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Highway Patrol Reports for June 22, 2017

Accident Report

An accident occurred at 2:25 p.m. June 15 on Hwy 63, four miles south of Edgar Springs. A 2006 Ford Taurus, driven by Sean P. Gillette, 21, of Rolla, was northbound and struck the rear of a 2016 Jeep Patriot. The Jeep Patriot, driven by Pamela J. Klotz, 60, of Licking, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a 2004 Dodge truck that was attempting to enter the highway from a driveway. The driver of the truck was Gary L. Espy, 61, of Edgar Springs. Gillette’s vehicle was totaled, Klotz’ and Espy’s had moderate damage. Klotz and her passenger, 67-year-old Michael R. Klotz, Licking, both had minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to Phelps County Regional Medical Center for treatment. All parties were wearing safety belts.

An accident occurred at 5:14 p.m. June 19 on Hwy 63, two miles south of Licking. A 1997 Dodge Ram, driven by Loyd Decker, 38, of Licking, was stopped in traffic waiting to make a turn. A 2016 Ford Siesta, driven by Abegayle B. Sprouse, 19, of Licking, struck the rear of Decker’s truck. Both vehicles were totaled. Receiving minor injuries were Sprouse and her passenger, 15-year-old Gwendalyn S. Sprouse, also of Licking. Both were taken by private vehicle to Texas County Memorial Hospital for treatment. All parties were wearing a safety belt.

Arrest Report

Kahla M. Bradford, 26, of Mountain View, was arrested at 12:11 p.m. June 15 in Texas County. She was charged with 1) Driving while suspended, 2) No seatbelt, 3) Two misdemeanor West Plains Police Department warrants for failure to appear. She was transported to Texas County Jail pending bond.

TCMH Hospital Report for June 22, 2017

Admissions

June 12: Bethanie Bilderback, Raymondville; Phyllis Hill, Raymondville; Lisa Johnson, Mountain Grove.

June 13: No Admissions

June 14: Danny Arnold, Houston; Brittney Rogers, Houston.

June 15: No Admissions

June 16: William Keller, Houston; Lindsay Koch, Bucyrus; Tressie Pursifull, Raymondville.

June 17: No Admissions

June 18: Kenneth Frame, Elk Creek.

Discharges

June 12: Jade Shelton, Bucyrus; Stephanie Smith, Mountain Grove.

June 13: Christin Crawford, Cabool; Patsy Drake, Solo; Connie Hodges, Houston; Lyla Odom, Summersville.

June 14: Bethanie Bilderback, Raymondville; Deanna Cooper, Licking; Phyllis Hill, Raymondville; Olive Wiederaenders, Cabool.

June 15: Lisa Johnson, Mountain Grove; Glenda Vannote, Houston.

June 16: Mary Gilbert, Licking; Brittney Rogers, Houston.

June 17: Danny Arnold, Houston; Lindsay Koch, Bucyrus.

June 18: Tressie Pursifull, Raymondville.

 

 

Texas County Sheriff’s Report for June 22, 2017

May 30

A Licking man reported his son, who lives in Springfield, had called him and sent text messages in violation of a full order of protection that was issued in Texas County. A report was being sent to Springfield Police Department.

A pair of damaged handcuffs was found in the jail. By reviewing video monitoring, it was found that an inmate had damaged the handcuffs. A report was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office seeking a warrant for the damage.

June 1

A 30-year-old Cabool man who had just been released from jail reportedly told another person that he had taken a pair of jail pants. The man was contacted by a deputy and admitted to taking the pants. The pants were found in his motel room. The man was taken to jail on a 24-hour hold pending a warrant.

A man returning to his Roby Road, Plato, home after being out of state for two months asked that a deputy accompany him to make sure there were no problems. The man had been in the process of evicting a live-in girlfriend. No one was at the home, but the house was a “disaster.” The man was advised to call the sheriff’s office if he discovered that anything was missing.

A man was reported missing on Highway 63, Houston. He was found by a neighbor.

June 2

A deputy was dispatched to assist a Division of Family Services investigator on a call on Freedom Road, Willow Springs, where children were reported to be around a meth lab. The allegation, made by an anonymous caller, was determined to be unfounded. A follow-up investigation is pending on the misuse of the DFS hotline and 911.

Property was checked on Macedonia Road, Cabool, after it was reported that the front door was open. The house was found to be secure.

June 4

A report was received that a man was hiding under a camper trailer on the lot of a business on Business 60 at Dunn. A 31-year-old man from St. Ann was found and taken into custody. He was held at the jail pending warrants from Missouri State Highway Patrol on a separate incident the day before.

A 34-year-old St. Clair woman was taken into custody following a traffic stop on Highway 63, Cabool, where items that field-tested positive for methamphetamine were found in her vehicle. A probable cause statement was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office seeking charges.

June 7

A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on a call on Highway VV, Licking.

June 10

A deputy was dispatched to Route B, Houston, on a traffic complaint, securing the scene until the Missouri State Highway Patrol could arrive.

A deputy was called to Route B, Houston, where a male subject was reportedly threatening to take his own life with a gun. The man was transported to the hospital without incident.

A woman reported her ex-husband had given alcohol to their two minor children on Bado Road, Cabool. A deputy made contact with the man and the children and found no sign that the children had been drinking. Contact was to be made with the Division of Family Services the next day.

June 11

A woman on Highway H, Elk Creek, reported she thought someone had let her horses out of the corral. The deputy observed it was possible the horses had pushed through a panel of hog wire and gotten out. The horses were not located.

A Houston man reported seeing a fence knocked down on Brown Hill Road and a red SUV leaving the area. The deputy found the damaged fence but was unable to locate the vehicle. Several neighbors provided descriptions of the vehicle and its occupants.

A man on Sutton Drive, Houston, reported three young males had been trespassing at his pond, fishing. He stated if the individuals returned, he would contact the sheriff’s office.

The wellbeing of a person on Craddock Drive, Licking, was checked.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Goldenrod Drive, Plato. Both parties said it was a verbal dispute. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

A burglary was reported on Dogwood Road, Mtn. Grove. Items valued at $1,350.00 were taken.

A man on Dogwood Drive, Mtn. Grove, reported his sister-in-law was harassing and threatening him and his family. The deputy spoke with the woman concerning the allegations.

June 12

Charges of first-degree assault (two counts), armed criminal action, endangering the welfare of a child, and first-degree property damage were being sought against a 33-year-old Licking man following an incident on Shafer Road, Licking. The suspect allegedly shot his mother in the head multiple times with a BB gun, pulled a knife on the woman’s husband when he tried to stop the assault, and fired the BB gun and struck a vehicle. An XBG BB handgun was found at the scene after the suspect fled. The woman shot was taken to the hospital. The suspect was later located by Licking Police Department and taken to jail.

A Texas man reported a theft from his mother’s home on Elder Springs Road, Plato. He alleged a family member removed multiple items, valued at $14,100.00, from the property. A report was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

A peace disturbance was reported on Brown Hill Road, Houston. Persons there were told to turn down their music or be issued a citation for peace disturbance.

A runaway juvenile was reported on Hayes Drive, Houston. The juvenile had returned before the deputy arrived.

June 13

A Cabool woman reported her son was threatening to kill her. She said she had cut off his phone and he was upset and had gone to the home of a family member and made the threat.

A peace disturbance was reported on Highway 32, Licking. The call was cancelled before the deputy arrived.

Two prisoners were transported from Cabool Police Department to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported from the correctional facility in Licking to Texas County Jail.

June 14

Missouri State Highway Patrol requested an agency assist in taking a woman to a Rainbow Drive, Willow Springs, residence to retrieve her purse and credit cards.

A deputy was dispatched to West Business 60, Mtn. Grove, for a Division of Family Services assist. A Howell County DFS worker had court-ordered paperwork signed by a judge for removal of three children from the residence. The children were turned over without incident and placed in state custody.

A deputy was dispatched to Hartville Road, Licking, where a man was found unresponsive in a ditch. The man had been taken from the scene by ambulance when the deputy arrived. The 39-year-old Duke man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The FBI sent a request for information. All information was obtained and sent back per the request.

A Cabool resident reported a man at Evening Shade was refusing to return a firearm she owned. The man was contacted and turned the gun over to the sheriff’s department to be returned to her.

June 15

A hiker was reported lost along the Jacks Fork River near the Barn Hollow area. The woman was later found at Buck Hollow by U.S. Forestry workers.

 

Texas County Courthouse for June 22, 2017

LAND TRANSFERS

June 2017 — Emmett G. Monks and Kathleen C. Monks to Emmett G. Monks and Kathleen C. Monks, trustees of the Monks Family Revocable Living Trust, part of S 32, T 31, R 8.

June 2017 — Emmett G. Monks and Kathleen C. Monks to Emmett G. Monks and Kathleen C. Monks, trustees of the Monks Family Revocable Living Trust, part of S 4 and 5, both located in T 29, R 10.

June 2017 — Emmett G. Monks and Kathleen C. Monks to Emmett G. Monks and Kathleen C. Monks, trustees of the Monks Family Revocable Living Trust, part of S 4, T 29, R 10.

June 2017 — Alma Booker and re Martin Booker, deceased, to Robert D. Norris, part of S 1, T 31, R 9.

June 2017 — Steven Paul Hurt and re Phyllis M. Hurt, deceased, to Steven Paul Hurt and Jackie Hurt, part of S 7, T 30, R 9.

June 2017 — Drake Rentals, LLC to KNT Properties, LLC, lot 5, block 1, Steffens First Addition, City of Houston.

June 2017 — VFW Post 3009, re James R. Gould, re William F. Gould, re Charles Vance, re David L. Stevenson and Melvyn L. Willbanks, to Logan Svend Walkup, part of S 34, T 28, R 7.

June 2017 — Dewayne Rees and Jean Rees to Rees Land Company, LLC, part of S 4, T 29, R 9.

June 2017 — Marvin L. Honeyfield and re Verla M. Honeyfield, a/k/a Vera M. Honeyfield, to Tyler L. Worley and Ashly L. Worley, part of S 36, T 28, R 9.

June 2017 — William A. Denauro and Elizabeth A. Denauro to Ernest Vantassel and Kimberly Vantassel, part of S 26, T 28, R 11.

June 2017 — Donald Storm, Chris Storm, George Buckner and Evaline Buckner to Ryan S. Wiseman and Emily J. Wiseman, part of S 25, T 33, R 9.

June 2017 — Bill R. Reece and Kathleen J. Reece to Angelique Blain and Mark Blain, part of S 10, T 32, R 11.

June 2017 — Myron D. Bender and Betty Bender to Michael Roger Bender, beneficiary, part of S 30, R 29, R 11. Not effective to transfer title until death of owners.

June 2017 — Ethan Zuiderveld and Heather Zuiderveld to Peter Janoski and Tamarah Janoski, lot 4, Wade Estates, part of S 9, T 33, R 11.

June 2017 — Nathaniel Choate and Rachel Choate to Deborah Edwards and James Mandernacht, part of S 32, T 31, R 9.

June 2017 — Karen Montgomery and re James V. Montgomery, deceased, to Jeffrey Rotz, lot 1, block 2, Westwood Addition, Cabool.

June 2017 — Federal National Mortgage Association to Levi Leighty, part of S 15, T 29, R 11.

June 2017 — Marilyn M. Lee to Paddlewheel, LLC, part of S 7, T 32, R 10.

June 2017 — Dylan Raney and Treasure Raney to Brandon Shannon and Amber Shannon, part of S 3, T 28, R 12.

June 2017 — Warren E. Schultz and Marlene Neal Schultz to James E. R. Burris, part of S 11, T 30, R 9.

June 2017 — Robert Leon James and Beverly Sue James, co-trustees of a Declaration of Revocable Living Trust, to Matthew Kays, Andrea Turner and Carol Turner, part of S 32, T 32, R 10.

June 2017 — Sherrie K. Neumann to Ernest T. Griffin, part of S 36, T 33, R 12.

June 2017 — Matthew W. Mulder and Debra S. Smithson to Lynsy Smithson Stanley, beneficiary, part of S 11, T 33, R 11. Not effective to transfer title until death of owners.

June 2017 — Gary Huff and Kyra Huff to Clint Brown and Margaret McAbee, part of S 7, T 30, R 9.

June 2017 — Ricky R. Wiseman and Paige A. Wiseman to Kenneth E. Huffman and Asenith A. Huffman, lots 117-126, all located in block 9, town of Success.

June 2017 — Dorothy Fay Sharp and re Ralph G. Sharp, deceased, to Dorothy Fay Sharp, trustee of the Sharp Family Revocable Living Trust, part of S 7, T 28, R 8.

June 2017 — Dorothy Fay Sharp and Ralph G. Sharp to Dorothy Fay Sharp, trustee of the Sharp Family Revocable Living Trust, part of S 6, T 28, R 8.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

April 22, 2017 — Job Solomon Boyle, 28, and Audrey Elizabeth Hoots, 23, both of Cabool.

June 3, 2017 — Chad Walker Hunter, 39, and Rachel Marie Altamirano, 43, both of Cabool.

June 9, 2017 — Conner James Hathaway, 19, of Plato and Ashley Dawn Elliott, 17, of Success.

June 10, 2017 — Matthew Gardner Baker, 27, and Kaitlyn Delayne Kell, 23, both of Raymondville.

June 10, 2017 — Tyler Allen Wheat, 25, and Sarah Ann Gray, 20, both of Willow Springs.

ASSOCIATE CIRCUIT COURT

The following drivers were issued a speeding ticket, entered a guilty plea and paid a fine plus court costs: Justin Christopher, $300; Tasha M. Simmons, $25; Robert Solano, $95; Gina Brooke Williams, $129.50.

The following drivers were issued a ticket for seat belt violations, entered a guilty plea and paid a $10 fine: Justin Christopher, Kenneth L. McGowan.

IN OTHER PROCEEDINGS — STATE VS.

The following drivers were issued tickets for width of vehicle exceeded 8½ feet, entered a guilty plea and paid a fine plus court costs: Ted Bartlett Diehl, $179.50; Chace Hagen, $204.50; Michael Legendre Hunt, $329.50; Shelly Dean Smith, $379.50.

Justin Christopher — Count one: Resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop.  Serve 15 days in Texas County Jail. Count two: Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, $200 fine.  Count three: Possession of marijuana, synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less, $300 fine. Count four: Operating vehicle on highway without a valid license, first offense, $300 fine.

Judith Ann Kimrey — Harassment, second degree.  The imposition of sentence suspended with two years probation, seven days shock, $300 to Texas County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund, anger management.

Thomas Whitney Murphy — Count one: Possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana.  Count two: Endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs, first degree, first offense. Serve two years each count, in Department of Corrections, consecutive, the execution of sentence suspended with supervised probation, court costs and Crime Victims Compensation.

Christopher North — Domestic assault, third degree, first or second offense.  The imposition of sentence suspended with two years supervised probation, court costs and anger management.

John Phillips Schwartz — Resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop.  The imposition of sentence suspended with two years supervised probation, $300 to Texas County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund, court costs.

Christina Ann Elaine Shepherd — Property damage, second degree. Serve 30 days in Texas County Jail, the execution of sentence suspended with one-year supervised probation, seven days shock, restitution of $365 to Texas County Prosecuting Attorney, anger management.

FINE COLLECTION CENTER

The following drivers were issued a speeding ticket, entered a guilty plea and paid a fine plus court costs: Quinton Wade Dumas Chatfield, $20.50; James Dwayne Dejournett, $30.50; Mario Fabian Diaz Olascon, $155.50; Cody Harlan Fox, $30.50; Rebecca Jones Friel, $80.50; Zachary Matthew Gambrell, $55.50; Mateo Gomez Gomez, $55.50; Jonathan Ryan Grau, $80.50; Nigel Ryan Griffin, $55.50; Phillip A. Griffiths, $155.50; Andrew Ashmore Hughes, $155.50; Sean Aubrey Jones, $20.50; Thomas E. Ketchum Jr., $20.50; Jesse D. Lane, $55.50; Jennifer Rose Lawrence, $20.50; Christine Marie Leitermann, $20.50; Mary Ann Lovrien, $20.50; Dillon Ray Luck, $55.50; Bradley Charles Mitchem, $80.50; Michael Lindon Morgan, $30.50; Jason Ray Moss, $20.50; Dylan A. Pepper, $20.50; Tyler Joseph Potter, $20.50; Gary Heath Rochester, $20.50; Brad Dewayne Shouppe, $30.50; Elexis Mariah Taber, $20.50; Gary Roderick Turner, $80.50; Myriah Dawn Wallace, $20.50; Jerome M. Williams, $55.50; Andrew Charles Wilson, $30.50; Jack Alfred Woodworth, $20.50.

The following drivers were issued a ticket for seat belt violations, entered a guilty plea and paid a $10 fine: Kimberly Kathlene Al Ali, Shawn Caleb Cathey, Jessica Marie Cody, Justin Wayne Dixon, Ronnie Ray Floyd, Kaleb Lamont Friend, Evelyn A. Haven, Dennis Dean Hebblethwaite, Kevin Andrew Helton, Jonathan Lee Hunter, Ellen Annette Lancaster, Aleda J. Oglesby, Jessica R. Pritchard.

IN OTHER PROCEEDINGS — STATE VS.

Kevin Andrew Helton — Failure to register a motor vehicle: $30.50 fine plus court costs.

Joseph William Revelle — Displayed more than four lighted headlamps on front of motor vehicle: $20.50 fine plus court costs.

Dustin Alan Smith — Failed to display plates on motor vehicle/trailer: $30.50 fine plus court costs.

Chad Everett Wake — Operated motor carrier vehicle with unsafe/improper frame/suspension/axle-wheel-rim and or steering system: $130.50 fine plus court costs.

 

 

Raymondville 66th Annual Picnic

By Mike Brown

Raymondville will sponsor the 66th Annual Picnic and Carnival at the village fairgrounds on June 15, 16, and 17th.  The Thursday, Friday, and Saturday events will include activities and events starting at 6:00 P.M., for the entire family.  The picnic will host the “Bid D’s Amusements” midway of carnival rides each night starting at 6:30 P.M.  Advance armbands of $15.00 for the midway will be available at the Raymondville village office and for $20.00 at the midway ticket booth.  Information and tickets can be arranged by contacting the village town office at 417-457-6237.

A number of volunteer organizations will offer attractive and interesting raffle drawings.  The Raymondville “Blue Heaven Club” is sponsoring a wide variety of prizes including tickets to featured events in St. Louis, Branson, and several other family attractions in the Ozarks.   Raffle tickets are $1.00 each of 6 for $5.00.  All proceeds will be used to improve community life in Raymondville village.  The Raymondville Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring its annual gun raffle.  The prizes include a Glock 19 gen 4.9mm pistol, a Henry Lever Action 22, and a Winchester Model 70 Heavy Barrel 22- 250.  Raffle tickets are $10.00 for three chances will all the proceeds supporting the fire department’s important first responds efforts for both Raymondville and neighboring communities. All the winning tickets will be drawn on Saturday, June 17th at 9: 30 P.M., and any winner does not have to be present to win.

Each night at 7:00 P.M. will highlight three different bands for the public’s enjoyment. “Ronnie Derrick and the Second Time Around” will perform on Thursday night, “Gerald McCoy & the South 63 Band” on Friday night, and “Roy Stevenson & Together Again” on Saturday. Other music and dance events include special centerline dancing on Friday at 6:00 P.M. and Scottish Dances on Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M.

Other special events include “Strongman Steve on Thursday and Saturday night; a two-time Guinness Book Record holder, performing extraordinary feats of strength.

In addition to food booths and the popular Bingo games, a special Kids’ Games Night with prizes will take place on Thursday at 6:30 P.M.  Also planned for Saturday are Craft displays for sale and other vendors in the fairground’s community building located next to the midway.   The Raymondville Picnic Committee appreciates and wishes to thank the public’s support.

Changes to State Medicaid Program Present Challenges

 Houston, MOChanges to the state Medicaid program for women and children present challenges for the recipients as well as the clinics and hospital, Texas County Memorial Hospital board members heard at their monthly meeting on May 23rd at TCMH.

As of May 1st, all Medicaid recipients in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)–the portion of the state Medicaid program benefitting pregnant women and children–were automatically enrolled in a new managed Medicaid program administered by a secondary party contracted with by the state of Missouri. CHIP recipients were assigned to a specific healthcare provider and received new insurance cards listing the name of the new Primary Care Provider (PCP).

Wes Murray, TCMH chief executive officer, described the changes to CHIP as “confusion”.

“We have spent a lot of time working on this, and this transition period has created a lot of issues and questions and difficulties for our patients,” Murray said.

In order to provide care for patients under the new managed Medicaid program, TCMH was required to contract with one of three state chosen middle administrators for the program.  After spending months in negotiation with the secondary parties, TCMH contracted with Home State Plans.

“Most patients were just auto-assigned a new healthcare provider,” Linda Pamperien, TCMH chief financial officer, said. She explained that some of the healthcare providers assigned to area patients are no longer in practice in the area because they are retired or now practice elsewhere.

“Patients that were already established patients with our providers in our clinics are contacting our clinics and healthcare providers asking where they are supposed to go for care,” Pamperien said.

Most of the affected patients are pregnant women or children that require regular and routine healthcare.

“We are trying to work with the managed care company, but they are making it very difficult for our patients to receive routine healthcare,” Pamperien said.

Pamperien cited delays for patients to receive routine ultrasounds prior to 17 weeks, questioning of physician ordered hospital observation stays for pregnant patients, and questioning whether or not a patient needs a Cesaerean-section for a safe delivery.

“Pre-certifications are a nightmare,” Pamperien said. “The managed care plan wants the physician to personally call to get the patients pre-certified for healthcare services.”

Delays of routine healthcare services are common with the new plans. TCMH is also receiving 20 percent less reimbursement for the same services.

“Our goals have not changed; we are trying to provide the best care we can for our patients,” Murray said. “And we are also doing the same services with more work for less pay.”

TCMH has voiced their frustrations with the Missouri Hospital Association and a new “Medicaid compliance officer” employed by the state to ensure that the managed Medicaid companies provide the services they are contracted to provide.

Medicaid patients are able to change the PCP they were assigned to.  There is also a process for Medicaid patients to change their managed Medicaid insurance provider.

Medicaid patients with Home State Health Plans are able to use any TCMH healthcare provider because the hospital and TCMH clinics in Licking, Houston, Cabool, and Mountain Grove and TCMH Home Health of the Ozarks contract with Home State Health Plans for managed Medicaid services. Home Health of the Ozarks is also contracted with MO Care for managed Medicaid.

Currently, Missouri Medicaid recipients who are aged, blind or disabled, including those with developmental disabilities served through the Missouri Department of Mental Health, are not included in the managed care system and will continue to receive services through the traditional MO HealthNet program administered by the state of Missouri.

In new business, Murray presented MHA data showing the hospital’s area economic impact.

In 2016 TCMH had $17,593,321 in salaries in benefits for 315 full-time equivalent employees. According to the MHA, one full-time hospital job has a 1.63 employment impact multiplier, creating 0.63 jobs in another industry in the area.

“Our 315 FTEs create an additional 198 jobs in the area,” Murray said.

The data showed that the $17.6 million payroll in 2016 has a $5.8 million secondary income impact on other businesses and industries in the area.

“This indirect impact is created by our employees spending money in the community,” Murray said, adding, “We have a total direct, indirect and induced employee compensation impact of $23.4 million on our local area.”

Murray recently met with members of the Houston city council for a hospital tour.  The hospital’s economic impact on the city of Houston was also discussed.

“We know what we do for our area from a healthcare perspective,” Murray said, “But the overall economic impact is often overlooked.”

Dr. Jim Perry, chairperson of the TCMH board of trustees and longtime ophthalmologist and business owner in Cabool, noted that TCMH is frequently thought of as an “always here” business in the community that is taken for granted.

“Just because the hospital is a long tenured business in the county doesn’t mean it will always be here,” Perry said. “The hospital’s impact on all area businesses is not fully realized.”

Murray reported that he recently met at Cox College of Nursing in Springfield with school officials and members of the state department of economic development.

Cox College is seeking a grant from the state to grow the school’s nursing program by an additional 50 students and to renovate the training facilities and classroom capabilities located at Cox North in Springfield.

“Our current nursing turnover at 16 percent is higher than it’s been in recent history, and it’s lower than the state and national averages,” Murray said.

The aging population in the US and particularly in rural America indicates needs for more nurses in the future, too.

Although Cox College of Nursing is located in Springfield, TCMH believes that increasing nursing enrollment in the region will increase the numbers of nurses available to work at TCMH.

Ron Prenger, CoxHealth representative, thanked Murray for his support of their grant efforts.  Prenger explained that Cox College is the only nursing program in the area that is currently seeking enrollment growth.

“We have to have the support of the rural hospitals in our area to receive this grant,” Prenger said.

Turnover for nurses at CoxHealth is higher than at TCMH, and both hospitals cite healthcare facilities offering large sign-on bonuses to recruit nurses and traveling nursing agencies offering higher rates of pay as the main sources for nursing turnover in their respective hospitals.

If the grant is received, Cox College plans to have additional nurses trained and ready to work in about three years.

“The nursing shortage is a growing problem that doesn’t need to grow anymore,” Murray said.

Hospital inpatient and outpatient revenues dropped below below budgeted expectations for the month of April, according to Pamperien’s monthly financial report.

Inpatient admissions at the hospital are up by 88 admits for the year in comparison to 2016, but in April emergency department volume dropped and swing bed admissions dropped.

“The ER drives a lot of our outpatient revenues,” Pamperien explained.

TCMH ended the month of April with a negative bottom line of $243,967.83 and a negative year to date bottom line of $36,009.15.

Present at the meeting were Murray; Pamperien; Prenger; Doretta Todd-Willis, chief nursing officer; Joleen Senter Durham, public relations director; Amanda Turpin, quality management director; Dr. Jonathan Beers, TCMH chief of staff; and board members Perry; Mark Hampton; Jay Loveland, and Omanez Fockler.

Board member, Janet Wiseman, was not present at the meeting.

The next meeting of the TCMH board of trustees is Tue., June 27 at 12 p.m. in the hospital board room.

Highway Patrol Reports for June 15, 2017

Accident Report

An accident occurred at 2:25 p.m. June 6 on Hwy Z, 6 miles south of Houston. A 2003 Honda VTX motorcycle, driven by Tyler W. Vandivort, 17, of Houston, struck a deer, ran off the right side of the road and overturned. Vandivort was wearing a helmet and received only minor injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital.

An accident occurred at 12:28 p.m. June 8 on Hwy 17, 5 miles south of Houston. A 2013 Honda motorcycle, driven by Dorrin L. Belcher, 64, of Summersville, failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the road. Belcher was wearing a helmet but sustained moderate injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

An accident occurred at 8:40 a.m. June 10 on Boiling Springs Road, 3 miles east of Success. A 1997 Toyota Camry, driven by Crystal L. Emerick, 34, of Roby, ran off the road, struck an embankment and overturned. Emerick was wearing a safety belt and received only minor injuries. She was transported by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

An accident occurred at 5:57 p.m. June 10 on National Park Service Road 154, approximately 1/10 of a mile from Dent County Road 6510. A 1999 Ford Taurus, driven by Jessica N. Olinger, 28, of Raymondville, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Olinger and none of her passengers, 18-year-old Zachary Fultz, of Republic, 10-year-old Ashton Glass, of Raymondville, 36-year-old Michael W. Glass, of Raymondville, were wearing safety belts. Olinger sustained moderate injuries and was taken by private vehicle to Texas County Memorial Hospital.

An accident occurred at 4:22 p.m. June 12 on Hwy 63, seven miles north of Houston. A 1999 Oldsmobile Alero, driven by Lauren J. Due, 16, of Houston, ran off the road and struck a ditch. Due and her passengers, 15-year-old Kali R. Aguirre, of Raymondville and 16-year-old Hunter D. Hackett, of Houston, all had minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital. Hackett was the only one not wearing a safety belt.

Arrest Report

Daniel G. Jackson, 60, of Licking, was arrested at 4:52 p.m. June 9 in Texas County. He was charged with 1) Resisting arrest by fleeing – felony, 2) Driving while intoxicated – 1st offense, 3) Driving while revoked – 2nd offense, 4) Failing to maintain lane. Jackson was taken to Texas County Jail for a 24 hour hold.

Jessica N. Olinger, 28, of Raymondville, was arrested at 6:28 p.m. June 10 in Texas County. She was charged with 1) Driving while intoxicated – alcohol, 2) Driving while intoxicated – alcohol with person less than 17 years old in vehicle, 3) Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Olinger was charged and released.

TCMH Hospital Report June 15, 2015

Admissions

June 05: No Admissions

June 06: Crystal Hendrickson, Licking; Lyla Odom, Summersville.

June 07: Deanna Cooper, Licking; James Davis, licking; Cynthia Mayeske, Mountain Grove.

June 08: Crystal Hendrickson, Licking.

June 09: Haley Godi, Licking; Jade Shelton, Bucyrus.

June 10: Stephanie Smith, Mountain Grove.

June 11: Christin Crawford, Cabool; Patsy Drake, Solo; Olive Wiederaenders, Cabool.

Discharges

June 05: No Discharges

June 06: No Discharges

June 07: Crystal Hendrickson, Licking.

June 08: Lacy Clinton, Willow Springs; James Davis, Licking; Emma Williams, Raymondville; Carol Weaver, Cabool.

June 09: Samantha Wallace, Houston.

June 10: Brandi Dodds, Cabool; Crystal Hendrickson, Licking; Cynthia Mayske, Mountain Grove.

June 11: Haley Godi, Licking.

Texas County Courthouse, June 15, 2017

LAND TRANSFERS

May 2017 — Dennis Freeman and Sherri E. Freeman, f/k/a Sherrie E. Bridges, to Audra Hampton and Ronald Hampton, part of S 9, T 33, R 11.

May 2017 — J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, NA to Chance Drake, lot 22, K. C. Lay Addition, part of S 4, T 30, R 9.

May 2017 — David M. Hicks, Johanna M. Hicks, Amy Elizabeth Lasley, Jeremiah Lasley, Daniel Sterling Hicks and Donald Charles Hicks to Tim Vendt and Lisa Vendt, part of S 21 and 22, both located in T 32, R 9.

May 2017 — Tim Vendt and Lisa Vendt to Madelyn E. Sheppard and Victoria R. Meyers, beneficiaries, part of S 21 and 22, both located in T 32, R 9. Not effective to convey title until death of owners.

May 2017 — Steven Wagner and Kathryn L. Wagner to Steven Wagner and Kathryn L. Wagner, part of S 8 and 9, T 28, R 8.

May 2017 — Scott Stillwell and Kristi Stillwell to Taylor M. Cannon, Nolan G. Stillwell and Logan S. Stillwell, beneficiaries, part of S 2, 10 and 11, all located in T 28, R 12. Not effective to transfer title until death of owners.

May 2017 — MHJ Holdings, LLC to Best budget Storage, LLC, DBA Best Budget Storage, part of S 13, T 28, R 11.

May 2017 — Delma Preissle to Robert Gene Haney, a/k/a Rob Haney, and Sandra Dee Haney, part of S 30, T 30, R 9.

May 2017 — Marvin L. Honeyfield, Verla M. Honeyfield, a/k/a Vera Honeyfield, to Tyler L. Worley and Ashly L. Worley, part of S 36, T 28, R 9.

May 2017 — Marvin L. Honeyfield, Verla M. Honeyfield, a/k/a Vera Honeyfield, to Ronald L. Honeyfield and Ashley L. Worley, part of S 36, T 28, R 9.

May 2017 — Marvin L. Honeyfield, Verla M. Honeyfield, a/k/a Vera Honeyfield, to Marvin D. Honeyfield and Samuel L. Honeyfield, part of S 35, T 28, R 9.

May 2017 — Marvin L. Honeyfield, Verla M. Honeyfield, a/k/a Vera Honeyfield, to Samuel L. Honeyfield and Pamela S. Honeyfield, part of S 35, T 28, R 9.

May 2017 — Phyllis D. Gourley to Scott Stillwell, Kristi Stillwell and Logan Stillwell, part of S 2, T 28, R 12.

May 2017 — Allan G. Taylor and Charlotte Taylor to Samuel Walter Dortch and Martha Ann Dortch, trustees of the Dortch Family Trust, part of S 7 and 8, both located in T 31, R 9.

May 2017 — William H. Flanagan to Jean E. Baczkowski Jr., part of S 36, T 30, R 7.

May 2017 — Eugene L. Maxey and Lillian F. Maxey, trustees of the revocable inter vivos trust, to Brandt E. Flowers and Rachel E. Boehmer, part of S 13, T 32, R 8.

May 2017 — James Kirby and Phyllis Kirby to Michael J. Morgan and Savanna S. Wofford, part of S 11, T 33, R 8.

May 2017 — Michael J. Morgan and Savanna S. Wofford to Edward W. Wofford, beneficiary, part of S 11, T 33, R 8.  Not effective to transfer title until death of owners.

May 2017 — Paul W. Freeman Jr. and Wanda Freemen to Duane Summers, successor trustee of the Kenneth Leroy Summers Revocable Living Trust, part of S 17, T 28, R 11.

May 2017 — Duane Summers, successor trustee of the Kenneth Leroy Summers Revocable Living Trust to Edward Estep and Erica Estep, part if S 17, T 28, R 11.

May 2017 — Duane Summers, successor trustee of the Kenneth Leroy Summers Revocable Living Trust, re Kenneth Leroy Summers, deceased to Paul W. Freeman Jr., part of S 17, T 28, R 11.

May 2017 — Michael Klotz and Pamela Klotz to Michael Klotz and Pamela Klotz, part of S 36, T 32, R 9.

May 2017 — Alexsandra Stewart and Duane Stewart to Brandi Hamrock and Gerald D. Hamrock Jr., part of S 2, T 32, R 12.

May 2017 — Charles Barks and Bonnie Barks to Ralph E. Edgerton and Dianna G. Edgerton, part of S 32, T 30, R 7.

May 2017 — Jolly Ansel Watson to Richard l. Schrautemeier, part of S 13, T 32, R 9.

May 2017 — Don Russell Munson and Holly Brooks Munson to Don Kelly and Rachel Kelly, part of S 3, T 30, R 9.

May 2017 — Frank Wayne Bittle and Kimberly Jo Bittle to Frank Wayne Bittle and Kimberly Jo Bittle, co-trustees of the Bittle Living Trust, lot 5, Cedar Ridge Estates, Houston.

May 2017 — Kenneth G. Barnes to Shirley J. St. Pierre, part of S 5, T 29, R 8.

May 2017 — Shirley J. St. Pierre to Simon P. St. Pierre, beneficiary, part of S 5, T 29, R 8.   Not effective to transfer title until death of owner.

May 2017 — Larry Von Holten and Patricia Von Holten to Vince Carlton and Kelly Carlton, part of S 9, T 32, R 11.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

May 20, 2017 — Billy Roy Shepherd, 41, and Leata Rea Campbell, 34, both of Licking.

May 27, 2017 — Eric David James, 42, of Licking and Stephanie Ranae Gough, 41, of Galena, Kan.

May 27, 2017 — Kenneth Lawrence Reynolds, 38, and Heather Marie Stark, 39, both of Solo.

May 27, 2017 — Marlon Dale Richison, 45, and Leslie Marie Dawson, 29, both of Birch Tree.

June 3, 2017 — Tony Michael West, 44, and Alicia Dawn Hasten, 32, both of Salem.

June 3, 2017 — Clay Michael Ashworth, 23, and Megan Lynne Silveus, 20, both of Houston.

June 3, 2017 — Robert Jason Branum, 36, and Jennifer Rose Swanson, 36, both of Houston.

June 6, 2017 — Matthew Thomas Bass, 24, and Devilla Jorden Gunter, 20, both of Licking.

ASSOCIATE CIRCUIT COURT

The following drivers were issued a speeding ticket, entered a guilty plea and paid a fine plus court costs: Christopher Dwayne Brown, $95; Billy J. Davis, $129.50; Hunter Joseph Desselle, $295; Christopher M. Emerick, $250; Timothy Arch Turner, $200.

The following drivers were issued a ticket for seat belt violations, entered a guilty plea and paid a $10 fine unless otherwise indicated: Austin J. Brown, $20; Christopher M. Emerick, Timothy Arch Turner.

IN OTHER PROCEEDINGS — STATE VS.

The following drivers were issued tickets for driving while revoked/suspended, first offense.  Each entered a guilty plea and paid a $300 fine plus court costs: Shelly Cichon, Christopher M. Emerick.

The following were issued tickets for animal neglect or abandonment, entered a guilty plea and paid a $150 fine plus court costs: Gregory Hale, Marissa Hicks.

The following drivers were issued tickets for width of vehicle exceeded 8½ feet, entered a guilty plea and paid a $179.50 fine plus court costs: Patrick W. Shaw, Umeka Waters.

Joshua W. Colgan — Non-support. The imposition of sentence suspended with two years probation, seven days shock, pay $100 monthly for arrears.

Douglas E. Driesel Jr. — Failed to drive on right half of roadway when roadway was of sufficient width: $100 fine plus court costs.

Austin Glen Edgar — Possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less. The imposition of sentence suspended with one-year supervised probation, 20 hours community service, $300 to Texas County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund, seven days shock.

Christopher M. Emerick — Count one: Owner operated motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility, first offense: $150 fine plus court costs.  Count two: Failure to register a motor vehicle: $50 fine plus court costs.

Katrina Le Ann Hamilton — Failure to display plates on a motor vehicle/trailer: $45 fine plus $66.60 court costs.

Susan Elaine Oldham — Operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner: $100 fine plus court costs.

Jonas Ivie Rowland — Minor visibly intoxicated/blood alcohol content more than .02%, first offense: $200 fine plus court costs.

Micheal Stewart — Operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license, second offense.  Serve 48 hours in Texas County Jail.

George F. Williams Jr. — Count one: Assault, forth degree. Serve 17 days incarceration with credit for time serve.  Count two: Resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop.  Serve six months in Texas County Jail, the execution of sentence suspended with two years supervised probation, 104 hours community service, $300 to Texas County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund, seven days shock.

FINE COLLECTION CENTER

The following drivers were issued a speeding ticket, entered a guilty plea and paid a fine plus court costs: Joshua Steven Bell, $55.50; Aaron Wayne Brewer, $55.50; Caroline Ann Burch, $20.50; David L. Daily, $80.50; Brian Michael David, $55.50; Donna Beth Downing, $20.50; Shannon Scott Eaton, $20.50; Angela Christine Harrison-Glover, $55.50; Jack Albert Hill, $20.50; Alexander John Jacobson, $55.50; Christopher Stirling Marti, $155.50; Wayneth Jannette McComas, $55.50; Michael K. McDole, $55.50; Patrick Keith McFarland III, $30.50; Nicholas M. Morgan, $20.50; Crystal Lynn Rutledge, $20.50; Samantha Lynn Sissom, $20.50; Riley Brook Smith, $20.50; Roger Dean Smith, $155.50; Adam Stephen Weston, $80.50; Ryan Neal White, $20.50.

The following drivers were issued a ticket for seat belt violations, entered a guilty plea and paid a $10 fine: Christopher Patrick Bolton, Casey Wayne Buchanan, Coy Ray Guffey, Kasey Catrina Lindsey, Noel Robinson Sims.

IN OTHER PROCEEDINGS — STATE VS.

The following drivers were issued tickets for failure to display plates on motor vehicle/trailer, entered a guilty plea and paid a $30.50 fine plus court costs: Coy Ray Guffey, Debra Kay Kamp.

Steven E. Nece — Failed to stop for stop sign at stop line/before crosswalk/point nearest intersection: $30.50 fine plus court costs.

Texas County Sheriff’s Report June 15, 2017

May 6

An anonymous caller reported there was a large amount of methamphetamine at a residence on Forrest Drive, Houston. A consent search was conducted at the residence and 14 baggies of methamphetamine were seized as evidence.

May 10

Officers with Texas County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri Cyber Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted a search warrant on Wright Lane, Cabool. Numerous computer files of child pornography were located and seized. A Cabool man was taken into custody and placed on a 24-hour hold. The task force is conducting the investigation and will be filing a probable cause statement with the prosecuting attorney office, seeking charges in the case.

May 15

A deputy was dispatched to Parker Road, Cabool, to assist Cabool Police Department in a foot pursuit.

May 23

A report was received about children playing near the roadway on Highway 17, Summersville. No children were found.

May 24

Trespassing was reported on Horseshoe Drive, Houston, where a resident said a neighbor was allowing persons to park on his lane, which was not common property.

A Licking woman reported her ex-boyfriend had been harassing her and tried to run her off the road on Highway 63 near Licking. She said she would be seeking an order of protection.

A Plato man said he had been approached by a person who said a hole had been knocked in his oil pan and that he wanted Roubidoux Township to pay for the damage. The deputy advised that he could not see the township having responsibility.

A deputy assisted Howell County Sheriff’s Office in trying to locate stolen property that was believed to be on Chapel Road, Willow Springs. The resident at that address would not consent to a search of the house.

During a traffic stop, a Houston woman was observed to be in possession of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. She was taken to jail on a 24-hour hold.

May 26

A prisoner was transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.

May 27

A Licking man reported finding multiple tools, a ladder and a drill at the junction of Kimble Road and Stow Road. The man and a deputy gathered up the items and took them to the sheriff’s office. A report was received that a pickup had been stolen in Licking, and several of the items that had been found were listed as being in the truck’s bed when it was stolen. The property collected was turned over to Licking Police Department. The stolen pickup was later located on Green Street, Licking, and a suspect was identified.

A Houston woman reported someone had stolen the registration sticker from her license plate.

Phelps County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance in trying to locate a pet stolen in Phelps County. A residence on Highway 32, Licking, was checked but the missing animal was not found.

A man brought in what he thought might be drug paraphernalia, found in a parking lot on Highway 63, Houston. The small spoon and empty plastic baggie were taken and destroyed.

An attempt was made to check the wellbeing of a person on Highway 63, Houston. A tree was blocking the driveway. The person was contacted by phone and reported to be all right.

The wellbeing of a person walking on Highway 17 at Dogs Bluff Conservation Area was checked. The man was given a courtesy ride to his residence in Houston.

A prisoner was transported to the Howell County line and placed in the custody of Howell County law enforcement.

May 28

A child custody dispute was reported on Simmons Drive, Houston. A parent advised that the child’s grandparents would not return the child. The grandparents were told they could not keep the child, and the child was returned without incident.

A deputy assisted Houston Police Department on a domestic disturbance call on Chestnut in Houston.

A deputy was dispatched to a domestic disturbance on Golden Hills Trail, Raymondville. The call was cancelled before the deputy arrived.

A man came to the sheriff’s office to report his minor daughter was having a sexual relationship with a 21-year-old man. It was determined that the sexual contact had been made in West Plains and information was to be sent to Howell County authorities.

May 29

A woman on Brushy Creek Road, Houston, reported a neighbor’s pony was in their pasture and kept running up trying to bite and fight her and their horses as they were loading their horses in a trailer. The pony’s owner was located to come and get the animal.

Trespassing was reported on Douglas Road, Houston, where persons were said to be sitting in chairs on the bridge and vehicles were blocking the road. When the deputy arrived, the chairs had been removed and no cars were blocking the road. The deputy spoke to several individuals about maintaining a level of courtesy for people passing through the area.

A deputy assisted Houston Police Department in trying to locate a person wanted for stealing ice at a Highway 63 business.

A peace disturbance was reported on Shafer Road, Licking, where loud music was reported. The deputy responding was called to an emergency situation elsewhere. After that call, an attempt was made to contact the person who called in the peace disturbance, but contact was unsuccessful.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Mill Road, Bucyrus. A suspect in the disturbance requested the deputy meet with him Success Baptist Church. When the deputy arrived, the suspect brandished a firearm, threatening to kill the deputy and another deputy. The suspect made the pastor of the church take his two children inside the church and he also went in. Once backup arrived, negotiations were conducted, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

May 30

A burglary was reported at the Licking business on Hartville Road. Four large industrial nail guns, a Jockey grinder, and a Stihl chainsaw were taken, valued at $3,600.00. One of the nail guns was located by Licking Police Department at a residence on Old Prescott Road.

A residential alarm call was answered on Lark Drive, Plato. Contact was made with the property owner and the call was cancelled.

Two prisoners were transported to a correctional facility in Licking.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Route BB, Licking. A female said she was being abused by her boyfriend. The matter is under investigation.

A Houston man reported dogs were killing his livestock on Westwood Drive. He did not know who owned the dogs.

A deputy was dispatched to Boiling Springs Road, Licking, where a man was reportedly attempting to run over a female with a van. Witnesses were interviewed and the man was arrested and taken to jail. The female was also arrested for having two active Texas County warrants.

A woman on Sylvia Lane reported an unknown person wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt had entered her home and grabbed her before running off. The residence and exterior were searched but no one was found.

A suspicious vehicle was reported at a business on Highway 63, Houston. No vehicle was found when the deputy arrived.

A Nixa man reported he had sold $580.00 in beef to a couple on Route FF, Bucyrus, who paid him with a check, then put a stop-payment on the check. He said the two would not make good on the check or return the beef.

May 31

A Cabool man reported he had a contract to buy property with a mobile home on Bluebird Road and had made a down payment and the first month’s payment. He provided a copy of the new title to the mobile home. He said the title had been taken by the seller and changed back to her name. This was determined to be a civil matter and he was advised to file a claim in court.

A man on Upton Road, Plato, reported a bulldozer had been dropped off in his driveway, blocking his way in and out. The machine had been sold a year ago to a person who never made a payment and was believed to have brought the machine back due to an upcoming court case. The deputy observed that the machine appeared to be inoperable and to have been dropped. There was no evidence of a crime being committed.

An alarm call was received on Oak Grove Road, Cabool. Prior to the deputy’s arrival, the property owner had been contacted and determined it to be a faulty alarm.

A prisoner was transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.

The wellbeing of a person on Route 17, Houston, was checked.

June 1

A resident on Boiling Springs Road, Success, reported pigs on her property. Before the deputy arrived, the pigs’ owner had come and picked up the pigs.

A lost person report was received on Highway 63, Houston. After a brief search, the individual was located by a neighbor and returned to his residence.

The wellbeing of a person on Clary Road, Mtn. Grove, was checked.

A man on Baxter Road, Licking, reported the theft of two chainsaws from his shop building. The items were valued at $2,050.00.

A Summersville woman reported the license plate off the front of her truck had been lost or was stolen.

A property dispute over an easement was reported on Highway 17, Bucyrus. A report was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

June 2

A Licking man wanted on a Texas County warrant was arrested at the prosecuting attorney’s office and taken to jail.

A deputy assisted a Division of Family Services investigator on a call on Business 60, Mtn. Grove. No one was found at the residence.

A Hartville man reported that a windshield from a Polaris Ranger had gone missing while work was being performed at a Business Highway 60, Mtn. Grove, business. The windshield was valued at $400.00. The business said the windshield was not attached when the vehicle was dropped off for service. An investigation is ongoing.

A Success man reported his identity has been stolen and several credit card accounts opened in his name. Items were purchased from online stores and shipped to a Callaway County address. He was given an identity theft package to file with the state attorney general’s office. A report will be sent to Callaway County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.

A property owner on Orchard Road, Raymondville, reported renters had been evicted from the property but did not return the keys. She said she has found the house open several times. She said she would change the locks and install security equipment.

Possible animal neglect was reported on Lotz Drive, Licking. The owner of the three horses there said the animals had recently been wormed and were in the process of being transitioned to new pasture. The deputy reported the horses looked slightly underweight but were being maintained and had food.

A prisoner was transported from Summersville to Texas County Jail.

A Summersville man reported his minor daughter has been engaging in lewd electronic communications with an adult male. A copy of all information was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for the possible filing of charges.

June 3

A business alarm call was answered on Hartville Road, Licking. The front door was unlocked and the business was unattended. The owner was contacted to come secure the building.

Deputies assisted Houston Police Department with a domestic disturbance on Oak Crest Road. A man was resisting arrest and tried to escape. He was taken to jail on a 24-hour hold.

June 5

A prisoner was transported to a medical facility in Kansas City.

A prisoner was transported from Jackson County Jail, Kansas City, to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported from Stone County Sheriff’s Department to Texas County Jail.

A woman on Bluebird Road, Cabool, reported she had purchased a vehicle from a Houston man for $1,200.00. She said she was unable to register the vehicle as the title had a lien holder listed. The man said he would get the title corrected, but had not done so, she said.

Littering was reported on Gravel Point Road, Mtn. Grove. The caller said the incident was recorded on his security system camera.

A man on Somerset Lane, Houston, reported his neighbor had tried to break out his window the previous night. The neighbor was warned to stay off the property.

The wellbeing of a person on Finley Road, Cabool, was checked.

A prisoner was transported from Mtn. Grove Police Department to Texas County Jail.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Piney Drive, Houston. Upon arrival, the deputy was advised that the incident had occurred in Salem and he was no longer needed.

A business owner on Route B, Houston, reported an abandoned vehicle in the parking lot. It was registered to a Licking resident. She said she would give the owner until the following morning to retrieve it or she would have it towed.

A Cabool woman reported she had loaned a log splitter to a Cabool man who was refusing to return it. The log splitter was located and returned.

June 6

A deputy traveling on Highway 60 near Dade Lane, Cabool, observed an accident where a vehicle struck a deer. There were no injuries, but the vehicle was non-drivable.

A Colorado woman reported a man was trespassing on her property on Hartzog Drive, Roby. The man was advised he was not to go on the property.

A residential alarm call was answered on Highway E, Houston. It was determined to be a false alarm.

A vehicle was reported in the river on Roubidoux Road, Huggins. When the deputy arrived, the reported vehicle was gone, but tire tracks were observed crossing the creek and extending along the creek bed.

John H. Grandstaff, 60, Bucyrus, was cited for harassment, second degree, after allegedly making multiple calls to a property owner complaining about loud music coming from a neighbor’s home.

June 7

A residential alarm call was answered on Webb Drive, Willow Springs. The residence was found to be secure.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Kelly Road, Raymondville. A male subject there was brought to jail on an outstanding warrant.

A deputy was dispatched to Bryan Street, Houston, where a woman said she had received a parking violation citation from Rolla. She noticed that the license plates were missing from her vehicle that was parked at a Paddy Creek Road repair shop. The plates were entered in the system as stolen.

The caretaker of property on Route PP, Cabool, reported it had had been broken into two times in less than 24 hours. Doors and locks had been broken open, but nothing was reported missing.

June 8

A prisoner was transported from Mtn. Grove Police Department to Texas County Jail.

Three prisoners were transported to a correctional facility in Vandalia and two prisoners were taken to a correctional facility in Fulton.

On a court order, deputies went to a Route B, Houston, address to retrieve a 1996 Jeep Cherokee from a Houston woman. She was not there, but was located at a South Sam Houston Boulevard business. She drove the vehicle to the sheriff’s office and surrendered it.

A report was received that a vehicle was parked on private property partially blocking the roadway at the intersection of Hogan Road and Cleveland Road, Houston. Neither vehicle found there was blocking traffic.