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On Friday, August 14, 40 FFA and 4-H members participated in the 2020 Youth Swine Judging Contest at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Winners were announced in both the Junior and Senior Division on an individual basis and as a team. The contest, sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association,...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Eastern Region is looking for a committed, hardworking and highly skilled workforce to support wildfire suppression efforts and fuels management on 14 national forests and one tallgrass prairie located in states across the region, including...
The West Plains Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in the location of two vehicles which were recently stolen in West Plains.  Vehicle 1 On 08/13/2020, the West Plains Police Department received a call from South 63 Motors in reference to a pick-up truck which had been...
The Housing department at Ozark Action, Inc. is currently accepting applications for people seeking home weatherization services or for rental assistance through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. HUD The Howell County PHA,...
An inmate at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, has been convicted by a federal jury of assaulting another inmate at the facility. Earl F. Love, 55, was found guilty of one count of assault causing serious bodily injury. Evidence introduced during the...
Those who have ever thought about learning to fly can find out more on September 19, 2020 as EAA Chapter 1218 hosts a “Flying Start” informational program on learning to fly at Willow Springs. EAA Chapter 1218, a local organization that is part of the national Experimental Aircraft Association...
American suffragists began their organized fight for women’s equality in 1848 during the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York publicly demanding the vote for the first time. For 72 years, suffragettes marched, demonstrated, and fought for the right to cast a ballot.  In...
The Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) presented Robert Shaw, Jr., MD, FAAFP, of Willow Springs, Missouri, with the 2020 Family Physician of the Year Award at the Academy’s 72nd Annual Show Me Family Medicine Conference held August 14-15, 2020 via Zoom. Dr. Shaw was chosen as the award...
More than three dozen demonstrators took to the streets in West Plains last Saturday to raise awareness for child trafficking, said organizer Jodi Purgason in a phone interview.  “I think it’s a really wonderful thing bringing light on something so terrible. It affects absolutely everyone. If...
Two men have been arrested and charged with multiple felonies after a burglary investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office recovered several firearms, bottles of liquor, tools, and miscellaneous items. Austin D. Nelson, 24, of Ava, and Nathanial E. Atkinson, 20, of Mansfield, remain in...

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