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Jimmy Thompson on the West Plains square to protest his separation from his wife, Aggie (photo credit: Toyah Murray)
A West Plains man was a lone protestor walking the West Plains square recently. He wore a sign that read,  "Open Nursing Homes," on the front, and "I want to hug my wife," on the back. One local resident  took notice. Toyah Murray stopped and inquired about his protest. "I asked if I could take...
On June 16, the Department of Social Services (DSS) announced additional funding of $15 million for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program that helps low-income Missourians with payments for their summer cooling bills from June 1 through September 30, 2020. The additional dollars double...
In an effort to continue to improve the athletic complex, Liberty High School is accepting tax-deductible donations. Individuals and businesses who wish to donate funds for this purpose can write a check to the "Athletic Complex Improvement Fund" and take it or mail it to the superintendent's...
     The Mountain View City Council met June 15 for a budget discussion. Also included in the meeting was a resolution that would continue medical coverage on the city’s group medical plan for retiring City Clerk, Willa Kramer. The measure was passed, continuing coverage for Kramer until age 65...
Touring the garden and shelling peas (photo credit: Ann Hines)
The Howell Valley second graders enjoyed a tour of local urban farm, Mini Mosaic Acre. "My students were able to experience first-hand many things that we had read about over the last two weeks at summer school. It made a big impact on them when things they had read about came to life, such as...
This report reflects the most recently available information before press time, and is accurate as of 3:45 p.m. June 19.  Positive Results (virus detected):  30 Off of Isolation:  15 On Isolation:  15 Deaths:  0
Re-elected Alderwoman Susan Rackley is sworn in by City Clerk Alicia Worley (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
At the City Council meeting in Willow Springs on June 18, all aldermen were present except newly re-elected Alderman Troy Yonker. Also newly re-elected, Alderwoman Susan Rackley was sworn in by City Clerk Alicia Worley. Yonker will be sworn in at a later date when he is available.  On the...
Kathie Lewis, Martha Spencer, and winner Jan Baker-Berry during the pageant. (submitted)
Every year, Willow Health Care participates in the Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA) beauty pageant. To decide who goes on the district pageant, Willow Care hosts a pageant of their own. In keeping with social distancing, this year’s pageant took place via Messenger. Residents Jan Baker-...
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, a nutrition program that provides benefit vouchers for fruits and vegetables to low-income senior households, is coming to the Willow Springs Senior Center.  To qualify, applicants must provide proof of identification, proof of residency, and proof...
On June 18 at 4:01 p.m., the West Plains Police Department received a call from the Missouri Army National Guard Armory in reference to a subject inside with a gunshot wound. According to a press release from the West Plain Police Department, officers arrived on scene and were assisted by...

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