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In the wake of the tornadoes of May 26, Brandy Lee of Brandy Lee Music has organized a benefit concert on Sunday, June 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Park in Mountain View.   As of the time of this release, Sacrifice the Truth, Charlie Nelson and County Nights Band, and...
Willow Springs Fire Department responded to two reports of fire on the same road last week – both of which are deemed suspicious.    “It was not the same location, but the same group of people,” Interim Fire Chief Alan Lewis said.   On May 28, WSFD and mutual aid departments gave a...
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In the 1800s, peonies were one of the few flowers in bloom in late May. After the Civil War, mourners used peonies to adorn the graves of fallen soldiers on Decoration Day, which we now call Memorial Day.   The huge, lavish blooms emit a luscious floral perfume that continues to make them one...
Bott Radio Network (BRN) expanded its nationwide Christian Talk Radio network with the launch of a new full power FM radio station in West Plains, Missouri at 91.1 FM.  With 16,000 watts of power, this new station provides a much stronger signal for BRN's Quality Bible Teaching, Christian News...
Howell County News/Nate Hudson
A fun tradition returns this summer to West Plains following a proclamation at the May city council meeting. West Plains Mayor Mike Topliff proclaimed that each Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day as Aloha Fridays. The proclamation encourages West Plains citizens to wear light and brightly...
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Summer is almost here, and that means summer reading program at Willow Springs Public Library.   We have some exciting things planned for “Adventure Begins At Your Library.” The fun starts June 18 and continues for 6 weeks with weekly story and activity times for preschool and kinder at 10:...
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After 25 years working for the West Plains Fire Department, Fire Chief Kurt Wilbanks has announced his retirement from active duty. A reception is scheduled for June 5 at 3:00 p.m. at West Plains Fire Station 1, located at 1901 Kissinger Street.    "I'd like to thank Chief Wilbanks for his...
Howell County News/Laura Wagner
The Mountain View Board of Alderman met in a special meeting on Tuesday, May 20. In an effort to get the city compliant and get all board members on the same page, work sessions have allowed the board to discuss topics without taking up large amounts of time at regular meetings. Items that were...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
On May 17, a group of commissioners and other elected representatives gathered to unveil new LED safety road signs recently installed near the Highway 60/T Junction, alerting drivers to school buses entering and leaving the highway. As previously reported by Howell County News, safety at this...

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