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Several weeks of investigation by the Willow Springs Police Department culminated in the execution of a search warrant at a house in the 400 block of West Fourth St. in Willow Springs last Friday.  “The house has been on our radar. We have been investigating, watching, and gathering information...
Following the filing of formal charges, details have been released that paint a clearer picture of the violent morning that left one victim dead and three in critical condition.  According to a probable cause statement filed by Chief Deputy Rich Matteson of the Oregon County Sheriff’s...
Youth of the Year
The annual awards banquet hosted by the Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce looked a bit different this year. Not only was the event held on April 10, instead of in January, but the Chamber board, helmed for the first time by Kim Fredrick of West Plains Bank, opted for a more casual approach to...
On March 16, 2021 ‘Tuesday Study Club’ met at Kathleen Carel’s new home, a lovely large apartment. After the business of the club was taken care of, Kathleen gave the program. In Tirau, New Zealand (the tiny town where corrugated iron becomes building-sized art), a classic construction material...
Ozarks Healthcare is now offering to come to local businesses to host mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics for employees. Missouri businesses located in Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Texas, Wright, and Shannon counties with at least 40 employees and/or their family members who would like to receive a...
The first-ever Spring Book Sale is going on now at the Willow Springs Public Library. Our friends know that we have a big book sale every October; with deals so amazing you can make off like a book bandit. We liked it so much we decided to do it again this April. You can pick up some good books...
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Mercy St. Francis Hospital and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce put together a drive-through "Egg Drop" event.  As an alternative to the annual egg hunt, staff from Mercy and Viandel Vineyard handed out treat bags to 283 children in 134 cars.  "We spread a lot of joy," said Cindy...
The STARS Foundation presents The Enchanted Bookshop with performances at the Star Theatre in Willow Springs on April 16 at 7:00 p.m. and 17 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Performances at the Melba Theater in Houston are scheduled for April 23 at 7:00 p.m. and 24 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m....
The Howell County Health Department will again be sponsoring a countywide rabies vaccination clinic on May 1, where Howell County residents may receive reduced cost vaccinations for their pets. “This year’s clinic will offer county residents several locations and times to have their pets...
Contractor crews will soon begin work to improve Missouri Route 17 in Howell and Texas Counties. The project includes replacing culverts, adding shoulders and rumble strips from U.S. Route 60 in Mountain View, Missouri to Missouri Route 106 in Summersville, Missouri. Motorists should anticipate a...

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