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The Willow Springs school district is accepting applications for a vacant school board seat until 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27. The seat became vacant with the resignation of board member Jeff Cunningham at the December meeting. At the regular board meeting on Jan. 9, the board gave formal approval to the...
The West Plains School District is committed to ensuring every child is prepared for kindergarten. One of the steps to ensure our children's needs are met is to develop creative ways to meet our families' needs and educate the vast majority of children beginning at age 4. Research shows investing...
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The Mountain View-Birch Tree FFA Chapter has beautified the Liberty High school with a mass planting of 1,000 daffodil bulbs to bloom in spring 2023 to commemorate the spirit of philanthropy across the region. The daffodil project was a joint effort between the Jacks Fork Community Foundation...
Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) recently awarded donor-funded scholarships from the Missouri State University Foundation to students for the 2022-2023 academic year. The students were selected based on criteria established by the donors of the scholarships,...
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Willow Springs Elementary recognized the following students as Pawsitive Bears, who have shown the character trait of respectful during second quarter of school. Way to go, Bears!
The West Plains 8th grade class and BETA Club will host a dodgeball tournament on Friday, Feb. 3 at the West Plains Middle School FEMA Gymnasium. Teams consisting of students, faculty, and community members will compete in single-elimination rounds to determine this year’s dodgeball team champion...
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Dustin Johnson, Ava, a member of the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly eSports team, placed second in the nation in the NJCAAE's Mario Kart 8 playoffs. Johnson, who was seeded 22nd in the tournament, overcame his underdog status to climb up through the competition to the...
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Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) graduate Morgan Blanck, Willow Springs, was among six students who received Missouri State University's 2022-2023 Citizen Scholar Award. The awards were presented Thursday, Dec. 15, by the Missouri State University Board of Governors at the group's...
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Results of the Willow Springs Arts Council Invitational Art Show were announced Friday afternoon. High school students from six area schools participated: Ava, Willow Springs, West Plains, Thayer, Cabool, and Liberty. Judge Kristina Kauffman awarded "Best in Show" as well as four ribbons in six...

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