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2 Funny

Ozark, MO

#44 Mar 17, 2013
I have been here for 10 yrs. now, and Im still happy. I dont think I fall into any of you caregories tho. I live a simple life, outside of town, I have a decent job & support myself.
Scam

West Plains, MO

#45 Mar 17, 2013
Freakishly Attractive Gal wrote:
West Plains is very low crime. We have the occasional pickpocket and sodomy sneak attacks, but that's about it. The weather is mild year round and people are nice. Medium paying jobs are plentiful if you have at least a high school education. We are also close to sparkling clear rivers and lakes. Come and join us. We welcome you with open arms.
Apparently the individual who wrote the above response works for the city of West Plains or benefits from added revenue. The words above are complete lies. Yes, the rivers are beautiful but families are scared to go there since the banks are filled with drunks and meth heads. The reported crimes might be low but this town is filled with drug addicts and molesters. The unemployment rate is horrible and decent paying jobs are hard to find. If you looking for a life of poverty and your children being exposed to drugs while still in jr high then come on...but if not, then run the other direction and find a more pleasant town to live in.
Mistake

Dallas, TX

#46 Mar 17, 2013
Drugs are everywhere and in most schools all over the U.S. and compared to most places we do have a low crime rate, but it is a hard place to survive because what little jobs we have pay very low wages and most are part-time. Also, employers treat us like garbage and if you are not part of the good 'ole boys/girls clique you will never get anywhere. Our degrees are worth about as much as toilet tissue here as well. If you are on a good fixed income you can make it, otherwise forget it.

Since: Aug 11

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#47 Mar 17, 2013
Mistake wrote:
Drugs are everywhere and in most schools all over the U.S. and compared to most places we do have a low crime rate, but it is a hard place to survive because what little jobs we have pay very low wages and most are part-time. Also, employers treat us like garbage and if you are not part of the good 'ole boys/girls clique you will never get anywhere. Our degrees are worth about as much as toilet tissue here as well. If you are on a good fixed income you can make it, otherwise forget it.
Yep why I left dont even wanna visit not worth the money and they don't have Starbucks ;(

Since: Aug 11

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#48 Mar 17, 2013
2 Funny wrote:
I have been here for 10 yrs. now, and Im still happy. I dont think I fall into any of you caregories tho. I live a simple life, outside of town, I have a decent job & support myself.
Lucky u
whatever

Ozark, MO

#49 Mar 18, 2013
Wisegurl69 wrote:
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Yep why I left dont even wanna visit not worth the money and they don't have Starbucks ;(
Thought you just moved here a few months ago and that's why you've been starting threads about businesses, snow plowing, school snow days, etc. Why are you on here posting and asking stupid questions if you moved from here and don't even want to visit. You're just mad because the good folks of WP aren't as stupid as you think and have called you out as a troll.
2 Funny

Ava, MO

#50 Mar 18, 2013
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Thought you just moved here a few months ago and that's why you've been starting threads about businesses, snow plowing, school snow days, etc. Why are you on here posting and asking stupid questions if you moved from here and don't even want to visit. You're just mad because the good folks of WP aren't as stupid as you think and have called you out as a troll.
ROFLMAO!!! That's all there is to say about that!!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#51 Mar 19, 2013
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>Thought you just moved here a few months ago and that's why you've been starting threads about businesses, snow plowing, school snow days, etc. Why are you on here posting and asking stupid questions if you moved from here and don't even want to visit. You're just mad because the good folks of WP aren't as stupid as you think and have called you out as a troll.
Haha still have family their who can't afford to leave inspector gadget
Downward Spiral

United States

#52 Mar 21, 2013
I have lived in many places, this by far is the worst! Happy people are far and few... Jobs are low paying! Sonic only pays there carhops waitress pay, while the owner pockets the rest...King Buffet doesn't even pay their employees, you work for tips only, people put up with no raises and crappy work enviroments, just so they can say they have a job... All the employers have figured out how to screw over any and everyone to benifit them.. Anyone who speaks up will not be working in this town... Most of the people here are drug addicts that think nobody will notice they are missing all there teeth. Never going to be anything, should take it off the map... Sad, Boring, Worthless, Drug infested like the cock roaches that are in many of the kitchens in WP, but the health inspector never mentions when they inspect! Perfect example of the downfall of western civalization!
Papa

Forsyth, MO

#53 Mar 22, 2013
Freakishly Attractive Gal wrote:
West Plains is very low crime. We have the occasional pickpocket and sodomy sneak attacks, but that's about it. The weather is mild year round and people are nice. Medium paying jobs are plentiful if you have at least a high school education. We are also close to sparkling clear rivers and lakes. Come and join us. We welcome you with open arms.
Low crime because the area is proud to not be snitches, child neglect is acceptable, teen drug use and pregnancy is high, lots of teens have more than 2 kids. Medium paying jobs, at a factory filled with hillbilly dumbasses who laugh at their own farts on the break bench.The only thing they got right was the nice rivers, but watch out for the locals who are high or drunk while visiting.Like many small towns across the US, it has many problems that are not being addressed, especially poverty, dropout rates and drugs.
my opinion

Ozark, MO

#54 Mar 22, 2013
To the complainers:
If you can't find a decent job here what makes you think you will find a better one somewhere else? You won't unless you have a marketable skill.

In case you haven't read any news articles lately... drugs are EVERYWHERE.

There are plenty of happy people in this town. You just aren't going to come across those types of people in the bars. The happy, hard working, good parents tend to keep to themselves or only associate with others like them. Much the same as a druggie only wants to be surrounded by other druggies.

The teen pregnancy rate is actually going down. However thanks to shows like Teen Mom many girls are still trying to get pregnant. Within 10 minutes of watching the show you can see that the underlying problem is that their parents are divorced or not paying attention to them so they try to create a "family".

Lastly, not everyone with bad teeth are or have been drug addicts. I am in my mid 30's and remember there only being TWO dentists in the entire town while I was younger. No insurance & non affordable dental care = bad teeth. That is generally a rural area kind of problem.

If someone is so miserable here I don't understand why you won't just move. With rent in WP being just as expensive as rent in the Springfield area it seems now would be the time to move. You should use your tax refund to move instead of buying a flat screen, new phone, new computer, a sectional couch etc etc.
Ozarkian

Springfield, MO

#55 Mar 22, 2013
Funny you mention dentists, anybody remember Dave Stepidus, the Shinto warrior? He ran a successful practice on Broadway for a lil while. I was a patient, and had no complaints at the time. He no longer has that practice however, let alone a license to practice dentistry. I'm not sure the exact facts, but the gist of what I was told is that he threatened someone with a sword in his office. I don't know if I believe that or not, but he was quite a character.
former zizzer

Springfield, MO

#56 Mar 22, 2013
the main thing is you have to make sure you don't run afoul of Republican sponsered drug dealers....the independent ones you can shoot dead, but if they've been franchised by the Party and the Police...might find yourself in a situation
wow

Bellevue, WA

#57 Mar 22, 2013
lmao former zizzer too!
tfdd

Overland Park, KS

#59 Mar 23, 2013
Daisy wrote:
I have a question , if West plains is the place to live please tell me why there are more Graveyards then playgrounds ?? Shouldn't that alone give someone the heads up not to move to west plains ?
Dumbass EVERY town has more graveyards then playgrounds how stupid are u
oldtimer

Hartville, MO

#60 Mar 25, 2013
hey back in the earl'y 70's we had all kinds of fun west plains. was a fun town then just like it is a fun town now for the new people of 2013. but just one thing people of 2013 will never know what we done and had fun in west plains in 1970's man if we could write a book

Since: May 12

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#61 Mar 25, 2013
oldtimer wrote:
hey back in the earl'y 70's we had all kinds of fun west plains. was a fun town then just like it is a fun town now for the new people of 2013. but just one thing people of 2013 will never know what we done and had fun in west plains in 1970's man if we could write a book
;)
Okay

Vanzant, MO

#62 Mar 25, 2013
oldtimer wrote:
hey back in the earl'y 70's we had all kinds of fun west plains. was a fun town then just like it is a fun town now for the new people of 2013. but just one thing people of 2013 will never know what we done and had fun in west plains in 1970's man if we could write a book
Okay, please! Write the book! I would love to read it!!!! I wasn't around here back then, but I sure do enjoy it now, and would love to hear your stories!
not my biz buuuttttt

United States

#63 Mar 27, 2013
So I'm curious,what did the original poster of this thread decide about West Plains? Did they scare you off, or do you plan to move here?
wow

Bellevue, WA

#64 Mar 30, 2013
Yea the 70s Were awsome...suds backrow,merles, the hill at the park. The parties at hammonds mill or where ever we decided to have one. Even the side of pw blvd those were the days!

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