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Each year, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) recognizes top sponsorship groups for excellence in serving their local communities, while helping to share the nonprofit’s yearlong mission to Remember, Honor, Teach. more
Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center's Patient Experience Team announces its upcoming Spring Fling Carnival, a celebration in honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month. more
We celebrate National Women’s Health Week from May 12 through 18. more
ALTON — Winners in Alton Elementary School’s recent "Under the Sea" themed art show are among entries from 280 students. The event showcased the work of all students in the school and was part of an elaborate and colorful display by art teacher Annie Whitten that filled the halls of the school and ended with an awards ceremony. more
In an exciting development for aspiring writers and community storytellers, the West Plains Daily Quill has announced an open call for a new columnist to join our beloved weekly feature on the Local Voices page. This opportunity, appearing in every Wednesday edition of the newspaper, represents a significant platform for locals to share their insights, stories, and reflections on a wide array of topics ranging from local history to modern-day culture. more
While April is known as the month that brings May flowers, it’s during the month of May that we set aside time to honor those who died in active military service, usually by placing flowers @ gravesites. Whether we call it Decoration Day or Memorial Day now, it’s always been a reverent day of remembrance in the Ozarks. more
My mother never made cinnamon rolls for breakfast or an apple pie for supper, leastways none that I can recall. more
The Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce announces, after 25 years on Jefferson Avenue, the relocation to new office space in the building that formerly housed the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology is underway. more
The West Plains High School Zizzers golf team celebrated a notable achievement this past Monday, securing 5th place in the Class 4 District 3 golf tournament. The team's impressive performance was highlighted by the standout efforts of Sam Gohn and AJ Stevenson, who were both named to the All-District team, recognizing their excellent play throughout the tournament. more
Associate-owner shareholders of the Jasper Holdings Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), including employees of the Jasper Engines facility in Willow Springs, were recently presented with what company officials have declared “outstanding news.” more
On a misty morning that promised an eventful day, the West Plains Country Club was abuzz with excitement and a hint of competition in the air. The West Plains Chamber of Commerce had once again outdone itself with the annual Caddyshack Classic Golf Tournament, an event that has become a cherished tradition in the community. With thirty-four 3-person scramble teams lined up, the day was set to be more than just a game of golf—it was a celebration of local spirit, community bonding, and charitable endeavors. more
A group of dedicated health care professionals announced it is launching a program to provide a new level of care to faith communities in the Missouri Ozarks. more
Eating healthy doesn't mean you have to abandon the dishes you love. With the right substitutions, you can enhance the nutritional value of your favorite meals without sacrificing flavor. The United States Department of Agriculture Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends reducing the intake of added sugars, sodium, and fats while increasing fiber. By making some smart swaps in your ingredients and cooking methods, you can create delicious, healthier versions of your go-to recipes. more
MOUNTAIN VIEW —Work has officially begun on a new Ozarks Healthcare clinic in Mtn. View. more
Our newest vendor is Charity Bledsoe, proud owner of Charity K. Charity K was established to offer products that are not only great quality but also great for the environment and our bodies! Forget the artificial, the extra additives, the toxins! The idea of the company was conceived after losing both her parents to health issues. From that loss began a journey of awareness, education, and determination to make life healthier one product at a time. Your support helps that mission! May our lives be happy and healthy! Blessings to you from Charity K! more
Now that spring is well underway, let's take a little walk on the wild side. This week we are going back to the land, to harvest what most people consider a weed but the dandelions are much more. Dandelions have many healthy benefits including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, boosting the immune system, aiding in weight loss, helping fight inflammation and the list goes on but you get the big picture, they are good for us.  more
Hello fellow food lovers and welcome to a culinary adventure where we not only cook but also celebrate a dish deeply rooted in history and culture. Today, we're exploring the iconic Jewish brisket, a dish that has woven its way through generations and festivities, becoming a symbol of warmth, endurance, and community. So, grab your apron, and let's crack the code on preparing the perfect Jewish brisket. more
The 15th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture is underway. Submissions are due June 7. more
For three days last weekend gamers of all kinds, roleplaying enthusiasts, comic book connoisseurs, anime addicts, fantasy and sci-fi junkies, and cosplay cognoscente converged on the West Plains Civic Center for Oz-Con 2024. more
The 19th century marked a period of significant transformation and innovation in transportation, primarily through the development of wagons and carriages, which played a crucial role in shaping early modern society. This era witnessed the rise of some of the most influential wagon and carriage makers whose creations not only revolutionized personal and commercial transport but also paved the way for future advancements in automotive technology. This article delves into the history of the most prominent wagon and carriage builders of the 1800s, exploring their contributions, craftsmanship, and the lasting impact they had on transportation. more
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