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​Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) is partnering with Shannon County Museum, Ozark Riverways Foundation, Ozark Heritage Project, and the Dent County Historical Society to host a "Celebration of the River Community at Round Spring" on August 7 from 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. at the Round Spring picnic...
Officer Robert Poindexter has joined the Mountain View Police Department. He was sworn in on July 27, 2021 by City Clerk, Shannon Elliott. Officer Poindexter is pictured here shaking hands with Mountain View Mayor Donnie Pruett.  courtesy photo/ City of Mountain View
Route 17 in Howell County will be CLOSED for Mountain View's Summer Fest. The closure is on Pine Street to Oak Street in downtown Mountain View on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The area will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the...
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The city pool in Mountain View will remain closed for the summer, confirms Mountain View mayor, Donnie Pruett. Despite passing a new half cent sales tax for parks and recreation that was purported to primarily benefit the pool, a significant leak has sunk the 2021 pool season in an unexpected way...
A fatal day on the river claimed the life of Tammy Owen, 55, of Grandview on July 30. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop G, Owen fell off a floatation device that was towed behind a boat. She went underwater and drowned about three miles north of the Riverton access point. Owen...
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The West Plains High School Class of 1955 planned for and raised funds for an annual reunion last year, but like so many groups in 2020, opted not to hold their event. They decided to use the money raised towards a flagpole and flag to benefit the city of West Plains. City workers installed the...
On July 28, the City of West Plains announced it was suspending the municipal recycling program effective immediately. The program will resume Monday, August 9. Public Relations Director Cody Sanders explained that the department is short-staffed, so the City has pulled workers from the...
The Bicentennial Edition of the Official Missouri Highway Map celebrates 200 years of travel in the Show-Me State. You can pick up your free copy August 12- 22 at the Highway Gardens Expo Center at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia or contact your local MoDOT district office. “More than a...
photos courtesy of Karsten Kargel
Karsten Kargel, of Willow Springs, photographed this mother bear and her cubs near his home on County Road 5680. He reported that he has often seen the babies over the last couple of weeks, but finally saw the mother and so ran for his camera. Kargel estimates the mother to be seven feet tall and...
Updated: August 9 with a corrected location The public information meeting regarding the proposed quarry on Highway 17 near Mountain View has been scheduled to take place, Monday, August 16 at West Park in Mountain View. Last week, an article incorrectly the location to be Way Side park. Landowners...

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