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West Plains has become one of the latest Missouri communities to earn a Missouri Main Street designation from Missouri Main Street Connection, an organization dedicated to assisting revitalization … more
WILLOW SPRINGS — During its most recent meeting, the Willow Springs City Council heard an update on the city's annual downtown Bear City Fall Festival, planned for Oct. 1. During the Aug. 25 … more
The 51st annual Hootin an Hollarin Festival will be held Sept. 15 through 17 on the square in Gainesville.  The festival, one of the oldest of its kind in Missouri, begins each year on the … more
Friday is the next opportunity to have coffee with the mayor.  The public is invited to attend the Coffee with the Mayor event and discuss city happenings with West Plains Mayor Mike Topliff … more
Amon Mefford of West Plains was the third place prize package winner in a July Shop Indie contest sponsored by the Quill, with jars left at various independent businesses for entries, and prize … more
Wages Brewing Company celebrated six years of serving West Plains with the company’s 6th Aleiversary Festival on Saturday. Gates opened at 2 p.m. Musical performances by owner Phil Wages, shown … more
The Willow Springs City Council held three public hearings on Thursday and moved forward with approving the tax levy for the 2022 tax year and the rezoning of properties located in Willow … more
So far this year, volunteers with the 37th Judicial Circuit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association have advocated for 45 child victims of abuse and neglect in Howell County … more
Pat Hirzel, West Plains, turned 100 on Thursday. The occasion was honored with two birthday celebrations, one at The Timbers, where she lived until two months ago, and another at West Vue Nursing … more
Lena Blanche Tackitt, Caulfield, celebrated her 100th birthday Friday at the Caulfield Community Building surrounded by family and friends, with a potluck, birthday cake and other desserts. And … more
No explosives were found in a suspicious package that prompted West Plains police to reroute traffic Friday morning, directing drivers away from the area of 10Box Cost-Plus grocery store on Kentucky … more
The West Plains City Council will move forward with a proposal for a 48-unit senior housing development on the south side of the city, where there is limited affordable housing near amenities and … more
West Plains Bank and Trust Company on Thursday donated $500 to the 37th Judicial Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for the nonprofit program’s upcoming fundraiser. CASA will hold a … more
Overwhelmed by the experience, West Plains Vietnam veteran Leroy Jones had nothing but good things to say about taking part in an Honor Flight of the Ozarks earlier this week.  Honor flights … more
The West Plains City Council met in special session this week to adopt a process for city officials to disclose potential conflicts of interest and amended the bylaws of West Plains’ Tourism … more
Missouri’s Appellate Judicial Commission submitted its panel of nominees to fill the vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, this week. The nominees are up for … more
A man arrested and charged with burglary Aug. 15 following a rash of early morning break-ins around downtown West Plains now faces a total of eight felony counts relating to the incident, and is set … more
The West Plains City Council held a public hearing and special session Monday, during which time council members heard from two locals who decried the proposed increase to the city’s property … more
  The Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA) Apprenticeship Program this week recognized three area men who have completed apprenticeship programs to become journeyman wastewater systems … more
  Car-Mart of West Plains held a community appreciation event on Saturday to raise money for local charities. Car-Mart held the event from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at its location at 1702 Porter … more
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