Community Events

Summer school begins June 1 and ends June 25, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The program will be held at the West Plains Elementary School for grades K-8. Student attendance incentives will be offered this year based on full attendance days in the program. A kindergarten and...
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced his office received a referendum petition for Senate Substitute 2 for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 262.  The referendum petition – Petition 2022-R002 - submitted by Jeremy Cady representing Americans for Prosperity, is now open for public...
The Willow Springs Annual 4th of July Parade will be Saturday, July 3 at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street. The parade will again feature historic characters from early American history to the present date. You may contact Jane Bailey at (417) 469-2588 to sign up for the character of your choice....
West Plains will officially kick off the summer swim season with the opening of the City's Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 29. Hours of operation this summer will be from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The cost of admission is $4 for children ages three to 11, and $5 for ages 12...
The West Plains Council on the Arts will hold the Our Town Then and Now Exhibit May 16 through June 27 at the West Plains Civic Center. The public is invited to meet the artists May 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Mountain View High School Alumni invites you to the next planning meeting to be held at the Mountain View Library on Thursday, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. Registration forms for 2021 have been mailed. If you did not receive one, please send your mailing address to  
The AmVets Post 98 is now open extended hours for the summer, remaining open until at least 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 12:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Heroes Support Group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The AmVets Post 98 is located at 1852 CR 6070 in West Plains.   
The Willow Springs Senior Center will have a gospel jam and barbequed rib dinner May 21 starting at 4:00 p.m. Come and join the jam and enjoy bbq ribs, baked beans, cole slaw, seasoned potatoes and cherry cheesecake. Tea, coffee or water. $7 for adults and $5 for under 12.
The monthly fundraiser breakfast for the Willow Springs Senior Center will be Saturday, May 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. They will be serving biscuits and gravy, egg casserole, sausages, country ham, fruit, pancakes and cinnamon rolls. All for $5
U.S. Route 63 in Howell County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform resurface work.  This section of roadway is located from Route N to Route 14.    Weather permitting, work will take place Thursday, May 20 through Friday, July 30 from 7:00...


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