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Melissa Gourley, Mtn. Grove, was appointed to the Missouri State University Board of Governors, announced Gov. Mike Parson on Friday. more
Residents of Howell and surrounding Missouri counties, including Wright County, are encouraged to bring old and worn-out electronics to one of three upcoming fall electronic waste (E-waste) collection events hosted by the South Central Solid Waste District. more
Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick recently issued monthly reports detailing the compliance of cities and other political subdivisions with financial reporting laws. more
POMONA — The South Central Ozarks Council of Governments (SCOCOG), headquartered in Pomona and serving seven counties has announced it has received two awards totaling more than $225,000 from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA). more
The West Plains Council on the Arts will host an exhibition, “King of the Ozarks,” by Mtn. Grove photographer Joyce McMurtrey Sept. 1 through Oc.t 20 in the gallery on the mezzanine at the West Plains Civic Center. The gallery is open during regular civic center hours.  more
A Springfield man suffered fatal injuries when his motorcycle overturned at 6:30 p.m. Friday on Highway 38, 9 miles east of Hartville in Wright County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service office in Springfield for central and southern Missouri, in effect through 9 p.m. July 28 due to expected heat index values of up to 109 degrees and limited overnight relief. more
A late-night crash on Saturday in Douglas County claimed the life of a 25-year-old motorcyclist from Hartville in Wright County. more
Zachary Burrell Keith and Michia Renee Jenkins were united in marriage June 3, 2023, at Cross Hill Farms, Mtn. Grove. more
Two elderly West Plains residents suffered minor injuries when their vehicle rear-ended a pickup truck that had slowed to make a turn at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday on west U.S. 160, a mile south of West Plains, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
The first membership meeting, intended to be annual, of the the South Central Missouri Prescribed Burn Association will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dogwood 2 Room at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St. more
In response to worsening drought conditions in the northern half of the state, Gov. Parson this week announced that the state is making provisions for family farms to use its resources to get emergency hay and water. more
Eleven area school districts, two of which have a fleet of more than 20 buses, earned impressive perfect scores in required annual bus inspections and thus, the eligibility to display the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Total Fleet Excellence sticker, announced patrol officials. more
Evangel University in Springfield recently announced 13 area students were named to the spring 2023 dean’s list. To be eligible for the list, students must pass a minimum of 12 semester credits with a semester grade point average of 3.6-4.0. more
Shining a light on mental health and treatment accessibility in rural areas of Missouri, and as part of May being designated Mental Health Awareness Month, University of Missouri Extension Health and Safety Specialist Karen Funkenbusch has provided statistics on suicide and mental health challenges unique to rural populations with an emphasis on the rise of suicide and disparities in care. more
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) officials offer congratulations to several area students for being named to honors lists for the winter term spanning January to May. more
Gov. Mike Parson recently announced 169 school districts and charter schools are the recipients of a new school safety grant program, allowing districts, including several locally, to add security to buildings and purchase safety equipment including door locks, monitoring systems, bleeding control kits and automatic external defibrillators. more
Several Missouri State Highway Patrol personnel, including a trooper from Willow Springs’ Troop G headquarters, were recognized Saturday by patrol Superintendent Col. Eric T. Olsen during an awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. more
Ama L. Coble, 79, Hartville, suffered fatal injuries after her vehicle struck a semitruck driven by a man from Norwood at 10:05 a.m. Friday on Highway 5, 4 miles south of Hartville at the Gasconade Bridge in Wright County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Executive Director Katiina Dull was the guest speaker Thursday at the Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, invited to highlight the services offered by the CAC as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, recognized yearly each April. more
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