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Downtown Mountain View was the scene of several celebrations on October 10. On Pine Street, the newly opened retail boutique, Farm Chicks, hosted a grand opening with food and live music.    According to owner Joni Ray, Farm Chicks is a boutique variety store offering curated second-hand...
The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at Bank of Birch Tree, a branch of Alton Bank, on October 7 at 12:00 p.m.    The bank opened its doors on June 15 and is currently the only bank in operation in the town of Birch Tree, said Darlene Nicholson. Since it’s opening,...
The Mountain View Police Department has grown by three new officers since the summer. Howell County News had a chance to meet them all on October 9. Though the three new officers are all from diverse backgrounds and experience, each of them agrees that Mountain View is a community where they feel...
A 102-year-old World War II veteran, Climeth Layman, received multiple honors from the United States Congress and the Missouri State Legislature at his home outside West Plains on October 9.    Surrounded by family, church community, and members of the press, former Staff Sergeant Layman took...
On October 7, President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF), Jason Johnson, announced that Israel Guidry will now be supported by the national police advocacy organization.    Guidry was charged with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in connection with the...
The Willow Springs Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at Grow Smart, formerly Wake Feed, on US Business 60/63 on October 8. The fire broke out 40 feet off the ground in the leg of pellet mill that lifts feed with a mechanical elevator. According to Assistant Fire Chief...
Both the escapees who recently fled from the Shannon County Jail have been apprehended. According to a press release from the Shannon County Sheriff’s Office, Hunter Vest was arrested at a residence on Highway 21 in Ripley County on October 5.    The 20-year-old suspect was one of two inmates...
On October 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. the TIF Commission will conduct a Public Hearing. Interested parties should be present to submit comments and each speaker will be allotted five minutes of speaking time. If you are unable to attend you may submit a written comment. Written comments will need to...
Saturday, September 19 was a perfect day in Willow Springs for our Flying Start “Learn to Fly” event.  Attendees came from several area towns, some an hour away.  We had six walk-ins, along with the twelve pre-registered for a total of eighteen excited to learn where to take that first step.  We...
Two Winona men were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on September 27, reported the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Braunston Bloom, 37, and Edward Doss, 39, were traveling south on Highway E when the crash occurred two miles south of Delaware at 6:20 p.m. The Chevrolet Impala driven by...

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