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Family members, friends and community supporters filled the West Plains Civic Center arena Monday evening to watch as 288 Zizzers were …
Sonny Smith receives Community Member of the Year Award at Grizzlies Gala
SONNY SMITH, right, West Plains, received the Community Member of the Year Support Award at the “Grizzlies Gala: Promoting …
YMCA nd G&W Foods Spring Scramble
Mitchell Harris, store manager of G&W Foods, is proud to present a $600 donation to Terri Elmore of YMCA. This donation will …
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Saban calls out Texas A&M for using NIL deals to buy players
Alabama coach Nick Saban called out Texas A&M, saying the school was “buying” players with name, image and likeness deals. The …
Pac-12 scraps divisions moments after NCAA paves way
The Pac-12 is scrapping its divisional format for the upcoming college football season. The Pac-12 will now match the teams with the …
Central Michigan's top scorer Molly Davis transfers to Iowa
All-Mid-American Conference first-team pick Molly Davis of Central Michigan is transferring to Iowa. That word from Hawkeyes coach …
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“Go Farm” Farmers Market Seed Swap at Market!

Our Italian food celebration last week was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended, and we know you enjoyed the authentic foods you picked up from Janet at JLP Market. Janet will be back this …

Burton Creek Rural Clinic welcomes Dr. Derek Morrison, DO

A graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Dr. Derek Morrison specializes in family care and endoscopy services. Dr Morrison completed a residency in family medicine at Cox …

The Bridges program is designed to bridge the gap between need and education. The Bridges program is a community-based organization designed to help meet students' needs in the West Plains …

Ozarks Healthcare Hidden Heroes

Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. This is why all of the staff at Ozarks Healthcare are focused on being extra attentive to their patients, even during regular checkups and appointments. …

Team Olivia has been busy selling tee shirt to raise money for cystic fibrosis. Olivia Eggert is 8 years old from Willow Springs and she has cystic fibrosis.  Her Aunt Shanda designed their …

Birthday Blessings donor match

“While there are more than 20,000 children in the Missouri foster system, there are about 220 of these at-risk kids in Carter, Howell, Oregon and Shannon Counties,” said Shannon …

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People can learn about squirrel hunting at April 23 MDC program Free Andy Dalton Range event will have tips on hunting strategies and game care

Squirrel hunting has a long tradition in many parts of the Ozarks. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and provide wild game for the table. People can learn more about the basics of …

MDC encourages Missourians to “bee-friend” pollinators this spring

Lawnmowers aren’t the only buzzing people will hear outdoors this spring. A variety of Missouri’s many native bees become active as the weather warms, but their populations are declining. …

The Conversation: Why we can’t ‘boost’ our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic for the long term

With yet another COVID-19 booster available for vulnerable populations in the U.S., many people find themselves wondering what the end game will be. The mRNA …

Enjoy a Day Trip to Round Spring and Echo Bluff


Now is a good time for locals to journey to Welch Spring and, along the way, visit Round Spring and Echo Bluff. Families will surely enjoy the small, delicate ecosystems, more sensitive to …

SUMMERSVILLE BOOKENDS

Many of us had visitors over the Easter holiday, but my first one came a few days earlier but required very little work on my part.                  …

Ozarks Small Business Incubator to host National Small Business Week in May

The Ozarks Small Business Incubator will host its seventh annual National Small Business Week celebration on May 12.  Current and aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders …

How to pick the right trees for your property

Trees benefit a landscape by serving both aesthetic and utilitarian functions. A home surrounded by healthy green trees can be a sight to behold, and those same trees can benefit surrounding plants …

6 ways to make your garden more successful

Homeowners enjoy gardening for many different reasons. In addition to adding beauty to a property, gardens can offset grocery costs by yielding tasty produce. They also offer important habitats and …

Ozarks Healthcare neurology clinical medical assistant shares answer behind common brain myth 

Brain Awareness Week is a celebration of the ongoing work to advance brain science. As Brain Awareness Week continues, Ozarks Healthcare neurology clinic medical assistant Mandee Moffis on Thursday …

West Plains R-7 School District names top teachers

Congratulations to our: 2022 West Plains High School Educator of the Year, Mrs. Kelly Dame. 2022 West Plains Middle School Educator of the Year, Sylvia Hershenson. 2022 West Plains …

‘Lunch with Art’ will feature potter Ellen Hones-Martin

West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host their quarterly “Lunch with Art” event for current and prospective members from noon till 1 p.m. on May 2  in the Community Room at …

Friendship Circle Preschool students learn about working with animals

Friendship Circle Preschool on Friday visited the University of Missouri Extension in Howell County, where students learned about working with animals and how to make healthy food.  Students …

Promoting Specialty Crops in Missouri Schools

The Missouri Grown program is providing up to $1,000 reimbursement to registered Missouri school districts and Early Childcare Education Centers to cover the purchase of specialty crops from a …

Calving season: Keep you and your cattle safe

Simple steps will make calving season easier and safer. Saving calves during calving season is key to a profitable operation. However, don’t sacrifice your own safety in the …

Strategies to lose weight safely

The struggle millions of individuals experience in regard to maintaining a healthy weight has led public health agencies to characterize overweight and obesity as a major public health crisis. …
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