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Commissioners hear input on 20 bridges in need of repair 
The Howell County Commission met with Smith Engineering for a presentation regarding more than a dozen bridges in need of repair in …
Commission votes to sponsor grant for Christos House shelter project
The Howell County Commission voted on Thursday to sponsor Christos House's application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) …
W.P. City Council agenda includes discussion of overpass projects, downtown revitalization
The West Plains City Council will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the West Plains City Hall, 1910 Holiday …
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Ole Miss championship validates Elko's decision to return
The Mississippi baseball team's national championship validated Tim Elko's decision to return for a fifth season. His presence as a …
Strivr Announces Brand Ambassador Partnership with PGA TOUR Golfer Patrick Rodgers
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 27, 2022--Strivr, the leading provider of enterprise-scale Virtual Reality (VR) training, …
Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after game
The Supreme Court has sided with a football coach from Washington state who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games. The …
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West Plains residents to be featured Thursday on Ozarks Public Television

At 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 Ozarks Public Television (OPT) will air  a program on Ozarks rock buildings featuring West Plains artist Barbara Williams. The program is titled "Rocky Road: …

Arkansas State announces honor students

The chancellor’s list and dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester at Arkansas State University have been announced. The lists recognize undergraduate students who achieved the highest …

Words to grill by

Summertime grilling season is in full swing. Drive through residential neighborhoods at suppertime and you may smell charcoal smoke and sizzling fat in the air. Even if you can’t see them, you …

OzSBI exhibit features artwork by Garrett Melby through September

  The West Plains Council on the Arts and Ozarks Small Business Incubator have partnered to bring quarterly art displays to the incubator. The upcoming quarterly display will feature local …

Fulton Co. Fair awards 4 scholarships

The Fulton County Fair recently awarded four scholarships to graduating seniors who live in Fulton County and have been active in the Fulton County Fair. Scholarship winners were recognized at the …

Jacy Carter graduates from Ouachita Baptist University

Jacy Carter, of West Plains, graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., in December 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in community & family services. She was one of 360 …

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Mo. Dept. of Economic Development awards $76k in tax credits to OzSBi

After a two-year freeze on tax credits, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded more than $76,000 in contribution tax credits to the Ozarks Small Business Incubator through …

NWS forecast calls for ‘oppressive’ heat starting Sunday

Area residents who have made it nearly halfway through June without turning on their air conditioners may be considering a change in practice by Sunday. The National Weather Service long-range …

Ozark Heritage Exhibit at Harlin Museum features quaint characters from the past

Members of the community can now view the Harlin Museum’s Ozark Heritage Exhibit featuring L.L.  Broadfoot’s Pioneers of the Ozarks, a collection of art by the accomplished late …

Learn about Missouri's venomous snakes at MDC virtual program

When it comes to things people are afraid of in the outdoors, venomous snakes top many fright lists. While it’s true people should always give venomous snakes space, it’s equally true …

Polk County man catches new state record walleye

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Tim Stillings of Morrisville for catching a 7-pound, 8-ounce walleye from the Sac River. Stillings caught the fish May 16 using a trotline. …

MDC invites public to learn how to cast a fly rod on May 21

One of the keys to being successful at fly fishing is learning how to cast. People can learn more about how to cast with fly fishing equipment at the free Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) …

Go on a wild plant walk at MDC's Springfield Nature Center

“What plant is that” is a commonly heard question on hikes, camping trips, and other outdoor outings. Now that spring has greened up the outdoors, it’s a great time to take a guided …

Metal to Rust

The sporty, posh 1953 Buick Skylark was a specialized Detroit car that expressed the unbridled optimism of early 1950s America. An exclusive car from a jazzy auto era, it was a factory customized …

First Free Will Baptist VBS

First Free Will Baptist Church of West Plains will hold their annual Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. June 5-8. The theme this year is “Monumental: Celebrating God’s …

Kingdom Living - Ogden

As Memorial Day approaches, I want to take a moment and honor all those that have served this great nation in both military and civilian capacities to ensure the domestic tranquility, liberties and …

Answers from the Word

Amos 8:11 The time is surely coming, says the Sovereign LORD, when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread or water but of hearing the words of the LORD. A friend mentioned …

Richards - Faith Commentary

Contemporary society has made the word “truth” unpopular and has replaced it with another virtue that has become more highly valued: tolerance.  These days one of the most …

Hidden Heroes of OZH

Meet Nick Redfearn, RN in Ozark Healthcare’s OPS/GI Department. While Redfearn stays very busy moving from procedure to procedure through the day, he always has time to make patients and staff …

Mike Ennis receives honorary degree from MSU-WP

Area businessman Mike Ennis received an honorary Associate of Applied Science degree Saturday from Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). The honorary degree was presented during the …

City renews agreement with health department for public health services

An agreement between the city of West Plains and the Howell County Health Department for environmental services has been renewed with a vote by the city council during May’s meeting. Under …
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