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The Shannon County First Responders had a busy year in 2023. The First Responder groups in Eminence and Winona, along with the Birch Tree Volunteer Fire Department, responded to over 400 medical calls and 78 vehicle accidents. Medical calls ranged from minor illnesses and injuries to Covid-19...
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Ozarks Healthcare (OZH) proudly announced their participation in the Greater West Plains Area Christmas Assistance Program, a collaborative effort with Ozark Action, Inc., which has concluded successfully for the 2023 holiday season.   According to correspondence from Ozark Action, Inc.,...
A public meeting to discuss the Fort Leonard Wood South Gate Closure has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Citizens Center of Northwest Texas County (12274 Hwy 32) in Roby, MO. Major General Christopher Beck, Maneuver Support Center of...
Last Monday’s meeting agenda planned for the commission to review financial business with the County Collector and current fuel bids for road and bridge work. Thursday’s agenda initially planned for the commission to review accounts payable and recognize guests—it was later amended to include...
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On Friday, Jan. 5, the West Plains Police Department executed a search warrant at 537 Harlin Street and arrested Austin Hicks and Emilee Hicks. Austin Hicks was charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of drug...
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A firefighter with the Caulfield Fire Department lost his life in a car accident in December, leaving behind a wife and kids. A GoFundMe and a benefit auction are both in the works to benefit the family.   "In the early morning hours of December 13, Firefighter Richard Clewett had just...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the appointment of 16 new members to the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), as well as the reappointments of 13 existing members. For the first time in the committee's history, membership will be majority female, including all...
Larry Dean Wake of Willow Springs has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful use of a weapon Wake was stopped last August while driving without license plates by Officer Ryan McGinnis. The office ran Wake’s information and found that his...
On Jan. 2, Daniece O. Clinton, 34, of West Plains, pled guilty to four counts of abuse or neglect of a child and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Clinton was originally indicted and issued an arrest warrant in March of last year. The guilty plea filed by Clinton states, “I abused...
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A man arrested for drug trafficking told West Plains police that he has participated in “thousands” of drug deals. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, police executed the second warrant at 305 W. Maple Street. Christopher Wright was arrested and charged with trafficking drugs, unlawful use of a weapon, and...

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