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Route EE in Douglas and Texas Counties will be CLOSED as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the culvert under the roadway.The road will be CLOSED between Route 181 in Texas County to Route AD in Douglas County at the North Fork Creek.Weather permitting, the road will CLOSE at 7 a.m...
Route ZZ in Howell County will be _CLOSED_ as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the culvert under the roadway. The road will be CLOSED between U.S. 63 and County Road 8890. Weather permitting, the road will CLOSE on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This work has been...
After citizen-initiated audit of Edgar Springs resulted in lowest possible rating, follow-up report from Auditor Galloway finds that serious concerns remain.A report from State Auditor Nicole Galloway finds that the city of Edgar Springs in Phelps County has implemented some recommendations from...
West Plains Bank and Trust Company Liberty Branch will host a fundraiser to benefit the F.E.E.D. Program in Mountain View, Mo., Oct. 1 through 31, 2021. This is the twelfth year for the bank to support the cause and all donations are being matched.  “We’re entering a time of year when local...
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will trace a narrow path of totality across 13 U.S. states. Included in the path of totality is the City of West Plains, which will seek to commemorate the rare occurrence through a four-day festival called “Eclipse West Plains: Party in the Path.”  The...
In conjunction with its fundraising initiative for a mobile mammography unit, the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation is raffling a 2021 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Truck from Toyota of West Plains. Proceeds from raffle tickets sold will benefit the Foundation’s initiative to purchase a mobile mammography unit in...
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Howell County News hosted Drench ‘Em for a Good Cause at the 2021 Bear City Festival to benefit Bears for a Better Christmas. Three local fire chiefs volunteered to sit in the water machine and get drenched: Vance Farmer at Willow Springs Fire Department, Adam Webb at Tyrone, and Frank Vanhorn at...
To help pay for road and bridge repairs across the state, SB 262 enacts an additional tax on motor fuel, beginning with 2.5 cents in October 2021, and increasing by 2.5 cents in each fiscal year for 5 years. Senate Bill 262 was sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Dave Shatz and received support...
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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has approved a permit for a controversial limestone and sandstone quarry to be located on Highway 17 outside Mountain View. Following a public information meeting on August 16, the DNR contacted stakeholders regarding their decision to move ahead with...
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...

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