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Howell County News/Lou Wehmer
Just over twenty-five citizens met at the Mountain View Community Center Thursday evening, October 19, for a Town Hall Meeting. The event was opened and moderated by Lucinda Burton, who stated, "All of the Mountain View Aldermen were invited but refused to come." The meeting opened just after 6 p...
Howell County News/ Kacey Blunk
What started as a passion at age three has now turned into a history-making event. Kameryn Wood, a freshman at Liberty High School, was named the school’s first girls’ golf state champion. Wood competed at the Class 1 Individual State Championships on Monday, Oct. 16 and Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the...
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With winter weather inching closer every day, the Willow Springs Community Foundation has a new timeline to stabilize the McClellan Building downtown. According to WSCF Director Dean Aye, the organization is working with a new contractor and project manager.  As previously reported by Howell...
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After multiple contacts with local law enforcement, a Springfield man is in custody. His arrest came fifteen days after Howell County Sheriff’s Office first enlisted the public’s help to find him. Adam D. Barlett, Jr., 32, was arrested at approximately 9:00 p.m. on October 19.  According to a...
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has published the first Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report of the 2023-2024 flu season. It is available as an interactive online dashboard, launched today. The first week of this official flu season, Oct. 1-7, showed low flu activity...
Jessica Ragan, 38, of West Plains faces two felony charges of allegedly punching a McDonald’s employee on October 7. According to court documents, Ragan was banned from the McDonald’s on Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West Plains less than an hour before she returned to the restaurant, went behind the...
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The West Plains Class of 1973 held their 50 year class reunion in September. They had a great turnout and enjoyed the activities immensely. In addition to celebrating 50 years since graduating, the class donated $2,725.00 to Hammond Mill Camp, Inc.'s 75th Anniversary Capital Improvements Campaign...
The Howell County Commission met on October 12 and 16.  On Thursday, the Commissioners met with Joe’s Bridge and Grading regarding the pre-construction stage of the County Road 2570 project. Also scheduled to appear were representatives from the Agape House, Christos House, and the Howell...
The Mountain View Board of Alderman met on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at council chambers for their monthly meeting. Several items on the agenda were discussed and approved with local groups giving updates on upcoming events. One thing on the minds of several in attendance at the meeting was the city’s...
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At an annual ceremony honoring service to the State of Missouri,  Representative David Evans was saluted for his contributions to protecting and improving the effective administration of justice in Missouri. The ceremony was recently held as part of the annual meeting of the Judicial Conference...

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