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The Bear Pride Band is currently seeking donations for a new band equipment trailer. Pace Construction, Indian Creek Materials, & West Plains Bridge & Grading donated $2,000.00 each towards the trailer. West Plains Bank & Trust Company donated $500.00 towards a new trailer. “We truly...
Area veterans and their dependents interested in using their military education benefits to earn a degree from Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) can attend an informational session Monday or Tuesday, Nov. 15-16, in Hass-Darr Hall Room 104. No appointment is necessary; veterans are...
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November 4, the Willow Springs chapter of the National Honors Society held their induction ceremony at the Grimes Auditorium. Seven students from Willow Springs High School were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society. The guest speaker for the ceremony was Willow Springs Director...
Finalists for the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) chancellor position will visit campus in the next few weeks. Each candidate will participate in an open forum for each of the following groups: West Plains community members. Faculty, staff, and students in West Plains....
Indianapolis is the place to be this week as tens of thousands of FFA members descend upon the city. My Facebook feed is filled with photos shared by my hometown FFA chapter and others. I can feel the excitement through my phone! A few years have passed since I attended my first National FFA...
The Liberty High School FFA Trap Team competed in the Houston FFA Trap Shoot on October 8, at the Big Piney Sportsman Club in Houston, MO.  Liberty's Team One:  Rob Davis, Hoyt Layman, Jacob Fisher, Hayden Foster, and Rob Mantel took first place. Traveling to Linn Creek, MO to compete in the...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
A program sponsored by the MO Beef Industry Council is bringing fresh, local meat to Willow Springs Schools. Let’s Taco Bout Beef is a chance for students to both learn about where their food comes from and to have access to locally born, raised, and processed food, said Food Services Director...
SRO Glen Moore of the Willow Springs School District participated in the recent School Safety Academy sponsored by Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Center for Education Safety. The event was held September 18-20 in Branson and was designed to train and certify school safety coordinators....
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Willow Springs and Eleven Point Fire Departments were at Willow Springs Elementary for Fire Safety Day on October 18. “It is important to teach children the importance of fire prevention at a young age because it could determine life or death for them in the event of a fire,” said Willow Springs...
Carson L. Lowe, Willow Springs, has been awarded the Dean's Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Lowe, a 2020 graduate of Willow Springs High School in Willow Springs, is a sophomore general studies major at MSU-WP. He is the son of Hobart "Kurt" and Christy Lowe,...

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