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Missouri's catch-and-keep trout fishing season officially begins at 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 1, at Roaring River State Park near Cassville, Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon and Montauk State Park near Salem.   Trout anglers are required to have a fishing permit and a daily trout tag to...
Tuesday Study Club met at the Willow Springs Senior Center for their February 2nd meeting. Everyone took pleasure in the pretty decorations. After the business of the club was addressed, Kathleen Carel gave the program.   Groundhog Day Forecasts and Climate History Every February 2, a crowd...
On February 8, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of the Missouri Vaccine Navigator, a secure registry tool to assist Missourians in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. "Although vaccine supply nationwide is still quite limited, this registration process will help connect Missourians with more...
The South Central Walk Worthy Women’s Conference, an inter-denominational event, will be held April 23-24, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Mountain View, Missouri. The conference times are 6:30-9:30 Friday evening and 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. The conference host will be Teresa Arthur and...
At the City Council meeting in Mountain View on February 8, Mayor Donnie Pruett and the Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an ordinance that removes annual library card fees for residents of the City of Mountain View.    In October 2020, the Council voted to increase library fees without...
The 2021 Willow Springs Alumni celebration is scheduled to take place on May 29. The party will be an open air cookout at the EAA hangar located at 810 Bryan Street. The large outdoor space can allow social distancing if necessary. There will be no charge for the cookout but donations will be...
The Heart of the Ozarks 4-H and FFA market steer weigh in scheduled for Saturday, February 13 has been postponed due to weather and road conditions.  The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 27 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Heart of the Ozarks fairgrounds.  For more information,...
FFA Week Special Issue Next Week   Be sure to check out the edition of Howell County News with a special section celebrating FFA Week coming out on February 24. The section will celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of area FFA members. Willow Springs High School FFA and Liberty FFA...
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On the evening of February 3, Texas County Deputies responded to a residence on AP Highway in the Success area for a report of an assault involving an ax.  A male victim was transported to Texas County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle with noncritical injuries.  According to a press release...
A federal grand jury has indicted a Missouri state representative with 20 charges relating to claims made about stem cell treatments. Patricia "Tricia" Ashton Derges, 63, of Nixa, Missouri, faces charges stemming from false claims she made about stem cells treatments at her southern Missouri...

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