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The office of State Auditor Nicole Galloway has begun a regularly scheduled audit of Howell County in south central Missouri. The county received a rating of "good" in a state audit released in June 2019. "These audits provide independent reviews of county government operations to ensure...
  HELLO HOWELL COUNTY! PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE, are the thoughts of Northern Commissioner Calvin Wood and Southern Commissioner Billy Sexton. This time of year with the extremely wet end of winter mixed with a very wet beginning of springtime is the perfect storm for pot holes in Howell...
A controversial House bill allocating $1 billion in tax credits passed out of the Missouri House on Thursday and is now headed to the Senate for approval. The bill — which promises a one-time tax credit of up to $500 for individual Missourians and up to $1,000 for married couples — has been...
Late Monday, April 18, a federal judge struck down a federal mandate which, among other things, required the wearing of masks in U.S. airports and on U.S. airlines. Effective immediately the mask mandate for U.S. airports and airlines is no longer in effect; masking is now optional. It is noted...
Rep. Ron Hicks, sponsor of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use in Missouri, let out a cheer as he left a hearing room Tuesday. The bill, HB 2704, advanced from committee to the full House on a 6-4 vote despite several attached amendments that Hicks condemned as intentional obstacles...
The state of Missouri would allocate $5 million in next year's budget for aiding in the resettling of refugees and legal immigrants under a plan passed by a Senate committee Wednesday. Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, added the funding to the budget, saying it will be used to help refugees from...
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Ozarks Healthcare will host a M*A*S*H (Medical Academy of Science and Health) Camp this summer for area students who may be interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. M*A*S*H Camp puts a twist on the traditional concept of a summer camp and gives students hands-on opportunities to explore...
After more than five years serving as Forest Supervisor for Mark Twain National Forest, Sherri Schwenke is moving to New Mexico where she will continue her service as Deputy Regional Forester for the Forest Service Southwestern Region. “I was honored to be asked to serve in this new role; and...
Montell Hord and Bobbi Rippinger of Willow Springs, MO, are the parents of a baby girl, Evangelina Miah DiAnn Hord, born March 15, 2022, at 1:09 p.m. at Ozarks Healthcare. She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Alvena, 8, Jason, 6, and Sapphire, 5. Her grandparents...
Greetings from Jefferson City. Spring is finally here and it is great to feel the weather get warmer. The turkeys are gobbling all over the state and I was happy to see that Youth Season this year was very productive. The right to hunt and bear arms is one our most cherished rights as Americans....

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