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State Senator Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, was named a 2020 Business Champion by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday, Sept. 17. The Business Champion designation recognizes state lawmakers who supported policies during the 2020 legislative session to grow the state’s...
On September 23, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson both tested positive for COVID-19. As of a press release dated September 25, Governor Parson is still asymptomatic, and the First Lady's symptoms remained mild.   Consistent with Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS...
The West Plains Model Railroad Club's HO scale layout is back this Fall. This year the display will be in the West Plains Opera House's Second Floor Ballroom. The display will be open to the public every Thursday through Sunday between October 1 and November 1. The operating hours will be:...
Days are getting shorter and evenings cooler. Time to enjoy a good book! The Willow Springs Public Library is holding its annual books-by-the-bag sale. We need more shelf space. You need to be transported out of reality for a while. Fill up a bag of books for $5.00! Or, if you only want an item...
Mason Banks, 19, of Winona, was airlifted to Springfield hospital for treatment of serious injuries after a crash on Old Highway 60 two miles west of Birch Tree on September 19. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 9:15 a.m. when Banks’ Ford Taurus crossed the...
On September 24, the City of West Plains and the West Plains Police Department was notified by a local business of a possible scam. The information given was a person posing as an advertiser contacted the business promoting advertisement opportunities for the golf carts at the North Terra Golf...
Ozark Action, Inc. has received County Cares Act funds from the Howell County Commissioners. $90,000 will be used to provide utility assistance to Howell County citizens at or below 200% of the federal poverty level in order to help people keep essential utilities connected. Essential utilities...
Main Street Willow Springs was the recipient of a My Community Matters grant through Missouri Main Street Connection. The grant provided funding for community revitalization specialists to visit and assess Willow Springs before offering a presentation of their suggestions for changes and...
A Mountain View man has been charged with one count of manufacture of a controlled substance and two counts of possession or control of a controlled substance. John Manning, 78, was taken into custody when he attempted to deliver marijuana brownies in response to a false online profile as part of...
The Mountain View City Council met September 14 in regular session. The council considered a handful of issues for review.    Representatives from West Plains Bank were present to discuss the city’s consideration of switching banks from Simmons Bank to West Plains Bank. The switch is an...

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