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Posted June 3, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Merlyn Johnson and High School Principal Jon Johnson were awarded Doctor of Education Degrees from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO during a ceremony on May 15. Dr. Merlyn Johnson and Dr. Jon Johnson, along with seven other educators from various districts across southern Missouri, completed their doctoral studies at Lindenwood's campus in West Plains. Both dissertations focused on student academic achievement using data results designed to improve instructional practices within school districts.


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    Relay For Life Survivor Dinner

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Relay for Life of Shannon County will be hosting its’ Survivor Dinner on July 30, 2015. The dinner will be held at the First Baptist Church, Eminence MO, located East on Hwy 106 from the caution light in Eminence. The

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    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    By Jack Suntrup

    It’s been a long, strange trip for a 330-acre chunk of Shannon County most recently known as Camp

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    Safety Awards

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    were presented to Jimmy Harding, Keith Busby, Aaron Light and Albert Shockey for five years with no lost time accidents. Not pictured was Jeremy Freeman. (Photo provided)

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    Local 4-H Thanks

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Local members and volunteers with the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program would like to thank Intercounty Electric for their generous gift to 4-H.


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    “Who Gets Grandmas

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Almost everyone has personal belongings such as wedding photographs, a baseball glove, or a pie plate that contain meaning for them and for other members of their family. What happens to your personal belongings when you die? Who decides who

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    Upcoming Blood Drive

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a CODE YELLOW ALERT for AB POSITIVE and AB NEGATIVE blood types. There is currently less than a two-day supply of these blood types available for area patients. Donors are urged

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    Donation to Mountain View-

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Landmark Bank presented a $500 donation to the Mountain View-Birch Tree Back-to-School Fair Committee recently. The donation will assist with providing school supplies for low to moderate families with children enrolled

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    Thank You!

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    "Thank you Shirley Hester and South Central Missouri Credit Union, Willow Springs, Missouri, for purchasing my market hog at the Texas County Fair on Saturday." —Wyatt Woolsey

    Demolition Derby at Houston Fair Grounds

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Saturday, August 1, Houston Chamber will be hosting Twisted Metal Promotions, LLC, a Demolition Derby at the Houston Fair Grounds. Registration begins at 3 p.m. and Derby begins at 7 p.m. Cars must be registered before inspection by 6 p.m.

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    West Plains Jury Awards

    Posted July 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Closing arguments began at 8 a.m. Saturday and ended shortly after 10. Henry's closing was emotional and impassioned: “If instead of the money, there was magic and Josh could walk through those doors and … stay only five minutes –

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    West Plains Soccer Association

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    is now accepting Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 soccer registrations for children ages 3 to 14. The cost includes: a jersey, 8 to 10 games in fall 2015 season and 8 to 10 games in the spring 2016 season. West

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    Road Runners Win First

    Posted July 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Players are bottom left to right: Noah Fiske, Austin Fiske, Caleb Graven, Andrew Buschmann, Payton Hunter, Paxton Hunter. Top row L to R: Coach Jimmy Fiske, Fisher Russell, Trey Fiske, Weston Foster, Tristan Duncan, Josh Priscoe, Hunter Pitts, and

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    Area Youngsters

    Posted July 15, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Area boys and girls entering first through eighth grades this fall are invited to attend the 2015 Grizzly Basketball Camp hosted by Yancey Walker, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team.

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    MDC Schedules Bowhunter Education Classes

    Posted July 15, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Bowhunter education is not required by Missouri’s statewide game regulations. However, Branson is one of several Missouri communities that require individuals to be bowhunter education certified before they can archery hunt inside city limits.

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    Flight A Winners

    Posted July 8, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Huddleston, Huddleston, and Huddleston won the weather radio donated by Howell Oregon Electric.

    Winners of the Physical Therapy Session with Carrie Peifer were Miller, Tune and Smotherman.

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    Howell County to Hold

    Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Howell County Relay for Life will be held on June 6 from 2 to 10 PM on the Howell County Square in West Plains as they celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight

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    Schweighausers Celebrate

    Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    A 50th anniversary celebration was held at Praise Assembly in Summersville, Sunday morning, April 12 for Arvel and Brenda Schweighauser. The couple were married April 10, 1965 in Fenton, Missouri. They have pastored churches in the Summersville

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