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Out of eleven teams competing, Willow Springs came up the winners in the Cattle Working Champion at the Area Cattle Working competition on October 3. They earned both first and third place.
“It’s been a good week,” said Willow Springs R-IV Superintendent of Schools Bill Hall on September 25. Throughout the week, there was only one positive case of COVID-19 reported with no additional students or staff quarantined. As reported by a press release from the school district, the new...
At the first School Board meeting since school began on August 24, COVID-19 was a heavily discussed subject. On September 14, the Board assembled with Bill Hall, Superintendent of Schools, and the administration staff of each of the campuses. During the administration reports, Dr. Marty Spence...
Create your own Sunflower Star Barn Quilt wall hanging at this workshop October 13.  West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host the workshop, conducted by local artist Tara Hensley, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the Trillium Trust offices, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West...
The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2021 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four-year...
COVID-19 exposure levels and positive cases continue to rise in Howell County and in our community. The district is experiencing an increase in student absences as well as students and staff on quarantine. As a result of the feedback from our community and staff, we are changing to a hybrid...
On Friday, September 4, the Willow Springs School District was informed by the Howell County Health Department of a positive COVID-19 case of a student attending Willow Springs High School. Contact tracing was completed for that student, and any person who had close contact with this individual has...
Area county health departments recommend 50% seating capacity at all school related activities to allow for social distancing, reads a release from the West Plains School District. Vouchers (pre-purchased tickets) will be used by Ozark Conference Schools, which includes West Plains School...
Jeff & Sheri Easter will be in concert at First General Baptist Church in Willow Springs on Friday night, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. Over the past thirty-two years, Jeff and Sheri have produced over sixty Top 20 songs, received numerous Dove and Grammy Award nominations, and acquired various...
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) will open a new healthcare clinic located on the West Plains School District campus, beginning on the first day of school on August 24. OMC/Zizzer Clinic is a unique healthcare model in which comprehensive physical and preventative healthcare services are provided to...

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