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Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Dozens of community, business, and law enforcement leaders attended a ribbon cutting for Ozarks Healthcare's Crisis Stabilization Center Friday morning.  "[The large community presence] tells me that the need is great, but that also we have the community backing us. If we have a need, the...
Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after being selected to serve as the Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means for the 118th Congress: “It is deeply humbling and an honor to be selected by my colleagues to serve as the next Chairman of the House Ways and...
In late 2022, the North American Vexillogical Association (NAVA) asked its members and the public to rate the designs of 312 known flags. From September 1 to November 30, 2,852 people participated in the online survey: 308 NAVA members and 2,544 public participants. They rated the design of each...
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Two West Plains High School students recently raised $1,000 for foster families as part of their project for FCCLA. Alexis Inman and Brylee Bonham held a diaper and donation drive benefiting The Chaos Closet, a clothing and diaper resource for area foster families to utilize when caring for...
Donna Ledbetter, 49, of West Plains, was airlifted from a crash on Jan. 10 for treatment of her serious injuries. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Ledbetter was a passenger when driver Steven Holt, 58, of West Plains, lost control on County Road 378, half a mile west of Grand...
courtesy of Pomona Fire Department
Two families lost their homes in Pomona last week. A fire that began in a home on County Road 2120 on Jan. 12 spread to a neighboring residence. Both homes were a total loss, reports Pomona Fire Chief Randall Dennis. Pomona Fire Department was alerted to the fire at 11:34 a.m. Peace Valley and...
Howell County News/ Kacey Blunk
Picking up a discussion from last month’s meeting, the Mountain View Board of Aldermen voted to assume control of the rentals, management, and upkeep of the community center. Last Monday night was the second time the municipal government tackled the subject of the community center under the...
Howell County Adult Drug Court celebrated its final graduate for 2022 on December 20. This graduate was the fifth person to graduate the program this (2022) year and the 30 to graduate since the adult drug court program began in 2012.   This young man entered the Shannon County Adult Drug Court...
Jordan Bagley and Natalie Paulman of West Plains, MO, are the parents of a baby girl, Alice Dahlia Paulman. She was born Jan. 2, 2023, at 6:06 a.m. at Ozarks Healthcare. She weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 22 inches long. Her siblings are Jayde, 6, and Elena, 3. Her grandparents are Timothy...
courtesy of Howell County Jail
A West Plains man faces second degree murder charges after allegedly beating his father to death. Following a 911 call and subsequent investigation, Christopher Greenough, 33, is believed to have assaulted his father with his "hands, feet, or an unknown weapon," causing his death. A first...

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