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The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation awarded $8,000 in scholarships to area students to assist with their educational costs for the 2022 fall semester.  Receiving $1,000 scholarships from the TCMH Healthcare Foundation were Madison Graeff and Rachel Hutson of Cabool, Tara...
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This year’s recipient of the Jim Cox Memorial Scholarship goes to Hailey Sigman. Hailey is a 2022 graduate of WSHS. She is the daughter of Vicki and Brandon Sigman. She graduated in the top 20 of her class this spring. She will be attending college in the fall at Missouri State in West Plains...
Half a pig was donated by Josie Hill from Mountain View. Hill is 19 years old and is pictured above with her father, Sean Hill, who is a Veteran. The pig, named Gravy, recently won an FFA award. It is a York breed weighing in at 285 pounds. The pig is being processed by Minton Heritage Farms. Hill...
Join Tangled: A Dance Story camp at the STARS Cabool Dance Studio August 1 through 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a performance to be held on August 6. Stop by the STARS Foundation bake sale on Saturday, August 13, at Matteos, Pizza on the Square, 101 Westside Square, Mountain Grove. The...
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Amber Lewis, a fifth grade science teacher at Willow Springs Middle School in the Willow Springs R-IV School District, has received a $300 grant through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative. The funds will be used to create a classroom library filled with diverse science books. Lewis...
The Willow Springs school board increased student lunch prices at its meeting July 18.  The board previously set rates at its June meeting, but superintendent Dr. Marty Spence reported to the board it was recommended to increase prices further. Spence said that, due to continued price...
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The West Plains School District Board of Education has appointed Dr. Josh Cotter as the South Central Career Center (SCCC) Director for the 2022 - 2023 school year. The decision follows the retirement of former director Jim Laughary.   Dr. Cotter served twelve years as the Assistant Director...
To help with the economic challenges many students are currently facing, officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will offer a gas voucher program beginning this fall. The program is for all degree-seeking students who take at least six credit hours of seated classes and live...
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Three days and nights of Country Gospel Music will be performed for the people of the Ozarks on July 21, 22, and 23 as the I.C.G.M.A. celebrates its return to West Plains after a two-year absence due to covid 19 restrictions. The International Country Gospel Music Association is thrilled to be...
Missouri State University-West Plains will offer a Summer Scholars Academy July 25-28 for area students in sixth through eighth grades. The academy will have a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) emphasis and meet from 8 a.m. to noon each day, organizers said. "This...

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