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There is always something special about a meeting in Mountain View. The last two meetings of the City of Mountain View Board of Alderman have been a hot topic of debate as board members bicker, question expenditures/budget, and fail to follow basic procedures.    A special meeting was held on...
Aden Lee Johnson, 20, was named in a probable cause statement as a suspect of first-degree property damage following an incident at Richards School.   Deputy Timothy W. Gordon stated that he was dispatched to the school after reports of a truck doing donuts in the parking lot and causing...
A West Plains man last seen December 2, 2023, was found deceased by Howell County Sheriff’s deputies on January 29. Deputies are still investigating the circumstances that led to the death of Levi M. Gunter, 41. Gunter was reported missing to the sheriff’s office on December 20. Law enforcement...
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that his office has awarded over $390,000 in additional funding for 49 summer library program grants distributed to several Missouri libraries. The West Plains Public Library West Plains Public Library Summer Reading Adventure Begins Here! was awarded $7,...
Stanley Michael Reeves, 72, of West Plains, has allegedly sent a series of threatening letters to Walmart and Jones Eye Center before police intervened.   Walmart employees contacted West Plains Police Department after they received several disturbing letters implying terroristic threats,...
A group of football parents in Willow Springs are circulating a petition in support of former head football coach Travis Payne. Organizers say they have nearly 125 signatures in support of their goal – to overturn the decision to remove Payne as head football coach.    “The kids wanted to...
Expenditures have been a subject of major concern of the current board of aldermen for the City of Mountain View for months, yet the sum of money taxpayers has paid to the city attorney has soared. Billing statements from the city attorney, Deedra Nicholson, billed to the City of Mountain View...
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Last year, community donations, largely through donation boxes at local businesses and generous donations by local businesses helped the Shannon County First Responders purchase radios, radio batteries, defibrillator pads, blood pressure kits, oxygen regulators, equipment bags for new responders...
As the April 8 total solar eclipse approaches, the community is stepping forward to help make the “Party in the Path,” which is focused on the eclipse, a fun and memorable event. This support includes those who are volunteering to assist with the April 5-8 festivities, and the businesses who are...
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During recent freezing temperatures and bouts of snow and sleet the Ozark Spring, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s (Ozark Spring, NSDAR) meeting program on The History of Quilt Making concluded with attendees learning to tie fleece blankets that were then distributed to...

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