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The Missouri State Highway Patrol provided the following preliminary statistics related to the New Year’s holiday weekend. No one was killed in a traffic crash during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. December 30, and ended at 11:59 p.m. January 2. There were no boating crashes...
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division is participating in a three-day initiative that began on Human Trafficking Day, January 11. This initiative is a concentrated effort to educate commercial motor...
It’s a boy! Adrian Jace Brandt took the honors as the first baby born at Texas County Memorial Hospital in 2022, arriving at 12:24 p.m. on January 5th. Baby Adrian is the son of Katlyn and Austin Brandt of Cabool, and he joins his big sister, two-year old Eliza. Dr. Tricia Benoist, physician...
Mary Knott was the hostess for the meeting of the Willow Springs Tuesday Study Club on November 16, 2021 at the Willow Springs Senior Center. After a short business meeting, Mary gave an enlightening presentation on a relatively unknown major influence in civil and women’s rights. The daughter...
On December 31, at approximately 5:38 p.m. West Plains Police Officer Micah “Brent” McKemie conducted a traffic stop on the 3600 block of US Highway 63, as part of an ongoing narcotics trafficking investigation.  As a result of the investigation Officer McKemie conducted a search of the vehicle...
courtesy of Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Ozark National Scenic Riverways is requesting assistance locating persons responsible for suspected theft and arson of government property. On December 26, at approximately 11:13 p.m. park rangers responded to the scene of a structural fire at the Round Spring Visitor Contact Station, which...
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded contracts for Southeast District projects during its regular meeting on January 5. Awarded contracts include resurfacing, adding turn lanes, culvert and bridge replacements, and sidewalk improvements. Contracts include the following an...
Ozarks Healthcare welcomed its first baby to be born in its Women’s Center in 2022. Trace Jared Hale made his arrival at 6:46 p.m. on January 3, weighing 8 pounds and 2 ounces. Trace is the son of Alex Lambe and Tyler Hale of West Plains.  “Even though we were three days into the New Year, we...
The Willow Springs Salvation Army Board wish to publish this acknowledgment of our generous community for the donations of this 2021-2022 Red Kettle Season. Even though we did not encourage bell ringing again this year, we managed to come within $300.00 of last year's donations with a whopping...
There are two West Plains City Council seats on the April ballot: a full four-year term now held by Jessica Nease, and a three-year term held by John Niesen which fills the unexpired term of Mayor Mike Topliff, who left the seat vacant when he was appointed Mayor in April 2021. Filing began at...

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