Arts/Education

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Dustin Johnson, Ava, a member of the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly eSports team, placed second in the nation in the NJCAAE's Mario Kart 8 playoffs. Johnson, who was seeded 22nd in the tournament, overcame his underdog status to climb up through the competition to the...
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Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) graduate Morgan Blanck, Willow Springs, was among six students who received Missouri State University's 2022-2023 Citizen Scholar Award. The awards were presented Thursday, Dec. 15, by the Missouri State University Board of Governors at the group's...
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Results of the Willow Springs Arts Council Invitational Art Show were announced Friday afternoon. High school students from six area schools participated: Ava, Willow Springs, West Plains, Thayer, Cabool, and Liberty. Judge Kristina Kauffman awarded "Best in Show" as well as four ribbons in six...
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Autumn Young, a senior and daughter of David and Crystal Young of Koshkonong, has signed a National Letter of Intent, and an athletic scholarship agreement to attend Midway University in Midway, KY. Young will continue her career as a competitive swimmer. Young spoke with several schools and...
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From a student at Birch Tree Elementary School all the way to the superintendent's office, Lanna Tharp has been a lifelong member of the Mountain View-Birch Tree RIII School District. Following the retirement of current superintendent, Dr. Don Christensen, the school board launched a search. They...
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The eleventh annual Toys For Tots Christmas concerts will be held in West Plains Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3. The shows will feature two evenings of Christmas music, with over 25 singers and musicians performing. And its all for Toys For Tots. For the second year, the event will be held at...
Jerry Wickens, joins Glen Moore and Nick Schmitt of Willow Springs R-IV in receiving certification as a School Safety Specialist. Wickens participated in the recent School Safety Academy sponsored by Missouri School Boards' Association's Center for Education Safety. The event was held in August...
The Willow Springs school board approved a bid for a new athletic training facility at its monthly board meeting Nov. 15. On a motion by Brent Colley and seconded by Jeff Lovan, the board approved a $217,000 bid from Ledbetter Construction for the facility, along with an additional amount of up...
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For 37 years, Donna Hayes gave students in the Richards R-V School District the educational tools they needed to learn and grow. Now, she and her husband, Michael, are giving the school's graduates the financial support they need to pursue a college education at Missouri State University-West...
It's playoff time for the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly eSports team, and everyone is invited to come to watch the Grizzlies compete in the first round of NJCAAE action. Grizzly eSports Head Coach Alex Pinnon said the team will host a playoffs watch party Nov. 30 in the...

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