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West Plains Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at 1310 Preacher Roe Blvd., the Walmart parking lot. Upon arrival firefighters saw smoke coming from the car’s engine. Fire personnel cooled the vehicle and extinguished the flames. The car was parked in a parking spac…

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Missouri voters went to the polls in November and overwhelming approved increasing the state’s minimum wage. Proposition B mandates annual increases to Missouri’s minimum wage over the next four years. The lowest wage most workers in our state may be paid after 2023 is $12 per hour.

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Lacie Head is the mother of a daughter, Tatum Rae, born at 12:26 p.m. Jan. 24. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Heath and Amy Riley, Caulfield.

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Nathaniel and Samantha Cash of Mammoth Spring, Ark., are parents of a son, Waylen Gunner, born at 5:11 p.m. Jan. 20. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Siblings are Ryli, 6, Landen, 3, and Emberlyn, 1. Grandparents are James Cash, Louisville, Ky., Sheryl Pummill, Birch Tree, and C…

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Jayson and Karen Vance of Birch Tree are parents of a son, Eric Matthew, born at 12:36 p.m. Jan. 3. He weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Mason, 5. Grandparents are Terry and Geraldine Martin, Birch Tree, and Jayson Vance Sr. and Janet James, both of Eminence.

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Dalton and Kayla Cruse of Alton are parents of a daughter, Madelyn Kay, born at 5:51 p.m. Feb. 2. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is McKenzie, 1. Her grandparents are Randy and Cheryl Judd, Rover, James and Melissa Cruse, Coquille, Ore., and Jeff and Lisa L…

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Zachariah James Erickson, 22, West Plains, and Anne Marie Claire Villanueva Cruz, 22, Hollister

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Chad and Abby Casey of Alton are parents of a daughter, Emalyn Alyse, born at 9:37 a.m., Jan. 25. She weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Siblings are Londyn, 3, and Carstyn, 2. Grandparents are Jeff and Michelle Holman and Edward and Theresa Casey, Alton.

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Jared and Brittany Farmer, of Imperial, are the parents of a baby boy, Julian Scott Farmer, born at 2:45 p.m. Jan. 7, 2019, at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis. Julian weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and is 21-inches long. He was welcomed home by big brother Luke, 5, and sister Ellie, 2. Gran…

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A boil order imposed by officials with the Howell-Oregon Public Water Supply District No. 2 has been lifted.

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Two drivers were injured in a two-vehicle collision at 8:11 a.m. Jan. 24 at the intersection of St. Louis Street and BB Highway, according to West Plains Police Officer Brandon Romans.

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A Willow Springs man suffered serious injuries when his vehicle struck four other vehicles before hitting a concrete barrier and tree Monday afternoon in Willow Springs.

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An article published on Page 1 of the Saturday Quill about the Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet should have said gas station attendant Hilliard Davis spoke to a St. Louis businessman traveling through West Plains and brought the company now known as Leonardo DRS La…

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An Alton woman suffered minor injuries in a crash involving a deer in the road at 6:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. 160 two miles east of West Plains, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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It was reported on Jan. 16 that Cecil Dale Odom, West Plains, was ticketed on a charge of failure to display a current state license plate. Odom was not ticketed but issued a warning by West Plains Police Officer Ivie Powell.