Arts/Education

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"A Bo Pace kind of day." That's how everyone who attended Friday's ribbon cutting ceremony for the Terry L. "Bo" Pace Industrial Science Center at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) described the excitement and positivity surrounding the event. With the sun shining brightly and...
The Willow Springs Arts Council, currently in their fourteenth year, is committed to bringing art events to the community. Covid curtailed many of their activities, but they are back and ready with fresh ideas to continue their mission. Last year, they elected not to do a fund-raising campaign...
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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The Willow Springs R-IV School District hopes to encourage local cattle ranchers to take advantage of a program called MO Beef Kids. This is the second school year the district has used this program to connect their students with fresh, locally raised and processed beef.  Food Services Director...
Thanks to the West Plains Greenhouse and the Sunrise Rotary Club, and in conjunction with the Samaritan's Feet, the West Plains School District Bridges program now has a shoe locker available to students.  The locker contains over 250 pairs of shoes in various sizes to help students who need...
Jason Brasier's documentary 'The Flying Greek' will be screened at the Star Theatre on Oct. 16 at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and there will be a Q&A after the film.  The award-winning documentary is about Manoli Savvenas, for more than 40 years a jeweler in Springfield, and his past...
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The West Plains School District has expanded access to high-quality early learning programs for children ages four to five. The expansion will help more kids enter kindergarten ready to succeed and serve more children in need.  The expansion comes from blending district funding resources and...
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The West Plains School District is proud to announce Dr. Amy Ross, assistant superintendent of special programs, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education Award (MO-CASE). The award is presented to individuals who have made significant...
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The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) and Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) have partnered to bring quarterly art displays to the incubator. Local artist Marc Brannan's works will be featured inside OzSBI's first floor Oct. 3 through the end of Dec. 2022. Visitors may view the display...
Officials with the nursing program at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will offer a six-week phlebotomy technician training program beginning Oct. 15.   The non-credit course will provide the training and clinical experience needed to fill open positions in this field, officials...

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