Arts/Education

"Cultural Encounters in the Ozarks" is the theme of the 15th annual Ozarks Studies Symposium set for Sept. 22-24 at the West Plains Civic Center.  Hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP), the event celebrates various aspects of Ozarks culture and history through a variety of...
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Noah Sonie will amaze area residents with his amazing illusions when he takes center stage at 7:00 p.m. Sept. 23 at the West Plains Civic Center theater.  The performance is sponsored by the University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP)....
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What do a ballerina, a gorilla, and pirates have in common? Not much, and the history of the Star Theater has never been so jumbled. The Writer is the star of “Clara’s Star” as a menagerie of characters embark on a journey through Christmas Town to find her. Will they find her? Will she re-...
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Ken Ludwig's "Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood" will be at The Avenue Theatre for the month of September. Packed with thrills, romance, laughter, and immortal characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, "Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood" tells the enduring story of a...
The Mountain View-Birch Tree R-lll School District has partnered with non-profit organization Care to Learn, (CTL.) Based out of Springfield with forty chapters in Missouri, CTL is dedicated to helping children succeed.  Liberty Highschool counselor and liaison for the Mountain View-Birch Tree...
Area residents aged 62 and over who would like to take a class at Missouri State University-West Plains during the 2022 fall semester can do so under the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program. Senior citizens have been able to register since Friday, Aug. 19, at the registration and records office...
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On August 16, the Mountain View Garden Club was honored to present the new 2022-2023 Mountain View-Birch Tree School District teachers with plants for their new classrooms. The presentation is the garden clubs way of welcoming these wonderful new teachers to the community. Erma Martin, the...
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Create a Hometown America painting of this rustic barn at a workshop in September. The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host a workshop, conducted by local artist Tara Shahan, on Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Trillium Trust offices, located at 1376 Bill...
Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) are now accepting applications for the Student Services Host Family Program. Implemented in fall 2021, the friendship program helps students become acquainted with the community, supports their experience at MSU-WP and encourages them...
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The West Plains School District has expanded access to high-quality early learning programs for children ages four to five. The expansion will help more kids enter kindergarten ready to succeed and serve more children in need.  The expansion comes from blending district funding resources and...

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