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U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R-8) congratulated Brock Larsen of West Plains, Mo., for his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point this fall. Out of all the qualified candidates throughout the district, Larsen was one of only four students to be nominated by Smith and then...
Interactions between a non-binary employee of Boys & Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area and a group of 8- and 9-year-old children have prompted outcry from parents and community leaders.  In a letter to parents dated June 7, Executive Director Hannah Salvesen said, “One of our...
The Mountain View Alumni Hospitality Room will be at the Mountain View Community Center, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. The dinner/meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church at 6:00 p.m. on July 2nd.   All MVHS classmates, spouses, teachers, and Liberty graduates are invited. Please call 417-247-...
Chayton Brumble, 20, of Mountain View, was arrested after allegedly breaking into Forget-Me-Not during the overnight hours of May 31. He is accused stealing multiple items from the vendor market and fabric store. In a phone interview, Police Chief James Perkins said Brumble entered the premises...
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A young bear paid a visit to Mountain View on Friday. At approximately 8:00 p.m., Corporal Trenton Roberts of the Mountain View Police Department was called to a home on West Fifth St. immediately behind Signal for a report of a bear sighting.  “At first I didn’t think it could really be a bear...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
City electric crews worked from 11:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on June 1-2 to repair a power issue affecting over 200 utility customers in Willow Springs.  A short in a circuit at Substation 1 was likely caused by lightning damage from a recent storm, said City Administrator Beverly Hicks. Utility...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The Willow Springs School District did not have a threat assessment program when Officer Glen Moore became the School Resource Officer 13 years ago. He has built the program from the ground up. "I haven't met anyone who is as much as a school safety nerd as me," Moore said. "We've put a lot of...
Texas County Memorial Hospital ended the month of April with a 5.8 percent decrease in overall revenues hospital board members and administration heard at their monthly meeting on Tuesday.   Linda Pamperien, TCMH chief financial officer, presented the April financials which reflected a decrease...
The West Plains Police Department announced the formation of the “Police Community Advisory Committee,” a group that has been created to function as a resource for the City of West Plains and the West Plains Police Department to assist in the formation of strategies, development of community...
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Ozarks Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Center (BHC) is currently accepting registrations for a therapeutic youth summer camp. Trained therapists and staff from Ozarks Healthcare’s BHC will be onsite for the duration of the camp to share communication skills, coping mechanisms, self-esteem tips,...

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