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Shane and Tara Lemasters of West Plains, MO, are the parents of a baby boy, Max Ellsworth Lemasters. He was born Oct. 5, 2022, at 12:52 p.m. at Ozarks Healthcare. He weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 22 inches long. His siblings are Darrin, 18, Reece, 17, Trevor, 15, and Aurora, 12. His...
During a press conference on Nov. 23 at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that he has appointed Andrew Bailey as the next Attorney General of the State of Missouri. Mr. Bailey's appointment will fill the vacancy created by the election of Attorney General Eric Schmitt to the U.S....
A Dora woman was seriously injured in a one-car crash on Black Friday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jennifer Truman, 35, traveled off the roadway at 9:40 p.m. and struck a tree on County Road 6070 three hundred feet west of West Plains. The crash report says Truman was not...
courtesy of the City of West Plains
Four ordinances seeking to increase utility rates in the City of West Plains passed first reading on Nov. 17. A public hearing on these rate increases kicked off the regular meeting of the West Plains City Council last Thursday. Two citizens were present to speak, report the draft minutes of the...
courtesy of Howell County Sheriff's Office
The Howell County S.W.A.T. unit responded to a residence on County Road 8270 on Thanksgiving Day. Two 911 calls on the holiday at approximately 11:40 a.m. reported a man in the roadway pouring gasoline on himself.  Deputies responded and made contact with the man, whose identity has not been...
A stray comb is swept into a dustpan.  Straight and black, the barber’s comb had looked at home on the black and white checked floor, but now it seems out of place. The 300-pound, leather barber’s chair has been loaded into a truck and moved away. The counter that held scissors, combs, and...
A Missouri Lottery Powerball ticket worth $50,000 was purchased at 10 Box Cost-Plus on Kentucky Ave. in West Plains for the Oct. 29 drawing. The numbers drawn that night were 19, 31, 40, 46 and 57, and the Powerball number was 23. The ticket matched four of the five white-ball numbers, plus...
The Willow Springs Board of Aldermen reviewed a draft of the 2023 municipal budget. The plan discussed during the regular Nov. 17 was the product of a budget work session on Nov. 5. The $7.17 million budget is an increase over the prior year due largely to inflated sales and use taxes. The 2022...
The Ozarks Healthcare Foundation invites community members to honor the life of a loved one this holiday season with its 30th annual Lights of Life event.  Lights of Life offers community members an opportunity to honor loved ones by sponsoring a Christmas tree light with a donation of ten...
West Plains City Hall and other city offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The two-day closure will alter regular refuse routes. Routes will run as follows: Regular Monday and Tuesday routes will be picked up Monday, Nov. 21...

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