Arts/Education

This year, officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will mark 60 years of providing quality educational opportunities to the region, and they will kick off the celebration May 4 at the Alumni and Friends Picnic. The event, which is open to all, will get underway at 5:00 p.m....
The Willow Springs school board heard an update from the district athletic program and discussed other issues at its regular meeting on Monday, April 10. At the opening of the meeting, the board first reorganized following the school board election on April 4. Incumbents who were reelected and...
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Congratulations to Willow Springs Elementary students for competing and placing in the Art Around Town. Lillian Mullins won second place in the third and fourth grade division while Myrah Sanders won second place in the Kindergarten through second grade division. Art Around Town is an area wide...
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for the 2023 Photo Contest. The deadline to submit photos is Sept. 1. Entries can include images from anywhere in Missouri, featuring beautiful natural resources, unique state parks and historic sites, natural phenomena,...
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The South Central Career Center Skills USA Team competed in the Missouri Leadership & Skills Conference over the weekend and earned first and second place wins. Congratulations to Medical Math first-place finisher Lauren Shipley and the Bulletin Board team on a second place finish. Shipley...
The Willow Springs Arts Council will sponsor an art show entitled “Willow Springs Middle School Earth Day Art Show” on Saturday, April 22 on the second floor of the Ferguson Building. The show will be available for viewing by the public from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and there will be light snacks...
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Winners for the 22nd annual Art Around Town exhibit have been chosen, organizers announced today. The annual event, which concluded Wednesday, March 29, featured two- and three-dimensional artwork created by area elementary and middle school students from 11 area school districts. The exhibit...
The Mountain View-Birch Tree School District approved their slate of teachers for the 2023-2024 school year during their March 9 meeting.  For Birch Tree Elementary: Victoria Nicholson.  Tenured teaches: Jessica Abbey, Tina Acklin, Ashley Allen, Charlotte Allen, Sarah Alsup, Gina Anderson,...
Officials with the ASCEND Program at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) invite all to attend their open house from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Lybyer Technology Center, 605 W. Main St., in West Plains. The drop-in event, which will take place in Lybyer Room 101,...
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West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host an exhibition of works by fourteen area artists in the Gallery at the Center, West Plains Civic Center from April 15 through May 20, 2023. The Gallery, on the mezzanine, is open to the public during regular Civic Center hours. The West Plains...

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