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Parents should not worry about a recent story circulating online about attempted child abductions in Willow Springs. According to Police Chief Bryan Hogan, the situation that prompted one mother to warn her friends and neighbors was caused by an unusual misunderstanding. After officers responded...
The Board of Directors of the Howell County 911 department installed a new member, Robert Holt, on July 29 at the Howell County office building in West Plains.  Board members voted unanimously to approve Holt as a representative for the Southern District. Holt took the oath of office and joined...
The barbecue benefit for Leonard Martin had a “great turnout,” said Terry Daniels. The benefit was to offset Leonard’s medical expenses after an accident. Organizers cooked 26 Boston butts for pulled pork and served around 250 pounds of meat. Over 850 meals were sold, and attendees gave...
With 100% of the precincts reporting, the Howell County election results are in.  In the race for Sheriff, Brent Campbell prevailed with a little more than 76% of the vote. For Commissioner in the Northern District, Calvin Wood takes the seat with nearly 40% of the vote.  In the statewide races,...
A campaign event on July 18 at Twin Bridges Volunteer Fire Department attracted many of the candidates running for office in Douglas County. Incumbent Sheriff Chris Degase addressed his constituents and asked for their votes. Several candidates for the Douglas County Commission were on hand....
Highway 60/63 Marketplace opened its doors officially on June 15. On July 24 and 25, the antique mall hosted its first-ever Gone Junkin’ event, offering outdoor vendors in addition to the permanent booths set up inside the marketplace.  Manager Julie Olsen said the market has retained many of...
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to provide the public with the results of the Patrol’s high speed enforcement campaign. From noon to midnight each day on July 17-18, 2020, troopers’ enforcement activity included:     Citations for...
The Mountain View Garden Club has selected the yard of Steve and Paula Brown at 305 Doris for the July Yard of the Month. As you approach the front door, you see a rustic bench with several decorative items and on the stoop is a pot of Vinca's and Mose Rose. To the left of the porch is a bird...
Summer usually means busy times for the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District, and this year is no exception.  District employees continue their work in landscape restoration, providing recreation opportunities for the public, wildland firefighting and prevention, and much more. Fire...
Local author, Edwin Woolsey, is excited to announce the fourth book in his Chronicler series, “Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down,” a novelized account of his extended family’s struggles in medieval England during the days of Europe's Black Death – the bubonic plague. The Chronicler series begins...

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