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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...
The City of Mountain View announced Parks & Recreation, the Library, and the Airport are not considered essential during the pandemic crisis. With this in mind, the City of Mountain View will institute the following: 1. Beginning April 8, 2020 a. All the public bathrooms, pavilions, and...
Last week, Howell County Health Department confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total count of positive cases to four.  On April 6, the second and third cases were announced. Both individuals had recently participated in drive thru testing clinics in West Plains, the...
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Missouri Foundation for Health have awarded a $10,000 grant to the Willow Springs Community Foundation through the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative to address health issues in communities in the CFO's rural service area.  The WSCF will use the grant to...

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