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Current River State Park invites the public to learn about special uses of Missouri's native plants from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, or Saturday, Aug. 14. The same class is offered each day. Participants will learn how native plants can be used on insect bites, how to make rose water and...
Jeremy Shelton, 35, of Summersville, fell asleep at the wheel as he drove a tractor trailer northbound on Highway 17. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop G, the truck traveled off the road and overturned about five miles north of Mountain View on August 6 at about 12:10 a.m.....
A program intended to help provide worker’s compensation insurance for volunteer firefighters will finally receive funding thanks to the efforts of Sen. Karla Eslinger, R-Wasola. A grant program to fund worker’s compensation premiums was authorized in 2016, but no money has been budgeted until...
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Music could be heard echoing throughout downtown Mountain View on Saturday as the Downtown Food Truck, Music and Art Festival began. Food vendors lined half of First St. and the Chamber of Commerce parking lot. Art and craft vendors occupied Southwest Baptist University’s lawn. Originally...
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On July 31, Howell County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Foster conducted a traffic stop on US Highway 60/63 near Pomona. The stop was initiated for an obstructed license plate that was not plainly visible, said a statement from the Howell County Sheriff’s Office. Inside the vehicle was a man and a...
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A search warrant prompted by suspected drug activity at a residence on County Road 5610 in Willow Springs took hundreds of doses of illegal narcotics off the streets and resulted in the arrest of two people.  On August 3, at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the Howell County Sheriff’s...
In response to the surge of hospitalizations and cases of COVID-19 in its service area, Ozarks Healthcare reopened Unit 2A, its COVID-19 unit on July 28.  “We are entering month 18, and we are reopening our COVID-19 unit dedicated to patients with the virus again,” Lacey Carter, Executive...
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Wednesday morning, July 28, the first panels were installed at the West Plains Solar Array. Evergy crews completed the first bay, which features 12 individual panels. In total, the complete array will include 26,316 panels. The Solar Array will be the largest municipal-owned solar farm in the...
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A native son of Willow Springs, Tom Shaw, was recently honored with two awards from the Springfield Fire Department. The department, delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, only recently announced its 2020 award recipients. Shaw, a Fire Captain in the department, earned two of the five awards.  He...
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews will be making driving surface improvements in Shannon and Texas counties this week. Starting on Wednesday, August 4 through Friday, August 6, a seal coat treatment will be used to create a smoother driving surface on Route JJ between Route...

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