-2488.

Mike Wake

Mike Wake

(Mountain View) – At Monday’s Mountain View City Council meeting, newly reelected mayor Patrick Reed introduced Mike Wake as the new city administrator.

Ozark Radio News caught up with Wake this week and discussed his past and his vision for Mountain View’s future. Wake gave us a bit of his back story, saying that after being born and raised in the local area, he was glad to come back:

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Wake says that after seeing that the city was seeking an administrator, he jumped at the opportunity. Wake says that there are challenges ahead, but he’s looking forward to tackling them:

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He says that after finishing the city’s budget, Wake hopes to work with city departments and create a 5-year plan for the city of Mountain View.

Pictured from left, OMC Foundation Executive Director Ward Franz, OMC Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Kathryn Egly and Stroke Team Coordinator Dawn Clough. (Provided)

Pictured from left, OMC Foundation Executive Director Ward Franz, OMC Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Kathryn Egly and Stroke Team Coordinator Dawn Clough. (Provided)

(West Plains) – With support from community donors, the Ozarks Medical Center Foundation has purchased a new thermoregulation unit for the OMC Emergency Department that can help stabilize patient temperatures.

According to OMC Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Kathy Egly, the unit circulates either warm or cool fluids through a blanket the completely covers the patient from all sides, and will allow much more controlled temperature regulation versus methods such as ice packs or chilled IV fluids.

The $9,235 unit was purchased for the hospital by the OMC Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that uses charitable contributions from individuals, businesses and other organizations to assist OMC in providing excellent health care to the community.

Ward Franz, Director of the OMC Foundation, said those wishing to give to the Foundation can be assured that their contributions are supporting OMC’s most urgent priority needs for enhanced patient care. Donors may also designate funds to be used in for specific services or programs.

For more information, contact the OMC Foundation at 417-853-5202.

(West Plains) – After last weekend’s city-wide yard sale, West Plains City Clerk Mallory Prewett says there is still evidence of the event around town:

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You can also keep up with information in West Plains by visiting their Facebook page.

(Willow Springs) – Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Howell County sometime in the month of May. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, in cooperation with area law enforcement agencies, will conduct the checkpoint.

Sobriety checkpoints are part of the Patrol’s efforts to remove careless and intoxicated drivers from Missouri’s highways, and are conducted at a location which has been found to experience a higher than normal number of alcohol-related contacts, hazardous driving contacts, and traffic crashes.

In support of “The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths” traffic initiative, the Highway Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint.

(Jefferson City)- On Tuesday, April 15, Senator Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, presented Senate Bill 860 on the floor of the Missouri Senate.

Sen. Cunningham explained that this measure would create sales and use tax exemption for used manufactured homes:

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For more information on the work that’s taking place in the Missouri Senate visit www.senate.mo.gov.

(Alton) – In less than a month the 2013-2014 Alton school year will be coming to an end and when students return next fall from summer break there will be some noticeable class changes.

Ozark Radio News sat down with Alton School District Superintendent Eric Allen who shared that those changes include the 5th and 6th grades being transformed into what he called a Mini-Middle School:

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Allen went on to share that Kindergarten and 1st grade will be receiving an additional teacher for each grade next year:

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Also happening in the Alton School will be the continued endeavor of the Little Comets Preschool and according to Allen it’s been an advantage to Alton’s educational program:

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Another change for the lower hall will included the relocation of the Elementary Art and Music departments:

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For more information on the changes taking place at the Alton School District call 417-778-7217.

(West Plains) – The Ozarks Small Business Incubator, off of Washington Ave. in West Plains, is holding a spring business mixer next week.

Incubator Executive Director Heather Fisher spoke with Ozark Radio News and told us more about the event:

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She added that it will also be a great time to mingle with some of the new tenants of the Incubator:

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Fisher also talked a bit about the process of becoming a tenant-client at the Incubator:

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If you want more information on the spring business mixer or becoming a tenant of the Ozarks Small Business Incubator, visit www.ozsbi.com or find them on Facebook.