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A lengthy meeting moved along swiftly, despite citizen outcry regarding potholes and cemetery concerns. The Mountain View Board of Aldermen met in a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 11.    The board addressed the concerns about the cemetery explaining that they have received an offer of free...
State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that net general revenue collections for May 2024 declined 7.9 percent compared to those for May 2023, from $1.59 billion last year to $1.47 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for 2024 fiscal year-to-date increased 1.3 percent...
On Monday, June 3, Acting Governor Mike Kehoe announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) of public infrastructure in Barry, Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Howell, McDonald, Madison, New Madrid, Oregon, Reynolds, Ripley,...
Shannon County First Responders and the Birch Tree Volunteer Fire Department responded to a serious accident north of Birch Tree on Thursday, May 30. A vehicle, carrying five underage persons, overturned on Highway FF, coming to rest on its roof.    The Birch Tree Fire Department used...
Trevor and Taylor Broyles of Couch, MO, are the parents of a baby boy, Theodore Douglas Broyles. He was born March 1, 2024, at 8:51 p.m. at Ozarks Healthcare. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Steve and Marsha Broyles of Doniphan, MO, Tina Risner of...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The 30th year of the festival celebrating the music and traditions of the Ozark Highlands took place in downtown West Plains over two days this weekend, June 7 and 8. The season’s first taste of summer weather set the stage for lemonade sipping and listening to music in the open air. 
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The City of Mountain View celebrated their pool opening recently. Pictured above, left to right: Pool Manager Kayla Zimmerman, Patti Hubbard with MO Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant, Jim Jenkins (City Council member from 1980 when pool was built), Operations Manager Eddie Owens, Mayor...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
A formerly vacant Main Street building should be filled with the sights and tastes of Italy by midsummer. A Willow Springs family has purchased and is restoring the former Masonic Lodge in the hope of opening a restaurant, The Pasta Place, by mid-July.    Owner Carol Carlson took Howell...
Howell County News/Nate Hudson
The Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association's (HOBA) 41st Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival was held over the weekend and drew one of the largest crowds in recent years. The festival is held at the HOBA Bluegrass Park off Lanton Road in West Plains.   “The turnout has been, probably, one of...
The Howell County Commission approved a bid for a courtroom audio system upgrade and a yearly grant proposal for emergency management funding. The courtroom audio bids were tabled during the previous week's meetings.   On Monday, Howell County Circuit Court Clerk Cynthia Lee joined the...

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