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Current Happenings

Courthouse Closing

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.

Shannondale Sale

The Shannondale clo-thing sale at Timber Lodge is postponed until further notice due to the corona virus.

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.


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Parson Orders Social Distancing

On Saturday, Governor Mike Parson directed Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Randall Williams to order statewide social distancing.


Elections Postponed, Social Distancing Required Municipal, School Vote Rescheduled for June 2 Courts, Schools Suspend Sessions Through April 3

After the classification of COVID-19 as a pandemic, national and state emergencies were declared on March 13


Preparing for COVID-19's Arrival in Shannon County

Shannon County Health Center (SCHC) director Kandra Counts, on Friday, said that anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19 (Coronavirus) symptoms (unexplained fever, cough or shortness of breath) should first call the state hotline number at (877) 435-8411 to see if they meet the criteria before coming to the Center

DOOR Stops - On Monday the decision was made to close the Shannon County Courthouse to the public until further notice with offices open by phone. A phone number for anyone needing entry will be posted on the doors. Call (573) 226-3414 for more info. The above sign is on the Winona Clinic.






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