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Recently, Missouri State Representative Robert Ross presented the Houston Lions Club with a Missouri House of Representatives Resolution for honoring their 80 years of service to the Houston area. The Lions Club was chartered on May 28, 1940 by 20 individuals including the first President,...
The groundbreaking ceremony for Mount Calvary Restoration Center was held Sunday afternoon, November 8. City officials were present.  The facility will hold approximately 22 beds and will be dedicated to restoring lives. Construction began last week.    For updates, see the church’s Facebook...
At the regular board meeting of PWSD #3 outside Willow Springs on November 12, Director John Sullivan confirmed the water district has permanently stopped the sale of bulk water.    The decision was one of “fiduciary responsibility,” he explained. Initially, the broken hydrant that allowed...
On November 13, a group of twelve West Plains residents and business owners gathered at a local restaurant for a planning meeting. Their goal is to recall the elected figures who voted in favor of the masking ordinance in place in West Plains.   Howell County News was invited to the meeting...
At a press conference on November 13, Ozarks Medical Center launched not only the largest expansion in the organization’s history, but also announced a branding transition from OMC to Ozarks Healthcare. The new name and brand was effective immediately.    Ozarks Healthcare Women’s Center...
Willow Springs Fire Department responded to a house fire on Holloway Dr. on November 11. According to Assistant Fire Chief Vance Farmer, the call came in at 9:16 pm. The occupants of the home were out of the house and returned home to find the fire. No one was inside the house at the time of the...
Willow Springs Police Chief Bryan Hogan has been hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19. Operations at the police department are carrying on in his absence.    "As the city is deeply concerned for the health of our fellow employee and friend, Police Chief Bryan Hogan, we are also confident in...
The Mountain View Garden Club has selected the yard of Petra Stoops at 307 S. Marr Street as the October Yard of the Month.  Petra’s yard shows a beautiful array of blooming color. Petra's love of gardening is quite evident as you wander through her garden. Your eyes are caught by her delightful...
Howell County Collector Dennis Von Allmen announced last week the annual tax collection season is set to begin as the county is mailing out nearly 39,000 tax bills this week.  Von Allmen said for the tax year of 2020, the collector’s office is charged with the responsibility to collect 21.6...
The West Plains Police Department announced last week that they have been responding to several calls of counterfeit currency. With the holiday season approaching, it is likely more counterfeit money will be circulated according to the United States Secret Service, reads the release.    The...

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