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Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft has published the "fair ballot language" for the upcoming Nov. 8 general election. Amendment 1 - Official Ballot Title: Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to: - allow the General Assembly to override the current constitutional restrictions...
A Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., woman was charged in federal court with assaulting a U.S. Army Sergeant with the intent to commit murder. Katara R. Hamilton, 30, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield on October 5, 2022.  The federal criminal complaint...
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On Saturday, Oct. 1, Lia Hallock Griffin of Eminence was awarded a Ten-Year Dedicated Service Certificate by Jan Tappana, Chapter Regent on behalf of the Ozark Spring, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).  Griffin is a 24-year United States Navy Veteran, where she...
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Last week, a Cabool man evaded a 24-hour, multi-agency manhunt after allegedly stealing a truck in Willow Springs. Surveillance video of the parking lot at MUNCH food pantry and thrift store shows a woman, later identified to be Stephanie Johnson of Cabool, arriving in a green Ford Explorer with...
For the seventeenth year, the West Plains Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Alliance, along with Ozark Action, representatives from West Plains schools, West Plains area rural schools, law enforcement, businesses and other community groups, have once again joined forces for the community-wide...
Bring your old computers, printers, and other electronics to the E-Waste Collection event Oct. 22 in West Plains.  The South Central Solid Waste District and the City of West Plains is pleased to offer this service free of charge to residents of Douglas, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, Howell,...
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A National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) survey will be conducted on Mark Twain National Forest from October 2022 through September 2023. The information gathered is useful for forest planning and to help us align our recreation program and facilities in a way that provides the best customer...
The Howell County Fire Engine Rally will be held Saturday, Oct. 8. If rain delay is needed, it will be held the following Saturday, Oct. 15 on the same time schedule. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the West Plains Station Fire Station 1. Breakfast will be provided by the Howell County...
A former Fairview Elementary School teacher has been charged with stalking and harassing a former student on social media. Sheldon Wilkening, 38, of West Plains faces felony charges after a West Plains Police Department investigation. Police began their investigation when the student's mother...
Tyler and Brittany Blair of Willow Springs, MO, are the parents of a baby boy, Layton Dean Blair. He was born Aug. 23, 2022, at 1:33 p.m. at Ozarks Healthcare. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 and 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Addison, 9, Luke, 5, and Levi, 3. Dakota and Hannah Bates...

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