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Three Arrested, Five Detained for Illegal Narcotics Operation

Mountain Grove, MO. – Three individuals have been arrested out of the area of Mountain Grove on Wednesday, June 29th. The investigation started with a tip of information stating that an illegal narcotics operation was being performed at a residence near N Highway. Upon response and investigation, officers spotted an ATV with two individuals riding it who attempted to escape. One of the riders fled to a nearby house, where she and other occupants refused to submit to a search.
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Communities plan Fourth of July celebrations

This story has Unlimited Access. Please support our commitment to public service journalism. Subscribe now. Area communities are planning Fourth of July celebrations. Here is a roundup:. Willow Springs: A parade is set for 10 a.m. Monday, July 4, in Willow Springs. The lineup begins at 9 a.m. at Booster...

West Plains Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Illegal Firearm

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A West Plains man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a sawed-off shotgun, which was found in one of the two vehicles he stole within a week of each other. Michael Bryant, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes on...

Area man charged after damaging MSHP vehicle

After a traffic stop initiated by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Tuesday (June 28) near Cabool, a Mansfield man faces several charges, including one felony. Martin A. Gonzalez, 27, of Mansfield, is charged with first-degree property damage (a class E felony), as well as misdemeanors of speeding, resisting arrest and no insurance.

Howell County Sheriff searching for West Plains Woman Wanted for Drug Trafficking

On June 28, 2022 Deputy Foster and Corporal Wake, assisted by Deputy First Class Bruno, Deputy Hummel, and Deputy Turnbull with the Howell County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at a residence in the city limits of West Plains for narcotic related offenses. Information was received that Amanda J. Jones, who currently has an active arrest warrant through the Howell County Sheriff’s Office for 1st Degree Drug Trafficking, was staying at the residence and currently distributing narcotics.

Music to feature the sounds of movies in Houston

“A Night at the Movies Concert” will be presented at the Melba Performing Arts Center in Houston at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 8-9. Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for adults. Children under 12 are free. The evening will feature musical selections from...
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Closures announced for July 4 holiday

Many government offices and business will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the July 4 holiday. The Ozark County Courthouse, Gainesville City Hall, the Gainesville License Office and The Center will be closed. Banks and post offices will also be closed Monday. The Ozark County Times office will...

Pomona Man Attempts to Flee Arrest, Fails

Pomona, MO. – On June 22nd of 2022, Deputy Seth Smith of the Howell County Sheriff’s Department arrested an individual who attempted to escape, and was ultimately arrested. According to a probable cause statement of the arrest, Deputy Smith arrived at a residence with the intent to arrest...

Garylee has your sports update

Jared Phay, head coach of the (MSU-WP) Grizzly Basketball team, announced the signing of Chanler Sisco from Alton. The 6-foot, 2-inch guard averaged 20 points and eight rebounds per game this past season while helping lead the Comets to a 24-6 overall record. The Comets reached the Missouri Class 2A state quarterfinals earlier this year before falling to Bernie High School 51-49 in overtime.
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Rodeo time this weekend at Gainesville Saddle Club

It’s rodeo time in Gainesville this weekend. The action starts at 8 p.m. Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2 at the Gainesville Saddle Club Arena. Admission is $8 for adults. Kids 10 and under are free. In addition to the rodeo, organizers said there will a kids’ slip-and-slide...

$7.5 million in state appropriations approved for facility to house ASCEND Program

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Missouri State University-West Plains’ (MSU-WP) ASCEND Program received a significant boost from the state Thursday when Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation earmarking $7.5 million in capital funding for a facility to house the program, which supports students with autism. “We are thrilled to...

Harlin Museum Currently Recruiting Volunteers

West Plains, MO. – A historical landmark in West Plains is seeking volunteers and donations in order to keep the building maintained and staffed. The Harlin Museum is a non-profit, volunteer-run cultural center that was originally built as a house for one of the previous mayors of West Plains in 1889. The building still stands today and is now a museum which contains many historical pieces of the Ozarks, including even 10 digit value artistic pieces.

West Plains PD and Chief Monticelli Offering Two New Programs For the Public

West Plains, MO. – The West Plains Police Department is currently offering a pair of programs that should work hand-in-hand in establishing and maintaining community feedback, involvement, and communication. We spoke to Police Chief Stephen Monticelli about these programs. The first is the Police Community Advisory Committee, which is...

Cabool school board makes employment decisions, adds junior high softball

This story has Unlimited Access. Please support our commitment to public service journalism. Subscribe now. Members of the Cabool Board of Education held their monthly meeting June 28. In an effort to improve their athletic prowess, the Cabool School Board has decided that junior high softball will be introduced during...

City of West Plains Independence Day reminders

West Plains, MO. – Independence Day is quickly approaching, and many West Plains residents have celebratory plans, ranging from family picnics to nights out. The West Plains Police Department wants to remind those celebrating with alcohol not to get behind the wheel and designate a sober driver to get you home safely.