Community Calendar

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER IS “FINE FREE MONTH” FOR THE LIBRARIES IN THE OREGON COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT. PLEASE RETURN ALL OVERDUE MATERIALS AND NO FINES WILL BE CHARGED DURING THIS TIME. FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY CONTACT THE OREGON COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT, ALTON BRANCH AT 417-778-6414 OR YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY BRANCH.

 NOVEMBER:

The Oregon County Food Pantry in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri is sponsoring a Share the Harvest Deer Meat Donation Program.  Please consider donating a portion of your deer to help feed people in need.  Four Winds Outfitters and Farms, located 1 mile west of Rover on cr 340 are authorized to process venison for Share the Harvest.  You can call 417-764-3085 for any additional information.

 NOVEMBER:

The Alton-Thayer Elks Lodge is collecting deer hides to help the veterans.  You can drop off your deer hides during deer season at the lodge on Old Hwy 63 in Thayer.  There’s a freezer out back.  Please wrap them up in plastic and leave in the freezer.  Your help would be appreciated.  If you have questions, call the lodge at 417-264-7070.

 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ON KKOUNTRY IN NOVEMBER

(TENATIVE)

NOV 28-ALTON BOYS VS NEELYVILLE AT VAN BUREN  5:30

NOV  29-THAYER BOYS VS EAST CARTER  AT VAN BUREN 2PM

NOV 29-ALTON BOYS VS WEST COUNTY AT VAN BUREN  3:30

NOV 29-ALTON GIRLS AT FORDLAND 5:30  ?????

NOV 29 THAYER GIRLS IN CABOOL INV. ??????????????

 NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 11:

THE FULTON COUNTY ANGEL TREE PROJECT IS BEING HELD NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 11TH.  TREES ARE LOCATED AT THE FULTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MAMMOTH SPRING SIMMONS FIRST BANK AND ASH FLAT WALMART.  PLEASE GO BY AND SELECT AND ANGLE..CHILDREN ARE IN NEED OF COATS, WINTER BOOTS AND OTHER CLOTHING ITEMS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 870-895-3309.  

 NOW TILL DECEMBER 1:

THAYER CHAMBER CHRISTMAS PARADE ENTRYFORMS CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE K-KOUNTRY STATION, MAMMOTH SPRING COLLISION, DRURY UNIVERSITY THAYER OFFICE AND SCOTT CECIL STATE FARM OFFICE OR YOU MAY CALL THAYER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT 417-264-2731. THEY MUST BE FILLED OUT AND RETURNED BY DECEMBER 1ST.   PARADE IS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 6TH  AT 2:00PM IN THAYER, MISSOURI.

THEME: THE NUTCRACKER TOYLAND OR BE CREATIVE AND CHOSE A THEME FROM GRIMM’S FAIRYTALES SUCH AS HANSEL AND GRETEL.

 NOW TILL DECEMBER 3:

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS-CHRISTMAS HOME DECORATING CONTEST FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE K-KOUNTRY STATION, MAMMOTH SPRING COLLISION AND DRURY UNIVERSITY THAYER OFFICE OR YOU MAY CALL THAYER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT 417-264-2731. THEY MUST BE FILLED OUT AND RETURNED BY 5PM DECEMBER 3RD .

 NOVEMBER 27 & 28:

THE ALTON LICENSE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING.

 NOVEMBER 27:

THE SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH OF ROVER, MISSOURI (M HIGHWAY DOWNTOWN ROVER) WISH TO INVITE EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE NO PLACE TO GO FOR THANKSGIVING FOR A FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER AT 2:00PM. “IF YOU don’t HAVE A RIDE THEY ARE PROVIDING A FREE RIDE AS WELL.” THIS IS A “FREE’ EVENT! FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL FRED PALMER 417-293-6435. FOR A RIDE PLEASE CALL TRACY LEITNER 417-270-7793 OR CARMEN MICHAELSEN 417-764-3004.

 NOVEMBER 27:

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, The congregation of West Plains First Baptist Church extends an invitation to the community to join them at their annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner will be served at Noon on Thanksgiving Day at the First Baptist church, located at 202 Walnut Street in West Plains. “We don’t want any to spend the holiday alone. We encourage people to join us for a traditional family-style Thanksgiving dinner with Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. We are thankful for our blessings from God and want to share the love of Christ with others in our community,” said Discipleship Pastor Dan Cargill.  There is no cost to attend and everyone is welcomed. Organizers ask those wishing to attend call the church office at 417/ 256-3128 by Friday, November 21, to register. Questions also may be directed to the church office.

 NOVEMBER 24 THROUGH DECEMBER 12:

THE WEST PLAINS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS IS SPONSORING AN EXHIBIT OF PHOTOS BY MEMBERS OF THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE GREATER WEST PLAINS AREA AT THE WEST PLAINS CIVIC CENTER ON THE MEZZANINE DURING REGULAR CIVIC CENTER HOURS.  THE COUNCIL WILL HOST A “MEET-THE-ARTIST RECEPTION FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD FROM 4:30 TO 6:00 P.M. THIS IS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF FINE ARTS COORDINATOR DEIDRE BUTTON. 

 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27:

THE THAYER EAGLES IN THAYER WILL BE SERVING A FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER ON THANKSGIVING DAY FROM 4:00 TIL 6:00 P.M.  EVERYONE WELCOME..CALL 417-264-7181 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 THANKSGIVING DAY – NOV 27:  

THE MAMMOTH SPRING FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH WILL HOST A FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER ON THANKSGIVING DAY FROM 11:00 TIL 2:00 AT THE MAMMOTH SPRING SCHOOL CAFETERIA.  THERE WILL BE TURKEY, DRESSING, HAM, DESSERT, DRINKS.  FREE LOCAL DELIVERIES.  EVERYONE WELCOME.   (info – 870-625-3273)     

 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28:

A SINGING BENEFIT FOR  BRIAN WHISENANT AND FAMILY WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH AT THE KOSHKONONG HIGH SCHOOL GYM AT 7:00 P.M.  SINGING WILL BE FAMILY TRADITION, KELLY AND TERRY SUTHERLAND AND RHONDA SPREUTEL.  THERE WILL ALSO A CAKE AND PIE AUCTION.   

 DECEMBER 5 & 6:

COMING TO THE WEST PLAINS CIVIC CENTER THEATER FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH & 6TH AT  7 P.M.  THIS MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EVENTS OF THE YEAR.  IT’S ALL DONE TO RAISE CHRISTMAS TOYS FOR THE LESS-

FORTUNATE  CHILDLREN OF OUR AREA THROUGH TOYS FOR TOTS.  THE PRICE OF ADMISSION IS ONE NEW TOY (UNWRAPPED) FOR A CHILD.  APPROXIMATELY 25 SINGERS WILL APPEAR, INCLUDING KELLY SUTHERLAND, MELANIE WALKER, ACOUSTIC ESSAYS, JOHN PENNEY, HEART TO HEART, THE MATTINGLY FAMILY, VICKIE

 DANCER, AND MANY MORE.  DON’T MISS THE 2014 TOYS FOR TOTS CHRISTMAS SHOW, “A GOOD OLD COUNTRY CHRISTMAS”  AT THE WEST PLAINS CIVIC CENTER THEATER, DECEMBER 5TH & 6TH.   Starts at 7:00 each evening.

 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6:

THE MAMMOTH SPRING SENIOR LIFE CENTER WILL HOLD A GOSPEL SINGING WITH DINNER ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH.   DINNER AT 5:00 P.M. AND MUSIC AT 6:00 P.M. WITH JEFF HOLMAN AND SISTERS GOSPEL QUARTET.  COST OF $6.00 FOR ADULTS, $3.00 FOR CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER. ENJOY CHILI OR SOUP WITH COLESLAW, CORNBREAD OR CRACKERS, DESSERT AND COFFEE, TEA OR LEMONADE.  CARRY OUTS AVAILABLE.  THE MAMMOTH SPRING LIFE CENTER IS LOCATED AT 950 ARCHER STREET.  (870-625-3131)

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20:

A BUS TOUR TO BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS TO THE  CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART,  WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20TH.  THE COST FOR THE BUS TRIP IS $33.00.  ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM IS FREE.  RESERVATIONS AND MONEY MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 8TH.  CONTACT MAYOR JEAN PACE AT THE CITY HALL IN MAMMOTH SPRING AT 870-625-3518  OR MAMMOTH SPRING ART TEACHER SHANNA COCHRAN AT 870-625-3378 FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

FEBRUARY 28:

THE 3RD ANNUAL WEST PLAINS BREWFEST  WILL BE HELD AT THE EXHIBIT HALL AT THE WEST PLAINS CIVIC CENTER FROM 5:30 UNTIL 8:00PM. PROCEEDS FROM EVENT WILL BENEFIT THE WEST PLAINS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS’  EFFORTS TO PROMOTE ARTS IN THE WEST PLAINS AREA AS WELL AS FUND THE GATEWOOD FAMILY FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP, WHICH WILL BE AWARDED TO AN AREA GRADUATING  HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PLANNING  TO MAJOR IN FINE ARTS . FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO THEIR FACEBOOK AT https://www.facebook.com/westplainsbrewfest

 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.