Arts/Education

The West Plains R-VII School Board met on Tuesday, August 29. The only item of new business on the agenda was the annual hearing on the tax rate levy. This year’s levy is a rate of 3.7476, compared to last year's rate of 3.7404. According to information from the school district, this change will...
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Sharon Holland, left, bookstore manager at Missouri State University-West Plains' (MSU-WP) Drago College Store, retired from her position Aug. 1 after 15 years of service. Holland was hired as an administrative assistant at the bookstore on May 27, 2008. She was promoted to textbook buyer on Oct. 1...
Create a faux stained-glass seasonal barn quilt design at this workshop in September. The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host the workshop, conducted by local artist Tara Shahan, on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Plains Civic Center (Dogwood 1 & 2),...
The Willow Springs school district soon will take ownership of the second of two buildings formerly owned by the Missouri Department of Transportation. The two buildings located off Main Street, near Tenth Street and Forest Lane, once housed MoDOT’s District 9 headquarters. In 2011, the...
Area residents aged 62 and over who would like to take a class at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) during the 2023 fall semester can do so under the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program. Senior citizens can register beginning at 8:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the registration and...
Willow Springs R-IV administration and staff members welcomed new teachers and paraprofessionals on Monday, August 14. Pictured, left to right: front row - Kameron Thomas, Lindsey Wilson, Kasey Eden, Sarrah Tice, Taylor Greenlee. Middle row - Clifton Burrell, Josiah Smith, Scooter Osborn, Michele...
The Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III announced on Friday that all students in the school district will enjoy free lunches in the 2023-2024 school year. All enrolled students may participate in breakfast and lunch at no charge. If students want a second breakfast or lunch, they will be charged the...
photo courtesy of Joyce McMurtrey
West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host an exhibition entitled "King of the Ozarks" by Mountain Grove photographer Joyce McMurtrey in the Gallery at the Center, West Plains Civic Center from September 1 through October 20, 2023. The Gallery, on the mezzanine, is open to the public during...
West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) has issued a call for submissions for their juried exhibits "Deck the Halls" as well as the exhibit to be displayed during the 2024 eclipse celebration in West Plains. WPCA will host "Deck the Halls" from November 18 through December 16, and the eclipse...
The Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III School District Board of Education will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Liberty Middle School Media Center. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the presentation/overview of the tax rates. The board will listen to the...

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