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A board member has resigned after a narrow vote that passed a mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all Ozarks Action, Inc. employees, confirms Executive Director Terry Sanders.  Sanders explained that the board vote was prompted by the announcements made by President Joe Biden on...
Bluegrass at its Finest presents The Pam Setser Band from Mountain View, Ark. at 7:00 p.m. at the Star Theater in Willow Springs. A pre show with Aydan and Owen Hensley from Iberia, Mo. will begin at  6:00 p.m. Stick around after the festival for some bluegrass music! Contact Sharry Lovan for...
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Willow Springs woke up to a shocking discovery last Monday morning. The church office of Sacred Heart Catholic Church had burned to a cinder overnight. As reported by Howell County News last week, the building is not occupied but is used as office space for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Willow...
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Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter #1218 had a very special guest at the recent monthly gathering on September 11. Seventeen-year-old Brady Sherrow, Virburnum, Missouri, flew into Oshkosh AirVenture 2021 just two weeks after earning his private pilot certificate. For a low-time pilot...
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Robert and Ruby Bailey made the trip to St Louis in August 1946 to sign on the dotted line with General Motors to become an official franchise dealer in Willow Springs. Flash forward 75 years: the same family is still running that same new car dealership. “You can cross the whole US and you won...
The West Plains City Council met in regular session Monday, Sept. 20, in the Council Chamber at West Plains City Hall. The Council passed three ordinances unanimously during the meeting. Ordinance 4691: An Ordinance prohibiting the parking of motor vehicles on Allen Street from East Olden to...
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The Annual Texas County Siren Bowl took place on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The event raised $2,070 for the Texas County Shop with a Hero Program.  Funds were raised through a silent auction held at the event, concession stand and entry fees. “This was a great event, and I would like to...
The Rotary Club of Willow Springs is having their 63rd Radio Auction, Oct 4-7, 2021. It will be broadcast on 96.9 The Fox nightly between 6-8pm. Tune in this year to purchase great vendor donated items. All proceeds are returned to the community's volunteer and service organizations. Please call...
Jeremiah Partee, 43, of Mountain Home, Ark., has pled guilty and been sentenced after an automobile theft spree in February of 2021. During some of the coldest weather in ten years, Partee wreaked havoc on the West Plains area. As previously reported by this publication, on February 14, Howell...
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Between the dates of September 17 and 20, the West Plains Police Department received reports of catalytic converter thefts from the First Church of God, First Baptist Church, Grellner Sales and Service and Verity Heating and Air, along with an attempted theft of a catalytic converter from a...

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