Arts/Education

West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) and Simmons Bank (2020 BrewFest glasses sponsor) are partnering to make Brewfest glasses available this year despite the cancelled event.  Glasses are available at a two-for rate – 2 glasses for a $25 donation. You can exchange your 2020 BrewFest tickets...
Hannah Collins, a West Plains High School senior, is the regional winner of a $1000 scholarship awarded by FutureBuilders, the education foundation of the Missouri School Boards’ Association. A $1000 scholarship is awarded to a student in each of MSBA's 17 regions. Applicants were judged on the...
The Annie E. Casey Foundation today released the 2020 edition of the KIDS COUNT® Data Book, an annually published resource that tracks child well-being nationally and state by state and ranks the states by how well they are doing by their children. In this year's report, Missouri ranks 30th among...
Pomona resident Heather Rothermich was recently surprised with a $3,000 Bright Future Scholarship to WGU Missouri. The scholarship is open to new students who have lost income due to the COVID-19 crisis and are interested in furthering their education as part of their personal recovery plans....
Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will offer a new scholarship to high school graduates who participated in the university's dual credit program. The Advantage Scholarship is a one-time scholarship that rewards the academic achievement of dual credit seniors who...
West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) regrets to announce the 8th Annual BrewFest and 4th Annual AHA/BJCP sanctioned home brew competition scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020, is canceled due to continued vendor concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who purchased tickets for the...
The Willow Springs Scholarship Club has awarded $739,150 to 460 students since 1976. The scholarships are funded by memorials, gifts and sponsorships given by local businesses, organizations and individuals. So far this year, the club has awarded scholarships to 22 students totaling $41,000. If...
The Willow Springs School District will have students returning to school beginning in July.   A seated summer school will be held beginning July 6, 2020 and running through July 31, 2020.   Summer school is open to all K-8 students who will enroll in the grade that they will be in for the 2020-...
The Mountain View School Board held a meeting on Thursday, June 18 shortly after the election of new member Eric Wells, and re-election of Keith Tharp, and Shelly Mantel.  The monthly financial report primarily discussed the benefits and downsides to The Cares Act money the district received....
The Willow Springs R-IV Schools is announcing its annual summer food service program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Each year the USDA sponsors a program to make nutritious meals available to children and teens free of charge.  Willow Springs R-IV Schools takes the opportunity...

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