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Ozark Action, Inc. has received County Cares Act funds from the Howell County Commissioners. $90,000 will be used to provide utility assistance to Howell County citizens at or below 200% of the federal poverty level in order to help people keep essential utilities connected. Essential utilities...
Main Street Willow Springs was the recipient of a My Community Matters grant through Missouri Main Street Connection. The grant provided funding for community revitalization specialists to visit and assess Willow Springs before offering a presentation of their suggestions for changes and...
A Mountain View man has been charged with one count of manufacture of a controlled substance and two counts of possession or control of a controlled substance. John Manning, 78, was taken into custody when he attempted to deliver marijuana brownies in response to a false online profile as part of...
The Mountain View City Council met September 14 in regular session. The council considered a handful of issues for review.    Representatives from West Plains Bank were present to discuss the city’s consideration of switching banks from Simmons Bank to West Plains Bank. The switch is an...
Ozark Natural Cemetery is a small group of Howell County residents who are seeking to create a natural, perpetual use cemetery in the local area.  Member Jim Vokac stopped by the Howell County News office on September 25 to discuss the group’s motivations, plans, and progress.  According to...
Troop G troopers are assisting the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department with an escape that occurred at their jail shortly before 3:00 p.m. on September 27. Two inmates overpowered a jailer and are still being sought as of press time. At around 2:56 pm, the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department...
The City of West Plains will host its annual city wide clean-up the week of October 5-9. The event will occur on customers’ normal trash pick-up day. This annual event gives residents an opportunity to clean up around their property and have most of the items hauled away free of charge. The...
A semi-truck that snagged on a power line on the afternoon of September 10 caused power outages to hundreds of Mountain View residents that day, reported City Clerk Courtney McDaniel. Specifically, about 250 utility customers experienced an outage that lasted roughly three hours.  City crews...
The historic Hutton Valley Schoolhouse was the location of the Second Annual Hutton Valley Fall Festival. The event is a collaboration between the Hutton Valley Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Christian Schools. NCS is newly opened this fall and offers classical education in the one-room...
Israel Guidry is a former Mountain View Police Department Officer who is currently facing felony manslaughter and armed criminal action charges in Howell County courts. The charges stem from a September 2019 incident in which, after a short vehicle pursuit, Guidry fired at a Cotter, Ark. woman,...

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