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Organizers of the Great Balls of Fireworks show usually held every year at the Eleven Point Firehouse on the Fourth of July have announced the new date of the 2020 show. This year, the event will take place on October 3 to coincide with the Bear City Festival in Willow Springs.  The fireworks...
Mark Twain National Forest is seeking comments on proposed changes to its developed recreation sites. According to a press release announcing the extended comment period, the changes are needed “to provide a sustainable recreation program for the public to enjoy.” After an internal review of all...
Camcorp Manufacturing is pleased to announce another employee that has achieved their 10-year work anniversary. Dustin Chastain began working with Camcorp in May of 2010.  He originally started as a parts detailer amd has become a key employee in the drafting department. Dustin has shown his...
Captain Bruce D. Fiske, commanding officer of Troop G, Willow Springs, announces the assignment of two new troopers to Troop G. Trooper Kage W. Etherton has been assigned to Zone 4: Northern Howell and Shannon counties. Trooper Etherton is a native of Aurora, Missouri. He is a graduate of...
Alex J. Boyer, Jr., 35, of Birch Tree, faces charges of discharging a firearm to shoot at a habitable structure as a persistent offender, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with events that took place in the early morning hours of June 21.  According to a...
A Birch Tree man faces eight felony charges after a police chase through Mountain View that ended in a car crash. Jason Freeman, 24, has been charged with three counts of armed criminal action, two counts of first degree assault, and one count each of first degree assault of a special victim,...
The race is on for who will take Sheriff Mike Shannon’s place after his retirement. Two Republican candidates will square off in the August 4 primary: Brent Campbell and Bryan Hogan. Hogan stopped by the news office at Howell County News on June 26 for a discussion of his platform and...
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Officials with the West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club announce they have made a $250 donation to the 37th Judicial Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). According to CASA’s website, “The 37th Judicial Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a volunteer program providing a consistent voice for...
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Officials with the West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club announce they have made a $1,000 donation to the Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center and a $500 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater West Plains area.   Matt Owens, Sunrise Rotary Club President presented the $1,000 check to the...
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Officials with the West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club announce they have made a $1,000 donation to the Bridges Program. According to the Bridges Program website, “The Bridges program is a community-based organization designed to help meet students' needs in the West Plains School District and the...

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