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Willow Springs High School students Caleb Martin, Macy Pearson, and Braiden Dewitt recently competed at the MGHS Speech and Debate Tournament. Martin earned sixth place in Humorous Interpretation, while Pearson and Dewitt made fourth place in Duo Interpretation.   
Recent donations have knocked down the district’s lunch debt, but student accounts at Willow Springs Schools are currently carrying about $14,000 in unpaid meal fees.    “We don’t punish the kid,” said Food Services Director Regina Roberts on Friday, “The kids eat everything else that every...
The West Plains R-VII School District is dedicated to preparing all children for kindergarten, and we are actively working on innovative strategies to meet families' needs and educate a significant number of 4-year-olds. Research confirms that early investment in children yields substantial...
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The Mountain View Garden Club had three Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster winners from the Mountain View Elementary go on to the Central Region contest. From the Central Region contest, both of the posters submitted by Adalie Kruse and Madyson Southworth went onto the National poster contest. This is...
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West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host an exhibition entitled "Ozark Women" by Mountain Grove photographer Joyce McMurtrey in the Gallery at the Center, West Plains Civic Center from February 10 through March 14, 2024. The Gallery, on the mezzanine, is open to the public during regular...
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West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host their quarterly "Lunch with Art" event for the public on Monday, Feb. 12, from 12:00 noon till 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the West Plains Public Library, 750 West Broadway, West Plains. Information on upcoming arts activities will be...
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The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) and West Plains Public Library (WPPL) will partner to bring quarterly art displays to the library. Students from West Plains schools, along with Southfork students, will contribute to the display to be featured January 12 through mid-March 2024. Visitors...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Howell County News’ second annual Christmas story contest was open to middle school students from Willow Springs School District and Neighborhood Christian Schools. With over twenty submissions this year, four students won cash prizes. First and second place winners had their stories published in...
R-IV school board members discussed district performance, financial matters, and staff additions. Curriculum Director Chris Waggoner presented the district’s annual performance review. The review analyzes the district in two areas—performance and continuous improvement. The district’s score for...

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