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Five found living in cabin without permission

Warrants have been issued for four West Plains residents and a Dora woman on charges of stealing $750 or more after they were allegedly caught living in a cabin without permission for a month, doing damage and stealing property worth thousands of dollars.


Howell Ciounty Sheriff's Office

Daniel A. French, 34, Carte Square, was arrested at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday at his home on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident, property damage exceeding $1,000 and is held on $5,000 bail. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was the arresting agency.


Winter Weather Expected Across Missouri This Weekend

More winter weather will be passing through much of Missouri this weekend. "Winter storm warnings are just off to our north, and a winter weather advisory is in effect for our immediate area," said Weatherology meteorologist Laura Lockwood. "That goes into effect this evening at 6 p.m. and that will


City council to hold meeting Tuesday

The West Plains City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p. m. Tuesday at West Plains City Hall council chambers. Todd Shanks, community marketing director, will present updates and advancements of the city from his department.


What I learned working at the newspaper for a week

My second day in West Plains started with a trip to the police station. I spent my Monday morning shadowing West Plains Daily Quill reporter Kim Langston as she flipped through police incident reports to find the stories she would be covering that day. Learning how to sort through police intake repo


City clarifies portion of article

I would like to take this opportunity to clarify part of the article that appeared in the Wednesday, January 16 edition of the Quill titled “City Officials Respond to Questions About Petition.”


Vendors sought for 2019 music festival

The Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains will celebrate its 25th year May 31 and June 1. The two-day annual event in downtown West Plains celebrates Ozarks music and culture. Admission to all festival events is free.


Shutdown prompts Missouri to issue food stamps early

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians will get February food stamps early because of the federal government shutdown. The Department of Social Services announced that participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will get payments by Sunday.


MDC schedules prescribed fire workshops across region

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation invites landowners, natural resources managers, and those interested in learning about prescribed fire for land management to one of several free workshops in the first quarter of 2019.


Man allegedly assaults girlfriend with rope

Second-degree domestic assault charges were filed against a West Plains man after he reportedly struck his girlfriend with a rappelling rope numerous times and prevented her from leaving his home for a week.


Hypnotist Daniel James to perform Jan. 31 at the civic center

Internationally recognized hypnotist Daniel James will bring his skills in the art of illusion to the West Plains Civic Center for a 7 p.m. performance Jan. 31. The performance is being sponsored by the Missouri State University-West Plains University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department.


West Plains in the running to host NJCAA National Volleyball Tournament

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — The city of West Plains is a finalist to host the NJCAA National Volleyball Tournament. West Plains Economic Development Director Dave Bossemeyer says the tournament would be a multi-million dollar win for the city should West Plains win the bid for tournament host:


Rabies alert issued after family encounters sick cat

A rural West Plains family’s encounter with a stray cat has prompted Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) officials to issue a rabies alert for Howell County.


Missouri Highway Patrol investigates crash involving car, Eldon School District bus

MILLER COUNTY, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a school bus and a car in Miller County. Officers responded to the crash around 7:30 a.m. on U.S. 54 near Short Road Friday morning.



Homebrew competition returns this year to West Plains BrewFest – March 9. The 3rd Annual Homebrew Competition will be held just prior to this year’s BrewFest at the West Plains Civic Center. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. This is an officially sanctioned AHA/BJCP event. This i


Highway 137 will be reduced to cut brush, trim trees

Highway 137 in Howell and Texas counties will be reduced to one lane next week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews cut brush and trim trees. The section of road is located from Highway HH in Howell County to Highway Y in Texas County. Work is 6:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday through Frid


New hours, location for West Plains Farmers Market

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — The West Plains Area Farmers Market has new seasonal hours and a new location. The market, which has been in operation since 1986, offers local, farm-grown produce and homemade baked goodies, hand-crafted items, and seasonal specialty items, including fresh, organic vegetables and


Girl sues ex-coach, whose dad was Missouri superintendent

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. – A lawsuit alleges that a former Missouri high school coach had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student while the coach’s father was the superintendent of the school district.


Howell County Placed Under Rabies Alert

Effective January 9, 2019 Howell County has been placed under a rabies alert by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). This alert has been issued due to a cat from Howell County that tested positive for rabies on December 13, 2018. Because rabies in a domestic animal represent


Missouri Appellate Court Rules, Allows for Protection of Public Records for Victims of Violence

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Survivors of domestic abuse have a new layer of protection in Missouri. This week a Missouri appellate court reversed a trial court ruling that allowed for the disclosure of the address of the Safe At Home program to an alleged abuser.