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Two locals dead in Arkansas crashes
  Two Arkansas locals lost their lives in recent crashes reported by the Arkansas State Police. Barry W. Bowman, 72, of …
Commission scheduled to sign agreement with Christos House
Howell County Commissioners are expected to meet with representatives of Christos House and the South Central Ozarks Council of …
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Alabama WR Earle to miss start of season with foot injury
Alabama wide receiver JoJo Earle is expected to miss the first four games of the season with a broken foot. Crimson Tide coach Nick …
Transfer of power: Riley rebuilds USC with veteran arrivals
Southern California is the closest thing college football has seen to an expansion team in quite some time. Rebuilding after the …
Notre Dame AD: Big Ten deal with NBC 'perfect' for Irish
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says the coming Big Ten television contract with NBC is a “perfect” way for the …
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Richards School board reschedules tax hearing, meeting

The Richards School Board of Education will hold its annual tax rate hearing at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 in the school boardroom, followed by the regular monthly school board meeting. The public is invited to …

Burgess family reunion

The Burgess family will hold a reunion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Walnut Room at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St. A potluck lunch will be served and all attendees are …

George D. Hay Society Hall of Honor inductions set for Aug. 20

The George D. Hay Society of West Plains will hold its 16th annual Hall of Honor inductions beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 20, at the Star Theatre in Willow Springs. This year’s inductees are …

Alton Bank gifts $10,000 to mobile mammography unit campaign 

Alton Bank has donated $10,000 to the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation’s fundraising initiative for a mobile mammography unit. The funds will be used to help with costs associated with the …

Ozarks Healthcare BHC conducts crisis intervention training for local law enforcement 

As the number of those dealing with mental health crises continues to rise across the nation, law enforcement officers across Missouri are completing trainings to improve safety and emergency …

Professional development underway

The West Plains R-7 Schools special education team is gearing up for students’ return with professional development. On Wednesday, the team participated in special education and vocational …

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Arts council offers ‘Hometown America’ painting workshop in Sept.

A workshop hosted by the West Plains Council on the Arts in September will show participants how to create a “Hometown America” painting featuring a rustic barn. Artist Tara Shahan, of …

Glenwood School announces paved parking lot, new principal

Glenwood Mustangs will arrive to school by crossing a paved parking lot for the first time in the school’s history to be greeted by faces familiar and new. Among the new faces is Principal …

Ozarks Healthcare to expand pharmacy access

The Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy is continuing to expand its services with the opening of its new location Monday inside Ozarks Healthcare’s new main entrance, in the Medical Office Building, …

Ag experts offer resources, advice for farmers struggling with drought

A Tuesday evening drought workshop at the West Plains Civic Center, conducted by the University of Missouri Extension Office for area farmers seeking advice for coping with the current extreme …

Artist completes sketch of Historic Howell County Courthouse

Artist Nate Billings has completed his sketch of the current Howell County Courthouse, which is located at the same site of Howell County’s third courthouse in the center of the square in …

Artist on mission to sketch every county courthouse in Mo. stops in West Plains

Sketch artist Nate Billings, of Pierce City in southwest Missouri, set up his easel Friday morning on Court Square in West Plains and immediately set about sketching the Howell County …

Gov. Parson signs drought declaration as severity increases statewide

Almost 75% of Missouri is in a drought, with 35% experiencing severe to extreme drought similar to Howell County, as much of the state hasn’t seen significant rainfall in several weeks, or some …
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