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The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area (BGCWP) officials have given an update on services provided, a new fundraising drive and announcements about its Meet Up & Eat Up program, available to all youth from infants through age 18. more
As all government offices and buildings at all levels will be closed Wednesday for the Juneteenth federal holiday, there will be no mail delivery. The Quill will still publish a Wednesday paper, which will be available online, but will not arrive in mailboxes until Thursday. more
State Sen. Bill Eigel, a Republican from St. Charles County representing the 23rd District and running for governor, will host a public meet-and-greet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Walnut Room of the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St. more
Editor’s note: The following article describes an investigation into the reported rape of a teen. While care has been taken to report on charges with sensitivity to survivors and readers, it may still be disturbing to read. If you are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, or if you’re a survivor of the same and in need of support, call Christos House’s hotline, 800-611-5853.
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A West Plains man with several felony convictions and a history of failure to appear has now been charged with four additional felonies related to two alleged incidents, including an attempt to run over a woman during a domestic assault and damage to city property. more
West Plains city council members will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Monday at city hall, 1910 Holiday Lane. more
Chocolate lovers will have a lot to look forward to as the Christos House Chocolate Festival draws near. more
The West Plains Police Department announces two upcoming events for the community: Cones & Cops and National Night Out. more
Some of the most beautiful and practical items of Ozark life will once again be on display during West Plains’ signature annual event, the Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival, organizers announce. The festival will be held Friday and Saturday, downtown. Admission to all festival events is free. more
Just over two years after a collision took the lives of a young mother and her two sons, three charges of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and one charge of second-degree assault have been filed against Clayton L. Rainwater, 23, Newark, Ark. more
Roy A. Martin, 55, Salem, Ark., suffered fatal injuries in a collision at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday on South U.S. 63, 4 miles south of West Plains, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
The Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The annual event in downtown West Plains celebrates Ozarks music and culture.  Admission to all festival events is free. Music begins at noon. more
Nate Bramwell, a 2020 graduate of West Plains High School, has successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and a commission as a U. S. Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant. more
A new event has been added to the Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival repertoire, festival organizers announce. more
The Lincoln School in West Plains, in collaboration with Privette Law Office in Willow Springs, has announced Lamar Johnson will be hosted as guest speaker for the schoolhouse’s Juneteenth celebrations. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 19 at Lincoln School, 1400 E. Pony Thomas St. more
The footprint for this year’s Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains will change, encompassing vendors and activities from the east lawn of the civic center, up East Main Street and around Court Square, organizers announced. more
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