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From July 23 to July 30, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Germany and the Netherlands for their fourth international Trade Mission. Germany and the Netherlands are key trade partners for Missouri, with nearly $679 million and more than $223 million in exports in...
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On Monday, July 4, the West Plains Ozark Spring, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution participated in the City of Willow Springs Independence Day parade to celebrate America’s history that goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.  According to www.history.com...
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks opens its 2022–23 competitive grant rounds today with about $2.4 million available for eligible nonprofit, civic, educational and faith-based organizations across central and southern Missouri.  The CFO's discretionary grantmaking funds are made possible...
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The Willow Springs Rotary Club was honored to host two guests at a recent meeting. Muazzam John is from Pakistan and is here at the invitation of Frank Anthony Priest and Ben Ryan from West Plains. Muazzam, who goes by John, is hoping to raise funds for the Nehemiah Water Project. The project can...
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Phase 2 of the Alaska St. Project is moving forward. Meeting in regular session on July 18, Council passed a resolution authorizing the city administrator to sign a contract amendment with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. of Springfield. This is the third amendment to the contract for the...
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Acts of vandalism were discovered at the West Plains High School tennis courts on Monday morning, said a statement from the West Plains R-VII School District. The tennis courts were defaced with paint as seen above.  “The district is cooperating with local law enforcement. An investigation is...
Two West Plains residents escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle accident near Pomona July 17. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 7:13 p.m. on the southbound lane of Highway 63, 2 miles north of Pomona. The patrol reports a 2017 Chevrolet driven by Danniel...
Two Mountain View residents were charged this week in Howell County for property damage reported earlier this year. Courtney A. McDaniel, 41, and Jeremiah C. Dickson, 37, have been charged with first-degree property damage, a felony. McDaniel served as city clerk in Mountain View from June 2020...
The Howell County Commission met on July 21 and 25. On July 21, the Commission approved the Abatement and Additions of Tax Assessment for June 2021 as Commission Order 2022-O15. They were also scheduled to meet with representatives with the Sheriff’s Office and Romaine Companies for the...
In response to increasingly dry conditions and the growing threat of serious drought, especially across Missouri's southern counties, Governor Mike Parson issued last week Executive Order 22-04 calling upon the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to activate the Drought Assessment Committee...

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