West Plains Bank Hosts Free Movie Day at The Glass Sword Cinema @ The Glass Sword Cinema
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm
His Place Diaper Ministry @ His Place Ministry
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
STAR Orientation @ MSU-WP
Jul 25 all-day

STAR Orientation sessions still available for new students


            It’s not too late for new students to sign up for Student Advising and Registration (STAR) Orientation sessions offered by Missouri State University-West Plains for the 2019 fall semester.

           Space is available for the following STAR sessions:

            • July 19 and 25

            • August 2, 9 and 16

            In addition, a STAR Orientation session will be offered July 23 at the university’s Mountain Grove campus at Shannon Hall, 401 E. 17th St., Bridges said.

Space is limited for each STAR session, so students are encouraged to register early for their preferred session, she stressed.

            STAR Orientations are designed to provide students with an introduction to the university and its services, policies and procedures, and to assist students in registering for their first semester.

            During STAR, students will:

            • meet with a faculty adviser

            • schedule fall classes

            • receive a photo ID

            • be assigned a BearPass login

            • receive a parking permit

            • have an opportunity to visit with a financial aid representative

            • purchase textbooks at Drago College Store

            • if desired, take a tour of the campus

            “In short, they will be totally prepared for the first day of classes on Aug. 19, 2019,” Bridges said.

            She also pointed out a separate program is available for parents, spouses and friends of the students to attend.

            “They will hear from a number of university administrators and staff members who will present information about the campus, explain important topics such as academic degree programs, financial aid, etc., and provide insightful tips about how they can help their student achieve academic success,” Bridges said.

            Before attending an orientation, students must be admitted to the university and complete required ACT or Accuplacer placement testing. Additional testing may be required for placement purposes depending upon ACT scores.

            For information about the admissions process, call the Missouri State-West Plains admissions office at 417-255-7955.

            For more information about required testing, contact the university’s Testing Center at 417-255-7943.

            For more information about the STAR Orientation sessions and how to register for an orientation session, contact AACCESS at 417-255-7222.

            All university offices can be contacted toll free by calling 1-888-466-7897. 

Free athletic physicals @ OMC Shaw Medical Building
Jul 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Free athletic physicals for area student athletes at the OMC Shaw Medical Building, across from the main entrance of the hospital at 1100 Kentucky Ave. Forms and details available online at or call 257-5959.

ORN CARES Charity Golf Tournament @ Mtn View Municipal Golf Course
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am
AmVets Post 98 Karaoke @ AmVets Post 98
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

AmVets Post 98 hosts karaoke every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.  For more information call 256-6386.

Whetstone Boys Ranch 2019 Toyota Tundra Giveaway
Jul 28 all-day
Summer Scholars Academy @ MSU West Plains
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm

Summer Scholars Academy for sixth through eighth grade students will be held at MSU-WP.  Students will participate in classes emphasizing STEM and see horticulture, health information technology and GOCAT demos.  Call 255-7292 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

American Red Cross Blood Drive in West Plains @ AHF Products West Plains
Jul 30 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at AHF Products in West Plains.


Disaster Preparedness Course for Vulnerable Populations @ West Plains Public Library
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm