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While city swimming pools in other area communities will likely remain shuttered for the summer, the Mountain View City Council is discussing a plan to open for the coming Mountain View season. Council members discussed the possibility with department officials at the May 11 council meeting,...
Jacob Counts, 36, Willow Springs, has been charged with three counts of first degree assault, felony, and one felony count of resisting arrest following an incident that took place in Mountain View on May 3.  According to a probable cause statement filed by Officer Josh Ashlock of the Mountain...
City of West Plains’ voters will have the opportunity to vote to accept or reject the proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter at the June 2election. The Home Rule Charter was approved by citizens in 2014 and serves as the constitution for the City. Every 10 years, the Charter must be...
Good Samaritan Care Clinic (GSCC) is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from BKD Foundation Southern Missouri.  The grant will be used to fund the clinic’s COVID-19 response.  Since February 2004, Good Samaritan Care Clinic, Mountain View, MO, has provided free healthcare in over 34,000 patient...
Some areas of Mark Twain National Forest are experiencing flash flooding. Specifically, the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District is currently dealing with sites that are getting inundated with water—some are entry roads into recreation sites, and Bar K dispersed recreation area has been...
On May 4, Missourians began having their teeth checked and cleaned at the dentist again for the first time in almost two months. Medical providers, including dentists, may now provide usual services at their discretion as part of Governor Mike Parson's Show Me Strong Recovery Plan. Missouri...
More than $3,000 was raised in twenty-four hours for a historic community center in Howell County. The Caulfield Community Building found itself in financial distress when donations came to a halt during the pandemic. The community center was almost forced to lock the doors due to the lack of...
The kitchen staff pause for a picture during their busy opening weekend, left to right: Chrisopher Cornwell, General Manager Dallas Getson, Scott Fuchs, Bryan Best, Tristan Smith, and Allen Rineman. (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
Cattlemen's Steakhouse is open for business on US Highway 60 in Willow Springs. The new establishment, owned by Mick and Brenda Plummer, held a soft open on Thursday, May 14. The soft open was so well-attended, that it was hardly a practice-run at all, said front-of-house employee, Paige Bunch...
In a statement distributed via local parishes, Bishop Edward Rice has reinstated public masses in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Daily masses began on Monday, May 18, and Sunday masses are open to the public beginning this weekend.  Church goers are asked to stay home if they are...
Mountain View Fire Department responded to a fire engulfing a detached garage at a residence on Sharp St. in Mountain View on Tuesday afternoon, May 12. The homeowner’s son tried to build a fire in a wood stove using gasoline as an accelerant, said Mountain View Fire Chief, Stanley Murphy. ...

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