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Howell County News/ Ron Mendez
The Missouri Supply Chain Task Force’s draft report is now available for public review and comment following a six-month-long survey into supply chain issues. The report was presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at its monthly meeting June 2 for review. Gov. Mike...
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A West Plains man remains in custody after a rampage of theft and destruction last week. Brad A. Davis, 26, was arrested by Howell County Sheriff's Deputies on June 2 after leading them on a chase through Howell and Douglas Counties in a stolen sedan.  Law enforcement began searching for Davis...
The pool will operate from Memorial Day weekend Monday, September 5 on Labor Day. General pool admission is $3 per person, per session. July 4 is $1 admission. Pool hours through June 29: 12pm - 6pm, Mon through Sat 1pm - 5pm, Sun Pool hours from June 30 through Sept 5: 12pm - 6pm, Mon...
A Springfield, Mo., man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to the sexual exploitation of three minor victims and receiving child pornography. Jason T. Bernard, 52, was charged in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, MO, on Tuesday...
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Walter J. Blagg has been promoted to Master Gunnery Sergeant (Enlisted-9) in the Marine Corps. E-9 is a top-level enlisted rank in the military.  The promotion ceremony took place in Norfolk, Va., and was conducted by Navy Lieutenant Crystal B. Blagg, sister to Gunny Blagg. MGysS Blagg...
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Texas County Memorial Hospital celebrated our outstanding staff during the nationally recognized “National Hospital Week” May 9 through May 13.  Hospital Week is celebrated annually at TCMH with festivities provided for the employees throughout the week. On Monday, popcorn and lemonade was...
Do you know some good mule stories? Or are you unfamiliar with mules and curious as to why so many people find them so intriguing? Either way, we hope to see you on Saturday, June 4, at 1 PM in the West Plains Civic Center's Magnolia Room for a conversation and storytelling session devoted to...
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Missouri Governor Mike Parson and West Plains Mayor Mike Topliff have expressed support for Community Action by proclaiming the month of May Community Action Month. Gov. Parson’s proclamation was dated May 3, while the proclamation from the City of West Plains was dated May 24. Both...
The criminal case against former School Resource Officer Rob Pilkington, 54, Pomona, has been transferred to Butler County for adjudication. On May 23, during a criminal status hearing, Judge Steven Lynxwiler heard and granted an oral Motion for Change of Venue. Online court records show the...
The Board of Aldermen of the City of Mountain View met in special session on May 17 and 24. During the May 17 meeting, the aldermen amended an ordinance to change the regular meeting time of the administration to the second Tuesday of the month, instead of Monday. Mayor John Krasuski said moving...

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