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Over the weekend, the West Plains High School Art Department participated in the Willow Springs Arts Council Invitational Art Show. West Plains R-7 School District officials offer congratulations to sophomore Trysta Johnson, who placed second with her Black & White Design; freshman Emily Ritter, who placed third with her Color Radial Design; and freshman Faith Robles, who placed third with her Black & White Design. The students competed against area schools including Ava, Willow Springs, Liberty, Thayer and Cabool. more
Seven students from Dr. Kathy Morrison’s American Democracy and Citizenship (PLS 101) classes at Missouri State University-West Plains saw democracy in action firsthand when they served as deputy clerks and election judges in area counties during the Nov. 8 general election. more
Offices at Missouri State University-West Plains will be closed between the 2022 fall and 2023 spring semesters for winter break. more
The Richards School Board of Education will meet at noon Dec. 15 in the school boardroom for its regular monthly session. more
For 37 years, Donna Hayes gave students in the Richards R-V School District the educational tools they needed to learn and grow. more
The West Plains R-7 School District Board of Education heard elementary students put a new spin on classic stories during its regular monthly meeting this week. more
The West Plains School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library, following up last month’s board meeting during which members discussed upcoming board candidate election filing dates, which open 8 a.m. Dec. 6 and run through 5 p.m. Dec. 27. more
The railroad crossing at North Howell Avenue in West Plains will be closed Monday through Wednesday, prompting officials with the city of West Plains and West Plains R-7 School District to urge drivers to find an alternate route during that time frame. more
The Willow Springs City Council meets today and plans to hear about a feasibility study conducted on one of the city’s oldest buildings and discuss removing parking spaces at the four-way stop sign downtown. more
The West Plains R-7 School Board of Education heard several administrative reports during its meeting Tuesday evening, including updates from Superintendent Dr. Wesley Davis on current school attendance, board seats to be voted on in April and the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA). more
The West Plains School District will soon implement a districtwide school safety system to manage security and dismissal safety for students, staff and visitor management, officials announce. more
Missouri State University made significant strides at its campuses in West Plains and Springfield during the 2021-2022 academic year, but issues involving enrollment and its impact on the budget will need to be addressed moving forward. more
Several activities at Missouri State University-West Plains during the month of September gave students a better awareness of the stressors that can lead to thoughts of suicide. They also gave students some practical coping skills they can use when they or someone they know feels overwhelmed. more
The Glenwood School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the superintendent’s office, a change of day made in order to accommodate guest Dr. Wesley Davis, superintendent of West Plains R-7 Schools. Typically the board meets on the third Tuesday of every month. more
Fidelity Communications announced this week that Sheila Sparks, a teacher at West Plains High School, and Daniel Dye, a teacher at South Central Career Center, are the winners of its recent “A Stronger Connection” social media campaign to recognize teachers who make a difference in the communities served by the internet service provider.  more
Following remarks given Friday by Missouri State University-West Plains Chancellor Dr. Dennis Lancaster, Sunie Pace and Missouri State University President Clif Smart, the Terry L. “Bo” Pace Workforce Training Center at 218 W. Broadway officially opened. more
Thanks to the West Plains Greenhouse and the Sunrise Rotary Club, and in conjunction with the Samaritan's Feet, the West Plains School District Bridges program now has a shoe locker available to students, district officials announce.  more
The Junction Hill C-12 School Board of Education will hold its October school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the school library. more
First-degree stalking and first-degree harassment charges, both felonies, have been filed against a former Fairview School teacher and assistant girls basketball coach after he allegedly engaged in inappropriate social media contact with a former student, according to a statement filed with county prosecutors by West Plains Police Detective Joe Neuschwander. more
The Richards School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in the school boardroom. more
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