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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office joined a coalition of 24 states opposing The Security and Exchange Commission's Proposed Rule requiring publicly-traded companies to disclose climate related risks of their businesses to investors. Businesses would be required...
Michael and Sierra Wallace of Raymondville, MO, are the parents of a baby boy, Damian Sean Wallace, born May 9, 2022, at 8:02 p.m. at Ozarks Healthcare. He weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20 and 1/4 inches long. His siblings are Destiny, 6, Racheal, 4, and Michael Jr., 2. His grandparents are...
Out-of-town patrons of the Mountain view Public Library will no longer pay a $20 fee for a library card. Reversing the action of the previous administration, the Mountain View Board of Aldermen unanimously voted June 14 to reinstate the $3 card fee for out-of-town patrons.  The library’s...
The Missouri Attorney General's office announced last week that four law enforcement agencies and two medical facilities in Howell County recently received the Community Partner Award. The award was given for their help with the Attorney General's Safe Kits Initiative. The recipients of this...
The Howell County Commission met on June 16. County offices were closed on June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.  The Commission appointed Mary Ann Vaughn to the Health Department Board.  Jeremy Manning from Smith Engineering was scheduled to give a bridge engineering presentation, and Moira...
Two men were seriously injured in a one-car crash on June 14, reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol. At 1:55 p.m. that afternoon, Richard Drummond, 54, of Birch Tree was driving eastbound on Highway M two miles west of Birch Tree when the vehicle ran off the road. The Chevrolet Trailblazer...
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Join park rangers on Friday, June 24, at 8:30 p.m. to view a rare inner planetary alignment in the night sky from the grounds around Alley Spring.   This rare alignment of the five inner planets of the solar system, known as syzygy, will be visible all month long but peaks at the end of June....
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The water park section of the Willow Springs city pool closed for "safety issues" on June 15, according to a statement released by the City.  The closure is temporary. The water park is expected to reopen "perhaps within a week or so", confirmed a spokesman from City Hall on June 16. The...
On June 16, at around 8:17 a.m., the West Plains Police Department was notified of the theft of a 2018 Gray Dodge Durango that occurred behind the business located at 1004 W. Broadway. According to the statement released by police, the victim was exiting her vehicle at her place of employment...
Howell County News will not publish an issue on July 6, 2022. To take a planned break every January and July, we publish 50 issues a year. As many of you may know, the publishers have small children and will be taking this time to rest and relax as a family before coming back in the July 13...

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