Arts/Education

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Recent graduates, Carson L. Haefeker and Ryan J. Koehler, are the recipients of the Jim Cox Annual Memorial Scholarship. Carson is the son of Jerry and Velma Cox Haefeker. He will be attending college this fall at College of the Ozarks and majoring in History. Ryan is the son of Shawana Cox and is...
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The Willow Springs R-IV School District has a communications director for the first time. To help introduce Mrs. Jenny James Hayward to the community, Howell County News asked the following questions.  1. What is your official title, and how would you describe your role in the school district...
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The West Plains High School FFA Trap Shoot sent two incredible teams for two days of intense competition. The boys team took first place in the national in the FFA Division. The girls team took second place in the nation.
Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) recently awarded institutionally-funded scholarships to students for the 2023-2024 academic year. The students were selected from those who applied based on ACT (American College Test) scores, grade point average, standing in their...
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Local resident Trevor Cressman has a passion to help people achieve their dreams and goals, and he plans to put that passion into action as the new assistant director of workforce development at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). "I love this town and I love this area," he said. "I...
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Twenty area fifth through eighth graders participated in the Summer Scholars Academy July 17-20 at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Participants "enrolled" in two of the four classes offered, which included computer programming and developing web pages, mathematical sequencing to...
Preparations for the first day of the 2023-2024 school year were among issues discussed at the monthly meeting for the Willow Springs school board on July 10. The school year begins for students on Monday, August 21, according to superintendent Dr. Marty Spence. He updated the board on summer...
The address for the Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III School District has officially changed. The old offices, which were on-site at Liberty Middle School have moved to offices in town. The building was provided by Simmons Bank. The new central office mailing address is Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III...
Missouri State University awarded 2,953 degrees to students in spring 2023. The commencement ceremonies took place May 19, 2023, at Great Southern Bank Arena. The following local students earned degrees: Angelia Ashberger of West Plains graduated with a Master of Accountancy. Jessica Barton...
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Jasper Engines and Transmissions is proud to announce the local winners of its annual scholarship program. Applicants must be dependent children of full-time JASPER Associates. A rating system of several criteria is used to determine the recipients. Isabella Davis is a graduate of Willow...

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