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The City of Willow Springs announced the winner of a contest to determine the new image that will represent the City’s website and Facebook page. Willow Springs High School senior Ricky Maggard’s image of Center Street is the first winner of the twice-yearly contest. His photo received the most...
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City of Willow Springs There are two seats available on the Board of Alderman in Willow Springs. According to City Clerk Heather Duddridge, only one candidate has filed for office this week. Kim Rich has filed to the Ward I seat that will be vacated by Alderman Susan Rackley.  A Ward II seat...
He was a man who answered to a lot of names.  Most people -- students, teachers, parents -- knew him as Mr. Baird. His church family and his close friends knew him as Casus. If you grew up with him in the small town of Hardy, Arkansas, or were one of his five brothers and sisters, he went by...
Route 14 in Douglas County will be CLOSED as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the culvert under the roadway. The road will be CLOSED between County Road 347 and County Road 252.                                                            Weather permitting, the road will...
Citations November 19 Benjamin Cooper, 41, St. James, driving while intoxicated.  November 20 Kaitlin Bayless, 18, Mountain View, lighting violation.  Lottie Davis, 62, Summersville, failure to register a motor vehicle.  Johnny Nelson, 26, Mountain View, driving while intoxicated,...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
  The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted their first Christmas vendor market Saturday afternoon at their new location at 120 West Main St. Making use of the parking lot at the new location, the area was blocked by Christmas garland to prevent parking. By 2:00 p.m., the prepared space was...
For the fourth year in a row, the City of West Plains Electric Department is asking residents to ‘Find the Lights.’ For those unfamiliar with the game, the electric department has developed a scavenger hunt for families who drive around and view the Christmas lights. Scattered amongst the many...
Santa knows where you live, but do the first responders? It’s three in the morning and you are having chest pains. You call 911 and are told the ambulance and the Shannon County First Responders are on their way. Maybe it’s nothing, but maybe it’s a heart attack and second’s count. Can they find...
On November 20, a fire at the Lincoln Street Electric Substation led to an approximately three-hour power outage across the City of West Plains. Public Works Director Jeff Hanshaw said the City’s insurance provider is expected to investigate the incident. “Once we know what our insurance...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
A Christmas concert Friday night was performed to a packed house. Every single seat at the historic Star Theatre in Willow Springs was occupied with concert-goers who turned out to see the free concert performed by the Southern Ozarks Community Orchestra (SOCO) and the STARS Foundation.  The...

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