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The Mountain View City Council met in regular session August 10. Among old business discussed by the council, a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement with the Mountain View Youth Center for Community Services was unanimously approved. Also receiving unanimous approval was a...
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Combat Veterans Chapter 412 held a gun raffle at Tractor Supply in Willow Springs to benefit local veterans. Pictured from right are CVMA Member Raymond Peter, Tractor Supply manager Tim McDonough, and CVMA Member James Hanvelt. Not pictured, but present for the event, were members John Grandstaf...
A man has been treated and released from medical care after being struck by a West Plains Fire Department firefighter’s personal vehicle on Saturday morning, August 14. According to a statement from the City of West Plains, first responders were on the scene in the 1300 block of Lanton Rd....
The Willow Springs R-IV School Board reviewed and approved an amended “Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan'' at the regular meeting on August 9. One new provision of the plan prompted extended discussion and debate among the Board members. The plan now includes a...
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Secret Springs Farms set up their market booth at Bear Crossing Shopping Center for the first time on Tuesday, August 3. Based in West Plains and owned and operated by the Hickey family, the farm offers fresh produce, herbal tinctures, goat milk soap, infused honey, elderberry products and more....
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Thieves have targeted First General Baptist Church for the second time this year. According to a press release from the Willow Springs Police Department, Assistant Chief Wes Ellison took a report of two catalytic converters stolen from church vans. The report was made on August 2, but the theft...
 Two West Plains, Missouri, men were sentenced in federal court on August 6 for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Howell, Greene, and Texas counties. Benny D. Griffin, 59, and Jordan W. Gutierrez, 26, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge...
Texas County Memorial Hospital has reviewed and revised hospital policies and procedures due to the recent spike in COVID-19 hospital board members and administration heard at their monthly meeting last Tuesday.  “We have reverted back to automatic testing of all our admissions for the...
State Representative Bennie Cook presented a resolution to county commissioners at the annual Texas County Fair to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Texas County during this year’s state bicentennial. Presiding Commissioner Scott Long and Commissioner John Casey were on hand to accept the...
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First Responders Involved in Rescue at Lick Log  On August 1, a 911 call was received for a person who had fallen from a rock on the horse trails near Lick Log north of Eminence. Two Shannon County First Responders were dispatched and were the first local unit on the scene. They found two...

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