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The Willow Springs Tuesday Study Club ends each season with a Spring Party at Club 60 in Mountain Grove. For a theme, the hostesses choose a country to learn about the people, culture, other facts about the chosen country, and to try a new cuisine. This year, hostesses Jean Biehl, Pauline Cape,...
Willow Springs resident Kathryn Wagner purchased a $20 Scratchers ticket at Walmart, 1433 S. Sam Houston Boulevard, in Houston. Her $20 purchase turned into a $5 million win on the Missouri Lottery’s “$5 Million Big Money” Scratchers game. Wagner’s $5 million win made her the 145th million-...
The City of West Plains has extended a state of civil emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic through December 31, 2020. The Order was issued by Mayor Jack Pahlmann Saturday, June 20, with the intent of slowing the spread of the virus within the City of West Plains. Businesses and services in...
     The June 21 West Plains City Council meeting’s regular session began with concerns heard from two residents. Both residents’ concerns stem from the city’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.       Owner of The Battery Station, Kevin Falkner, approached the podium with two items in hand. As...
     The Mountain View City Council passed an operating budget for the current fiscal year at a meeting on June 22. Though the Board of Aldermen were able to pass a budget, there was an emphasis on reducing planned spending in order to maintain a reasonable general fund.       At the June 14...
Organizers of the Great Balls of Fireworks show usually held every year at the Eleven Point Firehouse on the Fourth of July have announced the new date of the 2020 show. This year, the event will take place on October 3 to coincide with the Bear City Festival in Willow Springs.  The fireworks...
Mark Twain National Forest is seeking comments on proposed changes to its developed recreation sites. According to a press release announcing the extended comment period, the changes are needed “to provide a sustainable recreation program for the public to enjoy.” After an internal review of all...
Camcorp Manufacturing is pleased to announce another employee that has achieved their 10-year work anniversary. Dustin Chastain began working with Camcorp in May of 2010.  He originally started as a parts detailer amd has become a key employee in the drafting department. Dustin has shown his...
Captain Bruce D. Fiske, commanding officer of Troop G, Willow Springs, announces the assignment of two new troopers to Troop G. Trooper Kage W. Etherton has been assigned to Zone 4: Northern Howell and Shannon counties. Trooper Etherton is a native of Aurora, Missouri. He is a graduate of...
Alex J. Boyer, Jr., 35, of Birch Tree, faces charges of discharging a firearm to shoot at a habitable structure as a persistent offender, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with events that took place in the early morning hours of June 21.  According to a...

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