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The eleventh annual Toys For Tots Christmas concerts will be held in West Plains Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3. The shows will feature two evenings of Christmas music, with over 25 singers and musicians performing. And its all for Toys For Tots. For the second year, the event will be held at...
Jerry Wickens, joins Glen Moore and Nick Schmitt of Willow Springs R-IV in receiving certification as a School Safety Specialist. Wickens participated in the recent School Safety Academy sponsored by Missouri School Boards' Association's Center for Education Safety. The event was held in August...
The Willow Springs school board approved a bid for a new athletic training facility at its monthly board meeting Nov. 15. On a motion by Brent Colley and seconded by Jeff Lovan, the board approved a $217,000 bid from Ledbetter Construction for the facility, along with an additional amount of up...
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For 37 years, Donna Hayes gave students in the Richards R-V School District the educational tools they needed to learn and grow. Now, she and her husband, Michael, are giving the school's graduates the financial support they need to pursue a college education at Missouri State University-West...
It's playoff time for the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly eSports team, and everyone is invited to come to watch the Grizzlies compete in the first round of NJCAAE action. Grizzly eSports Head Coach Alex Pinnon said the team will host a playoffs watch party Nov. 30 in the...
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The Southern Ozarks Alliance for Rural Development (SOAR) convened on Nov. 9 to discuss stemming brain drain from the area. The speaker was Dennis Lancaster, Chancellor at MSU-West Plains. His short presentation was on the campus's key performance indicators. He discussed the challenges of a two-...
Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will host their second annual welding competition Jan. 20, 2023, at the Terry L. "Bo" Pace Industrial Science Center. Area high school seniors who participate in a welding program at their high school or a technical training center and...
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Nearly 100 ninth through 12th grade students and their school counselors from 13 area school districts attended the Missouri Educators for Tomorrow's Schools (MoETS) Conference on Oct. 20 on the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) campus. The event was hosted by faculty and staff...
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The Heisman Trophy Trust recently announced the 2022 Heisman High School Scholarship recipients. From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2023, West Plains High School Seniors Laura Dixon and Cole Shipley have been named school winners in...
The Southern Ozarks Alliance for Rural Development (SOAR) convened on Nov. 9 to discuss stemming brain drain from the area. The speaker was Dennis Lancaster, Chancellor at MSU-West Plains. His short presentation was on the campus's key performance indicators. He discussed the challenges of a two-...

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