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The Mountain View Garden Club had three Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster winners from the Mountain View Elementary go on to the Central Region contest. From the Central Region contest, both of the posters submitted by Adalie Kruse and Madyson Southworth went onto the National poster contest. This is...
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West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host an exhibition entitled "Ozark Women" by Mountain Grove photographer Joyce McMurtrey in the Gallery at the Center, West Plains Civic Center from February 10 through March 14, 2024. The Gallery, on the mezzanine, is open to the public during regular...
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West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host their quarterly "Lunch with Art" event for the public on Monday, Feb. 12, from 12:00 noon till 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the West Plains Public Library, 750 West Broadway, West Plains. Information on upcoming arts activities will be...
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The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) and West Plains Public Library (WPPL) will partner to bring quarterly art displays to the library. Students from West Plains schools, along with Southfork students, will contribute to the display to be featured January 12 through mid-March 2024. Visitors...
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Howell County News’ second annual Christmas story contest was open to middle school students from Willow Springs School District and Neighborhood Christian Schools. With over twenty submissions this year, four students won cash prizes. First and second place winners had their stories published in...
R-IV school board members discussed district performance, financial matters, and staff additions. Curriculum Director Chris Waggoner presented the district’s annual performance review. The review analyzes the district in two areas—performance and continuous improvement. The district’s score for...
There are two seats up for election for the West Plains R-VII school board– those currently held by Jim Thompson and Brian Mitchell. Three candidates have filed. Incumbents Thompson and Mitchell will be challenged by Shealia Harper, reports district secretary Erica Jones. The school board election...
There are two positions up for election on the MVBT school board. Gaylon Noble and Michael Smith filed for the two available seats in the first week of filing. Sitting school board president Jen Foster has also filed to run for her seat again. It’s a first-past-the-post system. The two candidates...
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Southern Hills Auto Plaza has taken a significant step toward safer roads and better educated drivers by generously donating a car to the West Plains High School. The donation will kickstart a driver's education program, which will equip students with vital skills for responsible driving.   "...
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The Willow Springs School District received a generous donation from the Paul family to go towards the Willow Springs High School Career and Technical Education Programs. Roland "Pig" and Donna Paul moved to Willow Springs from Iowa in the 1960's and established a Pork Plantation which operated...

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