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On Friday, June 12 following graduation practice, the community will gather to salute 2020 seniors with a parade that will wind from Tenth Street to Ferguson, down Main Street to Booster Field. The estimated start time is 7:30 p.m. Seniors should ride no more than two to a vehicle. Participants...
As in 2018, Suffragettes will feature in the patriotic celebrations on the Fourth of July. (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
A twenty-year patriotic tradition will take place in Willow Springs this year on the Fourth of July. In a year when so many traditional gatherings and celebrations have been canceled due to COVID-19, Willow Springs is moving forward with their traditional parade down Main Street. This year’s...
A gathering of protesters on the Square in West Plains holding signs and wearing masks on June 2. (photo credit: Jeremiah Johnson)
Joining citizens from every state in the Union as well as from more than a dozen foreign countries, a small group gathered on the Square in downtown West Plains to participate in “Blackout Tuesday” protests against racial discrimination and excessive use of force by police. Protests around the...
Howell County Health Department has released that an additional five county residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. This has increased the county-wide case count total to eighteen. Three of the five new cases reside in the Peace Valley area with the remaining two being West Plains...
Howell County Health Department reports that they have been notified of two additional cases of COVID-19 in Howell County. This brings the total number of positively confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county to thirteen. The 12th case confirmed is a Mountain View area resident. Contact tracing...
Missouri State Parks is now accepting nominations for three members to serve a three-year term on the Missouri Trails Advisory Board. The term period is Nov. 1, 2020 through Nov. 30, 2023. New board members are appointed based upon experience with trail use and trail construction, community...
Through the Initiative Petition process, groups can collect signatures on a particular issue, submit them to the Secretary of State’s office for certification based on set guidelines/ requirements and once signatures are certified, the language is placed on the ballot for Missourians to vote on....
A lot is happening on the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs (ACW) Ranger District of Mark Twain National Forest.  Prescribed fire season has come to an end here in Missouri, as the lush green growth across the Forest can attest.  However, Forest firefighters continue to help out other national forests...
John and Victoria Abbott are the parents of a baby girl, Kaisley Anne, born May 20 at 7:22 a.m. at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC). She weighed 5 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Jaylen, 8; Kasen, 4; and Jesse, 1. Her grandparents are Suzanne Self of Cabool, Chris Love of...
On May 30, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-11 to declare that a State of Emergency exists in Missouri due to civil unrest. The Missouri National Guard and the Missouri Highway Patrol stand ready to support local authorities. "We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of George...

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