Arts/Education

Matt Hobson, newly elected member of the Willow Springs School Board.
First-time candidate Matt Hobson was elected to the Willow Springs R-IV School Board in the municipal election on June 2.  Hobson was educated in the district himself from kindergarten to high school. When he stopped by Howell County News to discuss his election win, he hinted that he knew...
The Springfield Symphony is preparing its 86th consecutive season with musical comfort food. The organization's 2020-2021 season, Comfort Food, will continue its tradition of a nine-concert subscription series. All concerts will be performed at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts...
Three counties span the Willow Springs School District: Howell, Texas, and Douglas. By 9:00 p.m. on the night of the election, June 2, County Clerks from each of the counties were reporting unofficial results. The below totals are based on poll numbers released from each county once 100% of their...
Superintendent Bill Hall speaks at the Lions Club meeting on June 11 (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
The Lions Club of Willow Springs met on June 11. Prior to their regular business meeting, the Lions awarded scholarships in the amount of $500 each to four Willow Springs High School students.  Lion Dean Aye gave a short address about the Club and its work before inviting the students to sit at...
A new face on the Willow Springs School Board led at the polls on June 2. Adam Webb received a total of 460 votes, 42 more votes than his closest competitor.  When he saw he received far and away more votes than anyone else, Webb said he was “baffled.” “Growing up in a community, you know a...
The annual MVBT Back to School Fair will not be held this year. In a statement about the choice, Dianne Cooke said, “The health of our students, their families, and our volunteers must be given priority in these days of COVID 19. Instead, our committee will provide essential school supplies to...
The Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III School District will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 10th at 3:00 p.m. in the Liberty Middle School Library, 1054 Old Highway 60, to discuss the terms of the tentative agreement between the MVBT School District and bus drivers employed by the MVBT School...
West Plains Elementary Preschool Screening – June 11 & June 16 - Location – West Plains Elementary West Plains Elementary Kindergarten Screening- June 17 & June 18 – Location – West Plains Elementary South Fork Elementary Preschool & Kindergarten Screening - June 12 from 12:00 p.m...
Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains have announced their Dean's List honorees for the 2020 spring semester. To qualify for the Missouri State-West Plains Dean's List, students must have earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average for 12 or more credit hours taken during the semester...
Beginning Monday, June 1, the West Plains School District’s Bus Stop Meal Service will change to Grab and Go Pickup only. Meals will be distributed from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday with double meals on Thursday. The distribution locations are OMC Thrift Store, high school...

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