October: Membership Drive:
“Alton’s Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-op is hosting an October membership drive and fundraiser. Our goal is to sign up 31 new members this month. The co-op works to benefit and support all community members of Oregon County, and we would love to get more people involved. Please stop by the shop at #18 Court Square in Alton or call (417)778-7778 to learn more about becoming a member. When you sign up to become a member this month, you will receive a certificate for a free meal at the co-op, and if you pay for a year in advance, you will also receive a gift certificate to one of Alton’s many local businesses. Please stop in or call us to get involved and help support our communities.”
NOW TO DECEMBER 16 – Mammoth Spring:
Ozarka College in Mammoth Spring is offering a Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN) Course August 16th through December 2nd on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 11:30 till 2:00 p.m. Financial Aid is Available. Contact James Spurlock at 870-625-0411 or email@example.com
OCTOBER: The City of Thayer is accepting sponsors for the new stage that is being built down by the police station. This stage will be used for various events. Any business or individual who donates $250.00 or more will have a sign with their name or business name on it placed near the stage. Contact the city hall in Thayer for more information at 417-264-3921.
OCTOBER: Congratulations Mrs. Janice Tolar for her 30 years of service to the city of Thayer.
The Salvation Arms are needing Bell Ringers this year…They help distribute Fans to the elderly, help people with gas, Electricity and Utilities. They also provide a place to sleep for the displaced, assist with providing school supplies to needy children. They also assist in programs that give sack lunches to children who cannot afford a school lunch. The Salvation Army needs your help this year. Contact Darlene Holman at 432-552-9503 or Charlie Trantham in Alton at 417-270-0097.
, OCT 20 – WEST PLAINS:
Award Winning artist Shana Cochran of Mammoth Spring will hold a Pastel Workshop in the Hathcock Gallery of the Harlin Museum in West Plains on Thursday, Oct 20th from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m. For more info call 417-255-0920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 21 – 23:
You are invited to attend Midway Pentecostal Church annual fellowship meeting beginning Friday & Saturday night at 7 pm, & Saturday & Sunday at 10 am. For more information call 264-2530.
OCTOBER 14 TO NOV 18 – MAMMOTH SPRING SENIORS:
A free 6- week program begins this Friday from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Spring Activity Center, 950 Archer Avenue in Mammoth Spring. Don’t let ongoing health problems stop you from doing what you enjoy. Sign up for classes today. They will be held each Friday through November 18th. (Info – or to sign up – call 870-625-3228 or 417-247-7014)
SATURDAY, OCT 22 – Mtn. Home:
The Indian artifact show will be held Saturday, October 22nd from 8:00 till 3:00 at the Van Matre Senior Center, inside Cooper Park, in Mountain Home. Lots of Indian artifacts that you can buy, sell, get appraisals or just browse. Admission is $2.00. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Center. (Info 870-656-8731)
SATURDAY, OCT 22 – WEST PLAINS – Alzheimer Walk
The West Plains Alzheimer’s Walk is Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at NHC HealthCare, 211 Davis Drive in West Plains, MO. There is no fee to walk. All the money raised goes to the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration begins at 11am. The walk is at 12pm. There will be silent auction prizes and a chili cook off during the event. Any questions please contact Vena Shaffer at Oxford HealthCare 417-496-1948 Vena K. Shaffer, BS West Plains Physician Relations Rep Phone: (417) 883-7500 Ext: 7601 Vena.Shaffer@oxfordhealthcare.net
SATURDAY, OCT 22 – HARDY MUSICAL:
The Buzzard Run Bluegrass Band will perform at the Hardy Junction Music Hall, Hiway 62 and 4112 West in Hardy this Saturday night from 6:30 to 8:30. Admission is by donation. Next week the 29th performing will be the Hurricane Creek Band. (Info – 870-856-4600)
OCTOBER 21 TO 31 – THAYER:
It’s fall clean up time in Thayer. A dumpster will be set up by the Police Station for public use. No paint, tires or electronics are to be put in this dumpster. If you have old TV’s, computers, electronics, a disposal dumpster will be set up by the police station on Saturday, November 4th from 9; 00 till 1:00 p.m.
OCTOBER 22-23 – WEST PLAINS:
TLR Gun and Knife Show, Saturday 9:00 till 5:00, and Sunday 9:00 till 3:00, October 22nd and 23rd at the West Plains Civic Center. Admission is $7.00 for both days. 12 and under free with paid adult. (Info 417-270-1969 or email email@example.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 – ROVER:
The Rover Volunteer Fire Department will have a “Turkey Shoot” on Sunday, October 23rd at the Rover Gun Club beginning at 12:00 noon. Concessions available. Chili Cheese Dog, Frito pie, Nacho’s, Brats, Hot Choc, Coffee, Soda Water. Bring your lawn Chairs and enjoy the afternoon. There will be a Raffle drawing for a Remington 870 12 gauge pump shotgun, Trap and Skeet, Trap and Skeet doubles, Splatter board, Hand Gun High power rifle (nothing larger than 30 cal). Drawings periodically. Entry ticket is $2.50. Must be present to win. For more information call 417-293-9020 or 764-1024.
Do you have a heart? I’m talking about a heart for people. Sure, we all have a heart, but when it comes to helping a terminally ill patient or their families, we could all do more. That’s exactly the reason why the E-Communications’ station (K-Kountry, The Train, The Gift and K-LOVE have made a decision to be the GOLD top level sponsor for the South Central Missouri annual Trunk and Treat event. The annual event is October 26th at the West Plains civic Center from 6 to 8 in the evening. Can YOU help? Call for sponsorship opportunities, or just to volunteer on October 26th. Call Dianne Hoover at 417-293-9969.
October 27-28-29: Yard Sale:
“Alton’s Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-op is hosting a Yard Sale Fundraiser at our building at #18 Court Square on October 27th, 28th, and 29th. We are accepting donations of items to sell, in order to raise funds to support our community work. If you would like to donate some items to us to sell, please call the co-op at (417)778-7778 and tell us what you would like to bring. Donations will be approved and we ask that they are brought to the co-op on the 26th. We thank the community for your support!”
October 28: Halloween Dance:
“Come out and dance with your friends at the Halloween dance at the Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-op on Friday October 28th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Join us at the co-op building at #18 Court Square in Alton. Come dressed in your costume, and make sure it’s a good one, since the best-dressed will win the costume contest and get a prize sponsored by the Alton Chamber of Commerce! We will also have lots of tasty treats available! This is a free all-ages event, so bring your friends, your kids, and your grandparents, and get down to some spooky tunes on Friday October 28th at the Oregon County Food Co-op!”
October 29 : Bike Party:
“The Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-op Youth Council invites you to join us for the third Alton Bike Party, Saturday, October 29th at 1:30 PM. Meet at the co-op at #18 Court Square in Alton and join us for a bike ride around town. Riders of all ages are welcome. The theme is the Halloween Ride, so dress up in your Halloween costume, and decorate your bike too! A prize of $5 of store credit in the co-op shop will be given to the best-decorated bike and rider. All riders will also get a free tasty dessert treat after the ride. Come out to the Alton Halloween Ride Bike Party, Saturday September 24th at 1:30 pm! If you have any questions, call the co-op: (417)-778-7778”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 – Mammoth Spring Spooktacular:
The annual Mammoth Spring Spooktacular will be held on Main Street in Mammoth Spring on Saturday, October 29th. More details to follow. For more information call the city hall at 870-625-3518.
Thayer First Baptist church will be having their annual “Fall Festival”. Bring your kids for free food, games & candy. Fun for everyone. From 6pm -8pm in the Christian Activity Center, on Chestnut Street in Thayer.
OCTOBER 28-29-30-31 – SALEM – live production
The Salem First Assembly of God Church is presenting a live production of “No Way Out For The Walking Dead” on Friday the 29th at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 29th at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, 30th at 6:00 p.m. and Monday, 31st at 7:00 p.m. Free Admission. Nursery Provided. Parental discretion advised. This is about two teenagers in love that ends with a botched abortion. The church is located at 118 Pinto Place in Salem.870-895-3414.
MONDAY, OCT 31 – KOSHKONONG
The City of Koshkonong has teamed up with The Koshkonong FFA and their Hunger Heroes campaign to Scare Away Hunger on October 31st!! There will be Trunk or Treat in The Koshkonong Community Park starting at 5pm. Entry fee is 1 non-perishable food item. There will also be a Zombie Obstacle course that night for all ages! The entry fee for that is 3 non-perishable food items or $3. There will be games by the Koshkonong Assembly of God inside the park!!
You and your family will get hungry so don’t forget to go by The Koshkonong Volunteer Fire Department for their Chili Supper! $4 per plate! The Mayor and his wife will be sponsoring $100 to the best decorated house in our spooky little town! Then we are going to top of the festivities with a haunted hayride brought to you by the Koshkonong Heritage Haydays Committee! Did we mention that commercial size bounces are coming also??? Trick or Treat, let’s be sweet, and give them something good to eat!!! Bring your whole family for a safe and sweet time in The City of Koshkonong!
The Couch PTO are hosting the 8th Annual Trunk or Treat 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm., at the Couch School between the lunchroom & High School buildings. In case of inclement weather the “Trunk or Treat” will be held in the old gym.
NOW THROUGH NOV 4:
Youth basketball season has started and will run through November 4th. Price is $35 per player or $250 for team. This for grades 1st-6th. Games will start mid January and you can sign up online or at the jimmy carol sports complex in West Plains by the High School. Sign Up by e-mailing Andy.firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 – DONIPHAN
The 16th Annual Ripley County Toys 4-Tots Harvest Dinner and Auction will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 3:00 p.m. at the West Point Pentecostal Church at West Point Gym, E Highway off Hiway 142 East of Doniphan. A Bar-b-q Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. Cost is by donations. Proceeds will be used for the Christmas Toys 4 Tots program. The Bill Beardsley Memorial Auction will begin at 6:00. Toys will be distributed on Saturday, December 17th beginning at 12:00 noon. Entertainment will be provided by the Punches Family. (Info – Shakey at 573-429-6270 or to donate)
SATURDAY, NOV 5 – THAYER:
The annual Garment Factory Reunion for Thayer will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the Country Cottage Restaurant in Thayer. Contact Rosie Mainprize at 816-578-2330 for more information.
SATURDAY, NOV 5 – Thayer – recycling
The South Central Solid Waste Management will have a dumpster set up in Thayer by the Police station on Saturday, November 5th from 9;00 till 1:00 p.m. They will take Televisions, computers, computer monitors, telephones, answering machines, radio’s walkie-talkies, DVD players, vcr’s, camera’s to name a few. For more information contact Jerry North at 417-256-4226 or e-mail email@example.com.
November 5 & 6 – Thayer High School – arts and crafts
The Arts and Crafts will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th at the Thayer High School. For more information about booth space contact Trena Spears at 870-371-0848.
SATURDAY, DEC 3 – ST.JUDE RUN
If you’d like to run for a cure, then go to Stjudemarathon.org and register for the Memphis Marathon, on December 3rd. It’s a chance for you to run, walk and participate in this great event to help find cures and save lives. The marathon event takes place in downtown Memphis and the route passes right by the St. Jude Hospital. It’s a really neat experience and very rewarding experience to help the kids. Of course, we’re attempting to raise funds and give you opportunities to help this cause. If you want to run or walk, then hurry now and sign up. There’s only a limited # slots remaining for the 5k and full marathon event. But just because you can’t run or walk doesn’t mean you can help. Go to StJudemarathon.org—Click on fundraising. You have two choices:
1) Become a Hero. We have a team formed and you can join our team. It’s called the E-Comm Heroes.
2) You can make a donation to one of the team members. Click on Donate to a Hero. Our goal is to raise $5000 before we go to Memphis December 3rd. Will you help? Log onto StJudemarathon.org or give us a call. All the money raised for the Memphis Marathon will be added to our St. Jude radio thon total next February. Please Help!
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT SADDLE BAPTIST CHURCH 6:00PM BROTHER J..T. BASKINS, SPEAKER-EVERYONE IS WELCOME! FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL DALE THOMPSON HOME: 870-895-4184 OR MOBILE 870-371-0226.
EACH MONDAY AND THURSDAY:
THE WEST PLAINS SENIOR CENTER AT 416 EAST MAIN IN WEST PLAINS IS HOSTING A RUG-MAKING CLASS EACH MONDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 10:00 TIL 1;00 P.M. LUNCH IS SERVED FROM 12:00 TIL 12:30. COST FOR SUPPLIES TO GET STARTED IS $20.00. FOR A REFRESHER COURSE IS $10.00. INSTRUCTORS ARE KAREN RICKARD AND RACHEL HAMBY. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 417-256-4055.
THE “GIFT POWER SOURCE PRAYER LINE IS ON THE ‘GIFT’ ON 1290AM FROM 7:35 TO 8:00 A.M. EACH WEDNESDAY MORNING TAKING PRAYER REQUEST. AREA MINISTERS WILL HOST AT DIFFERENT TIMES. TO SEND IN YOUR PRAYER REQUEST SEND TO PRAYER REQUEST, P.O. BOX 15, THAYER, MO. 65791 PHONE 417-264-7063 OR E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org. STREAM ON-LINE www.am1290the gift.com.
EVERY THURSDAY EVENING FREE SQUARE DANCE LESSONS, OFFERED BY THE ‘FLUTTER WHEELS SQUARE DANCE CLUB” WILL BE HELD AT THE ALTON ELEMENTARY MULTI-PURPOSE SCHOOL BUILDING. LESSONS AT 6:30 – SQUARE DANCE FROM 7:00 TILL 9:00 P.M. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 417-778-6164 – 417-778-6401.
Beginning Thursday the Thayer Library will hold a weekly reading session from 12:30 to 1:00 for children. Theme will be ‘Book Buddies, Today a Rader, Tomorrow a Leader. There will be reading reward and fun. Remember every Thursday is reading day for the children from 12:30 till 1:00 at the Thayer Library.
Each Friday – West Plains:
Do you enjoy Jam Sessions? If you play an instrument you are invited to attend the Jam session every Friday night at the West Plains music store in downtown West Plains at 8:00 p.m. It’s an informal get-together. Everyone welcome to come and play an instrument or just listen. They play all kinds of music, bluegrass, country, gospel, waltz, and blues.
Every Saturday Night
Keith Bradshaw and The Country Connection Band perform each Saturday Night from 7p-9:30p at the Mt. View, MO Community Center.
EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY
THE HARDY JUNCTION MUSIC HALL MEETS EACH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 6:30 TO 8:30. FRIDAY NIGHT NO AMPS NIGHT AND SATURDAY NIGHT IS LIVE BAND NIGHT. ADMISSION IS BY DONATION. THEY ARE LOCATED ON HIWAY 62 AND 412 WEST OF HARDY…PHONE 870-856-4600.
EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY
FRIDAY’S – DANCING AT GEORGE D HAY STARTING AT 7:00PM ADMISSION $5.00 CONCESSION AVAILABLE SATURDAY’S-THE GEORGE D HAY FOUNDATION PRESENTS A BAND EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT VISIT http://www.facebook/georgedhayfoundation TO WHO WILL BE ON STAGE THIS WEEK!
EVERY 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
FAITH IN GOD CHURCH (1 1/2 MILES SOUTH OF BRANSVILLE) HAS A GOSPEL JUBILEE STARTING AT 6:30 PM WITH SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMING. OPEN MIC MUSICIANS WELCOME – DRUMMER NEEDED. SEWING AND Y OR JAN THOMLISON 417-252-7094.