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The Howell County Commission voted Aug. 1 to repeal the county-wide burn ban. The prohibition on burning had been in place since July 11 in response to drought conditions.  “We wish to thank all the volunteers and fire departments that fought the many wildfires throughout the county in the...
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Until November 19, 2021, Angel Lopez was a Sophomore at Liberty High School earning straight A's and playing football. That night during the SCA Championship game, Angel suffered a traumatic head injury that could have ended his young life. So began a nine-month journey of tears and hope, pain...
In honor of the sacrifice of the fallen and wounded, their families and those who served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the Combat Veterans of the 173rd Airborne Brigade will begin a 500-mile horseback and hiking journey Northbound on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). This journey will begin...
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During Colonel Crockett W. Oaks, III’s retirement celebration held at the West Plains Armory on Saturday, July 23, he was presented the Patriot of the Month (July) certificate by the Ozark Spring, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in recognition of his outstanding patriotic...
In a bid to attract and retain officers, the Willow Springs Police Department launched an innovative program last week. In exchange for the cost of police academy training, certain hand-picked candidates will commit to four years' employment with the WSPD after their graduation. The Board of...
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City Administrator Beverly Hicks gave her report on the state of the City's finances at the Monday meeting of the Board of Aldermen. According to Hicks, the most notable event in the first six months of 2022 was the City's ownership of the MoDOT buildings on Old Springfield Road. Hicks added that...
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Jack and Inez Pahlmann, Owners of West Plains United Country Missouri Ozarks Realty, have donated $25,000 to the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation’s fundraising initiative for a mobile mammography unit. The funds will be used to help with costs associated with the purchase of a mobile mammography unit...
There are still openings for the 2022 Citizens Academy. The Academy begins on September 7, 2022. If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please apply for the Academy by filling out the application and returning it to the West Plains Police Department. The men and women of the...
The Mountain View Board of Aldermen met in special session Friday evening. After convening at 7:24 p.m., the aldermen withdrew into closed session at 7:26 p.m. Draft minutes of the meeting show city personnel present included: Carla Randolph, Ty Lewis, Officer McGee, Officer Roberts, Eddie Owens...
Mountain View Community Betterment Inc. (MVCBI) held their first meeting in years Wednesday evening. The last amendment recorded for MVCBI with the Secretary of State was August 12, 1997, as read during the meeting. Leader Lawanda “Cricket” Anderson expressed she was motivated to reinstate...

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