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Citing both continued poor road conditions and power outages, West Plains R-7 Schools announced a third snow day for today; with R-7 being out of session, all surrounding rural schools in consortium with the district are also out of session. As of press time, Richards School, not in the consortium, had not announced a decision. more
The 2023 Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 2 and 3. The annual event in downtown West Plains celebrates Ozarks music and culture. more
A joint meeting of the West Plains City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in council chambers at city hall, 1910 Holiday Lane. more
An Oregon County man is facing two charges of felony driving while intoxicated and six other charges following a one-vehicle rollover crash Saturday night that resulted in injuries to two teenage boys who were passengers in his vehicle. more
Ridgerunner magazine, a publication written by West Plains High School folklore students packed with stories of the Ozarks area and points of interest throughout Missouri and Arkansas, has a legacy of excellence going back 39 years. more
Due to the projected weather forecast, city officials announce, the West Plains Municipal Court has postponed court proceedings set for this Thursday. more
Howell County Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the conference room on the second floor of the county office building, 35 Court Square in West Plains. more
Junction Hill School will host preschool and new kindergartener screenings by appointment Feb. 17 for the 2023-24 school year.  more
State, county and city government representatives, local business owners, representatives of local charity and volunteer organizations, and individuals who are well known for their work promoting and supporting commerce, education, healthcare and the arts gathered Thursday in the exhibition hall of the West Plains Civic Center. more
In open session at this week’s meeting of the West Plains R-7 School Board, South Central Career Center Director Dr. Josh Cotter spoke about the center's lineman program. more
Beginning Feb. 15, sales flyers for Ramey supermarket will no longer be inserted in the Wednesday editions of the West Plains Daily Quill. more
The final vote repealing an ordinance requiring motorcycle helmets to be worn by all motorcycle drivers and riders within the city was taken at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Mtn. View City Council, the vote passing with all in favor. The removal of the ordinance puts city laws in line with state statutes; statewide, the law was put into effect in August 2020, and gives motorcyclists age 26 and older the option of not wearing a helmet without being ticketed. more
Willow Springs Alderwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Kim Rich is one of a handful of appointees chosen out of a pool of more than 80 candidates to serve on an advisory committee to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
The city of West Plains has launched a survey to gather input from residents and community members who conduct business within city limits to build a long-term comprehensive plan with hopes of beginning its implementation in August. more
Authorities with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol announced Monday evening 14-year-old Amber Townsend, of Ava, has been found safe by Springfield police officers. more
The Richards School Board of Education will meet at at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school boardroom for its regular monthly session. more
Two West Plains High School students recently raised $1,000 for foster families as part of a project for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). more
Damian P. Henry, 23, of West Plains, has been acquitted of murder after a jury found he acted in the defense of his friend, resulting in a man’s death, on April 5, 2022, at the Snappy Mart located at the junction of Highway 14 and U.S. 63. The deceased was James Vineyard, 34, also of West Plains. more
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Jan. 24 at Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant, 1449 Preacher Roe Blvd.   more
The Howell County Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in lieu of its regular Monday meeting, as Monday falls on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, a federal holiday. more
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