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April  29 Kyle Napier, 29, Hartville, driving while intoxicated and speeding 20 to 25 mph over the posted limit. Released from Wright County Jail. April 30 Wava Gilbert, 49, Mountain Grove, felony possession of a controlled substance, tramadol; driving while intoxicated, drugs; failure to...
To protect our area’s most vulnerable populations, the senior centers in both Willow Springs and Mountain View will remain closed until federal and state recommendations relax for the senior population.  According to a press release from SeniorAge, the managing agency for both locations,...
Beginning May 4: -City employees return to normal working shifts with a continuance of social distancing procedures -City Hall and the police department will open with signs and restrictions on the number of people allowed in the lobbies at a time On May 11, the City intends to: -Open the...
Throughout the morel mushroom season, readers have been submitting photos of their morel mushroom hauls for the first annual Howell County News morel mushroom photo contest. The time has come to announce the winners.      In first place is this photo from Barbara Briscoe. Briscoe has won a...
Ozarks Medical Center’s COVID-19 Hotline has been in service for over a month and has fielded over 1,500 calls. The 24-hour hotline is available to anyone who has questions about COVID-19. The hotline is answered by a nurse who can triage the patient over the phone and make an appointment for...
The library will start taking book orders via phone or email on May 7, and will begin curbside pick up books on May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  To help determine which books you would like, you may search books on the MO Evergreen tab on the library’s website (...
In the daily COVID-19 briefing on May 1, Governor Parson highlighted the four pillars of the state's "Show Me Strong Recovery Plan" and emphasized that Missouri was prepared to safely reopen on Monday, May 4.  "I want to assure Missourians that we are prepared," Governor Parson said. "The...
The Battery Station in West Plains is raising money to provide a much-needed morale boost for a U.S. Navy squadron who have been stranded on a large aircraft carrier in the Middle East for more than 150 days.  Because of the work they do sending morale-boosting packages to deployed troops at...
Kerry Norris, 55, of Winona, did not survive a one-car crash that took place on April 30. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as Norris’s GMC traveled off US Highway 60 one mile east of Mountain View. The vehicle went down the embankment and overturned. Norris...
With the stay-at-home order lifted by Governor Mike Parson as of midnight May 3, the following changes have been made: -Pavilions and playground equipment located in the city parks will be opened but the bathrooms will remain closed for public use. -The pro shop will open but only one patron...

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