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Should the Prosecuting Attorney be a full-time position? Howell County voters will decide in August.  The Howell County Commission passed an order placing the question on the primary ballot. The ballot language reads simply, “Shall the office of Prosecuting Attorney be made a full-time position...
Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy a free meal and fireworks. First General Baptist Church will host a fireworks show for the community on Sunday, July 3. Food will be served at 7:00 p.m., and fireworks will begin at dark. Sharry Lovan and friends will provide live music.  The meal will...
The 2022-2023 Missouri Aeronautical Chart has been updated and is now available to pilots and other aviation enthusiasts.  A planning tool for pilots and users of Missouri’s aviation system, the chart is produced every other year by the Missouri Department of Transportation. It provides airport...
Texas County Memorial Hospital has received word from the Missouri Department of Economic Development that the hospital has been approved for a $1,690,000 Community Development Block Grant Covid-19 (CBDG-CV) program to benefit the new TCMH Licking Community Covid-19 Emergency Healthcare Response...
Willow Springs Senior Center recently received a capacity building grant thanks to Ozarks Food Harvest's $1 million investment in agency infrastructure in southwest Missouri.  The grant funding will purchase a 10x10 walk in outdoor freezer, which will help increase food capacity and feed...
Steven Privette, Presiding Judge of the 37th Judicial Circuit, is one of 55 graduates of the Missouri Court Management Institute recognized in a ceremony held May 20, at the Supreme Court of Missouri in Jefferson City. Judge Privette's completion of the institute qualifies him for designation as...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Citizens of Willow Springs may notice a new face sporting the uniform of a Willow Springs Police Officer. Officer Tony Hughes began work for the department on June 6.  Officer Hughes brings fifteen years of experience in law enforcement to Willow Springs. Most recently, he served as a sergeant...
The Mountain View Board of Aldermen met in special session on June 7. The only item on which the board voted in this meeting was to keep a 1902 Colt pistol that had been donated to the city on behalf of Pete Thompson. The item has been in the city’s possession since 2004, according to the draft...
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U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R-8) congratulated Brock Larsen of West Plains, Mo., for his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point this fall. Out of all the qualified candidates throughout the district, Larsen was one of only four students to be nominated by Smith and then...
Interactions between a non-binary employee of Boys & Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area and a group of 8- and 9-year-old children have prompted outcry from parents and community leaders.  In a letter to parents dated June 7, Executive Director Hannah Salvesen said, “One of our...

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