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Route AH in Texas and Wright Counties will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews overlay the roadway.   This section of roadway is located from Route 32 to Route M.   Weather permitting, work will take place from March 15 through Friday, March 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m...
Matthew Jones, 29, of West Plains, sustained serious injuries when he failed to negotiate a right hand turn on his Harley Davidson on Highway AP seven miles south of Willow Springs.    Information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol shows the crash occurred on March 7 at 1:00 p.m. Jones...
Dustin Chaney, 38, of Willow Springs, has been charged with one felony charge of second degree burglary and one misdemeanor charge of stealing less than six weeks after similar charges were filed against him for a string of thefts at Sunshine Village in Willow Springs.    The new charges were...
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Birthday Blessings will hold their Annual Birthday Bash Campaign March 25 through 27. This includes an open house at their building in West Plains on the March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The 501c3 organization provides a variety of resources to foster children in 19 Missouri counties. In...
Nine-time World Grand Champion horse trainer in the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association (MFTHBA), Geno Middleton, has been inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame with its 2021 class of honorees.    Middleton and his wife, Barb, reside on a farm in Pomona. His 40-year career...
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Good Graces Pharmacy officially opened on March 15. The pharmacy is locally owned and operated by Brandon and Bobbi Gregory. The Gregorys have been in possession of the retail space since late November, and the date of their official opening has been much anticipated by the community.   ...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Chief Bryan Hogan, of the Willow Springs Police Department, returned to active duty on March 8 after a four-month absence caused by his battle with COVID-19.    “I was ready to come back,” said Hogan in an interview on March 11, “While I was gone, many local citizens were praying and sending...
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An extensive brush fire at State Route 137 and County Road 1130 required the services of Willow Springs, Eleven Point, and Pomona Fire Departments. The alarm toned out at 7:50 p.m. on March 8 calling Willow Springs Fire to an emergent brush fire.   Personnel from Eleven Point Rural Fire...
The American Pickers are excited to return to Missouri! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout the area in May 2021.   The show is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show...
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All are welcome to dust off their cowboy boots and plan to attend a blue jean ball Saturday, April 10.   The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce has chosen the more casual theme for this year’s annual awards banquet, to be held at the Willow Springs High School gymnasium. Tickets are $25 per...

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