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Welcome to Mountain View, Missouri! Here is where to begin your family’s Ozarks adventure, canoeing down one of our beautiful rivers, hiking to breathtaking ridges overlooking rolling hills and countryside, hunting down the perfect antique for your collection and taking a sip of pure relaxation at a local winery.

Golfing at the Mountain View course

Golfing at the Mountain View course

Come and stay! Mountain View is the ideal place to grow your family or enjoy your retirement. In our town, you are truly a neighbor. We are proud of our hospital and medical clinics, where caring providers will manage your health care needs. Mountain View boasts a satellite university campus in the heart of our downtown, and pride in our local schools is second to none! Along with a wonderful library, movie theater, bowling alley, restaurants, and local shopping, Mountain View has what you want in your hometown.

Join us as we enjoy life together, over coffee, at our acclaimed Pioneer Days, out on the river or cheering at the game.

You can save and keep your hard-earned money in the local economy while shopping in Mountain View.  Our local chamber businesses and organizations strive to provide quality products at affordable prices. (Save now)

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Howell County Commission

35 Court Square Room 302

West Plains, MO 65775

Phone: (417) 256-3872

Howell County Commission consists of three elected officials – the Presiding Commissioner Mark Collins, Northern Commissioner Bill Lovelace and Southern Commissioner Billy Sexton. The commission manages the county’s business, including preparing the annual county budget, approving county expenses, managing county owned property, overseeing the maintenance of the county’s roads and bridges, applying for and approving state and federal grants for the county, appointing county board members and maintaining an active role in relevant state and federal programs and committees.

The commission meets in regular session 10 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Mondays and Thursdays, except holidays, in their chambers on the second floor of the Howell County Office Building, 35 Court Square Room 302, West Plains, MO 65775.


Presiding Commissioner Mark Collins and Southern Commissioner Billy Sexton, above, were present for regular session last Thursday. Not present was Northern Commission Bill Lovelace.


Many of the requirements for the commission can be found in Chapter 49 of the Missouri Revised Statutes. For example, two commissioners are required for a quorum. If only two commissioners are present for a vote and they disagree, the presiding commissioner’s decision stands as the decision for the commission. If the presiding commissioner is not present, the commission clerk designates one of the other commissioners as presiding commissioner. The designated presiding commissioner will have all the powers of the presiding commissioner. (RSMo 49.070)