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From the Publisher's Desk


Dear Readers,

As the publisher of the West Plains Daily Quill and West Plains Gazette, I am thrilled to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the business winners of this year’s Best of West Plains. The journey to March 30, when we officially unveil the results, is always filled with anticipation and excitement, not just for the businesses involved, but for us as a community.

This celebration is a testament to the vibrant and dynamic spirit that thrives in West Plains, showcased through the dedication and hard work of the men and women behind these outstanding businesses. To all the winners, you embody the excellence and commitment that make our community a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Your tireless efforts do not go unnoticed, and this recognition is well-deserved.

I would also like to take a moment to express my profound gratitude to everyone who participated in the voting process. With over 106,000 votes cast in this year's Best of West Plains, your enthusiasm and engagement have been nothing short of remarkable. Your votes are a powerful way of saying “thank you” and showing your appreciation for the businesses that go above and beyond to serve our community.

The act of voting is much more than selecting a favorite; it’s about recognizing the hard work, passion, and dedication that these businesses contribute to our daily lives. It’s about celebrating the unique tapestry of services and experiences that they provide, which together, make West Plains a place we’re all proud to call home.

To the businesses, your success is a reflection of your relentless pursuit of excellence and your unwavering commitment to serving the people of West Plains. As we gear up to share the official results, know that you are a vital part of our community’s heartbeat. Whether you’re a quaint cafe that serves the perfect cup of coffee, a boutique that offers unique treasures, or a service provider that goes the extra mile, you make West Plains special.

And to the community, thank you for showing such strong support for our local businesses. Your votes are a clear demonstration of the love and appreciation you have for the places that make our town unique. Let’s continue to support these businesses, not just with our votes, but with our patronage and positive word-of-mouth.

As we look forward to celebrating the winners and sharing their stories, let’s remember that at the heart of the Quill’s Best of West Plains is a celebration of our community’s spirit, resilience, and togetherness. Here’s to the businesses that serve us, the community that supports them, and to another successful year of the Best of West Plains.

Warm Regards,
Chris Herbolsheimer
West Plains Daily Quill & West Plains Gazette