The Shannon county Commission has decided to close the Courthouse to
the public until further notice due to COVID-19. Offices will still be
open for phone calls and for any questions you might have. (573) 226-3414.
Follow the directions posted on the Courthouse door if you must get in for
any reason. A phone number will be posted for you to call and courthouse
employees will determine whether you will be admitted.
Art Across the Ages
The Salem Area Arts Council announces that artwork that was displayed
in "Art Across the Ages" needs to be picked up ASAP. "While we don't know
if the next event is going to occur, we need to get our stuff out just in
case." Access to the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center can be
arranged by texting or calling Libby Sanders at 573-247-0279. "Thanks to
all who participated!" For more information call (573) 247-0279 or e-mail
Senior Centers Closed
SeniorAge has made the decision to close facilities to the public.
Beginning March 16 through the end of March. Seniors receiving home
delivered meals can still receive frozen meals with willing volunteer to
deliver. Starting March 23, those who generally dine at the center can use
the drive-thru services to receive a meal (frozen meal). For more
specifics, seniors are encouraged to call their local senior center for
assistance. Eminence (573) 226-3839, Winona (573) 325-4636.
HOE Meeting Set Back
The annual Howell Oregon Electric Meet-ing of Membership, originally
scheduled for May 1, has been postponed due to the Coronavirus. Per the
CDC's guidelines of no more than 50 people gathering, the West Plains
Civic Center will not be able to host any event prior to May 15th.
Officials with Howell-Oregon Electric Coop-erative have rescheduled the
meeting for July 21st.
OMC Opens Hotline, Tests at Hospital
and Area Clinics
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) is launching a telephone hotline
for people to call when they have questions regarding COVID-19
Disaster Declaration for MO
On March 26, President Donald Trump approved Governor Mike
Parson's request for a federal major disaster declaration for the
state of Missouri.
Coronavirus Aid, Economic Relief Act From MO Senator Roy Blunt
Our country is facing a health crisis unlike anything we have ever
Youth Turkey Season Saturday, Sunday
Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season
according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
LOST LEGION HALL - Birch Tree's old
American Legion Hall burned to the ground on March 23. The cause
of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal.
According to Birch Tree Volunteer Fire Department chief Sam
Murphy, volunteers from Birch Tree, Winona and Mountain View
responded to the 1 AM call, the building was not occupied and
there were no injuries. Built after World War II, the building
housed Birch Tree's American Legion Memorial Post #509, chartered
in 1946. Ownership was recently transferred to private
individuals. (Current Wave Photo by Roger Dillon)
B.T. Man Injured on Old Hwy 60
A Birch Tree man sustained "moderate" injuries in a one-vehicle
accident on old Hwy 60 on March 22
No Positive Test Results in Shannon County
as of 3/27
On Friday, the Shannon County Health
Center reported there were no cases of COVID-19 in Shannon County.
According to SCHC Director Kandra Counts, there had been eight
tests submitted with five negative returns, no positive returns
and three still pending.
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