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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $11.65 million in 14 projects to help agricultural producers and private landowners trap and control feral swine as part of the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program. This investment expands the pilot program to 3 new projects in...
During a briefing at the State Capitol on January 20, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri National Guard will begin assisting the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and other state partners in establishing COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state.   A mass...
The Willow Springs Public Library is excited to announce our new e-book, e-magazine, and digital audio book lending service through the app Libby by Overdrive. The Libby app is available for Apple and Android devices and can also be accessed from any computer web-browser. In order to access Libby...
Texas County Memorial Hospital’s application to become a COVID vaccine provider has been approved. After receiving the approval on Tuesday, the hospital immediately made a request to the State of Missouri to be able to order vaccines. The community needs to understand that it is unknown if or...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Fans of barbecue will rejoice to know a new option for barbecue has opened in Mountain View. Smokin’ Sam’s is a food truck located at the intersection of Fifth and Elm St. across from the elementary school. Their menu offers a selection of barbecue classics to go, as well as meat by the pound and...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The City plans to open the pool by Memorial Day weekend this summer, announced City Administrator Beverly Hicks at the City Council meeting on January 21.    The city pool and water park did not open for the 2020 season due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, and while it stood vacant...
Filing for candidates in the April municipal election closed on January 19. In Willow Springs, only incumbent candidates filed to run.  For mayor, Brook Fair will run unopposed. Bryan Hogan is running for City Marshall. Phil Knott is running for Alderman of Ward I, and Danny Bradley is running...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Officer Dustin Smith joined the ranks of the Willow Springs Police Department on January 13. Officer Smith has worked in law enforcement for three years and was previously a Sheriff’s Deputy in Ozark County. He is from the Summersville area.  He was drawn to Willow Springs by the chance to work...
As part of an Environmental Assessment, the Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public meeting to discuss a proposed project to improve the Route 19 Round Spring Bridges over the Current River and Spring Valley in Shannon County.   The virtual public meeting will be held...
The 101st Session of the Missouri General Assembly recently began, and Representative David Paul Evans of the 154th District was appointed Chair of the standing Committee on Judiciary and as Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, National Resources, and Economic...

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