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Jason’s Mexican Restaurant opened for business on West Main Street in Willow Springs on Sept. 1. Here, owners Jose Mendiola and Juanita Macias cut the ribbon on opening day. Also pictured from left: David Lagos, Carlos Mendiola, Maria Rizo, Megan (last name redacted), and Alejandro Macias. ...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
MUNCH (Missourians United to Combat Hunger) is a food pantry and thrift store in Willow Springs that feeds 1,500 people every month. To finance their efforts, MUNCH also operates the thrift store. Donations to the thrift store attract thieves who pick through the donations for the best items and...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Christian Women's Connection has taken over the use of the old Town and Country building on Fifth St. in Mountain View. The main work of their ministry is hosting clothing giveaway events. The volunteers report their most recent event provided free used clothing for 2,433 individuals from 583...
Missouri's largest edible fruit, the pawpaw, can grow up to 6 inches long, with peak ripening in September. Can you find the biggest one? Help celebrate this edible part of Missouri's history by participating in the Fourth Annual Picking Up Pawpaws Contest at Bennett Spring State Park. To join...
The weatherization program at Ozark Action, Inc. (OAI) is slated to get over $1.5 million for weatherization activities for the next half decade. “We will receive a total of $1,641,013 in funding to help low-income homeowners and renters save a few dollars each month on their utility bills,”...
Westbound U.S. 60 in Howell County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform concrete repairs. This section of roadway is located north Route 17 to Pine Street in Mountain View, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will take place Wednesday, Sept. 28...
The University of Missouri Extension in Howell County is offering the 2nd Annual Howell County Equine Conference on September 20 at 5:00 p.m. at the Howell County Extension Center, located at 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West Plains.  Dr. Katlin Hornig of Gainesville Veterinary Hospital will...
On August 16, the Howell County Adult Drug Court held a ceremony to celebrate its twenty-eighth graduate from the program in just ten years. This was the third graduate for 2022.   The Howell County Drug Court is designed to reduce recidivism and incarceration. Drug courts are an alternative to...
The Howell County Commission met on Sept. 1. All county offices were closed on Sept. 5 for Labor Day.  Last week, Robbie Crites with Howell County 911 met with the Commission concerning an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) request.  Commissioners conducted a preconstruction meeting for the...
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Humanitarian Award to honor a southwest Missouri resident for service that contributes to the betterment of their community. The deadline for nominations is noon, Friday, Sept. 23. Nominations must be made online at formstack.com/forms/CFO-...

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