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September 2, 2021EMPHASIS: Child Passenger Safety Week Is September 15-21, 2021 The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Safety Council, Safe Kids Worldwide, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger...
Why do you continue to invite punishment? Must you rebel forever (Isaiah 1:5, NLT)?"A current national news headline declared: "Model predicts 100,000 more COVID deaths unless U.S. changes its ways!"Viewed in a spiritual sense, how incredibly poignant, but either way... good luck with the...
  Did you know that completing the free and reduced lunch application does more than qualify you for free meals at school? Returning free & reduced meal forms provides funding to our schools. It gives students and families discounts and reduced fees within the district. It qualifies students...
Despite COVID-19 and the lasting changes it has made upon our world, the Mountain View-Birch Tree School District is making every effort to ensure a safe return to school. “Honestly, we are off to a great year,” Superintendent Dr. Don Christensen said in an email.  While social distancing,...
The public was invited to attend a presentation called Critical Race Theory Exposed last Tuesday at the Historic Post Office in West Plains. The presenter was Mary Bryne, Ed.D., a national speaker and co-founding member of Missouri Coalition Against Common Core. Dr. Byrne’s presentation was...
West Plains High School teacher Ben Grace won an Apple Watch 6 in the district payroll deduction campaign for the West Plains Education Foundation. Ben signed up to contribute a portion of his earnings to the WPEF. Also pictured is Lana Snodgras, director of communications for the West Plains...
SBU Trustees elect Dr. Richard J. Melson to be the 26th president of Southwest Baptist University.     
The West Plains Elementary faculty and staff got excited for school to start on Monday. They welcomed students back with popsicles riding on bus routes! It's going to be a great year! They could not wait to see their students.
The Bank of Birch Tree branch of Alton Bank booth gave away ice cold waters and 4 Chromebooks at the Mountain View - Birch Tree Back To School Kickoff.  All students were eligible to put their name in a drawing for the devices, and a student from each facility was drawn. From Liberty High School...
Area residents aged 62 and over who would like to take a class at Missouri State University-West Plains during the 2021 fall semester can do so under the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program. Registration opened on August 20 at the registration and records office in Cass Hall, 515 Cass Ave., in...

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