The West Plains Daily Quill office is open until 3 p.m. today, with partial staffing due to road conditions.

Customers are welcome to drop by the office to pick up a copy of the paper, and encouraged to call 256-9191 or email for any other service needs. To send news tips and questions for the Editorial Department, email; for the Sales Department,; and for the Printing Department,


With West Plains grappling with heavy snowfall and extreme cold temperatures, West Plains city officials remind residents of additional options when it comes to staying warm this week.

Through Friday, the West Plains Civic Center (110 St. Louis Street), the West Plains Public Library (750 West Broadway), and the Jimmie Carroll Sports Complex (corner of Olden and Howell Avenue) will all be open during the day, and in the evenings First Baptist Church will continue to remain open as a warming station.


The West Plains Senior Center has canceled its drive-up hot meal originally scheduled for today.


West Plains R-7 schools are not in session today or Friday, and virtual learning will not take place.

The high school girls basketball game vs. Camdenton that was to have been played Tuesday has been rescheduled for Saturday at Camdenton, weather permitting. Freshmen will begin at noon.

The Mid-Winter game and ceremony scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed to Saturday, also as weather permits. Freshmen will start at noon. The Mid-Winter ceremony will be between JV and Varsity games. Location is to be determined.

Thursday's home boys basketball game vs. Kickapoo has been rescheduled for Feb. 26. Location is to be determined.

The meeting for sophomores interested in participating in the Early Degree Program next school year scheduled for this evening has been postponed. A new date is to be determined. 


City of West Plains Recycling crews will not pick up recycling today.

Municipal court cases originally docketed for today have been reset for 1 p.m. March 18.


Due to continued winter weather conditions, some Ozarks Healthcare locations are closed, will delay opening or will close early today.

All Ozarks Healthcare specialty locations will close at the end of their patient volume for the day. Times will vary.

The Ozarks Healthcare Emergency Department remains open 24/7. The Ozarks Healthcare West Plains Walk-In Clinic and Mountain Grove Walk-In Clinic will remain open.

Check Ozarks Healthcare’s Facebook page for updates regarding the status of Ozarks Healthcare clinics in Alton and Thayer, Zizzer Clinic, and Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Neurology clinics.

Opening at 8:30 a.m. are Ozarks Healthcare General Surgery and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) practices.

Ozarks Healthcare Orthopedics and Spine will open at 9 a.m. and will close at 1 p.m.

Ozarks Healthcare Podiatry will open at 9 a.m. and will close at 1 p.m.

Ozarks Healthcare Health Information Management Department will open at 9 a.m.

Ozarks Healthcare Urology will close at noon.

 Updates regarding area closures will be added as notices are received.

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