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Aliyah Wedge, 18, of Mansfield, drowned in the flooded waters of Wolfe Creek after her vehicle was swept off the road at the crossing at AB Highway, three miles north of Mansfield.    The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene, and Wright County Coroner Ben Hurtt pronounced...
Thanks to Howell County University of Missouri Extension and the University of Missouri Extension’s Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES), Howell County now has an online dashboard that provides the county’s COVID-19 case data.   Updates are done nightly and will be...
Clayton Johnson, 55, of Willow Springs, was seriously injured in a two-car collision on US Highway 63 two miles south of Willow Springs.   According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on November 25 at 6:40 a.m. when Johnson pulled into the roadway into the northbound...
On November 20, the West Plains Police Department received information from the City of West Plains Electric Department of a possible scam. The Police Department was informed a citizen had received a call from a male subject stating he was an employee with the West Plains Electric Department and...
The Mountain View Public Library has kits available for checkout. Activity kits for all ages can be checked out for three weeks.   Kits include:    -Loom for weaving potholders with refill materials available.    -Cake pans for decorative cakes, plus cake decorating tips and instruction...
It was a very different Small Business Saturday in Willow Springs this year, which is hardly surprising. There are a few more empty storefronts downtown, as well as a few new businesses for shoppers to enjoy. The coronavirus pandemic has made its mark on every industry, and retail stores on Small...
The efforts to recall the municipal officials who voted in favor of the mask ordinance in West Plains are progressing, said spokesman and West Plains resident Josh Spurlock.    “We filed the mayor's petition with the city clerk [November 20]. We are going to start collecting signatures this...
Ozark National Scenic Riverways asks for assistance from the public to identify those responsible for recent deer poaching in Carter County.   On November 23, park rangers were notified about three dead deer south of Big Spring. Two of the deer were located within the park, one near Chubb...
In recent weeks, officers with the West Plains Police Department have responded to and taken several reports for firearms which have been stolen from unlocked and unattended vehicles. In some of the cases, the firearms have been located and returned. Other firearms are still missing.    The...
Tuesday Study Club met for a second meeting of the season at Jane Bailey's. Jane's home was beautifully decorated with the colors of the season. After dealing with the business side of the club, Kathleen Carel gave an appropriate program for this time of year: With Halloween upon us, we are...

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