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Area residents are continuing to dig out from last week's winter weather. School was cancelled all last week and through Tuesday this week.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the West Plains Council on the Arts’ efforts to promote arts in the West Plains area, as well as fund the Gatewood Family Fine Arts Scholarship, which will be awarded to an area graduating high school senior planning to major in fine arts. The event is being sponsored by the West Plains Council on the Arts, Great Rivers Distributing, Grellner Sales & Services, Piney River Brewing of Bucyrus, and Mulligan’s Package Store in West Plains
“Dormant oil should be applied now on apple, pear, plum, quince and crabapples as well as currant and gooseberry bushes to control sap sucking pests like red mites and scale. These pests overwinter in the small cracks and crevices in the bark,” said Robert Balek, horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
Those eligible to apply for this assistance include area families with children ages birth through 18 who live within Howell County. This includes the communities of West Plains, Willow Springs and Mountain View. Previously, the criteria only included families who lived within the boundaries of the West Plains R-7 School District or surrounding rural school districts.