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Hello members of the Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce! As we close the second quarter of 2024, I am pleased to recap the events and achievements of our Chamber thus far this year. more
Battling Japanese beetles in the garden more
In the world of automobiles, few names evoke as much passion and reverence as Porsche. Synonymous with performance, precision, and elegance, Porsche's legacy began with a car that has become a symbol of the brand's ingenuity and spirit—the Porsche 356. This iconic sports car, the first production model to bear the Porsche name, laid the foundation for a storied history that continues to inspire car enthusiasts and collectors around the globe. more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the National Deer Association (NDA) invite landowners and others interested in managing deer on their properties to join them online on Tuesday, July 30, at 6 p.m. for a free Zoom webinar on invasive plant control for deer management. Hunters and landowners will learn about identifying and controlling Missouri’s top invasive plant species and how to incorporate these learned skills into their deer management plans. This live Zoom webinar will begin with a presentation from an NDA Deer Outreach Specialist followed by questions for MDC and NDA staff. more
VAN BUREN— Identifying a need and creating a quality product is key to the success of any manufacturing business, and that's no different for Big Spring Sheltered Workshop in Van Buren. When that business also provides meaningful employment to adults with developmental disabilities and has a connection to the area it serves, that's the icing on the cake, or maybe the bait on the hook in the case of the Royal Minnow Traps the workshop produces. more
Summer is here, and for many of us in West Plains, nothing quite says summer like a trip to the lake. Specifically, Lake Norfork near Mountain Home, Arkansas, is our go-to destination for sun-soaked days filled with adventure and relaxation. Whether it's the thrill of boating across the crystal-clear waters, the exhilaration of tubing and skiing, the serene pleasure of fishing, or just lounging on the shore with a good book, Lake Norfork offers something for everyone. It’s a place where memories are crafted, laughter echoes across the water, and the stress of daily life melts away under the warm embrace of the sun. more
In her late 70s, Mountain Home’s “paper lady” received national attention from both the print and electronic news media. more
Today marks a special occasion in the heart of beautiful downtown West Plains, as the Fine Arts Academy hosts an exciting breakfast fundraiser to benefit the beloved Avenue Theatre. From the early hours of 7 a.m. until the last plate is served, the community is invited to join in on a morning filled with delicious food, delightful company, and a shared commitment to preserving a local treasure. more
Thursday evening, ahead of the moderated discussion of the republican candidates for 154th district, a palpable sense of pride and accomplishment filled the air as the Lincoln School Project presented its inaugural Light Award to Missouri State Representative David Evans of the 154th District. This momentous occasion, held at the Historic Lincoln School, was a testament to Representative Evans' profound impact on the region and the state, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to honor and preserve the rich history of Howell County’s African American heritage. more
The northeast corner of Court Square in West Plains was abuzz with excitement as more than 100 enthusiastic music lovers gathered at Luster Arcade for the second installment of the much-anticipated Sounds Downtown summer concert series. This idyllic Thursday evening was nothing short of perfection, with clear skies and a gentle breeze setting the stage for a memorable night of music, food, and community spirit. more
At the West Plains Daily Quill, our passion lies in celebrating the vibrant tapestry of events and projects that bring our community together. From grand city-wide festivals to intimate family gatherings, we cherish every opportunity to highlight the stories that define our beloved city. We strive to capture the essence of West Plains through our coverage, but we recognize that sometimes we miss a few gems. That's why we're reaching out to you, our readers, to help us shine a light on all the wonderful happenings in and around our fair city. more
Local families are preparing for the school year with back-to-school sales and adding more items to their lists for children in need around the world. more
"You shall surely set a king over you whom the Lord your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother." Deuteronomy 17:15 more
In the Bible we read that God called Moses to lead the Hebrew people (Exodus 3-4), Jeremiah (Jer. 1:4-10) and Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-9) to be prophets. Jesus called the disciples to follow him (Mark 1:16-20). In Ephesians 4:1-3, Paul tells us that each of us is called by God. “I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” We have different gifts, yet we all have a calling. In I Corinthians 12:7 Paul says, “The Spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others.” No one else can do what you can do. In your job, in your family, in your neighborhood, you are called to live a life worthy of your calling as Christ’s own. May God bless your week! Diane Cooke, Pastor, Presbyterian Churches, Willow Springs and Mtn. View. more
Mark your calendars and get ready for an extraordinary experience! The Curry Street Church of Christ invites everyone to join us for our Vacation Bible School, happening from July 29 to July 31 at 7 p.m. each evening. This year, we're diving into the thrilling theme of "The Adventures of Paul." more
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime at Breaker Rock Beach! Every day is an unforgettable journey, from the morning waves crashing against the shore to evenings filled with bonfires and s'mores. Imagine catching a glimpse of an orca leaping through the surf or watching happy sea lions play among the rocks beneath magnificent pines. Race along the sand with your brightly colored kite, join friends to make the most amazing sandcastle, or gaze in wonder at the mysteries found in a glimmering tide pool. As the crowds come and go and the tides ebb and flow, Breaker Rock rises majestically as a symbol of strength, standing firm against the force of wind and waves. more
All are invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on July 25 to celebrate the Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce’s move to 397 Jackie Garrett Drive, the former site of the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology. more
Local families are preparing for the school year with back-to-school sales and adding more items to their lists for children in need around the world. more
Baxter Health officials in Mtn. Home, Ark., say they are proud to welcome vascular surgeon Dr. Nestor Arita to the medical staff. Effective Aug. 1, he will join the Baxter Health Heart and Vascular Clinic and the practice of Drs. Heath Broussard, F. Michael Bauer, James Munns, Kent Nachtigal and nurse practitioners Emily Brown and Kathy Prinner. more
The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce has announced the date of the Bear City Ball: It will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 16 at Pine Meadows Venue, 1449 Highway 76 in Willow Springs. more
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