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In the spirit of those who established Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) nearly 60 years ago, campus officials have presented long-time West Plains resident and community leader the late Laurel Thompson with the prestigious Granvil Vaughan Founder's Award. The announcement of this...
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Each year, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative (HOEC) offers four $750 scholarships to area high schools. These high schools are rotated every year and are classified by their region. The applications are sent to a third-party judge to be reviewed and graded to ensure that any bias is eliminated...
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Three Willow Springs middle school seventh grade students were local winners in the national Fleet Reserve Association's Americanism essay contest. Each of the students wrote an essay about, "What the United States Flag Stands For". Emma Spencer won first place and a $75.00 prize. Spencers's...
The Missouri Soybean Association (MSA) and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) welcome three interns for the summer of 2023: Jackson Bailey, Luke Hopper and Hannah Bockting. The students represent a range of work experience and agricultural backgrounds, all attending the University of...
The Mountain View-Birch Tree School Board will meet tomorrow, Thursday, May 18 in the Birch Tree Elementary School library at 6:00 p.m. The board is scheduled to present a teacher with District Teacher of the Year award. The board will review: iReady testing results, the 2023-2024 salary schedule...
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The Mountain View Birch Tree FFA held their 2023 RAD Night at the Mountain View Family Youth Center on Saturday, May 6. The RAD (Raffle, Auction, Dinner) Night was a massive success as the FFA received well over $10,000. During the auction, the Jack's Fork Community Foundation stated that they...
Newly elected school board members took their oaths of office on April 18. Incumbents Eric Wells and Shelly Mantel resumed their seats, and John Thompson began his first three-year term. The Mountain View-Birch Tree School Board now consists of Jennifer Foster (president), Eric Wells (vice-...
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The West Plains School District presents two staff awards each year, the Educator of the Year and the Zizzer Champion of the Year. Teachers and staff all across the West Plains School District educate and empower kids of all ages. The district has asked parents, students, colleagues, and community...
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Willow Springs High School participates in the Alpha Rho Tau Art Show every year. This year, Houston hosted the show. Eight area high schools entered artwork. Willow Springs Bears earned two Best of Show awards, and many other entries placed. Best of Show and first place winners are pictured...
The Missouri State University Board of Governors Executive Committee approved increases in tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 academic year at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) during its meeting on April 19 in Springfield. Basic tuition for in-state students will go up $8, from $...

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