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The Willow Springs City Council met in a regular session Thursday, May 20. Visitors Tom Pringle, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Owings, and Pat Bryan were recognized. Pringle is a listing agent for Bryan on the former KOA Campground, which has been on the market for twenty years. Susan Swift, daughter of...
A full slate of activities is planned for all ages at the West Plains Public Library during its Summer Reading Program, which returns Tuesday, June 1. "We are so excited to be able to offer this program again to our community," said Director of Library Services Shawnie Kennedy. "We have a lot of...
Members of Howell County Public Water Supply #3 west of Willow Springs lost water when a primary main line was cut by a crew laying internet fiber optic cable along State Route Z south of Highway 76. One hundred to one hundred fifty customers were without water Wednesday, May 26 in an area...
On May 20 and 21 the Texas County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of air conditioner units stolen from the Raymondville and Licking area. Two churches and a volunteer fire department building were targeted by the thief. Deputies began an investigation and located a person of interest,...
Missouri state park beaches opened for the season on Friday, May 28. Missouri State Parks offers 18 designated swimming beaches to cool off and enjoy time with family and friends during the 2021 recreational season, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The department...
Allegiant begins a new nonstop route from Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) to William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in Texas.  “We are excited to offer Springfield residents Allegiant’s brand of convenient, nonstop service to Houston as they begin to return to the skies to reconnect with...
The Mountain View Alumni Association 2021 annual meeting "Double the Fun in '21" will be Saturday, July 3 at the Mountain View Christian Church.  Since there were none last year, this year’s honored classes will be doubled: 1950 & 1951; 1960 & 1961; 1970 & 1971. There will be a...
U.S. Route 160 in Howell and Oregon Counties will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Joe Jones Blvd. in West Plains to Route M in Oregon County. Weather permitting, work will take place...
Compassus is currently seeking volunteers to work with hospice patients in Mountain Grove, Lebanon and West Plains. Hospice volunteers are an integral part of the Compassus care team, providing companionship and support to members of the community facing life-limiting illness. The Compassus –...
Douglas County Sheriff Degase responded to a call regarding suspicious activity of four males on Highway 95 at about 7:00 a.m. on May 21. Sheriff Degase detained three males and had one male in the area on foot, armed with a shotgun. During the investigation, a shotgun was fired by the suspect...

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