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Debbie Stanislaus of West Plains is the winner of the Quill’s recent St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt giveaway contest. Readers were challenged to find seven pots o’ gold in select … more
Gov. Mike Parson has announced the state will host a “mega vaccination site” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Hammons Student Center at Missouri State University in … more
Several local veterans organizations recently made a combined donation of $1,150 to Salutes veterans’ resource facility to go toward the purchase of canned goods. The donation was presented at … more
Editor’s note: This article includes graphic references to sexual abuse of a child with a disability which may be uncomfortable for readers. To report child abuse, call the Child Abuse and … more
he Douglas County Health Department in Ava will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for adults 18 and older. To schedule an appointment call 1-417-683-4174. In its Monday report, the department … more
Howell County Health Department officials report 12 known cases of coronavirus infection to be active; just 11 cases have been added in the past eight days.To date, 3,721 cases have been reported in … more
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3009 in Mtn. View has a new exhibit on display, featuring dozens of hand-crafted wooden models of various aircrafts and an aircraft carrier, the USS Bon Homme … more
Effective today, the city of West Plains has ended the mandate requiring the wearing of face coverings in public places within city limits.“We want to thank the citizens and businesses of West … more
World War II veteran John Edgeller, foreground left, and his wife Ruth, foreground right, were among a number of local veterans and their spouses who attended a military ball Saturday evening at … more
Parts of CC Highway in Ozark County and westbound U.S. 60 in Shannon County will be closed as maintenance projects are underway through Thursday, Missouri Department of Transportation officials … more
Between March 12 and March 19, the Wright County health Department reported seven mew cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the total to date to 1,376. One more death was tallied in that time … more
The city of West Plains has extended the deadline for the Community Grant Program application to 5 p.m. April. The grant is offered to citizens to apply for each year. The program uses funds from … more
West Plains is under a citywide boil water order due to a loss of disinfection for more than four hours, officials announced at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. There must be two consecutive days of … more
Ozarks Christian Academy invites the public to its Community Day from 8 to 10:30 a.m. April 27 at the school, at 210 Allen St. in West Plains. The annual event is an opportunity for members of the … more
BrewFest 2021 “passports” are now available, announce organizers of the annual West Plains Council on the Arts fundraiser.  Brewfest has traditionally been a large event held in the West … more
The West Plains City Council has voted to hire Sam Anselm, of Wildwood, to replace retiring City Administrator Tom Stehn, whose last day is April 30. Anselm will begin his duties April 19 as Stehn … more
In the past week, Oregon County Health Department officials have reported five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to date to 854. In addition, a death that occurred in … more
West Plains native Daniel Cordel, a chief petty officer serving aboard the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill in the Indian Ocean, was part of a recent operation which seized … more
Area residents interested in taking classes during the 2021 summer session or fall semester at Missouri State University-West Plains now can browse through a list of courses online. The complete … more
“I’m going on the record tonight and saying proudly that our customers will not see any rate changes due to the [February] winter storm,” announced West Plains Public Works Director Jeff … more
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