Arts/Education

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Several students from the Willow Springs Elementary, classes kindergarten through fourth, had their art featured at the recent Art Around Town art show held at the West Plains Civic Center. Two artists from Willow Springs Elementary won awards at the Art Around Town, Ashlynn Welton-Leigh won...
Missourians United to Combat Hunger, Inc. (MUNCH) has scholarships intended to help adults learn new skills that will allow them to become more self-sufficient, better their employment opportunities or chances for advancement, and improve their economic situation in life.  Persons applying for...
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Next time you watch the Bears or Lady Bears dribble down the home court (or attend a concert or special event), you'll be in Missouri State University's Great Southern Bank Arena. The naming, which was confirmed during a closed session of the Board of Governors yesterday, takes effect immediately...
The Missouri State University Board of Governors Executive Committee yesterday, April 20, approved increases in tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP).   Basic tuition for in-state students will go up $5, from $136 to $141 per credit...
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Thirty-four area high school students participated in the first ever welding contest hosted Friday, April 8, by Missouri State University-West Plains' (MSU-WP) workforce development office. The juniors and seniors represented Koshkonong, Houston, Licking, Summersville, Thayer and Willow Springs...
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The Willow Springs school board had further discussion with the Ozarks Family YMCA about a new facility at its monthly meeting Monday, April 11. The YMCA had approached the school district about a partnership opportunity for using school property at its March meeting, and the school board...
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After a two-year hiatus caused by covid restrictions, the Interscholastic Contest returned to Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) April 1. The team from Houston High School took top honors in the 35th annual event. The contest tests students' knowledge in a variety of subject areas...
West Plains High School teacher Sheila Sparks, paraprofessional Dee Rowland, and the SWAT program are making dreams come true by giving away prom dresses to junior and senior girls who might not otherwise have access to one. The program is not based on income, students just need to visit room 113...
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West Plains School District Board of Education President Jim Thompson was among a group of individuals named a Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) Friends of Education Award recipient. The Friend of Education Award is presented annually to recognize eight non-educators, one from...
The Liberty Middle School released the names of students on the Third Quarter Honor Roll. To achieve gold status a student's GPA must be 4.0. To achieve silver status a student's GPA must be 3.99-3.63 and to achieve bronze status a student's GPA must be 3.62-3.27.   Sixth Grade - Gold...

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