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Ozark Natural Cemetery is a small group of Howell County residents who are seeking to create a natural, perpetual use cemetery in the local area.  Member Jim Vokac stopped by the Howell County News office on September 25 to discuss the group’s motivations, plans, and progress.  According to...
Troop G troopers are assisting the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department with an escape that occurred at their jail shortly before 3:00 p.m. on September 27. Two inmates overpowered a jailer and are still being sought as of press time. At around 2:56 pm, the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department...
The City of West Plains will host its annual city wide clean-up the week of October 5-9. The event will occur on customers’ normal trash pick-up day. This annual event gives residents an opportunity to clean up around their property and have most of the items hauled away free of charge. The...
A semi-truck that snagged on a power line on the afternoon of September 10 caused power outages to hundreds of Mountain View residents that day, reported City Clerk Courtney McDaniel. Specifically, about 250 utility customers experienced an outage that lasted roughly three hours.  City crews...
The historic Hutton Valley Schoolhouse was the location of the Second Annual Hutton Valley Fall Festival. The event is a collaboration between the Hutton Valley Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Christian Schools. NCS is newly opened this fall and offers classical education in the one-room...
Israel Guidry is a former Mountain View Police Department Officer who is currently facing felony manslaughter and armed criminal action charges in Howell County courts. The charges stem from a September 2019 incident in which, after a short vehicle pursuit, Guidry fired at a Cotter, Ark. woman,...
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...
“Dog & Pony” Show, Sat., Sept. 26, 2020, 1:00 p.m. “Dog and pony show" is colloquial term which has come to mean a highly promoted, often over-staged performance.  But, in this case it just means a day to participate or spectators to come out and watch pony and dog lovers having fun with...
Michael Wray, of Raymondville, invented a board game called “You’re the Coach” that allows players to guide a game of football play-by-play. Comprised of a binder of plays and a game board representing the field, the game can be played alone or by up to twenty players, Wray said. A roll of the...
Rosie K. Moore, 42, of Willow Springs, suffered moderate injuries when her Kia Soul rolled backwards and hit her while she stood behind the vehicle. The incident occurred on Highway 137, eight miles north of Willow Springs at 9:30 p.m. on September 16, reported the Missouri State Highway Patrol....

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