MARCH – M.S School:
The Mammoth Spring School East Lab has opened a store call “Bear Necessities.” It’s located at 4th and Goldsmith, up by the School. This is a community project. They take in donations of slightly used clothing, and household items, then use the money for school projects. They are open Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 5:30. For more information call 870-625-8212.
MARCH – HELPING FARMERS IN NEED: – The Oregon County Extension Office, Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation District and the NRCS Oregon County Field Office are collecting items for the farmers and ranchers that have been wiped out from wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. Homes were destroyed, Livestock killed, pastures burned, fences destroyed, Donations are being accepted at the Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation of any farm item that will be delivered to them soon. Drop off location is on HIWAY 160 north of Alton. Has a big USDA Service sign on left. big brick building. (Items needed Mineral/salt blocks, milk replacer, milk bottles, barbed wire, fence pliers, clips, electric fence supplies, tools, (shovel, rake, hammer,) buckets, corner post, wooden or metal) (USDA office – 417-778-7561)
MONTH OF MARCH– Hardy Music Hall
Hardy Junction Music Hall has a musical every Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 to 8:30. Admission is by donation. The music hall is located on Hiway 62/412 West of Hardy. Friday is no-amps night and Saturday is live bands.
Saturday, March 25 – Almost There
(Info – 870-856-4600)
MARCH 15 TO 31 –
The Willow Spring Police Department will be joining with statewide law enforcement March 15th through the 31st for an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization, to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities. Eight out of ten teen vehicle drivers and passengers are killed in traffic crashes because they are unbuckled. Teens can be pulled over solely for not wearing seat belts. For more information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24 –
The Imaginary Theatre Company of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will present the play “A Thousand Cranes” on Friday, March 24th at the West Plains Civic Center Theater at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 each and students with Bear Pass ID will be admitted free. Tickets are available through the civic center ticket box office at 417-256-8087. Need information for the play call the University office at 417-255-7966.
The 75th Anniversary Celebration year of Diamond Jubilee will be held at the Alton Assembly of God Church. March 24th special singing & preaching by former Pastor Rev. Terry Miller, March 25th special singing & preaching by former Rev. Darrell Longbridge each night begins at 7 pm. March 26 special singing by the Howell Family at 10 am lunch provided
SUNDAY, MARCH 26 – CHEROKEE VILLAGE:
The Cherokee Village Animal Control will hold an Adoption drive this Sunday. Meet the dogs and cats that need a forever home. Some will be selected for a free Spay or Neuter. Bring your dog and run the agility course, a free 30 minute training session. And free pizza. For more information call 870-994-4445 or 847-847-5381.
MARCH 27 TO 29 – MAMMOTH SPRING:
The Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church will host a Spring Revival Monday through Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Scotty Burrows leading the services. The church is located West of Mammoth spring on HIWAY 9. More information or a ride call – 870-625-3273
Monday, March 27 – Couch School:
The Couch School District will hold Preschool and Kindergarten screening on Monday, March 27th from 8:00 till 5; 00 p.m. Child must be five years old on or before August 1st. To screen for pre-school child must be three years old on or before August 1st. Child must have birth certificate, social security card and immunization record. Call the Elementary school to make an appointment at 417-938-4215.
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.
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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28 – WEST PLAINS:
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains meet Tuesday, March 28th at 12 Noon at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in West Plains. Theme for this meeting is “Bucket Gardening System.
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1 – ALTON:
The Alton Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a benefit Pork Loin Dinner on Saturday, April 1st from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Alton Community Worship Center. Cost of the dinner is by donation. Sides and desserts will be available. Proceeds will go toward the new firehouse.
The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce will be partnering again this year with Langley Animal Clinic to offer a Rabies Clinic. This event will take place 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM on April 1, 2017 in the Simmons Bank parking lot in Mammoth Spring, AR. Cost per animal will be $10.
APRIL 4-22 – WEST PLAINS:
The West Plains Artist Guild will host Harlin Museum’s Spring Art Competition at the Harlin Museum in the Hathcock Gallery, 405 Worcester Avenue in West Plains April 4th through the 22nd from noon till 4:00 p.m. each day. Entry fee is $15.00 for one painting $25.00 for two and $30.00 for three paintings. Five categories will be judged. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Three monetary gifts will be given. A reception will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. For more information call 417-256-7801 WPAG President Regina Willard at 417-293-1188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 8 – CHEROKEE VILLAGE:
A Spring Gardening Seminar will be held on Saturday, April 8th at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 6 Iroquois Drive, Cherokee Village. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. Guest speakers include Janet Carson, Laura Reed and Dr. John Hopkins. Door prizes will be given. Seminar is free to the public. For more information contact the Sharp County Extension office at 870-994-7363.
SATURDAY, APRIL 8 – WEST PLAINS:
An Oil Painting Workshop will be held from 11:00 till 4:00 p.m. beginning April 8th in the new classroom area of the Harlin Museum in West Plains. Reginia Willard is the instructor. Cost is $35.00..proceeds will benefit the museum. Students are ask to furnish some painting supplies. For more information call Gladys Morris at 417-255-0920 or e-mail email@example.com.
APRIL 8 TO 11 – MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO:
A 90 minute drama “The Battle Countdown to Eternity” will be held April 8th through the 11th at the Mountain View, Mo Christian Church located on Hiway 17 at 7:00 p.m. Each night. Doors open at 6:00. Admission is free. Seating is limited. To reserve seats for a group call 417-934-6843 or www.ijesus.me.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14 – MAMMOTH SPRING
The Spring River Lions Club is hosting a big Easter Egg Scramble on Saturday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Spring State Park. This is for children age 11 and younger. For more information contact Heidi at 417-264-7104 between 8:00 and 5:00 p.m.
APRIL 17 – 28 – THAYER CITY WIDE CLEAN UP
Thayer City Wide Clean up is April 17th through the 28th. Trash Receptacle will be at the Thayer Police Department parking lot all week. Pickups will be same day as trash pickup.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 –HIGHLAND, AR– swap meet
The 2nd annual community wide ‘swap meet’ will be held Saturday, April 22nd from 8:00 till 2:00 p.m. at the A.L. Hutson Center in Highland, Arkansas. Vendors welcome. Will be held rain or shine. New and Used items, Arts, Cars, Crafts, Tools. Many other items to numerous to mention. Set up inside or out. Call Pat Clary at 870-856-6776 or Kari Hollis – 870-847-4844 for more information.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 – West Plains: The 27th Ozarks Medical Center Superhero Fun Run will be held Saturday, April 22nd. The Race Day Village includes a 1.5 mile, 5K and 10K run, D.J. entertainment by eleven year old Isaac Harrison of West Plains, who has played about 20 gigs. Also there will be a costume contest, concession stand, vendor booths, making balloon animals for the kids. For more information contact Dustin Harrison at 417-293-9009…or register online at www.aceroster.com/events/2017/10961/ozarks-medical-center-superhero-fun-run-2017.www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com/documents/events/registration2017.pdf. You can pick up registration forms at OMC Public Relations Department in OMC Parkway Center.
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.
APRIL 15 TO MAY 7 – WEST PLAINS:
A Spring Artwork Exhibit featuring Missouri State University, West Plains, faculty, staff, students and alumni will be on display at the West Plains Civic Center in the Gallery on the mezzanine during regular business hours. A Meet the Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 2:00 till 4:00 p.m.
APRIL 20 TO 22nd…WEST PLAINS:
The West Plains City Wide Yard Sale is April 20th to the 22nd.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 – ROVER
The Annual BB Road VFD and Community Center Fish Fry will be held Saturday, April 29th from 4:00 till 7:30 p.m. Menu will consist of Fish,Salads/Sides, Desserts and Beverages. Cost is $8.00 for Adults, Children 12 and younger $5.00. Preschoolers eat free. Take outs available. The Community Center is located 10 miles from Alton to Hiway 160 East. to county road 225/222.
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.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, MAY 5 & 6 – Mtn. View, Mo. (deadline to register is April 15)
The South Central Empowered Women Conference, an inter-denominational event, will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 5th and 6th at the First Baptist Church in Mountain View, Mo. Keynote speaker is Kasey Van Norman. Cost for this event is $25.00, breakfast and lunch included on Saturday. Registration deadline is April 15th. Check the website to ensure seating capacity is available before you register. www.scempoweredwomen.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 6 – KOSHKONONG – 5k color run: The Thayer Fitness and Cutting Loose Salon will hold infertility Awareness 5K Color Run/Walk on Saturday, May 6th at the Koshkonong City Park. All runners that register by April 20th will receive a race kit that includes color run t-shirt, bracelet, sticker and two tattoos. Water will be furnished. Medals awards will be given. So many have struggle with infertility. The cost for IVF and implants with embryo, cost is astronomental…some insurances won’t cover this. And the feeling of being so alone. The desire to have children and can’t. This awareness is being made to recognize infertility and to help support families. Drop registration form off at Thayer Fitness Center, Front Street in Thayer on or before April 20th…or Cutting Loose Salon North of Thayer by G & T Merchandise. 12 and under are free. To run…$20.00.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10 – West Plains:
Ozark Medical Center Foundation will hold its first OMC Dice Run of the Mills fundraiser on Saturday, June 10th. The Dice Run is open to motorcycles and vehicles. Cost to enter is $20.00 per vehicle. Riders can begin the route anytime after registration, which is 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. at OMC Parkway Center. The run is 117 mile ride that includes stops at Dawt Mill, Hodgson Mill, Zanoni Mill, Rockbridge and Twin Bridges. Rides will stop at a Lot Party at Great Rivers Distributing on Hiway 63 in Pomona beginning at 1:00 p.m. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. Entertainment will be the Fender Bender band. T-Shirt, short and long sleeved, and koozies will be for sale. Dice scoring cards can be purchased for $5.00 at the beginning of the ride and at the Lot party. For more information contact Melissa Smith at 417-257-6737 or Charlie Wharton 417-505-9161 or OMC website at http://www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com/EventCalendar/Event-Details. Or www.facebook.com/events/1746875625627416.
MEMPHIS QUARTET SING – June 14-17:
On June 14 through June 17 – will be the 5th annual Memphis Quartet Show at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. Matinees are at 1:00p.m. and evening concerts at 6:00 p.m. For more information for seating, motel accommodations or tickets. Call 901-568-2389.
Wednesday – The Dixie Echoes, Blackwood Brothers, Mark Trammell Quartet, Freedom Quartet, and the Hopper Brothers.
Thursday – Mark Trammell Quartet, Primitive Quartet, Tribute Quartet, Kingsmen and Gold City.
Friday – Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Dixie Echoes, Blackwood Brothers, the Inspirations and Gerald Williams and The Classic Melody Boys Quartet.
Saturday – The Triumphant Quartet, Dixie Melody Boys, Anchormen, Soul’d Out Quartet and the group that was on the first sing in 1957, The Harvesters.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.