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Jerry Prewett, 48, of Birch Tree, was seriously injured after a single vehicle crash on January 5. Prewett’s Dodge Ram ran off the right side of the road and struck a telephone pole on Lindsey Rd. in Winona at 4:50 p.m. Prewett was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence, but was...
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...
The Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission voted on December 15 to require that Missouri law enforcement academies begin educating all law enforcement recruits in the history of policing in minority communities in the U.S. The two-hour block of instruction would cover policing...
Last week, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft returned an original copy of the state’s 1865 Ordinance Abolishing Slavery to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) after it underwent treatment in the Missouri State Archives’ conservation lab. The event, held on the front porch of the...
The following statement was made from Tom Keller, Ozarks Healthcare President and CEO, on December 16, 2020:      Hello,  Today I want to share a few updates on behalf of our organization as we head into the final days of 2020.  For all of us, the holiday season is usually a time to...
The Garden Club held its November meeting on the 18th at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church. The program titled "You Gotta Love Hummeers" was presented by Connie and Chuck Clark. We were surprised to learn that there are 338 species of hummingbirds in the world, though we only enjoy the visits...
A “Stop the Spread” campaign encouraging residents to take the necessary masking, social distancing, and hand washing precautions is now underway by the Howell County COVID-19 Task Force to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the area. As part of the campaign, yard signs and promotional...

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