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At their November 2022 meeting, the Ozark Spring, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) honored two local veterans with October Patriots of the Month Certificates for their service to the nation.  Devin Hibbitts Patriot of the Month Recipient Lieutenant Commander Devin...
Nyssa Cross and Heather Herron of Birch Tree, MO, are the parents of a baby girl, Remi MaryAnn Reese Herron. She was born Sept. 27, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. at Ozarks Healthcare. She weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 22 inches long. Her siblings are Lily, 15, Malila, 13, Letty, 10, and Jesse, 6. Her...
A search began Monday at Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) to locate a 58-year-old male who failed to return from hunting. The search operation is underway in Carter County, near Cave Spring southeast of Van Buren, along the lower Current River. National Park Service personnel along with...
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The West Plains Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of five officers. Chief Monticelli stated, “Promotions are always difficult when you have so many great employees.” The promotions were effective on Nov. 7. Officer Trent Kinder is being promoted to Corporal/FTO. Corporal...
State Sen. Karla Eslinger, R-Wasola, has been elected by her colleagues to serve as majority whip, a key position in caucus leadership, during the 102nd General Assembly. As whip, Sen. Eslinger will verify support for pending legislation and ensure senators are present to vote. “I am humbled by...
Seventy-three percent of Howell County voters reelected incumbent Circuit Clerk Cynthia Lee in last Tuesday's general election.  In an interview on Nov. 11, Lee told Howell County News it was "overwhelming and humbling at the same time," to receive 9,381 votes of confident in her performance...
On Thursday, the Commission was scheduled to review and consider bids to sell a dump truck. Representatives from the Child Support Division were scheduled to meet with the commissioners to review and sign a cooperative agreement for an IVD reimbursement program.  Howell County Sheriff Brent...
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Mountain View Police have identified the semi-truck driver who caused the fire that burned the school district's bus barn down. Sarabjt Singh, an employee of Fresno, CA-based BTS Transport, has been identified as the driver.  The fire that consumed the bus barn ignited in the early morning...
Residential trash rates and most other city services are expected to increase in 2023. The Willow Springs Board of Aldermen met for a work session for the 2023 municipal budget on Nov. 5. The Willow Springs City Administrator Beverly Hicks has been meeting with municipal department heads since...
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A West Plains man is facing multiple felony charges following an incident at a city residence on Nov. 3. Andrew D. Carter, 35, is being held on a $100,000 bond stemming from gunshots fired from a residence on Ozark Street. Court records state police were called to the area of Ozark and...

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