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Five men have filed to run for the two available Willow Springs R-IV School Board seats in this April’s election. Current School Board members Tony Friga and Dean Aye have both filed for reelection. Friga is the sitting School Board President.  The incumbents are challenged by Jeff Lovan, Andy...
The Willow Springs R-IV School Board met in regular session on Monday, December 13. Consent agenda items of note included the payment of regular bills, including the amount of $77,976.00 to Ledbetter Construction for the new construction on the storm-damaged bus barn.  The board accepted...
Kaysee M. Collins, Willow Springs, has been awarded the Marianna Hoover Endowed Scholarship and the Gamill Family Foundation Scholarship for Nursing School from Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Collins is currently a nursing major at MSU-WP.She is the daughter of Shannon Collins,...
On December 13, the fourth-through-eighth-grade students at Howell Valley School in West Plains had the opportunity to learn first-hand what life is like as a public servant. Senator Karla Eslinger and Representative David Evans spent the afternoon talking with students in Mrs. Mary Burgess’...
photo Courtesy of MSU-WP.
Family and friends joined the Missouri State University Foundation and other university representatives to announce a transformational gift and naming of the Terry L. "Bo" Pace Advanced Welding and Fabrication Technology Program on the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) campus. The...
West Plains School District teachers, staff, and students sponsored 55 children from the 37th Judicial Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Christmas. The children wished for Ninja Turtles, Barbie dolls, puzzles, and books. Thanks to the generosity of faculty, staff, and students, of the...
“A White Christmas”, starring Rebecca White and Denise Faulkner, will be live at the Star Theater on December 17 at 7:00 p.m., with a December 19 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. $10 for adult, $5 for those 15 and under. Doors open at 6:00 on Friday, and 1:00 on Sunday. The show...
The R-III Mountain View-Birch Tree school board will meet in regular session on December 16 in the Liberty Middle School Media Center.  According to the agenda, the school board will hear a construction update and the monthly financial report. The district’s audit will be presented for approval...
Dr. Dennis Lancaster is a familiar name and face at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). After serving in a variety of teaching and administrative roles for more than three decades, Lancaster will become the university's chancellor on January 1, 2022. "We had a number of strong...
The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation plans to award $2,000 in educational scholarships for the spring 2022 academic year. The organization is currently accepting applications for the scholarships. The TCMH Healthcare Foundation Educational Scholarship Program is designed to...

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