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Howell County News will host and moderate a debate for candidates for Howell County Sheriff. Two Republican candidates are running -- incumbent Sheriff Brent Campbell and challenger Matt Roberts. The debate will be livestreamed on Tuesday, July 16 on HowellCountyNews.com. Following the theft and...
The Mountain View Alumni will hold their Annual Meeting on Saturday, July 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall. Please make sure to mail your dues/registration for an accurate head count for the meal. Contact 417-247-9772 by phone or email at mvhsalumni65548...
The Mountain View Community Outreach is in need of volunteers. The group is looking for two or more volunteers who would like to work specifically with sorting, measuring and tagging linens. The job is considered to be fairly "physical" as each piece must be opened up, checked for stains, wear...
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A Willow Springs man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for injuring children. Kevin Mersman, age 46, of Willow Springs, received four 10-year sentences in the Missouri Department of Corrections to run concurrently for four felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first...
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Howell County News publisher and owner Amanda Mendez is the winner of the 2023 Golden Quill, awarded by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE). This international society of journalists seeks to improve the standards of editorial and news writing in community journalism...
Let’s all get on the bandwagon and honor our veterans while we celebrate the two hundred and forth-eighth birthday of the United States of America.   All parade participants should line up at 9 a.m. at Booster Field in Willow Springs. The parade start time is 10 a.m. We are encouraging all...
photo provided by Kari Moore
Wes Moore grew this particularly large head of cabbage in his West Plains garden. Pictured is Moore with grandson Calvin Bollinger, age 2. Bollinger is the son of Oliver and Allie Bollinger, all of West Plains.  photo provided by Kari Moore
Ryan and Bethany Harvey of West Plains, MO, are the parents of a baby boy, Titus John Harvey. He was born April 4, 2024, at 10:27 a.m. at Ozarks Healthcare. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. His siblings are Judas, 15, Leah, 12, Levi, 9, and Naomi, 7. His grandparents are Ted...
Howell County News will not publish an issue on July 3, 2024. To take a planned break every January and July, we publish 50 issues a year.   As many of you may know, the publishers have small children and will be taking this time to rest and relax as a family before coming back in the July 10...
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A West Plains man will be spending life in prison for the 2020 murder of two people. Joey Allen Marcak, age 36, of West Plains, was given two life sentences for two counts of felony murder in the second degree on June 21 by Judge Robert Craig Carter at the Greene County Circuit Court. The case...

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