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West Plains Bank and Trust Company has donated $1,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis West Plains Chapter to support research into cures and treatments for cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition present at birth that affects the respiratory and digestive systems. more
Richard School will offer an Early Childhood Preschool Program for 4-year-olds planning to attend the Richards Early Childhood Center for the 2024-2025 school year. more
BrewFest 2024 will showcase flavors provided by 19 purveyors of foods and beverages, including favorites old and new, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the arena and exhibit hall at the West Plains Civic Center. Doors will open promptly at 5:30. more
West Plains City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 1910 Holiday Lane. more
Associate 37th Circuit Court Judge Donna Anthony has tendered her resignation, effective Feb. 29. more
A West Plains man is held on a $250,000 bond after West Plains Police executed a drug raid at a home on West Maple Street. more
A West Plains woman with a lengthy criminal history involving drugs and felony theft was on probation when she allegedly sold drugs laced with fentanyl to a person, leading to an overdose death in September 2020, court records show. more
Typically held in mid to late April, this year’s West Plains Spring Citywide Cleanup has been scheduled for the week of March 25, city officials announce. more
Fate, and perhaps some divine intervention, combined on Wednesday with goodwill and volunteerism in the nick of time to facilitate the delivery of balloons and chocolates to nursing home residents for Valentine's Day. more
The Richards School Board is set to hold its monthly session at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school boardroom. more
A concerned Missouri Medicare client has made the Quill aware of a recent call she received, involving an attempt to get her insurance number, and wants to remind all to not give a Medicare number to anyone claiming to need it without first confirming they are speaking with a legitimate representative. more
The Missouri Arts Council (MAC) recently honored the recipients of the 2024 Missouri Arts Awards, the state’s highest honor in the arts, at the Missouri State Capitol, in a ceremony that was open to the public. Among those recognized is Kathleen Morrisey, president of the West Plains Council on the Arts. more
Following a change signed into law in 2022 by Gov. Mike Parson to eliminate the state-run presidential preference primary election in favor of a party-run system to choose presidential nominees in Missouri, the dominant two political parties have announced they are implementing different approaches to determining their respective presidential nominees. more
Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft recently announced his office awarded about $390,000 in funding for 49 summer library program grants, including $7,515 to go to the West Plains Public Library. more
Officials with the West Plains Police Department and the R-7 School District have released information about threats made earlier this week and last week the West Plains Middle School. more
West Plains R-7 School District officials have announced the appointment of Michelle Miller as the new social worker for the district, effective immediately. Miller, a dedicated and experienced counselor, has been a valued member of the West Plains Elementary team, where she has made a significant impact on students' lives, said district officials. more
The response of Missouri college presidents to desegregation in 1950 will be the topic of a Black History Month presentation Feb. 27 hosted by the Ozarks Heritage Research Center (OHRC) at Missouri State University-West Plains. more
Rayetta A. Wiggs, 49, West Plains, has been charged with first-degree assault, resulting in injury or involving a special victim, and third-degree assault on a special victim after allegedly kicking a pregnant emergency medical technician (EMT) in the abdomen and lower back, and punching a second EMT. more
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