Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
At their January meeting, the Southern Alliance for Rural Development (SOAR), tasked Dr. Robert Shaw, Head of the Howell County Health Department, with answering the question on everyone’s mind, “When will the pandemic end?”
The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce organized the annual Christmas parade on December 5. Crowds of spectators lined Main St. in the mildly brisk weather in anticipation of the music, candy, and fun.
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
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courtesy photo/West Plains Police Department
On January 13, investigators with the West Plains Police Department and the Howell County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the location of a stolen 2020 Ford F-150 truck which was reported stolen to the Police Department on January 10. Investigators from both agencies arrived on...
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In the early morning hours of January 17, Willow Springs Fire Department responded to their tenth call for service in the last 30 days. This time, the emergency was a structure fire on Private Road 1296 outside Willow Springs. A recreational vehicle caught fire due to electrical issues. Because...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
At their January meeting, the Southern Alliance for Rural Development (SOAR), tasked Dr. Robert Shaw, Head of the Howell County Health Department, with answering the question on everyone’s mind, “When will the pandemic end?” Despite the formidable nature of the question, Dr. Shaw gave a...
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office still needs the public’s help with identifying a suspect in the hit-and-run accident that took place on N Highway at approximately 2:00 a.m. on December 20, resulting in the death of a Squires woman.  If you have information, cameras that may capture video of...
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in progress west of Ava at approximately 5:00 a.m. on January 4.  Prior to Sheriff Chris Degase’s arrival, Dustin Huff, 45, drove the homeowner’s vehicle into the house and then entered the residence demanding the owner to give him a ring of...
On January 4, West Plains Police Department officers responded to a residence on Lanton Road for a disturbance involving a female juvenile. In the course of the investigation, officers learned a 14-year-old female girl had been having a sexual relationship with an adult male. The girl told...
On December 31 at approximately 10:11 a.m., the West Plains Police Department received a call about a female assault victim at Ozarks Healthcare. The victim had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Darren L. Break, 45, of West Plains. According to the victim, at one point during the altercation,...
Effective January 1, there was a price increase for library cards at the Mountain View Public Library. For residents of the City of Mountain View, the cards will cost $10. Fees are due January 1, 2021 and cards are good from January 1 to January 1 each year. A current Missouri photo ID and a copy...
Bags containing toys, books, stuffed animals, and dozens of items of brand name clothing were left in the park near the city pool last week. Many of the items were left in festive gift bags, and the Christmas cards with the items clearly indicated the gifts were there for anyone who may be in...
A semi truck driver attempted a U-turn on Main Street near Sunshine Dr. and lodged his vehicle in the turf, blocking traffic on Main St. on December 17 for about 90 minutes. Officer Ben Bishop responded to the scene and directed traffic around the obstacle.  According to Officer Bishop, the...

Sports

courtesy photo/ Shawana Cox
After losing to the Salem Tigers recently in tournament play, the Lady Bears pulled off a closely contested win during SCA play at Munford Gymnasium this week. The final score was 60 to 62....
 
 

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