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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...
Willow Springs Volunteer Fire Department’s annual bean and chili supper will be November 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the fire station on West Main St. Meals are all-you-can eat and cost $5 for adults. Kids eat free. There will be door prizes and live music.
The winner of the H & R 12 ga shotgun from the Hutton Valley Fall Festival is Derek Fredrick.   Pictured with Derek is Hutton Valley Neighborhood Watch Board Chairman Tom White.  Thanks to C & R Guns, Ammo and Pawn for all their assistance.   Attending the school in first grade...
For the eleventh year, West Plains Bank and Trust Company Liberty Branch spent the month of October raising funds to benefit the F.E.E.D. Program in Mountain View, Mo. All donations collected, including a $500 contribution from Mountain View Rotary, totaled $1,000. That total was matched by the...
On October 31, Officer Lisa Noble initiated a traffic stop on Highway 60 in Mountain View. A MULES check showed that both the driver, Catherine Farra, of Kansas City, and the passenger, Thomas Smith, of Urich, had active warrants. Smith, in fact, had an active felony nationwide extradition...
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On Election Day, Assistant Chief Wes Ellison responded to a report of a car crash at the polling place at the YMCA on W. Main Street at 12:13 p.m. According to the crash report, Charity Ariola, 38, of Plato, Mo., was pulling into the YMCA parking lot when she noticed her seatbelt was caught in...
The West Plains City Council met for a special session on November 4. After a budget work session for the upcoming fiscal year, the only other item on the agenda was the second reading of Bill 4672. The first reading of the bill took place the preceding Monday.    In Wednesday’s session,...
With the new mask ordinance in effect in West Plains, many may be questioning whether other cities in Howell County will soon follow suit. According to City Administrator Beverly Hicks, a mask ordinance is not on the horizon in Willow Springs at this time.    In an interview on November 6,...

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