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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...
Assistant Police Chief Wes Ellison (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
Assistant Police Chief Wes Ellison of the Willow Springs Police Department suffered a heart attack on the afternoon of June 16 while on duty. He stabilized once under medical care, and despite some complications, is expected to recover. Cards and well-wishes may be sent in care of the police...
Jimmy Thompson on the West Plains square to protest his separation from his wife, Aggie (photo credit: Toyah Murray)
A West Plains man was a lone protestor walking the West Plains square recently. He wore a sign that read,  "Open Nursing Homes," on the front, and "I want to hug my wife," on the back. One local resident  took notice. Toyah Murray stopped and inquired about his protest. "I asked if I could take...
On June 16, the Department of Social Services (DSS) announced additional funding of $15 million for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program that helps low-income Missourians with payments for their summer cooling bills from June 1 through September 30, 2020. The additional dollars double...
In an effort to continue to improve the athletic complex, Liberty High School is accepting tax-deductible donations. Individuals and businesses who wish to donate funds for this purpose can write a check to the "Athletic Complex Improvement Fund" and take it or mail it to the superintendent's...
     The Mountain View City Council met June 15 for a budget discussion. Also included in the meeting was a resolution that would continue medical coverage on the city’s group medical plan for retiring City Clerk, Willa Kramer. The measure was passed, continuing coverage for Kramer until age 65...

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