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‘Bite-sized’ learning: Managing holiday stress
Missouri State University-West Plains’ Office of Workforce Development will host its monthly Bite-Sized Learning session from 11:30 …
Cedarhurst Christmas Craft Show
Cedarhurst of West Plains will host its first-ever Christmas Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10.
‘Home for the Holidays’: Willow Springs Christmas Parade is Saturday
The Willow Springs Christmas Parade is set to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, making its way from Booster Field through downtown.

Guilty plea in boy's death that sparked federal task force

A man has pleaded guilty in the death of a 4-year-old Kansas City boy, whose killing led to a federal anti-crime task force. Ryson Ellis, 24, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree …

Missouri man admits 26-year Social Security fraud

A 62-year-old Missouri man has admitted that he cashed his mother's Social Security checks for 26 years after her death. Reginald Bagley, of Dellwood, pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing money …

AP-AR--Arkansas Digest, 1pm update

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Arkansas stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Arkansas and the rest of the world, …

Mo. Supreme Court to decide if trooper involved in 2020 crash had official immunity

A case involving a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who was in a January 2020 traffic crash during a high-speed vehicle chase is awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court of Missouri.

Landmark trial on Arkansas trans youth medical ban wraps up

The nation's first trial over a ban on gender-confirming care for children has ended and is now in the hands of a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Jay Moody didn't indicate Thursday when he would …
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No. 23 USTA tops North Texas 48-27 in C-USA title game
Frank Harris threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 49 yards and another score, lifting No. 23 UTSA to its …
No. 3 UConn women rout Providence 98-53
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Lou Lopez Senechal and Aubrey Griffin scored 18 points apiece and No. 3 UConn beat Providence 98-53 Friday …
UConn opens Big East play with 98-53 victory over Providence
Lou Lopez Senechal and Aubrey Griffin scored 18 points apiece and No. 3 UConn beat Providence 98-53 Friday night in the Big East …
People & Events

Fundraising begins for annual Shop with A Cop

South Central Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43 will host its annual Shop with a Cop event on Dec. 10 and is collecting donations to make it happen.

W.P. Senior Center hosts Thanksgiving party today

The West Plains Senior Center will host a Thanksgiving celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the center, 416 E. Main St.

MSU-WP to host second annual welding competition

Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains will host their second annual welding competition Jan. 20 at the Terry L. “Bo” Pace Industrial Science Center.

Breakfast with Santa set for Dec. 10

The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area invites families to celebrate the wonder of the holidays at this year’s Breakfast with Santa, from 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 10 at the West Plains Civic Center.

This I Remember: Places, People and Stories

I go places, I see people I know and think, “Now, there’s a story.” I realize that the stories written are only a glimpse of who these people are.

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Missouri Realtors report October statistics

In October, agents with Missouri Realtors sold 6,320 residential properties. Of those sales, the average residential property sold for $282,431. Compared to the average sale price of $258,294 in October 2021, there was a 9.3% increase.

Agriculture takes center stage at Farm Bureau annual meeting

Each December, over 1,200 farmers and ranchers from across Missouri gather at the Lake of the Ozarks to reconnect with old friends, learn from national experts and debate policy positions for the coming year. The 2022 Missouri Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will be the 108th of its kind, a tradition unrivaled for its longevity and breadth.

OZH Foundation shares tips for boosting tax-efficient giving strategy

While Ozarks Healthcare (OZH) is focused on providing the highest quality of healthcare to all, it cannot be done without the generosity of community members who are also committed to seeing local healthcare thrive, say officials with the Ozark Healthcare Foundation.

Ozarks Healthcare honors 70 employees for over 1,200 combined years of service

Ozarks Healthcare recently celebrated a combined total of 1,218 years of experience at Ozarks Healthcare from 72 employees at its 2022 Longevity Banquet. 

Alton to host Christmas festivities Saturday

Annual Christmas festivities in Alton will be Saturday, with events sponsored by both the Alton Culture Club (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) and Alton Chamber of Commerce.

Alton Chamber: Light up the town for holidays

Businesses and residents inside the city of Alton are encouraged to join the Alton Chamber of Commerce in its campaign to “light up the town” with a friendly contest.
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