Lebanon Sex Trafficking

A Lebanon woman has been added to a list of five men, including her husband, charged in a commercial sex trafficking case. 45 year old Marilyn Bagley was listed in a new indictment returned by a grand jury in Kansas City. It alleges that Edward and Marilyn Bagley sexually abused and tortured a mentally deficient woman for several years.

Payday Lending Limits

The Missouri House gave first round approval to a bill that limits how much payday lenders can charge customers. The measure will need a second vote before moving to the Senate. The bill caps total interest at sixty percent of the loan amount and limits the amount of roll overs to three.

American Legion Needs Medical Equipment

The American Legion is asking for your help, looking for medical equipment for local veterans. If you have a wheelchair or shower seat that you no longer need, you can donate it to Zack Wheat Post 6-24 or drop the items off at the American Legion in Sunrise Beach.

Health Care Decisions

Tomorrow is National Health Care Decisions Day. Social workers at Lake Regional Health System will mark the occasion by providing information on advance directives and end of life care decisions. It’s tough to think about, but loved ones need to know your wishes, should you ever be incapacitated. Tomorrow, from 9 a-m to 3 p-m, social workers will have advance directive papers and advice near the main entrance of the hospital. It’s a free service.

High School Art Contest

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is inviting local high school students to showcase their artistic side and enter the 2011 Congressional Art Competition. The winner from each Congressional District has their artwork displayed at the U-S Capitol in Washington, D-C. The deadline is April 26th.