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Norvil B. Lakey, 84, of Birch Tree, did not survive a two-vehicle crash on October 24 on Highway 5 two miles south of Mansfield. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 2:20 p.m. as a Ford F350, driven by Dalton Sole Parnosky, 25, of Buffalo, Mo., crossed the...
To help residents deal with falling leaves, effective Saturday, Oct. 29, the compost site located at the Solid Waste Transfer Station, 1853 Old Airport Rd, will remain open seven days a week for the month of November. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Residents should empty the leaves from bags...
Cat owners in Willow Springs will soon be required to register their pets. City Administrator Beverly Hicks spoke to Howell County News about free-roaming felines, which she described as a long-standing and multifaceted problem in the town.  The first layer to a solution, Hicks said, is...
A new law will require Missouri voters to present photo identification to vote on Nov. 8. Signed into law by Governor Mike Parson in August, the statute did not affect the August Primary. It will be in effect for next week's general election. Examples of an acceptable government-issued photo ID...
Beginning in November 2022, your Rural Fire Membership dues for 2023 will remain at $50.00 per rural residence. But, there will be some new changes to our Rural Fire Protection Program. Those changes will include but not limited to the following changes:   (1) There will be an enforced...
Hello Howell County! The rains are welcome after a long dry spell. The road crews are able to maintain the gravel roads with some moisture in preparation for the upcoming winter. Work is continuing on repairing and replacing some deficient low water crossings. The preliminary work on replacing...
Questions, speculations and rumors have run rampant in the race for Howell County Collector. To aid voters in their choice, Howell County News hosted a debate for the two candidates, Mark Collins and Janet Crow. Readers submitted questions before the debate began, and audience members submitted...
The Howell County Health Department announces a contract continuance to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2023 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program providing services...
The Howell County Adult Drug Court is pleased to announce its 29th graduation ceremony for participants in the Adult Drug Court. The ceremony was held at the courthouse in West Plains on Oct. 18. The graduate was recognized for her successful completion of the program’s stringent requirements,...
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The Christian Outreach Center in Mountain View hosted a Grand Opening Saturday, October 15. Attendees at the event at 355 East Fifth St. enjoyed a ribbon cutting and refreshments. The Center is sponsored by the Christian Women's Connection (CWC) group of the First Church of God in an effort to...

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