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edited by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     On August 21, the Shannon County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a live-stream video of an encounter between a man representing the entity “Truckers Against Predators (T.A.P.)”, and Richard Holford of Birch Tree,...
The Howell County Health Department confirms a student at Willow Springs High School has tested positive for COVID-19. As of Monday morning, all significant contacts to the student had been contacted. A significant contact is an individual who was within six feet of the positive student for a...
The controversial ordinance that would have mandated the use of face coverings in the City of West Plains did not pass. At the regular City Council meeting on Monday, August 25, the aldermen did not have the opportunity to vote on the ordinance. Instead, the bill stalled out after the first...
A fundraiser to benefit the Willow Springs High School football team will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Palenske Field. Pulled pork sandwich plates, pulled pork nachos, and drinks will be for sale.
Update: As of 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday September 2, the boil advisory has been lifted.    In the early morning hours of August 30, the City of Willow Springs experienced a control malfunction at one of the City’s water wells, resulting in a low-pressure event overnight.  The City of Willow Springs...
On Thursday, August 13, FFA and 4-H members participated in the 2020 Youth Swine Skillathon at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Participants competed in three age brackets during the contest, which is sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association and the University of Missouri Extension.   In...
On Friday, August 14, 40 FFA and 4-H members participated in the 2020 Youth Swine Judging Contest at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Winners were announced in both the Junior and Senior Division on an individual basis and as a team. The contest, sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association,...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Eastern Region is looking for a committed, hardworking and highly skilled workforce to support wildfire suppression efforts and fuels management on 14 national forests and one tallgrass prairie located in states across the region, including...
The West Plains Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in the location of two vehicles which were recently stolen in West Plains.  Vehicle 1 On 08/13/2020, the West Plains Police Department received a call from South 63 Motors in reference to a pick-up truck which had been...
The Housing department at Ozark Action, Inc. is currently accepting applications for people seeking home weatherization services or for rental assistance through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. HUD The Howell County PHA,...

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