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A large contingent of administrators, faculty, staff and community members gathered Friday morning, Sept. 9, at Kellett Hall to recognize former Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) campus dean Marvin Green for his many accomplishments on behalf of the university, including his efforts...
In a statement published Thursday afternoon, Willow Springs Superintendent Dr. Marty Spence addressed rumors that have been circulating about restroom accommodations for certain students.  The rumors alleged that the school was providing transgender bathrooms and litter boxes for students who...
The Willow Springs school board voted last week to accept bids for a new athletic facility.  The board had discussed the possibility of the facility at other prior meetings and agreed only to solicit bids at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 12. Bids approved through the process could be...
Applications may be picked up at MUNCH from Sept 14-Oct 14, 2022. Applicants must live in Willow Springs School district and have been out of high school for at least 2 years. Completed applications need to be returned to MUNCH by Oct 18, 2022. Questions? Call Pat at 417-252-1728
"ORDER UP!" is playing at The Melba Theatre in Houston, MO from Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. This 50-minute comedy highlights the particular habits of quirky customers. Join the STARS cast as they take on the role of restaurant employees...
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Yuri Cruz, a 2022 graduate of Willow Springs High School, has been selected to receive the Alternative Education Scholarship, administered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The $1,000 scholarship will help Cruz's efforts to continue her education.  Cruz is attending Missouri State...
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Project Lead The Way (PLTW) recognizes outstanding teachers who inspire, engage, and empower their students by creating transformative learning experiences in their classrooms through PLTW programs. West Plains High School teacher Nathan Fleming is one of 59 teachers selected across the country...
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Drew Harris is a recipient of the College Board's National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program award. Drew, a senior, is honored for her excellence and academic achievement based on her grade point average and PSAT score. "Drew is a fantastic young lady and a great student," said Bridgett...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The reversal of most COVID restrictions may seem like a return to normal this year, but winds of change are at work in the Willow Springs R-IV school district. Every building on campus has new administrators this academic year. From the superintendent’s office to the elementary school, there are...
"Cultural Encounters in the Ozarks" is the theme of the 15th annual Ozarks Studies Symposium set for Sept. 22-24 at the West Plains Civic Center.  Hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP), the event celebrates various aspects of Ozarks culture and history through a variety of...

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