Community Calendar

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SATURDAY, DEC 3 – SPRINGFIELD:

A Southern gospel concert featuring Karen Peck and New River will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at 3:0 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield. The doors will open at 2:00.

The Alton Christmas Parade will be December 3rd and their theme is “Visions of Christmas” Alton will hold their Christmas Pageant at 9 am with lineup for the parade at 10 and the parade at 11am. To register for entry in the pageant and/or a float call Valerie Maher at 417-270-0578.

Koshkonong will have their parade also on December 3rd. If I was voting on my favorite name for a parade, I think Kosh would win it. ‘HO HO HOme for the Holidays’ will be at 2 pm in Kosh with lineup beginning a 1 pm-no registration is required but they would like for anyone entering to just call or stop by Koshkonong City Hall and let them know. they will also have several other events happening following the parade in the city park.

Salem, AR has their Christmas parade on the first Monday of December, so that’s December 5th at 6 pm for Salem’s Chamber of Commerce parade. Lineup begins at 5:30 at Preacher Roe Park. Free refreshments will be available on the square. Santa will be starring at the gazebo for pictures after the parade. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes are awarded for the best floats.

December 10th. Starting at 2 pm- Thayer’s Christmas Parade is themed-‘It’s A Kid’s Christmas’- entry forms are available at KKountry 95 Studios-Mammoth Spring Collision on Double 0 and Scott Cecil’s State Farm office beside Subway in Thayer. A $10 entry fee is required if you want to be judged for the chance to win prize money-$150 for 1st-$100 for 2nd and $75 for 3rd. If you aren’t concerned about being judged for the prize money, there is not an entry fee.

Hardy:Dec 10th-Lineup-10am at city hall-parade at 11

Mtn. View: Dec 10th-lineup at City Park/Pool- 1pm- theme “It’s A Wonderful Life in Mtn. View” Parade at 2pm

West Plains Christmas parade, also December 10th is at 4 pm. The theme for WP is ‘Songs of Christmas’ with those entry forms available at the WP Chamber office located at 401 Jefferson Ave. contact the office for more information.

Mammoth Spring’s “Christmas Extravaganza” Parade will also be held December 10th beginning at 6 pm. Line-up for floats and all vehicles on wheels will be at the school and those on foot will meet at the community center, that the brown former church beside the MS City Park. There will also be additional events in Mammoth Spring such as the Miss Merry Christmas Pageants that will be held before the parade so they can also ride in the parade.

 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 www.jmspurlock@ozarka.edu

November 17:

Willow Springs, MO ) – Southern Gospel artists Jeff and Sheri Easter will be in concert Thursday night November 17th at the First General Baptist Church in Willow Springs. The church is located at 2507 Railroad Drive in Willow Springs. Jeff and Sheri Easter are legendary in the Southern Gospel music field and always warm hearts and bless those who attend their concerts. This is a rare opportunity for local fans to see the couple live without a ticket price. Admission is free and an offering will be received. The doors will open at 6 with the concert starting at 7. Make plans to attend this Thursday night concert on November 17th at the First General Baptist Church of Willow Springs. For more information you may call 417-252-0916.

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!

December 10: (Entry deadline is November 25)

2016 Thayer Chamber of Commerce Parade entry forms are at the K-Kountry 95 Radio Station, Mammoth Spring Collision on 00-Hwy or Scott Cecil’s State Farm office. The theme is “It’s a Kid’s Christmas” , parade line up at 1:00 pm at the Thayer High School..1st place $150, 2nd place $100 and 3rd place $75.

 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

The First Church of God next to the radio station in Thayer on North Hwy 63 is hosting a series each THURSDAY night at 6 called “Celebrate Recovery”.  This is designed for anyone who may be or have struggled with problems dealing with alcohol, drugs, family issues, disputes or any adverse situations. Anyone is welcome. There’s no cost. It’s every Thursday at 6.  Please come if you can.  Church of God located next to the K-Kountry 95 and The Gift

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 :

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.