Community Calendar

FEB,MAR,APR,MAY,JUNE 2017

A variety of programs will be held in the West Plains Civic Center. An event are FREE to he current Missouri State-West Plains students who have paid the student activity fee and hold a current bear pass ID. Tickets are available at the Civic center box office weekdays between 10 to 3 p.m. 417-256-8087.

 February 23 – Movie – “Inside Out” – 5:30- Reception – 6:30 – Movie – Free to all.

March 24-7 7PM ‘A Thousand Cranes –play recommended for children. 13 and under free.

March 30 p.m. – “The Delphi Trio” A concert of timeless music, performed by world renowned musicians.

FEB 28 – WEST PLAINS:

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains meet Tuesday, February 28th at 12:00 noon at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson, West Plains. Doyle Fink of Thayer and Labor Retired Safety Officer will be guest speaker.

MARCH 3 & 4 – WEST PLAINS:

The 25th Annual Home and Garden Show will be held at the Civic Center in West Plains Civic Center on March 3rd and 4th. Hours are 3:00 till 8:00 on Saturday and 9:00 till 5:00 on Sunday.

March 3 & 4:

Want to grow your own organic, fresh food? The West Plains Community Garden will hold registration for garden spaces at the Home and Garden Show March 3rd & 4th in the lobby of the Civic Center.  Please call 417-256-7078 for more information. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 – WEST PLAINS:

The 5th annual West Plains Seed and Plant Swap will be held on Sunday, March 5th in the Trillium Trust, 1380 Bill Virdon Blvd in the East Towne Village, next from Heroes Coffee, from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m. Bring your seeds, starts, cuttings and enjoy a free fun filled day with fellow gardeners and seed enthusiasts from across the southern-central Ozarks. For information visit the web site at www.shareseed.wordpress.com.

March 6 – WEST PLAINS:

The University of Missouri Extension Service is offering a three-session workshop “UNDERSTANDING AND Using the Laboratory Report on Your Forages. Tuesday and Thursday, February 14 & 16 and Monday, March 6th at the Howell County Extension Center in West Plains. Cost is $30.00 per person and pre-registration is required by February 10th. Ted Probert and Randy Wiedmeier are the instructors. Call for information or to register at 417-256-2391.

February 23:

Alton High School FFA is sponsoring American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Alton High School 1 pm to 6 pm. Please call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule and appointment photo ID required, or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: AltonHS.

February 25:

Thayer First Baptist Church is hosting a trap shoot and chili/soup lunch at the James Martin residence EAST of Thayer on Highway 142 on Saturday, February 25th beginning at 10am. Go 2 miles on 142, turn right on the old Myrtle road, go 2 miles and watch for the signs. Bring your shotgun and shells. Everyone is welcome for a good time and good lunch.

WED-THURS –MARCH 8 & 9 –West Plains:

Seminar on “Bringing Back The American Small Farm” will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 8th and 9th at the West Plains Civic Center. Admission is $50.00 with lunch. Guest speakers are Oscar “Hank” Will, 3rd and Patrice Gross, Dan Hill, Jamie Kurtz, Charlie Potts, Patrick Byers, Norman Kilmer.   Learn about equipment farming, organic farming, how to build a low cost green house, just to name a few. Outdoor demonstrations will be held on how to use small farming equipment. Call 417-293-0590 or www.AmericanSmallFarm.com for more information.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9 – LITTLE ROCK, ARK

Mark Lowry and his “Diapers 2 Depends tour” will be at the Greyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR, Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m. Appearing will be Cana’s Voice and Stan Whitmire.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12 – POPLAR BLUFF:

Mark Lowry, Cana’s Voice and Stan Whitmire will be at the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, Mo, on Sunday, March 12th at 6:00 p.m.

MARCH 16, 17, and 18 – BRANSON:

The 3 day Praisefest will be held in Branson, Missouri Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 16th, 17th, and 18th at the Mansion Theatre. Groups appearing will be Legacy Five, Greater Vision, Aaron Wilburn, Cana’s Voice, Triumphant, Mark Tammel Quarter, Jim Brady Trio, EHSS, Phil Hoskins, and The Erwin’s. Call for reservation and ticket information at 1-877-392-2710…or www.BransonPraisefest.com.

March 28:

The West Plains Downtown Revitalization Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend the WPDR social hour 5 pm to 6 pm. This is an informative social gathering, drinks & appetizers will be provided. (408 Washington Avenue, West Plains) RSVP call Judy Ogden at 417-293-4184.

April 3-13 “Art around Town – April 9 – Reception 2 p.m. Free Admission.

April 4-7 –“Lectures, discussion and panels on theme of “Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness. Free admission.

June 16-17-Old Time Music Festival .

April 22:

Get involved in the 27th Annual Superhero Fun Run & Dog Show Everyone needs a hero, but cancer patients need superheroes! Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Superhero Fun Run is Saturday, April 22. All money raised will go into the Emergency Fund at the OMC Cancer Treatment Center. The Emergency Fund offers assistance to OMC cancer patients who need help with medication and travel expenses. Iva Highfill, Patient Navigator at OMC Cancer Treatment Center, explained how the Emergency Fund helps OMC cancer patients. “Within our abilities, we are going to help provide what the patient needs to be successful with their treatment,” she said. “We provide our patients with a case of Ensure nutrition shakes every month. We also try to offset transportation costs by offering gasoline assistance to those who need it. Some radiation patients have to travel multiple times per week for treatment, with many of them traveling more than 30 miles one way. That cost can get overwhelming. A third way we offer assistance is by helping offset the cost of prescriptions. Some patients have very high prescription copays, and the fund is used to help them afford their prescriptions,” she explained. “There’s sometimes I just come right out and ask patients if they have food at home. If they don’t I give them a gift certificate for groceries. There was another time that I found out that a patient didn’t have air-conditioning. It was the middle of summer and the patient was going through treatment. We used the money from the fund to put down a down-payment on an air conditioner. Then the patient made the payments on it. These types of things don’t happen all the time, but when they do, we assess the situation and offer assistance if we can.” OMC is inviting individuals, businesses and organizations to participate in the 27th Annual Superhero Fun Run. There’s several ways to get involved. Register for an event. Join the fun! Register for the 1.5 mile walk/jog, the 5K or the 10K. Join a team. Teams of 5 or more receive a $5 per person discount in the race event of their choice. Grab some friends or coworkers and make it a fun day.  And if you wish, plan your costumes for a chance to win a spirit award. Spirit Awards will be awarded to one child, adult, and team that demonstrates the most spirit on race day. Enter your dog. Register your dog to walk or run an event with you. And you and your dog can participate in the Dog Show and Costume Contest, too! Volunteer. Sign up to be a course guide or gather friends or coworkers to host an aid station. Signage can be displayed at the aid station for a business. Table, coolers and cups will be provided. Purchase a booth at the Race Day Village. Booth space is available for $150. This is a great way to promote a business or organization. A 6-foot table will be provided and includes the option to place promotional items in the Superhero Fun Run swag bags. Exhibitors are encouraged to offer something interactive at their table for kids and families. Be a sponsor. Sponsorships are available for $250, $500, and $1,000 and include a logo on the Superhero Fun Run t-shirt, and much more depending on the sponsorship level.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29 – THAYER

The Annual Spring Gospel concert at Thayer High School will be held Saturday, April 29th. featuring Mark Trammel Quartet. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. Make plan to attend, this will be a good concert. 

AUGUST 2 TO 5 –LEBANON GOSPEL SING:

The 22nd Annual Lebanon Gospel Music Get together August 2nd through the 5th at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  For tickets information call 417-236-9090 or web site – www.lebanonsing.com

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 4

Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City.  SilverDollarCity.com or call 1-800.831.4FUN (386) Lots of good Southern Gospel Singers will be there.

Sunday, Sept 10:

The Rover Volunteer Fire Department will hold a BBQ dinner at noon and an auction starting at 1:15.

Sunday, October 29:

The Rover Volunteer Fire Department will host a turkey shoot and gun giveaway on Sunday, October 29th at 12 Noon. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

A new program has been organized to help those who are either currently struggling with or have struggled with alcohol, drugs or addictions. It’s called Celebrate Recovery which meets every Thursday evening from 6 to 730 at the Thayer Christian Activity Center. It’s free to the public. A meal will be offered at 6 with group time and break out sessions following the meal. This is a special cooperative effort of the Thayer First Baptist Church and the First Church of God in Thayer. The session will be lead by Keith Chapin. So if you have hang-ups, hurts and habits your need to break, please come to this faith based program called Celebrate Recovery. It’s every Thursday night.   Come as you are and be prepared to receive good help in a very relaxed atmosphere.

 

 

 

NOW THROUGH FEB 28 –

Missouri youth, archery and firearms and turkey hunters can apply online for the 2017 spring turkey managed hunts now through February 28th. Go to web site www.mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts. Drawing results will be posted March 13th. First youth hunt is April 8th and 9th. Regular season is April 17th to May 7th. More information on turkey hunting visit the MDC’s website at www.huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/turkey.

FEB 28 – WEST PLAINS:

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains meet Tuesday, February 28th at 12:00 noon at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson, West Plains. Doyle Fink of Thayer and Labor Retired Safety Officerwill be guest speaker.

MARCH 3 & 4 – WEST PLAINS:

The 25th Annual Home and Garden Show will be held at the Civic Center in West Plains Civic Center on March 3rd and 4th. Hours are 3:00 till 8:00 on Saturday and 9:00 till 5:00 on Sunday.

March 3 & 4:

Want to grow your own organic, fresh food?The West Plains Community Garden will hold registration for garden spaces at the Home and Garden Show March 3rd & 4th in the lobby of the Civic Center.  Please call 417-256-7078 for more information. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 – WEST PLAINS:

The 5th annual West Plains Seed and Plant Swap will be held on Sunday, March 5th in the Trillium Trust, 1380 Bill Virdon Blvd in the East Towne Village, next from Heroes Coffee, from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m. Bring your seeds, starts, cuttings and enjoy a free fun filled day with fellow gardeners and seed enthusiasts from across the southern-central Ozarks. For information visit the web site at www.shareseed.wordpress.com.

WED-THURS –MARCH 8 & 9 –West Plains:

Seminar on “Bringing Back The American Small Farm” will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 8th and 9th at the West Plains Civic Center. Admission is $50.00 with lunch. Guest speakers are Oscar “Hank” Will, 3rd and Patrice Gross, Dan Hill, Jamie Kurtz, Charlie Potts, Patrick Byers, Norman Kilmer.   Learn about equipment farming, organic farming, how to build a low cost green house, just to name a few. Outdoor demonstrations will be held on how to use small farming equipment. Call 417-293-0590 or www.AmericanSmallFarm.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, MARCH 8 & 9 – West Plains

The Ozark Farmers Cooperative conference will be held in West Plains Civic Center on Wednesday and Thursday, March 8th and 9th. Admission is $50.00 for both days and this also includes lunch. A group rate is $35.00 for a group of five or more. A student pass is $25.00 with student ID. Vendor booths are $100.00. To register go to www.americansmallfarm.com or call Patrice Jennings at 417-293-0590.

March 28:

The West Plains Downtown Revitalization Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend the WPDR social hour 5 pm to 6 pm. This is a informative social gathering, drinks & appetizers will be provided. (408 Washington Avenue, West Plains) RSVP call Judy Ogden at 417-293-4184.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22 – WEST PLAINS

Be a superhero in training with Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Couch to 5K workouts! This course is offered free with the only requirement being registration for any event (1.5 mile walk, 5K or 10K) in the OMC Superhero Fun Run that will be held on Saturday, April 22. “With the popularity of 5Ks, this is a great way to get beginners ready to participate in a 5K or any other Fun Run event,” said Christina Hardman, Wellness Coordinator at OMC To sign up, attend the Couch to 5K Information Session on Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the OMC Parkway Center or drop off the Fun Run Race Registration Form at the OMC Public Relations Department (located in OMC Parkway Center) before Friday, February 24 at noon. The workout schedule is Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning Monday, February 27 at Carmichael Track. In case of inclement weather, workouts will be held inside the West Plains Civic Center on the walking track. The Couch to 5K phone for more information regarding the Couch to 5K Workouts or the 2017 Superhero Fun Run, call the OMC Public Relations Department at 417-257-6737.  

The 7th Annual Valentines for Veterans Concert will be held Friday, February 17th Black River Coliseum , 301 S. 5th Street in Poplar Bluff at 6:30 p.m. featuring Country Music Artist Tracy Lawrence. There is no charge for the concert, but guests will need a ticket to attend. (The places to get tickets will be made available later) For more information call 573-778-4499 or 573-778-4276. Doors will open at 5:30.

APRIL 27 & 28 – BRANSON –

The John Hagee Ministries will be in Branson, Mo on April 27 and 28th. At the Branson Convention Center, 200 Sycamore Street. Canton Junction, The Hagee family, Cornerstone Church and Aaron and Amanda Crabb will be there singing and ministering. Seating is limited so you need to register for the Righteous Revolution at 1-800-854-9899.  

AUGUST 2 TO 5 –LEBANON GOSPEL SING:

The 22nd Annual Lebanon Gospel Music Get together August 2nd through the 5th at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. For tickets information call 417-236-9090 or Web site – www.lebanonsing.com

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 – THAYER:

The Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Center will help seniors, 60 plus, with their taxes. They will do this on Monday’s…call for appointment at 417-264-7354. They are also needing a Meal Route Drivers to help deliver meals for the homebound seniors. 417-264-7354.

 

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.