Community Calendar







Thayer Cemetery clean up week is April 24th to 28th.  If there is any flowers, vases, saddles you want to keep – please remove them as they will be mowing and cleaning

the cemetery.  No glass containers please.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 – Christos House

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Christos House Sponsors Denim Day which is Wednesday, April 26th. They ask that everyone wear Denim on that day to take a stand against sexual violence.  If you have any questions or need more information call Christos House at 417-256-3408.  If you know someone that has been sexually assaulted, confidential help is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-611-5853.


The Annual Fashion Show, sponsored by the Friends of the Garnett Library, will be held at the West Plains Country Club.  Social and shopping times are from 11:30  to 12 noon and 1:00 till 1:30.  Luncheon is from noon until 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00.  Call 417-255-7940 to make reservations.


The Shilo Baptist Church in Rover, Mo., will have special guest speaker, KY3 Meteorologist, Brandon Beck, Saturday, April 29th for an evening of fun, food and fellowship.  Activities begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Rover Gun Club, (just behind the church) with Archery and Singing…at 4:00 P.M. a meal will be served, and then at 4:30 Brandon Beck will speak.  The Rover Gun Club is located in Oregon County, East from West Plains on 160 or West from Alton on P Hwy or North from Thayer on 63 Hwy. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the evening.  For more information contact Fred Palmer at 417-293-6435.



Friday, May 5 – Alton High School High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 5 – Winona High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 6 – Thayer High School Gym – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 7 – Summersville High School Gym – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 7 –Dora High School Gym –  2:00 p.m.

Monday, May 8 – Mammoth Spring High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 8 – Couch High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9 – Salem, Ark High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 11 – Koshkonong High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12 – Bakersfield High School Gym – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12 – Mtn. Grove, Mo High School Arena – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12 – West Plains – West Plains Civic Center – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12 – Highland, Ar,  A.L. Hudson Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12 – Doniphan High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13 – Cave City/ Evening Shade, Ark – High School Gym  7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 14 – Eminence High School Gym 3:00 p.m. (Baccalaureate 2:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 18 – Viola  High School Gym 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 19 – Mountain Home High School Stadium –  8:00 p.m.


The 31st Annual Art Show will be held Wednesday, May 3rd in the Thayer Elementary School from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Each student will chose their favorite piece of art to be displayed.  The 6th grade students will display their science projects.  Music will be provided by the Elementary and Senior students.



The Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative 78th Annual Meeting is Friday, May 5th at the West Plains Civic Center.  Registration is from 5:00 till 6:30 p.m.  Live music by Link Union.  Lots of prizes, games for the children including a bounce house and pictures with Buddy Bear.  Concessions available.



The New Home Church Youth Group will sponsor a “Meat Shoot” on Saturday, May 6th at the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Doniphan, Missouri.  Sign ups start at

9:30 a.m. The shooting competitions start at 10:00 a.m. $3.00 per round/per shooter.  Shooter

Must bring your own 12 or 20 gauge stock shotgun with stock chokes, and ammo.  #8 target loads will be provided. There will also be a shoot for young participants 8 and under.  Concessions will be available.  (In case of rain shoot will be rescheduled.)

Info – Clay Garvin 573-255-3738 or Becky Hinton 573-255-3227.


SATURDAY, MAY 27 – WEST PLAINS – Golf classic

The 16th annual Tom Smith Sunrise Rotary Club Spring Golf Classis is Saturday, May 17th at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course at 1:00 p.m.  Two person scramble, $60.00 per person, $120.00 per team.  Beverages and lunch prepared by Johnny’s Barbecue available at noon.  Cash prizes, Championship flight, Rotary flight and Sunrise flight.Hole in one prize on hole #4 wins a 2017 Spartan RZ 61 zero turn lawn mower. For more information call 417-256-9824.


The Southern Belle Grandmothers Club of West Plains will host its annual quilt show on June 2nd and 3rd in the Magnolia Room of the Civic Center in West Plains.  Area residents and quilt enthusiasts are encouraged to take you favorite quilt to display in the Magnolia Room.  An old fashion bed turning will be held on June 2nd at 5:30 and June 3rd at 10:30, 1:30 and 5:30.  Bed turnings evolved from ladies proudly showing their prized quilt to friends and visitors.


The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a “Kids Fishing Derby” for youngsters 12 years old and younger, at the Commission’s Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery is located 2.5 miles south of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas at the end of State Highway 342.  The youngsters will be fishing in the hatchery’s stocked ponds for rainbow trout.  Anglers must bring their own bait and tackle-no live bait is allowed.  Derby rules are: free fishing for kids 12 years old and under; limit of 3 fish per child; no culling; only one rod and reel per child; and adults cannot fish.  Adult supervision is required. This event is free to the public. Come out for a day of family fun. For more information contact the hatchery toll free at 877-625-7521.