Arts/Education

Fourth Grade-Collins Letty Cross, Thomas Doss, Ayden Frazier, Zada Gayer, Evelyn Lovan, Aliyah Mattison, Westyn Pruett, Blake Renegar and Elam Yarber.   Fourth Garde - Juarez Zayne Burton, Taylan Egly, Alexa Martinez. Isaac Miller, H. Tillie Newton, Robert Smith, Madyson Southworth, Maci...
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The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) and Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) have partnered to bring quarterly art displays to the incubator. Local artist Karen Pitts' works will be featured inside OzSBI's first floor April 1 through the end of June 2022. Visitors may view the display...
Due to recent storms, the Willow Springs R-IV School Board voted to approve a new academic calendar for the remainder of the school year.  Monday, April 18 will be a regular school day instead of the originally scheduled professional day.  Two additional school days have been added to the end...
An unusually high number of guests attended the March School Board meeting in Willow Springs on March 14. The minutes of the meeting record the presence of Mary Roberts, Emma Roberts, Andy Roberts, Kyle Wake, Kim Wake, Libby Wake, Kameron Thomas, Shakara Woodley, Jeff Cunningham, Jeff Lovan, Josh...
The Fiscal Year 2022 federal budget passed by the U.S. Congress and signed today by President Joe Biden includes more than $3 million for Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) led the effort to secure the funds for MSU-WP. "Sen. Roy Blunt's support...
Wages Brewing Company recently presented a donation of $222 to the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation and Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center (BHC) for their upcoming event featuring award-winning mental health and suicide prevention activist and speaker Kevin Hines. To help destigmatize mental...
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3009 of Mountain View in association with State American Legion Auxiliary are awarded Adison Burks a sponsorship in the amount of $300 to a university in Missouri to help prepare her for college and a successful future. Left to right is VFW Dist. 18 Sr. Vice...
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Willow Springs teacher, Andrew Coursen, and students, Gabe Story and Drake Marshell received congratulations for their success in a recent statewide competition. Gabe and Drake came in 4th Place in a statewide competition sponsored by University of Missouri, MOREnet. This competition was based on...
Students in five area high schools could earn a $1,000 college scholarship, thanks to Mercy Health Foundation-St. Francis. The Dr. Grace O. Doane scholarships are specifically for students interested in entering health care professions. Dr. Doane was the first woman to graduate with a doctorate...
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The Willow Springs R-IV School District announced on Feb. 21 the promotion of Nick Schmitt to the position of high school principal, effective August 1, 2022. The decision is pending school board approval, said school board president Tony Friga. He fully expects the school board to approve the...

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