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Howell County News/Sandy Whitaker
Between ninety and one hundred concerned citizens who live or own land near a proposed quarry, which will be located near the Eleven Point River, attended a question-and-answer meeting Monday, August 16 at West Side Park in Mountain View. Kristian Taylor (KT) Fleeman, owner of KTF Quarry, along...
A West Plains man is facing two felony charges of stealing a controlled substance after a shopper at 10 Box on Kentucky Ave. reported medication stolen from his vehicle on July 1. Rodney A. Fox, 43, was positively identified as the suspect thanks to surveillance video from the grocery store....
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Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Matt Franks recently responded to a call from a landowner who found a mature whitetail buck dead on his property. Franks is the Conservation Agent for Howell County. He determined the deer, a 13-point trophy animal, had been shot with a rifle from State...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The sign went up this week, and the opening date is not far away. The newly constructed Family Dollar/Dollar Tree in Willow Springs has been anticipated by the community since last August, when developer McGuffey Properties first approached the City about demolishing the derelict Willow Springs...
The Howell County Health Department will be holding an on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinic on August 23 at Ozark Action, Inc., 710 E. Main St., West Plains. The clinic will take place from 8:30 am to 12 pm that day at the secondary building across the parking lot from the main office. No...
On April 30, 1990, the City of West Plains implemented a curbside recycling program. The idea was to make recycling easy and convenient. After a short suspension (7/29/21 – 8/6/21), due to staffing difficulties, the program is back up and running.  “We just want to thank everyone for their...
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Officials with the West Plains Lions Club invite you to join membership, so you can help make a difference in the community. Founded in 1946, the mission of the West Plains Lions Club has always been to help those in need with a strong emphasis on sight preservation. Since the club’s inception...
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On August 12, Texas County resident and retired police officer Michael Kane presented a patch collection to Sheriff Scott Lindsey and District 142 State Representative Bennie Cook. Cook is also a reserve deputy in Texas County. The collection includes local law enforcement agencies and other...
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State Rep. Bennie Cook has been invited to join the Missouri Foundation for Health’s Legislative Learning Cohort, which provides comprehensive educational opportunities for lawmakers in an effort to learn more about a variety of topics to better serve their constituents and the State of Missouri...
Howell County News/Julie Olsen
Families and community members gathered at the Mountain View Family Youth Center on Saturday for fun, food, and family centered activities. The event featured several fun opportunities for engagement including both indoor and outdoor activities. Among them were a dunking booth, bounce house,...

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