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Missouri State Parks is now accepting nominations for three members to serve a three-year term on the Missouri Trails Advisory Board. The term period is Nov. 1, 2020 through Nov. 30, 2023. New board members are appointed based upon experience with trail use and trail construction, community...
Through the Initiative Petition process, groups can collect signatures on a particular issue, submit them to the Secretary of State’s office for certification based on set guidelines/ requirements and once signatures are certified, the language is placed on the ballot for Missourians to vote on....
A lot is happening on the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs (ACW) Ranger District of Mark Twain National Forest.  Prescribed fire season has come to an end here in Missouri, as the lush green growth across the Forest can attest.  However, Forest firefighters continue to help out other national forests...
On May 30, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-11 to declare that a State of Emergency exists in Missouri due to civil unrest. The Missouri National Guard and the Missouri Highway Patrol stand ready to support local authorities. "We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of George...
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Ford Escape driven by an unidentified Willow Springs teen pulled into the path of a Kia Sportage driven by Hayley Brawley, 29, of Birch Tree, and caused a collision on May 27 at 4:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 63 at Highway P.  The female teen driver...
The Mountain View Public Library presents Imagine Your Story for summer reading 2020. Sign up begins June 1 and program ends July 17. The program is a little different this year because all performances and activities are cancelled, but that does not mean summer reading has to be dull and boring...
On May 28, two public health agencies, Howell County Health Department and Texas County Health Department, announced they are conducting a joint disease investigation and follow up after a positive COVID-19 case was identified with connections to both counties.  The patient, a resident of...
A newly-opened nonprofit is helping veterans in West Plains. Salutes is located on South Highway 63 just outside the city limits and is part thrift-store, meal kitchen, and shelter. It has only been open for a couple weeks, but more than half a dozen homeless veterans have found shelter there...
Justin Grogan, 29, of Mountain View, sustained serious injuries after a one-vehicle crash on May 23 on U.S. Highway 60 six miles west of Mountain View. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Grogan's vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and overturned. He was not wearing a seat...
Representatives of shelters, senior centers, and food pantries in Howell County convened on May 28 to determine the distribution of annual funding awards. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is funded by the United Way and yearly awards are determined by a national board. This year, however,...

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