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Some areas of Mark Twain National Forest are experiencing flash flooding. Specifically, the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District is currently dealing with sites that are getting inundated with water—some are entry roads into recreation sites, and Bar K dispersed recreation area has been...
On May 4, Missourians began having their teeth checked and cleaned at the dentist again for the first time in almost two months. Medical providers, including dentists, may now provide usual services at their discretion as part of Governor Mike Parson's Show Me Strong Recovery Plan. Missouri...
More than $3,000 was raised in twenty-four hours for a historic community center in Howell County. The Caulfield Community Building found itself in financial distress when donations came to a halt during the pandemic. The community center was almost forced to lock the doors due to the lack of...
The kitchen staff pause for a picture during their busy opening weekend, left to right: Chrisopher Cornwell, General Manager Dallas Getson, Scott Fuchs, Bryan Best, Tristan Smith, and Allen Rineman. (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
Cattlemen's Steakhouse is open for business on US Highway 60 in Willow Springs. The new establishment, owned by Mick and Brenda Plummer, held a soft open on Thursday, May 14. The soft open was so well-attended, that it was hardly a practice-run at all, said front-of-house employee, Paige Bunch...
In a statement distributed via local parishes, Bishop Edward Rice has reinstated public masses in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Daily masses began on Monday, May 18, and Sunday masses are open to the public beginning this weekend.  Church goers are asked to stay home if they are...
Mountain View Fire Department responded to a fire engulfing a detached garage at a residence on Sharp St. in Mountain View on Tuesday afternoon, May 12. The homeowner’s son tried to build a fire in a wood stove using gasoline as an accelerant, said Mountain View Fire Chief, Stanley Murphy. ...
On May 13, 2020 at approximately 6:32 p.m., Texas County deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of Highway 17 south of Summersville. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies located a deceased male, dead as a result of a gunshot wound. The victim, Michael R. Eschrich, 63, of...
(image via Twitter)
A West Plains restaurant made national news this week when a receipt was posted on the social media site Twitter, causing a post or “tweet” to go viral. The restaurant, Kiko Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge, was criticized for adding a $2.19 "Covid-19 Surcharge" to a $50.06 bill. The tweet...
University of Missouri Extension agricultural engineers and economists recently released emergency mortality management recommendations to help producers forced to depopulate swine herds because of COVID-19 impacts. "It is unfortunate that we are facing supply chain issues caused by the COVID-...
Child care providers and low-income families could soon see some financial relief, thanks to an expansion of the state's child care assistance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Social Services announced Wednesday it is implementing changes to its assistance programs...

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