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Ozarks Healthcare is proud to announce that Dr. Priscilla Frase, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Changemaker in Health Award in the category of HIMSS Senior Executive. This accolade...
A West Plains, MO, man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally harvesting and stealing trees from Mark Twain National Forest.   Justin Lee Massey, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to two years and six months in federal prison without parole. The court...
Democrat Joanna “JoJo” Stewart has announced her run for the State Representative for the 154th District. The only member of her party to file, Stewart will face off against the winner of a three-way race among Republicans Lisa Durnell, Larry Lindeman, and Mark Collins in November.    “I'm a...
Gamers, collectors, and cosplayers from across the region gathered at the West Plains Civic Center over the weekend for Oz-Con. The convention celebrated its 10th anniversary and is hosted by local charity Always a Future for Kids (AFK) and The Game Changers student organization at Missouri State...
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On Wednesday, March 27, the Mountain View Garden Club gathered at Wayside Park on the outskirts of Mountain View to Rededicate their Blue Star Memorial Marker. The previous marker had been damaged the year before.    In spite of the cold, blustery weather, there were a great number of guests...
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The Howell County Commission proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month during their regular meeting on April 22. The commission also reaffirmed a memorandum between local emergency services and the group of amateur radio operators that assist them.   The commission passed Resolution...
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Longtime Howell County Commissioner and resident, Mark B. Collins, has announced his candidacy for Missouri State Representative for the 154th District. This District includes all of Howell County, except for a small area north of the city limits of Mountain View and south of the Texas County...
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The Buck Nelson Festival held in April in Downtown Mountain View was a massive success. The event, which was geared to donate proceeds to area organizations, went above and beyond initial expectations.   “We are happy to announce that we were able to bless all three of our fundraiser...
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It is rare when you get to celebrate a 100th birthday and rarer still when you can do so dancing. This is exactly how Vernie Maxine Cain, of Cabool, celebrated on Saturday night at the West Plains Senior Center as she danced with family, friends, and her doctor whom she had struck a deal with...
A twelve-year-old, his brother, mother, and grandmother were arrested April 22 following threats the middle-schooler made against his school. These arrests were Howell County Sheriff’s Office’s second visit to the subject’s home, announced HCSO in a press release.   The student is alleged to...

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