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Santa’s mailbox now open


With just four weeks to go until Christmas, Santa’s mailbox is now open and quickly filling up with letters from children with special gift requests.

Continuing a longstanding annual tradition, the West Plains Daily Quill will print letters to Santa in a special issue on Dec. 20, then send them on to the North Pole. The deadline to submit letters is 5 p.m. Dec. 11, though the Quill may make arrangements for teachers who need more time. Contact Managing Editor Abby Hess by email at abbyh@wpdailyquill.net or call 417-256-9191 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays for details.

Letters are welcome from individuals; area elementary schools, daycares, preschools; and church schools. They may be dropped in the mailbox in front of the Howell County Courthouse main entrance on Court Square in West Plains, where they will be picked up by Santa’s helpers to be delivered to the Quill.

Wishlists may also be emailed to the Quill at news@wpdailyquill.net, hand-delivered between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to the Quill office at 205 Washington Ave. in West Plains, or mailed to the Quill at P.O. Box 110, West Plains, MO 65775.