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Congratulations to our: 2022 West Plains High School Educator of the Year, Mrs. Kelly Dame. 2022 West Plains Middle School Educator of the Year, Sylvia Hershenson. 2022 West Plains … more
Friendship Circle Preschool on Friday visited the University of Missouri Extension in Howell County, where students learned about working with animals and how to make healthy food.  Students … more
The Missouri Grown program is providing up to $1,000 reimbursement to registered Missouri school districts and Early Childcare Education Centers to cover the purchase of specialty crops from a … more
Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) has been approved by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) to offer women’s softball and esports beginning with the … more
Forget "The Wizard of Oz." Tornadoes are causing far more deaths and destruction east and south of Kansas these days. And they're often doing it in the dark of night. Tuesday night's deadly … more
West Plains School District Board of Education President Jim Thompson was among a group of individuals named a Missouri Association of School Administrators Friend of Education Award … more
West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA), in cooperation with the Gatewood Family, has established a scholarship to encourage students of the highest caliber to enter a career in the fine arts, with … more
The agricultural industry will undergo exciting changes as it looks to overcome developing challenges in the decades ahead. Technology will continue to play a pivotal role in the agricultural sector, … more
Marshall Stewart, vice chancellor for extension and engagement at the University of Missouri, and Chadwick Higgins, associate vice chancellor for extension and engagement at the University of … more
The West Plains Optimist Club deadline for scholarship applications from area students is approaching. The Optimist Club is accepting applications from students for the club’s Mighty Mite … more
My husband and I agreed that pursuing a degree in teaching would be a good contingency plan for me and our children should something happen to him. I mentioned in my last column, a dear friend from … more
West Plains School District on Tuesday celebrated and recognized three educators from around the district — Angela Phipps, Nathan Fleming and Misty Hathcock.  Phipps is a West Plains … more
At the previous February board meeting, Brittany Smith was sworn in to serve as an interim board member to finish out the 2021-2022 school year. Smith will be be running for election in April to … more
Four students from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) were recently recognized for their achievements by Missouri Governor Mike Parson. The students attending were Marjorie … more
As we celebrated Missouri’s Bicentennial last year, we were reminded of our heritage as the “Gateway to the West.” Wagon trains traversed the state as settlers looked for new … more
“Then will appear the 'sign of the Son of Man' in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great … more
Ninth through twelfth grade teachers interested in building their knowledge and concept foundations of basic biology are invited to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Nature … more
Congratulations to Lori Young on her retirement from the West Plains R-7 School District. Wednesday was officially her last day after 29 years. Young has worked in Accounts Payable in the Central … more
Asphalt driveways do not last forever. Over time, weather and general usage can degrade the driveway surface, resulting in cracks, pitting and more. Ultraviolet rays, salt and automotive fluids also … more
A well-manicured lawn adds undeniable curb appeal to a property. Homeowners who take pride in their lawns should know that they can take that pride all the way to the bank, as investing in a pristine … more
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