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The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce spent Sunday planting flowers and shrubs on First Street as part of a downtown beautification project. Pictured left to right are Steve Meier, Gretchen Creighton, Matt Willbanks, Mark Castaneda, Jeff Holden, and Lindsay Holden.
The Willow Springs Presbyterian Church has recently donated nearly four hundred items to MUNCH. The congregation collected cans of tuna and jars of peanut butter during the weeks before Easter. "We are glad to provide these good sources of protein to MUNCH," Pastor Diane Cooke said. "Caring for...
A delivery and taxi service opened business in Willow Springs last week. Car Tender, owned and operated by Michael Mill, offers delivery of all types in the Willow Springs area, as well daily opportunities for grocery deliveries from West Plains to Willow.    Car Tender is currently operating...
On April 21, at approximately 9:21 p.m., West Plains Police Department officers responded to Renfrow Street for a report of a domestic disturbance involving a woman who had been assaulted by a man with a knife. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who advised a man in the residence...
courtesy photo/ Robby Rakestraw
A springtime snowfall contrasted the picturesque with the truly bizarre on April 20. Snow coated redbud and dogwood blossoms, dusted over new spring grass, and struck dismay in the hearts of every gardener who has planted fruit trees and tomatoes this year. In most of Howell County, the snowfall...
courtesy photo/Howell County Jail
Two Mountain View men remain in Howell County Jail after a violent encounter with police on April 21. According to a probable cause statement filed by Sergeant Michael Pauly of the Mountain View Police Department, he observed Devin Cooper, 25, of Mountain View, riding a passenger in a vehicle....
Beginning April 14, Ozarks Healthcare modified visitor restrictions to make visiting patients easier. Patients admitted to its hospital are now allowed to have one visitor at a time from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., allowing for multiple loved ones to visit with patients and their care teams. Visitors were...
On April 11, West Plains Police Department officers responded to Little Caesars for a burglary alarm. When officers arrived, they observed a glass door had been broken. Officers entered the building looking for subjects inside but located none.  During on scene investigation, the safe in the...
City Clerk Heather Duddridge swears in newly re-elected officers for the City of Willow Springs at the City Council meeting on April 15.
At the April City Council meeting in West Plains, Mike Topliff was confirmed as re-elected to the council, but was also re-appointed Mayor Pro Tem. When Mayor Jack Pahlmann retires on April 30, Topliff will move into the mayor’s seat, and leave a vacancy on the City Council.  The West Plains...

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