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The City of West Plains would like to thank the voters who voted in the August 2 Primaries. On the ballot was the city’s proposed continuation of the Capital Improvement Sales Tax. City voters approved the measure with nearly 64 percent of the votes. In total, 1,019 people voted in favor of the...
The City of West Plains has opened the application period for the Community Development Grant Program. This grant program utilizes funds from the City of West Plains Hotel/Motel Tax. to promote tourism and economic development in West Plains. Any event/organization/project whose objective is to...
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Thirty-four area Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1218 members and aviation enthusiasts recently visited AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh, WI. The weeklong event was attended by more than 650,000 enthusiasts from 92 different countries. All enthusiasts 18 and under received free...
Area residents can watch Spider-Man's latest adventure under the stars when Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) hosts a free movie night at 8:00 p.m. Aug. 22 at the amphitheater as part of its annual Welcome Week activities. In this latest installment of Marvel Studio's tales...
Only 22% of the county’s registered voters showed up at the polls for last Tuesday’s Primary Election. A total of 6,115 ballots were cast, reports the Howell County Clerk’s office.  Federal Races Howell County voted for the winning candidate in the Republican primary for the United States...
Howell County News is hosting a debate between the candidates for Howell County Collector. Candidates Mark Collins and Janet Crow have graciously agreed to participate in a moderated debate taking place on Oct. 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Dogwood Rooms 1 and 2 at the West Plains Civic Center.  The...
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"Hey, Willow Springs! This is Eagle country. Come get your bear," Mountain View Police Chief Jamie Perkins quipped in an online post. Last week, Chief Perkins took to Facebook to give the community an update on the increased bear activity within city limits.  "In the past couple months, people...
The Howell County Commission voted Aug. 1 to repeal the county-wide burn ban. The prohibition on burning had been in place since July 11 in response to drought conditions.  “We wish to thank all the volunteers and fire departments that fought the many wildfires throughout the county in the...
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Until November 19, 2021, Angel Lopez was a Sophomore at Liberty High School earning straight A's and playing football. That night during the SCA Championship game, Angel suffered a traumatic head injury that could have ended his young life. So began a nine-month journey of tears and hope, pain...
In honor of the sacrifice of the fallen and wounded, their families and those who served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the Combat Veterans of the 173rd Airborne Brigade will begin a 500-mile horseback and hiking journey Northbound on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). This journey will begin...

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