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The Heisman Trophy Trust recently announced the 2022 Heisman High School Scholarship recipients. From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2023, West Plains High School Seniors Laura Dixon and Cole Shipley have been named school winners in...
The Southern Ozarks Alliance for Rural Development (SOAR) convened on Nov. 9 to discuss stemming brain drain from the area. The speaker was Dennis Lancaster, Chancellor at MSU-West Plains. His short presentation was on the campus's key performance indicators. He discussed the challenges of a two-...
Do you ever feel like the holidays are running together this time of year? We have so many celebrations and they seem to overlap! Well, get ready for a fun ride as the Southern Ozarks Community Orchestra intentionally meshes the holidays together with a “Happy Hallothanksmas” concert. SOCO will...
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Congratulations to the following West Plains High School students on making the District Honor Band, District Concert Band, and District Jazz Band. District Honor Band Matthew Simons, Second Chair B-flat Clarinet; Jenna Rector, 24th Chair B-flat Clarinet; and Audrey Oliver, Second Chair Tuba...
Washington University in St. Louis invites talented high school sophomores from rural communities in Missouri and southern Illinois to apply to the WashU Rural Scholars Academy, a free summer program that will strengthen academic and leadership skills, demystify the college application process...
Area women interested in a career in welding can begin registering now for the Women in Welding program at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Two sessions of the no-cost, week-long intensive training program have been scheduled, officials said. - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day...
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As healthcare workforce shortages continue to be an issue nationwide and locally, the Howell County Commission has announced its funding of a partnership between Ozarks Healthcare, the South Central Career Center (SCCC), and Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) to create a healthcare...
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The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host an exhibition of works by twelve area artists  in the Gallery at the Center, West Plains Civic Center from November 12 through December 17, 2022. The Gallery, on the mezzanine, is open to the public during regular Civic Center hours. "Winter...
Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) recently awarded more institutionally-funded scholarships to students for the 2022-2023 academic year. The students were selected from those who applied based on ACT (American College Test) scores, grade point average, standing in...
The Willow Springs school board received an update on the district’s new career and technical education program at its regular board meeting on Monday, October 10. The program is set to begin with the 2023-2024 school year, and will be housed in the former Missouri Department of Transportation...

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