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Ordinance 4659 was approved on May 1, 2020 to provide guidance to help safeguard employees and the public following the expiration of the Stay at Home Order. The Mayor has signed an extension to continue it, which went into effect at 12:01 am Monday, June 1, 2020, and will continue through 11:...
Two previously announced probable cases were confirmed to be positive, said the Shannon County Health Center on June 2. The two cases were direct contacts to the third case. The patients' identities have remained confidential, and their symptoms have not warranted hospitalization.  On June 5,...
The Thayer Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the annual Fourth of July Celebration. This is always a huge event bringing thousands of visitors to town. The event has a huge economic and social impact on the town. The Annual Fourth of July Celebrations annually features, skydivers,...
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a nutrition program that provides benefit vouchers for fruits and vegetables to low-income senior households. For more information, contact Meghan or Joy at the West Plains Senior Center at 417-256-4055.  To verify qualification, applicants must...
In the election June 2, Larry Rothermich prevailed over Keith Schachel with a vote of 59 to 12.
In the municipal election on June 2, Troy Yonker ran unopposed in the second ward. He received 69 of the 72 votes cast. The other three were write-in votes.  In Ward 1, incumbent Alderwoman Susan Rackley was reelected to her seat with a victory of 110 to 28 over challenger Reggie Fulbright.
Left to right: Eric Wells, Steve Vines, Mark Castaneda, owner Cindy Hiber, owner Emily Ledgerwood, Ian Connolly, and Matt Willbanks (photo credit: Braden Marriott)
The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for The Neighborhood Tribe on June 4. A source of artisan-made gifts and apparel, the newly reestablished location can be found at 204 W. First Street in Mountain View.
John W. “Johnny” Murrell, Jr. won the race for the West Plains City Council seat on June 2. His margin of success was razor-thin, having prevailed over challenger John A. Niesen by only five votes.  The total released by the Howell County Clerk showed Murrell received 275 votes to Niesen’s 270...
After years of mayoral turnover, Mountain View has a duly-elected mayor in Donnie Pruett. Pruett received 43.35% of the vote, compared to his next closest competitor, John Krasuski, who received 38.83% of the 376 votes cast.  Aldermen in Wards 1 and 2 ran unopposed. Judi Colter and Ellie Carson...
Zachary Collins, 33, of Cabool, has been charged with first degree harassment and first degree property damage following events on April 12 that were originally considered domestic issues.  Collins is bound by an order of protection against the female victim. According to a probable cause...

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