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Dear Howell County News,   Thanks to the Lions Club, the vintage caboose has been restored to its previous charm and glory. A great job of carpentry and painting by the artisans!  You make Willow Springs proud.  You have also honored those such as my father, his contemporaries, and...
As the mayor of Mountain View, I would like to address last week’s letter to the editor concerning the article Scorched Earth.  Mr. Reese’s statements are that of a bitter and disgruntled ex-employee. As with any story, it has grown and been distorted with time. This constant division in our...
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.     Today, I was reading the comments of a former...
After reading the article, Scorched Earth, that was published on August 4, 2021, I decided that I’ve set around long enough.  All spring and summer I’ve listened to excuses and heard all the finger pointing about what has happened and what continues to happen at the Mountain View Municipal Golf...
This year was the second time I've seen the power women legislators can have when they are united. The latest was success of a bi-partisan group of Missouri women senators to force a compromise on an effort to impose strict limits on Medicaid coverage for birth control options. The first time I...
Born in Sacramento, California in 1946 I was a beautiful baby, they said. But by the age of two I was so hyper I got in trouble a lot! When my brother was born, we then moved Willow Springs Missouri where my father was born. Dad and mom bought a one room tarpaper shack on an eighty-acre farm....
It has taken me a minute to grasp things, but here are my opinions: 1.  The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, from my understanding, is run by the Board of Directors, not the City of Mountain View. Yes, what happened is not ours to judge. We don't like it, but we always have three sides to...
In this letter I want to convey as much transparency of the Howell County Sheriff’s Office and other collaborating agencies as to the efforts and concern regarding the missing person(s) case of Ira Briscoe and Limon Little. There have been (9) arrests and (107) reports in connection with this...
Dear Editor, I’m responding to an Opinion Letter published in the July 14 Edition of the Howell County News.  The author of this opinion piece, Mr. James Vokac appears to be unhappy with Republicans in general.   Mr. Vokac’s has a complaint about the Republicans investigating last year’s...
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Although many of us agree that our country is in a political mess, our state has been doing a lot of good things this year, and I’ll try to keep this report on the positive side.  It is our state’s two hundredth anniversary.  On August 10, 1821, Missouri  became the 24th state to enter the Union...

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