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Clayton Johnson, 55, of Willow Springs, was seriously injured in a two-car collision on US Highway 63 two miles south of Willow Springs.   According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on November 25 at 6:40 a.m. when Johnson pulled into the roadway into the northbound...
On November 20, the West Plains Police Department received information from the City of West Plains Electric Department of a possible scam. The Police Department was informed a citizen had received a call from a male subject stating he was an employee with the West Plains Electric Department and...
The Mountain View Public Library has kits available for checkout. Activity kits for all ages can be checked out for three weeks.   Kits include:    -Loom for weaving potholders with refill materials available.    -Cake pans for decorative cakes, plus cake decorating tips and instruction...
It was a very different Small Business Saturday in Willow Springs this year, which is hardly surprising. There are a few more empty storefronts downtown, as well as a few new businesses for shoppers to enjoy. The coronavirus pandemic has made its mark on every industry, and retail stores on Small...
The efforts to recall the municipal officials who voted in favor of the mask ordinance in West Plains are progressing, said spokesman and West Plains resident Josh Spurlock.    “We filed the mayor's petition with the city clerk [November 20]. We are going to start collecting signatures this...
Ozark National Scenic Riverways asks for assistance from the public to identify those responsible for recent deer poaching in Carter County.   On November 23, park rangers were notified about three dead deer south of Big Spring. Two of the deer were located within the park, one near Chubb...
In recent weeks, officers with the West Plains Police Department have responded to and taken several reports for firearms which have been stolen from unlocked and unattended vehicles. In some of the cases, the firearms have been located and returned. Other firearms are still missing.    The...
Tuesday Study Club met for a second meeting of the season at Jane Bailey's. Jane's home was beautifully decorated with the colors of the season. After dealing with the business side of the club, Kathleen Carel gave an appropriate program for this time of year: With Halloween upon us, we are...
West Plains Bank and Trust Company Willow Springs Branch recently donated $1,000 to the Willow Springs YMCA Strong Y Campaign. West Plains Bank and Trust Company Willow Springs Branch Loan Officer Josh Henry said the donation is a show of support of the positive impact the YMCA has on the community...
On November 18, officers responded to the Veterans Affairs Clinic in West Plains for a report of an envelope which contained a white, powdery substance. Officers on scene reported the letter was opened by an employee of the clinic and, upon opening the envelope, the substance fell out.   ...

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