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They also eat petals and the sap of shrubs and trees. During breeding season, the birds are especially fond of insects which provide extra protein to their growing young, but the parents supplement feeding with berries, a rare behavior among birds, according to MDC. more
Missouri State University President Clif Smart, at the podium, gives the commencement address to about 70 MSU-West Plains graduates Saturday during the noon graduation ceremony at the West Plains Civic Center. more
Ozarks Healthcare celebrated the beginning of National Hospital Week and its employees with a surprise announcement about a new benefit available to coworkers focused on their health and wellness. … more
The Federal Drug Administration and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services recently announced the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine’s emergency authorization has been expanded to include … more
Due to the forecast of rain throughout the day, the eighth grade promotion ceremony scheduled for tonight is moving to the West Plains Civic Center at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 … more
About 171 West Plains High School seniors, including these six, participated Friday in a day of giving back to the community by doing tasks like removing trash and weeds and washing fire trucks at city- and school-owned properties around town and at South Fork. more
Thayer American Legion Post 344 will provide 576 American-made gravesite flags to be placed on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day. At 5 p.m. May 28, the flags will be placed along both sides … more
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds the public that driver examination stations across the state will be closed May 31, 2021, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operations will resume … more
The West Plains Senior Center is looking for donations in order to host a Beans & Cornbread Lunch/Supper June 5 at the the Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival. Tentative plans are underway … more
On Monday, the West Plains City Council willvote whether to approve bids submitted for 14 items with a total price tag of just a little over $2.3 million. Among the items are 29 vehicles for … more
The West Plains R-7 School District has named Mrs. Becky Hutchinson the West Plains Elementary principal for the 2021-2022 school year. more
A Koshkonong man out on bail for a murder charge has had his bond revoked after allegedly being found with drugs during a traffic stop April 21 in rural Oregon County. According to court records, … more
The opioid epidemic has hit the U.S. and Missouri hard, and the Ozarks are no exception. According to the Missouri Department Health and Senior Services, 1 in 56 deaths in the state, as of 2018, … more
LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL Student Council members in Mtn. View held several fundraisers over the course of this school year to raise over $1,000 to purchase water fountain attachments for filling bottles. more
With a press of a button, 12-year-old Stephen Legler, grandson of Mayor Mike Topliff, started up the music-themed water fixtures just before noon Wednesday at the West Plains Splash Pad in the Butler … more
The Howell County Commission will meet in regular session at 10 a.m. Thursday in the conference room on the second floor of the county office building, 35 Court Square in West Plains. The … more
THE SCENIC RIVER GIRL SCOUTS of West Plains were recently awarded $1,000 in funding allocated to regional nonprofits financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
An Alton resident has been charged with three felonies after the parents of a 13-year-old girl discovered she had allegedly been sexually intimate with him, leading to a forensic interview with the … more
West Plains High School Seniors in the top 10% of the Class of 2021 for academic performance were honored Tuesday during the weekly luncheon of the West Plains Noon Rotary Club at the Historic Post Office in West Plains. more
A total of 226 students will be candidates for graduation from Missouri State University-West Plains during two modified commencement ceremonies Saturday at the West Plains Civic Center. In … more
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