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An inmate at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, has been convicted by a federal jury of assaulting another inmate at the facility. Earl F. Love, 55, was found guilty of one count of assault causing serious bodily injury. Evidence introduced during the...
Those who have ever thought about learning to fly can find out more on September 19, 2020 as EAA Chapter 1218 hosts a “Flying Start” informational program on learning to fly at Willow Springs. EAA Chapter 1218, a local organization that is part of the national Experimental Aircraft Association...
American suffragists began their organized fight for women’s equality in 1848 during the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York publicly demanding the vote for the first time. For 72 years, suffragettes marched, demonstrated, and fought for the right to cast a ballot.  In...
The Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) presented Robert Shaw, Jr., MD, FAAFP, of Willow Springs, Missouri, with the 2020 Family Physician of the Year Award at the Academy’s 72nd Annual Show Me Family Medicine Conference held August 14-15, 2020 via Zoom. Dr. Shaw was chosen as the award...
More than three dozen demonstrators took to the streets in West Plains last Saturday to raise awareness for child trafficking, said organizer Jodi Purgason in a phone interview.  “I think it’s a really wonderful thing bringing light on something so terrible. It affects absolutely everyone. If...
Two men have been arrested and charged with multiple felonies after a burglary investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office recovered several firearms, bottles of liquor, tools, and miscellaneous items. Austin D. Nelson, 24, of Ava, and Nathanial E. Atkinson, 20, of Mansfield, remain in...
Of the thirty individuals who spoke at the public hearing on Monday August 17, only five spoke in favor of the mandate, one of whom was Howell County Health Department Director, Chris Gilliam.  Gilliam’s point was the city of West Plains was experiencing approximately a 5% infection rate as of...
Officer Travis Weaver of the Willow Springs Police Department was involved in a motor vehicle collision after a subject rammed his police cruiser on the evening of August 14. Though the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop G is taking the lead on the investigation, Police Chief Bryan Hogan gave...
Mountain View’s annual fall festival, “Pioneer Days,” is the latest event to be cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. In a release, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce announced the decision with a “Heavy, Heavy Heart,” explaining, “We understand that this may be a huge...
The Willow Springs City Council passed two ordinances at the regular meeting on August 20 to express the City’s intention to consider a proposal from developer Guffey Properties, LLC to redevelop an area in the city that will be the site of both a Family Dollar retail store and a Community...

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