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An alliance of Willow Springs pastors have joined forces with the USDA to hand out perishable food at Westside Family Life Center Thursdays in June. The first distribution took place Friday, May 29 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The next distribution will be June 4 starting at 3:00 p.m. To pick...
Pictured on the left is Ginny VanOsKeuls with Randy Finzel, plant manager/CWI of Camcorp Mfg. (submitted photo)
Camcorp Manufacturing is pleased to announce another employee that has achieved their 20-year work anniversary. Ginny VanOsKeuls began working with Camcorp in May of 2000.  She originally started as a receptionist & quickly became the office manager & human resources administrator....
On Saturday, May 23 at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers of the West Plains Police Department responded to a residence on Lanton Road for a report of an altercation between two men. According to a press release from the WPPD, one male produced a firearm and shot the second male multiple times...
Joey A. Marcak, 31, of West Plains was charged with two counts of first degree murder, among other felonies, in connection with the May 5 double homicide of Frankie Ziegler and Richard Kuntz. He has remained in custody on a $1 million bond. On May 27, the State of Missouri filed a notice of...
Brittany Gorman (photo courtesy of National Parks Service)
On May 21, 2020, US Park Rangers discovered Brittany Gorman’s unoccupied pickup truck within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways at Buck Hollow in southern Texas County.  Items found at the scene indicated that Gorman may have been injured.  Deputies from the Texas County Sheriff’s Office, along...
Lane Hood is safe in his mother's arms after a 5-hour search. (photo courtesy of the Hood family)
Hundreds of volunteers turned out to assist in the search for a 4-year-old boy who went missing from a family home on County Road 2030 near Mountain View on Memorial Day. According to Eleven Point Rural Fire Department Fire Chief Frank Vanhorn, his department received the call to begin the search...
With many stay-at-home orders expiring and the apparent effectiveness of our communities' response to COVID-19 in limiting the spread of coronavirus, Mercy is taking careful, deliberate steps in reactivating services previously postponed. Mercy has established three specific criteria that must...
The West Plains School District began a gradual reopening of outdoor athletic facilities on May 18, 2020. The district will reopen outdoor athletic facilities that have traditionally been open for the community during the summer when all education-based student activities are not in session or...
The Howell County Clerk released these results with 100% of precincts reporting. 
Willow Springs School Board Election Results from Howell County
100% of precincts are reporting in the three counties that span the Willow Springs School District.    In Howell, Texas, and Douglas Counties, unofficial election results have been released. For your convenience, the total number of votes each candidate received in the three counties has been...

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