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The Thayer Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the annual Fourth of July Celebration. This is always a huge event bringing thousands of visitors to town. The event has a huge economic and social impact on the town. The Annual Fourth of July Celebrations annually features, skydivers,...
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a nutrition program that provides benefit vouchers for fruits and vegetables to low-income senior households. For more information, contact Meghan or Joy at the West Plains Senior Center at 417-256-4055.  To verify qualification, applicants must...
In the election June 2, Larry Rothermich prevailed over Keith Schachel with a vote of 59 to 12.
In the municipal election on June 2, Troy Yonker ran unopposed in the second ward. He received 69 of the 72 votes cast. The other three were write-in votes.  In Ward 1, incumbent Alderwoman Susan Rackley was reelected to her seat with a victory of 110 to 28 over challenger Reggie Fulbright.
Left to right: Eric Wells, Steve Vines, Mark Castaneda, owner Cindy Hiber, owner Emily Ledgerwood, Ian Connolly, and Matt Willbanks (photo credit: Braden Marriott)
The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for The Neighborhood Tribe on June 4. A source of artisan-made gifts and apparel, the newly reestablished location can be found at 204 W. First Street in Mountain View.
John W. “Johnny” Murrell, Jr. won the race for the West Plains City Council seat on June 2. His margin of success was razor-thin, having prevailed over challenger John A. Niesen by only five votes.  The total released by the Howell County Clerk showed Murrell received 275 votes to Niesen’s 270...
After years of mayoral turnover, Mountain View has a duly-elected mayor in Donnie Pruett. Pruett received 43.35% of the vote, compared to his next closest competitor, John Krasuski, who received 38.83% of the 376 votes cast.  Aldermen in Wards 1 and 2 ran unopposed. Judi Colter and Ellie Carson...
Zachary Collins, 33, of Cabool, has been charged with first degree harassment and first degree property damage following events on April 12 that were originally considered domestic issues.  Collins is bound by an order of protection against the female victim. According to a probable cause...
Christopher McKee, 40, of Caulfield, sustained serious injuries and was taken from the scene of a crash by air on May 29. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, McKee was riding a motorcycle which was being towed by a Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Chase Williams, 27, also of Caulfield...
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  The CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund and appropriated $150 billion to the Coronavirus Relief Fund.  Under the CARES Act, the funds are to...

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