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The Texas County Memorial Hospital board of trustees met last week to finalize a search committee for the chief executive officer position that is open at the hospital. Board members unanimously agreed to place an interim CEO in the position until a new CEO is hired. Wes Murray, the previous...
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On Friday, September 9, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Ozark Spring (NSDAR) joined West Plains Mayor, Mike Topliff as he signed a proclamation commemorating September 17-23 as Constitution Week.  This year marks the 67th anniversary of Constitution Week. The tradition...
The Annual Houston Lions Club Siren Bowl or “Guns N Hoses” softball game is returning to Texas County on Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m. at the Houston Tiger Baseball Field. Texas County Law Enforcement will take on the Texas County Fire Department/EMS/Dispatch and the winner gets the honor...
On July 25, 11 team members with the 37th Judicial Circuit Drug Courts (Carter, Howell, Oregon, and Shannon Counties) attended the four-day National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) RISE22 Conference held in Nashville, TN. The event was attended by nearly 8,000 treatment court...
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Ozark National Scenic Riverways will celebrate and remember the Alley community of yesteryear on Sunday, September 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event, which will be hosted in partnership with the Shannon County Museum Association and Ozark Riverways Foundation...
Howell County News/Marsha Asberry
Officers Cary Gates and Jada Gunter are the newest members of the Willow Springs Police Department. Officer Gates is retired from the United States Army. He is originally from Van Buren. Officer Gunter is a native of Ava and comes to the WSPD after a three-year career in law enforcement that...
Trick-or-treating may take place in the City of Mountain View on October 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., voted the Board of Aldermen in special session last Tuesday. The Aldermen set the time for trick-or-treating each year.  Further action taken in the September 6 meeting included appointing...
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On August 26, the Texas County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation into allegations that a 20-year-old male had sexual contact with a person less than 14 years old and a person less than 17 years old. During forensic interviews with the victims, it is alleged that the suspect, Tristan Leier...
An 86-year-old Mountain View woman was seriously injured in a crash last Tuesday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mavis Aye, 86, was traveling westbound when a 1999 Ford Taurus driven by Derrick West, 45, of West Plains failed to yield and crashed into Aye’s Chevrolet...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The meeting for public comment on a proposed Scenic Byway through Howell County ended abruptly when raucous opposition deteriorated into shouted insults. Presenter Eric Hermanson was visibly shaking as he put an end to the meeting prematurely and began breaking down his displays.    Tuesday...

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