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Howell Co. veterans to be honored Dec. 16 by Wreaths Across America

For the first time, Wreaths Across America, an organization dedicated to honoring deceased veterans, will be coming to Howell County.
The former International Shoe Factory building has been purchased by Missouri State University-West Plains. Plans are for student residents to move in for the spring 2024 semester..

MSU-WP purchases former shoe factory building that housed the Grizzly Lofts

Members of the Missouri State University Board of Governors approved the purchase of the building that houses the Grizzly Lofts residence hall for $4.5 million during a special closed session meeting on Nov. 15 in Springfield.
The 12th annual Toys For Tots Christmas Concert is set to take the stage among 50 lighted Christmas trees at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night. The concert will feature artists from eight states, including those local to the area, and be held at The Bridge Church, 10105 South U.S. 63, West Plains.

12th annual Toys For Tots Christmas Concert is this weekend

Those getting ready to do their Christmas shopping are invited to pick up some extra children’s gifts to take to The Bridge Church, in the building formerly known as The Barn Event Center, 10105 South U.S. 63, West Plains, for the 12th annual Toys for Tots Christmas Concert to be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Community Foundation of Willow Springs, with financial help from the city, is working to preserve and improve the historic McClellan building at the corner of Main and Center streets in Willow Springs. The two-story building bearing brick walls with timber floors was constructed in the 1890s.

Willow Springs council partners with community foundation for building's restoration

During a busy monthly meeting for Willow Springs City Council members, an update on the McClellan Building was given, a draft balanced budget was presented by City Administrator Beverly Hicks, upcoming city elections were discussed, and a funding agreement was made between the city and the Willow Springs Community Foundation regarding financial support of the McClellan Building renovation.

Giving Tuesday: Take a moment to support community

On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, people from around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give back. The Ozarks Small Business Incubator encourages the community to take part in this international day of generosity by donating to their favorite charity, nonprofit organization, or cause.

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Commission to hold special session today

Howell County Commission to meet Thursday

The Howell County Commission is scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. Thursday with county Emergency Management Director Mike Coldiron for a grant application conference.

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 24, 2023. Editorial: Senior nutrition program needs better controls Auditor’s report found too little oversight. A legislative audit has once again …

Arkansas attorney general rejects wording of ballot measure seeking to repeal state's abortion ban

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that seeks to repeal the state's abortion ban and restore some access to the procedure. The Republican …

Mtn. View mayor expected to appoint new alderman in meeting today

The Mtn. View City Council will meet in a special session at 6 p.m. today in the council chambers at city hall, 120 N. Oak St.

Nov. 29, 1890 First Army-Navy game held
In the history of American college football, few rivalries hold the historical and emotional resonance of the annual Army-Navy game. This storied matchup, a cornerstone of college football traditions, speaks volumes not just about the spirit of competition but also about the deep-rooted values and honor inherent in the military institutions it represents. As this year marks another chapter in this historic rivalry, we look back to the origins of this legendary series, particularly focusing on the inaugural game played on November 29, 1890, where Navy triumphed over Army with a decisive 24-0 victory.
In a dazzling display of athletic prowess, the West Plains High School Lady Zizzers basketball team triumphed in their opening game at the 2023 Fair Grove Girls Basketball Tournament on Tuesday. The Lady Zizzers, facing the Mt. Vernon Lady Mountaineers, didn't just win; they dominated, delivering a staggering 66-18 victory that sent shockwaves through the tournament.
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Lady Zizzers to Spotlight Players throughout season

The West Plains High School Lady Zizzers basketball team has announced an exciting new initiative for the upcoming 2023-24 season. In a bid to celebrate individual talent and hard work, the team will spotlight one Lady Zizzer player each week throughout the season.
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Community Calendar, Nov. 29 update

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Anna and Taler Sutherland

Friends of the Garnett Library Dec. meeting to feature successful alumni

Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) alumni Taler and Anna (Cantrell) Sutherland will be the guest speakers at the Friends of the Garnett Library meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 in rooms 104 and 105 of the Lybyer Technology Center.

Artery to host second annual Art Show Competition

Ozark Artery, in partnership with The Yellow House, is set to host its second annual Ozark Artery Art Show Competition. Entries for the show will be accepted from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Yellow House, 209 W. Trish Knight St.

Black River Technical College holds law enforcement training graduation

Black River Technical College’s (BRTC) Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA) in Pocahontas, Ark., held its Fall 2023 graduation ceremony Nov. 9 for the 33 officers who completed the Basic Police Training Course, including a cadet from Cherokee Village, Ark., who earned special recognition.
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Professional educator recruitment conference set for Dec. 6

Area residents interested in working as paraprofessionals or preservice teachers in area school districts are invited to attend the Professional Educator Recruitment Conference from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at Gohn Hall on the campus of Missouri State University-West Plains.
McDonald’s of West Plains General Manager Kayla Osburn, left, and McDonald’s of West Plains People Experience Lead Ashley Loucks, right, present the McDonald’s Outstanding Educator Award Recipient to West Plains Middle School fifth grade teacher Andrea Varney.

McDonald’s recognizes Willow Springs, West Plains teachers as ‘outstanding’

Willow Springs Elementary special education teacher Brooke Coffman and West Plains Middle School fifth grade teacher Andrea Varney have each been recognized by their local McDonald’s restaurants with an Outstanding Educator Award.

MSU-WP receives $45,000 grant to support teacher education program

Missouri State University-West Plains has been given a $45,000 award from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to support the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) program.

Area youths invited to Grizzly Basketball Camp Dec. 27-29

Area youngsters in eighth grade and younger are invited to participate in Grizzly Basketball Camp Dec. 27-28 at the West Plains Civic Center.