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This former garage in the Thornburgh building will be used for extra class space and welding classes. (ORN Photo)

This former garage in the Thornburgh building will be used for extra class space and welding classes. (ORN Photo)

(West Plains) – On Thursday of this week, we brought you the story of the West Plains R-7 School District and the South Central Career Center, and their plan to bring an agriculture facility at the corner of E. Olden and Davidson St. in West Plains.

SCCC Director Jim Laughary spoke with Ozark Radio News, and told us that the ag building is part of a larger plan to consolidate the South Central Career Center:

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There are multiple reasons for the consolidation. West Plains R-7 District Finance Director Dr. Luke Boyer says that, even with the proposed renovation at the Thornburgh location, the district will save money in the consolidation:

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Boyer continued and talked about the funding of the ag facility, which will be partially funded by the school district. He says that the money saved on upkeep on the football field will be funneled into the ag building:

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More on the plan can be found in our Thursday story here.

This area of the former Great Rivers Distributing building will be used for a commons area. (ORN Photo)

This area of the former Great Rivers Distributing building will be used for a commons area. (ORN Photo)

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