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Warmer temperatures mean spring is on the way and with it comes more opportunities to enjoy Missouri's lakes and rivers. To ensure everyone's safety, the Missouri State Highway Patrol stresses the importance of being aware and courteous while boating.   This winter's ice and heavy snow...
Preston and Bethany (Chestnut) Stokes of Willow Springs, MO, are the parents of a baby boy, Weston Lane Stokes, born Dec. 9, 2020, at Ozarks Healthcare. He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. His siblings are Wade, 5, and Bryan, 4. His grandparents are Jill Carlton of Sand Springs...
On February 11, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 16 into law, which provides more than $324 million in funding for rental and utility assistance for Missourians.    The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) will administer this funding under the State Assistance for Housing Relief (...
Mark Twain National Forest employees have begun conducting spring prescribed burning projects as weather allows, at locations across the Forest.  Prescribed fires are used to reduce the threat of wildfire and to improve the health of native plants and wildlife habitat. Deer, turkey, quail, and...
Beginning April 1, 2021, the North Terra Golf Course will no longer take new memberships, but current members who are in good financial standing with their dues will have their memberships grandfathered in.   New cart shed rentals will also discontinue after April 1, although current members...
State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that net general revenue collections for February 2021 increased 8.1 percent compared to those for February 2020, from $685.4 million last year to $740.7 million this year. Net general revenue collections for 2021 fiscal year-to-date increased 18.5...
Daniel French, 36, of West Plains, was arrested on February 25 after causing a crash that hospitalized two people. New details have become available since Matthew Weatherman, Assistant Howell County Prosecuting Attorney, filed formal charges against French.    According to a probable cause...
State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced today that her office has begun a regularly scheduled audit of Oregon County, located in south central Missouri. The most recent audit of Oregon County was issued in June 2016, with the county receiving an overall rating of good. "This audit will serve as...
An additional 550,000 Missourians will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on March 15, Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday. The next level — Phase 1b, Tier 3 — vaccinates "critical infrastructure," including teachers, child care workers, government officials, food and agriculture employees,...
Mark Twain National Forest is looking for volunteer campground hosts for the 2021 season.  Campground hosting is a fun and rewarding experience that gets people outside and serving the public.  Three beautiful locations within the Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District currently need hosts:...

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