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The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer 400 permits for the taking of a maximum of 40 black bears during the 2024 Missouri black-bear hunting season this fall, Oct 21-30.    MDC will also offer five permits to hunt bull elk in Missouri this fall with at least one permit...
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A Willow Springs man is being held on a quarter-million-dollar bond after he was indicted by a grand jury on criminal sex charges involving a child. Nathaniel I. Cash, 30, of Willow Springs, was arrested on May 1 by the Howell County Sheriff's Office for four charges of felony statutory sodomy or...
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Local Girl Scout, Jasmine Hulvey, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Hulvey is the first girl from the Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland-Jacks Fork Area to receive this award since 2014.   The Girl Scout Gold Award is earned by less than six percent of registered girls and is the highest...
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Two lost children were safely returned to their respective parents over the weekend. The May 10 and May 11 incidents are unrelated, confirms Howell County Sheriff’s Office.    On May 10, a mother reported her two-year-old son was missing. Deputies responded to the area of State Route W in...
Howell County News will host a community forum on public safety at the Star Theatre on Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m.   The Willow Springs Police Department and Fire Department will be on hand to answer any questions on the spot. Police and fire personnel and city leadership will hear and...
A May 8 meeting of the Mountain View board of alderman had to be cancelled for lack of quorum. Alderwoman Judi Colter’s absence left the board unable to act. The board waited until 6:00 p.m. and informed the public that there would be no meeting. Mayor Charry McCann explained that there would be...
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A former Louisiana man has been arrested in Willow Springs after allegedly shooting up his neighbor's vehicle with an illegal weapon. Hershell Meshall, 60, of Willow Springs, was arrested on May 3 by Willow Springs Police and is charged with felony discharge/shoot firearm at or from motor vehicle...
All the Republicans who are hoping to represent Howell County in Jefferson City have agreed to participate in a debate this July.   Both candidates for the Missouri State Senate primary will appear in West Plains for a mini-debate on July 25. Travis Smith and Brad Hudson will debate three to...
After more than two years, one woman has entered a guilty plea concerning the abuse of a nonverbal autistic student at the Ozark Horizon State School in 2022. Vernetta M. Burgess, 65, of West Plains, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failure of mandated reporter to report child abuse/...
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The Cox family announces the winners of their annual Jim Cox Memorial Scholarship. This year’s winners are Hunter Hicks and Emma Spence, both Willow Springs High School graduates.    “Hunter Hicks has been a part of my family since the day he was born. Carl and Bev Hicks, his grandparents,...

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