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Area county health departments recommend 50% seating capacity at all school related activities to allow for social distancing, reads a release from the West Plains School District. Vouchers (pre-purchased tickets) will be used by Ozark Conference Schools, which includes West Plains School...
Jeff & Sheri Easter will be in concert at First General Baptist Church in Willow Springs on Friday night, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. Over the past thirty-two years, Jeff and Sheri have produced over sixty Top 20 songs, received numerous Dove and Grammy Award nominations, and acquired various...
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) will open a new healthcare clinic located on the West Plains School District campus, beginning on the first day of school on August 24. OMC/Zizzer Clinic is a unique healthcare model in which comprehensive physical and preventative healthcare services are provided to...
On September 1, Charlotte Gray will transition ownership of Texas County Technical College (TCTC) in Houston, Missouri. For the past twenty-five years, Mrs. Gray has been President of TCTC and has developed a successful nursing school well-respected in the surrounding area. Arizona College, with...
The Classical Conversations of Willow Springs homeschool community enjoyed a robust reading contest this summer. A total of 23 participants from K-6 finished the 13 week contest with a collective 127,464 minutes of reading! They celebrated with a pool party and prizes this week. The overall...
Carson L. Lowe, Willow Springs, has been awarded the Dean's Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains. Lowe, a 2020 graduate of Willow Springs High School in Willow Springs, is a freshman at Missouri State-West Plains. He is the son of Kurt and Christy Lowe, Willow Springs.
Lindsey N. Osborn, Pomona, has been awarded the Ted and Jeanette Gilliam Endowed Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains. Osborn, a 2019 graduate of Willow Springs High School in Willow Springs, is a sophomore at Missouri State-West Plains who plans to pursue a degree in elementary...
On Monday August 17, Neighborhood Christian Schools held a ribbon cutting and open house at Hutton Valley Schoolhouse to celebrate months of the community's hard work. The attendance of over 70 people included State Senator Mike Cunnginham and Representative Hannah Kelly (R-141). Also joining the...
For the first time since its opening in 2004, The Bible House will not hold classes this semester. Patty Wiersema, founder of the Bible House said, “I met with Superintendent Bill Hall, and with social distancing restrictions, we couldn’t see a way to make it work. We hope to resume classes next...
The West Plains School District announced Ryan Smith as the new West Plains Elementary Assistant Principal. Mr. Smith has joined West Plains Elementary Principal, Donnie Miller, and Assistant Principal, Becky Hutchinson, for the 2020–2021 school year. Mr. Smith replaces Zeb Wallace, who took an...

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