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At the City Council meeting on May 21, the Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a motion authorizing Mayor Fair to sign a lease with Children’s Behavioral Services, LLC for the use of the Missouri Department of Transportation District 9 Headquarters facility.  Children’s Behavioral Services is...
The last year has seen an explosion of construction, new buildings, and new businesses at the south junction of U.S. Highway 60 in Willow Springs. The building boom continues with two new projects helmed by the Montgomery family: the new Bear Crossing Truck Wash and Tire Center and an expansion...
(photos courtesy of Mountain View Police Department)
A semi-truck burst into flames while two people were sleeping inside it on May 19 in Mountain View. According to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Pauly, the truck was hauling goods on behalf of a trucking company based in Arkansas. The call came in at 11:58 p.m., and it only took the Mountain View Fire...
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...
The Mountain View City Pool will open on June 1 at 1:00 p.m. Water aerobics will begin then as well. Please call 417-934-6540 for more information.
Chief Bryan Hogan of the Willow Springs Police Department said in a press release his department has taken an “aggressive stance against the drug problem in our community.” Officers of the WSPD created a dummy profile depicting a local adult woman, and without invitation, more than one local...
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...
The Executive Committee of the Missouri Republican State Committee voted unanimously on May 13 to hold its state convention by mail-in ballot, rather than in-person as originally planned.  It is a step many state Republican Parties are taking with venues unable to accommodate large gatherings. ...
Howell County Health Department is now scheduling back to school immunizations for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents are encouraged to get students scheduled now for the summer months. Waiting until the end of summer when appointment slots are already full may mean missed class time for an...
Ryan and Vernieca Luerssen of Willow Springs are the parents of a baby boy, Eric Henley, born May 6 at 5:57 p.m. at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC). He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. His grandparents are Robert and Mary Kellum of West Plains and Mike and Sandy Luerssen of Cabool....

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