Arts/Education

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is seeking short video submissions from residents across the region to document the past year of living in a global pandemic.    "Your Year in a Minute" is an effort to capture local experiences of life during the Coronavirus pandemic to share now and...
An omnibus education bill making its way through the Missouri State Senate has caught the attention of local educators who are concerned about its potential effects on local school districts.  Senate Bill 55 was pre-filed by Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-18) in December. In mid-January, SB55 was...
Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will offer a new Basic Introductory Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) program beginning Feb. 16 at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT), 395 Jackie Garrett Ave., in West Plains.   This 4-week, non-credit program provides...
Last week, Governor Mike Parson and the Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and Social Services (DSS) announced the consolidation of several early childhood programs across state government into a single Office of Childhood.   The new...
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks opened applications on Feb. 1 for about $1.75 million in scholarships for students pursuing advanced educational opportunities.     The CFO holds 445 scholarship funds that will provide nearly 1,000 scholarships for students across central and southern...
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the West Plains School District is among 32 school districts from across the state selected to receive services through the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program to improve literacy efforts locally...
Every month at Willow Springs Middle School, teachers and administrators award “BearPaws” to students who show empathy and strong character. There is a drawing among those students, and the winner receives a gift card sponsored by Terry Newton of Shelter Insurance.   
Cassie M. Ford, Willow Springs, has been awarded the Adeline E. Moore Non-Traditional Book Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Ford, a graduate of Flour Bluff High School in Flour Bluff, Texas, is a freshman at MSU-WP. She is the wife of Jesse Ford, Willow Springs,...

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