Community Calendar

Registration forms are available here at K-Kountry 95 for the Mammoth Spring “Sprint at the Spring 5-K run that will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $20.00 in advance and $25.00 day of race.

 

AUGUST 16 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 www.jmspurlock@ozarka.edu

AUGUST 22 TO SEPT 9 – THAYER – dog/cat spaying:

Cover Lumber Company along with Langley Animal Clinic will once again offer reduced spaying for female cats and dog in Oregon and Fulton counties August 22nd to September 9th. Cost of cats and small dogs if $30.00, and $40.00 for large dogs. Appointments can be made by calling the clinic at 417-264-2266.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 – Alton- truck pull

A dragging Wagon Sled Team truck pull will be held at he Piney Creek Park in Alton on Saturday, August 27th at 700 p.m. $5.00 admission…children 12 and under free.

 AUGUST 27 – SHERWOOD PARK-Thayer

The American Cancer Society Festival will be held on Saturday, August 27th from 6:00 till 10 p.m. at Sherwood Park, South of Thayer by the swimming pool. There will be food, games for children and activities. An auction of baked goods will start at 7:30…9:00 p.m. they will hold their luminaries, this is to recognize those who are fighting cancer and those who lost their battle with cancer. T-shirts will be available for a donation.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 – West Plains – blood drive:

Ozarks Medical Center and the American Red Cross are holding a blood drive on Wednesday, August 31st from 12 noon till 6:00 p.m. at the Willard Hunter Classroom in the OMC Parkway Center. First time blood donors will need to be 17 years of age, 16 with parental consent, weight at least 110 pounds and in good health, a blood donor card or drivers license. For more information call OMC Public Relations at 417-257-6735 or

www.redcrossblood.org.

 

AUGUST 31 – WEST PLAINS – stop smoking program:

The Ozarks Medical Center and American Lung Association Is offering a free 8-weed “Freedom From Smoking” program beginning Wednesday, September 7th at 9:00 a.m. at the OMC Pulmonary Rehab Conference Room in The Shaw Building in West Plains. You must be registered by August 31st. Call Ruth Nabors 417-257-5959, ex 6905.
Leave you name and number on the voice mail and you will be notified. Class if limited to 15.

THURSDAY, SEPT 1 – WEST PLAINS. The Missouri State Improv will be at the West Plains Civic Center on Thursday, Sept 1st at 7:00 p.m. to perform an evening of complete spontaneous adult comedy in the West Plains Civic Center Theater. Tickets are $5.00 each and will go on sale at the civic center box office on August 1st or you can call at 41-256-8087 to order. Missouri State University/West Plains students with a valid Bear Pass Id will be admitted free.

September 3:

Benefit Coon Hunt for Walnut Ridge Children’s Shelter, all proceeds to the Walnut Ridge Children’s Shelter and will be held at Caulfield Coon Club. Bench show deadline will be at 7 pm $10 and the hunt deadline will be at 8 pm $15. Auction before the hunt & dinner served at 6 pm-BBQ sandwiches, chips, and baked beans $5 a plate. For more information contact Hunter Morris 870-710-3415.

SATURDAY, SEPT 3 – Mammoth Spring – 5k run/walk

The Ozarka College Sprint at the Spring – 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at the Mammoth Spring State Park. Early Registration by 5:00 p.m. on September 2nd is $20.00.and the Day of activities is $25.00. Online registration available at https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/MammothSpring/OzarkaCollegeMammothSpring.5k. Or contact James Spurlock at 870-625-0411 or e-mail jmspurlock@ozarka.edu.

SATURDAY, SEPT 3 – Mammoth Spring – 5k run/walk

The Ozarka College Sprint at the Spring – 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at the Mammoth Spring State Park. Early Registration by 5:00 p.m. on September 2nd is $20.00…and the Day of activities is $25.00. Online registration available at https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/MammothSpring/OzarkaCollegeMammothSpring.5k. Or contact James Spurlock at 870-625-0411 or e-mail jmspurlock@ozarka.edu.

 AUGUST 25 TO SEPTEMBER 5 – Silver Dollar City:

Southern Gospel 12 biggest days and nights will be held at Red Gold and Echo Hollow in Silver Dollar City. Enjoy The Isaacs, Kingsmen, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Nelons and Karen Peck and New River…this is just to name a few. Call 1-800-831-4FUN (1-800-831-4386) or visit www.SilverDollarCity.com for more information.

Save the Date! Blue Jean Ball is September 24                                                                                                       Dust off your boots and mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Blue Jean Ball. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 24 at Risner’s Stables in West Plains. A bull riding theme is planned with entertainment by the Little Buckers of Koshkonong and the Vikki McGee Band. You also can try your spurs at the mechanical bull and your luck with Bobwhite Bingo. Tickets for the event are $50 (or $65 at the door) and may be purchased at the OMC Foundation at No. 12 Parkway Center. The admission ticket includes food, drinks and entertainment. For more information on tickets, sponsorships, or the Silent Auction, contact the OMC Foundation at 417-853-5200.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – KOSHKONONG HERITAGE DAY:

The Koshkonong Heritage Haydays festival will be in Koshkonong on Saturday, September 24th beginning at 9:00 a.m. There will be live music with the Baker Family, 5k Glow Run, Street Dance, Outhouse Race, Lawn Mower Race, . just to name a few of the events. To sponsor or make a donation, pickup an application at City Hall at Koshkonong,FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 – Thayer Homecoming, Vender’s welcome!

The Thayer Football Homecoming is Friday, Sept 30th. Jerry Oliver, former Band and Music Director at Thayer school will be here for Homecoming. He will also be in the Parade at 2:00 p.m. on the 30th. More details later.

SATURDAY, SEPT 3 – Mammoth Spring – 5k run/walk

The Ozarka College Sprint at the Spring – 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at the Mammoth Spring State Park. Early Registration by 5:00 p.m. on September 2nd is $20.00.and the Day of activities is $25.00. Online registration available at https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/MammothSpring/OzarkaCollegeMammothSpring.5k. Or contact James Spurlock at 870-625-0411 or e-mail jmspurlock@ozarka.edu.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – Alton – Motorcycle Punkin Run:

The 2nd annual “Punkin Run” Motorcycle Benefit Ride/Dice Run will be held on Saturday, September 17th at Pine Creek Park, Hiway 160 East in Alton starting at 10:00 a.m. Rides $15.00 and $20.00 per rider/passenger. Ride, approximately 65 miles, begins and ends at Piney Creek. There will be a silent auction from 10:30 to 3:30,

food, beverages, t-shirts, bracelets, and patches. Proceeds benefit the late Police chief Eddie “Punkin” Johnson scholarship fund.

 

THURSDAY, SEPT 22 – THAYER – Health Fair

The Shady Oaks Fall Health Fair will be held on Thursday, September 22nd from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m. in the Shady Oaks Dining Room. To reserve a booth call Shady Oaks office at 417-264-7256. Office space is free, but you are asked to donate one door prize. First come first serve!!!

 

SEPT 30 AND OCTOBER 1 – ALTON – Black gold festival:

The Black Gold Walnut Festival will be held in Alton on Friday evening and all day Saturday, Sept 30th and Oct 1st. Lots of activities planned. Crafts, food, live entertainment, high school musical & quilt show. 5K Run/walk Friday evening beginning at 5; 30 and Corn Hole Tournament at 6:00. For more information

contact Diana Clary or Ruth Ann Wright.

 

SATURDAY, OCT 8 – Salem – Women’s conference:

The 10th Annual Salem First Baptist church Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 8:00 till 3:00 p.m. at the church with continental breakfast at 8:00. Conference begins at 8:45. Guest speaker is Melinda Bunyard. Theme is “Secure In Home”. There will be music, fellowship, lunch and door prizes. Childcare is also provided. Cost is $10.00 if you pre-register or $13.00 at the door. You will need

to reserve your spot by September 30th by call 870-895-2330 or email to www.salemfirstbaptist.org.

 

SATURDAY, OCT 8 – DOWNTOWN THAYER

The Thayer Fall Festival will be held downtown Thayer on Saturday, October 8th from 5; 00 till 8:00 p.m. Booth Rental $15.00, with electricity $20.00. Lots of games, food and activities. For booth rentals contacts are Rebecca Eckman at 417-280-0142 or Kim Harralston 417-280-1139.

 

EVERY MONDAY:

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.

 WEDNESDAY’S

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 prayer@am1290thegift.com.  STREAM ON-LINE www.am1290the gift.com.

EVERY THURSDAY

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.

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 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.