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After claiming 57% of the vote in the Nov. 8 election, Janet Crow is the County Collector-elect. She will take office on March 1.  Crow stopped by the Howell County News office on Nov. 10 to discuss her win in the hotly contested election. When Crow initially filed to run for office, she...
The Willow Springs Police Department invites the public to a citizens' forum at the Star Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m. All stakeholders in the Willow Springs community are invited to attend to raise their concerns.  The forum is a chance for citizens to ask their questions, raise...
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Let's get straight to the point -- by the time you read this, it is still illegal to smoke pot for fun in Missouri. The majority has spoken, and that will soon change. Fifty-three percent of voters passed Amendment 3 to the Missouri State Constitution last Tuesday. Nominally, Amendment 3...
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For the third year in a row, The Chaos Closet is sponsoring a storage unit for 37th Circuit Children’s Division.  When children enter foster care, they’re not able to take any personal belongings with them, whether a bike or toys, or anything in between. As more and more children enter into...
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The local task force planning a four-day festival leading up to the total solar eclipse of the sun, which will occur in West Plains on April 8, 2024, has a sneak peek of the lineup of events. The Eclipse West Plains: Party in the Path festival will kick off Friday evening, April 5, 2024, with a...
Utility customers in the City of Mountain View can now pay utility bills online. Their new system,  called Front Door, allows customers to pay once or schedule monthly payments.  Email notifications for both payment reminders and announcements from the city are also available. The system gives...
A Mountain View man did not survive a single-vehicle crash last Tuesday. Riley Pickard, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene by Wright County Coroner Ben Hurtt. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Riley was driving southbound on Highway 95 twelve miles north of Mountain Grove when his...
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Birthday Blessings, a nonprofit that provides resources to foster kids in Carter, Howell, Oregon and Shannon Counties, will launch a Thanksgiving Donor Match Campaign. The event is sponsored by Vickie Witthaus of Hannibal, who will match up to $10,500.00 in total donations made from Nov. 15 to...
Howell County Collector Dennis Von Allmen announced Nov. 7 the beginning of the the annual tax collection season. Howell County is mailing out 38,600 tax bills this week. Von Allmen said for the tax year of 2022, the collector's office is charged with collecting 25.2 million dollars for the...
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A fully loaded log truck overturned on State Route 76 about five miles outside of Willow Springs last Tuesday. Ronnie Rowe, 64, of Squires, MO, reportedly failed to negotiate a curve and overturned. The crash happened on a clear day at 1:35 p.m. on Nov. 1, according to Missouri State Highway...

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