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The Willow Springs Arts Council announces the return of Kids Art Camp. This year’s Art Camp will begin on July 12 and run through July 14 for children who have completed First through Fifth Grades. Long time art instructor, Ginny Thomason will be conducting the classes and will be doing a mixed...
Members of the Missouri State University (MSU) Board of Governors last week approved a new long-range plan for Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). The plan, approved by members of the Missouri State University Board of Governors, outlines the goals and objectives of MSU-WP for the...
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The West Plains School District Board of Education has appointed Lucas Brown as the high school principal for the 2022-2023 school year. The decision follows the appointment of Matthew Orchard as the incoming Director of Human Resources and Student Services. Brown has served as the Glenwood R-...
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Amanda Mantel was one of nearly 100 students honored with one or more academic awards at the end of the 2021-22 school year at Central Methodist University. Mantel, of Mountain View, MO, earned the following honors: Dr. George Heslar Leadership and Service Memorial Scholarship, and the John C....
Area residents interested in a career helping others with behavioral or mental health diagnoses can enroll this fall for the next cohort of the community behavioral health support program at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Program coordinator/lecturer Elizabeth Mahan said...
The Willow Springs school board set meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year at its regular meeting on Monday, June 13. Superintendent Bill Hall reminded the board that students had been able to eat meals for free since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to federal assistance. “...
Adalynn Siler, a sixth grade student at Willow Springs Middle School, has been accepted into the Youth Summer Intensive program with the Cincinnati Ballet. Siler auditioned for the program in St. Louis, MO. The Youth Summer Intensive Program is a condensed version of the Cincinnati Ballet's...
Dustin Lynch is coming to West Plains Civic Center on Friday, August 19. Tickets start at $28.00 plus applicable fees and are available now.  About Dustin Lynch: Dustin Lynch has "built one of the most consistent recording careers in modern country music” (Billboard), achieving eight #1s, four...
The West Plains School District Board of Education has appointed Dr. Amy Ross to serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the 2022 - 2023 school year. The decision follows the appointment of Dr. Wesley Davis as the incoming Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Ross has served as the...
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The West Plains School District Board of Education has appointed Matthew Orchard as Director of Human Resources and Student Services for the 2022 - 2023 school year. The decision follows the appointment of Dr. Amy Ross as the incoming Assistant Superintendent. Mr. Orchard has served as the West...

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