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An annual event that never fails to attract elected officials, as well as hopeful candidates in election years, Wendell Bailey’s birthday party took place at the reservoir in Willow Springs on July 31. Despite the drizzling rain, the party was well attended. Bailey family members were on hand in...
A skate park in American Legion Park in Willow Springs is set to open in the next few weeks. This project has been two years in the making said Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities Coordinator, Freda Carr. The Willow Springs City Council approved plans to move forward in 2018, and since then, the...
The West Plains Police Department announced the launch their new model of policing; Geographical Policing. The Geographical Policing Model will go into effect on Monday August 3, 2020 at midnight. According to a press release from the department, it is the goal of the West Plains Police...
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The Texas County Junior Livestock Fair was held July 29 through August 1. The top five steers in the market steer show were Salers or Salers cross steers this year. There were fourteen steers exhibited, and these five were the top. Grand and Reserve Champion steer and 5th Overall were bred by MP...
Pastor Scott Chamberlein and his wife Tammy have been welcomed to the Willow Springs Community and to St. Paul Lutheran Church by the congregation’s welcome committee as shown.   
Norman Robinson, 76, of Pomona, was found deceased on July 19 in the North Fork of the White River one-half mile south of Hammond Camp. He was found by a recreational boater at 9:07 a.m., reported the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop G. Marine officers responded to the scene and recovered...
The Mountain View City Council met in special session July 27. The council recently passed a measure to hold two regular meetings each month, but until the change is officially enacted, the council members will meet in a special meeting on the third Monday of each month. The council agreed that...
On Wednesday July 29, Karla Eslinger and her campaign team held a meet and greet at Pizza Americana in Willow Springs. An evening of appreciation for those who have helped Eslinger on her journey to the state senate office began with the group well wishing Eslinger on her birthday and a pledge of...
Howell County Health Department reported July 31 that they have been notified a year to date total of 128 cases in the county. At present time, 23 individuals were considered to be active and on isolation, and one remains hospitalized. There have been two deaths in the county. Four of the newly...
The City of Willow Springs submitted the sum of $3,960.51 to the Howell County Commission for reimbursement under the CARES Act. Last week, the Commission approved the sum in full.  According to City Administrator Beverly Hicks, the City will use approximately two thirds of these funds to...

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