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3/31/20 Trenton and Hailey Bush of Mountain View are the parents of a baby boy, Callum Reed, born February 17 at 8:40 p.m. at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC). He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. His grandparents are Greg and Jamie Buckner, Winona; Roy and LaShawna Renegar,...
On April 7, fire departments from Birch Tree, Mountain View, and Winona responded to a brush fire burning out of control on Highway FF. The landowners identified themselves as off-grid homesteaders. According to one resident on the scene, the fire started as a cookfire that rapidly spread in high...
 Joel Hinds, Aaron Good, Scott Williamson, David Cox (in back), and Dennis Walton leading the worship. (photo credit: Amy Hinds)
In a year unlike any other, churches in Willow Springs stood empty on Easter Sunday. Undaunted, Christians would not allow the day to pass without a gathering designed to provide an opportunity for fellowship and worship while maintaining a safe distance among the participants.  Instead of...
Jason Guidry participating in Carry the Cross by Shepherds Table church. (photo credit: Braden Marriott)
As of April 11, in the state of Missouri there were 4,024 positive cases of the COVID-19 virus, four of which are in Howell County. 109 Missourians have died from the virus. It comes as no surprise that the annual Carry the Cross event, which normally lines the local highways with Christians...
Firefighters attempt to quench the fire that consumed this trailer house in Peace Valley (photo credit: Braden Marriott)
Electrical issues are the suspected cause of a fire that resulted in the total loss of a trailer house on County Road 2540 in Peace Valley on the afternoon of April 10. At around 1:00 p.m., the call went out for fire departments from Peace Valley, Pomona, and Mountain View.  Peace Valley Fire...
In the absence of the traditional Easter egg hunt, volunteers from the Lion’s Club were present at the school lunch distribution in Willow Springs to give away a little sweetness just one day after Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced all schools across the state must remain closed for the...
Officers from the West Plains Police Department responded to a report of forcible entry at a business on April 7 at 7:39 a.m. According to a press release from the WPPD, on arrival at Quality Motors in West Plains, officers found that a door to the business had been forced open, and suspects had...
Ozark Action, Inc.(OAI) has been accepting applications for residents who had residential damage in West Plains, Willow Springs and Howell County connected to the Spring 2017 flood event . OAI has been working with the South Central Ozarks Council of Governments (SCOCOG), the Missouri...
The Eagles Nest lit up on Friday, April 10th at 20:20 military time in honor of the 2020 seniors. (photo credit: Braden Marriott)
Governor Mike Parson announced on April 9 that all Missouri public and charter school buildings will remain closed through the remainder of the academic year.  Governor Parson said in his daily press briefing that the recommendation came from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary...
Christina Finch, 37, of West Plains, was released from Missouri State Highway Patrol custody in order to be airlifted to Cox South in Springfield on April 10. Finch was arrested on charges of DWI, prior offender; failure to drive on the right half of the roadway; no insurance; failure to transfer...

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