Community Calendar

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

SEPTEMBER – The Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer is selling Purple Daisy’s for “Alzheimer Walk to end Alzheimer’s” for $1.00 each. Contact Kim Harralston at 417-264-7756 for get your Daisy.

SEPTEMBER – Need to get your GED? Ozarka College is offering free classes. Mammoth Spring classes are on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 till 3:00 p.m. Register now. Call 870-368-2051 for more information. Adult Education program is ADA accessible, EEOC compliant and disability accommodations are available upon request.

Melbourne – Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 8; 00 till 3:00

Ash Flat – Monday and Wednesday – 9:00 till 300.

\Mountain View Tuesday and Thursday – 9; 00 till 3:00.

FRIDAY, SEPT 23 – THAYER

The Howell Family will be singing:   Friday September 23rd 7PM

@ Greentown Lighthouse church Gilbert & 7th Streets in Thayer MO

Also announce the Greentown Lighthouse Church will be having a fun day at the Mammoth Spring Park with games for the kids with prizes and also hotdogs and chips and giving away blessing bags first come first serve on all this. Thanks it will be from 1-3 PM.  

 

SATURDAY, SEPT 24 –St. Jude ride:                                                                                                                                                            A trail ride will be held on Saturday, September 24th beginning at 10:00 a.m. We will leave from the field we are parking in on J Hwy between Alton and Doniphan in the Pine/Bardley area at the Williams Farm on County Road J 166.(18.9 miles south of 60 HWY and 4.1 miles north of 160 HWY) We will be leaving on horses at 10 am and riding through the beautiful Irish Wilderness (close to 10 miles) A country style meal will follow from 3pm to 6pm (or until we are finished if it takes longer) EVERYONE is welcome to come out and eat. We will also be having a live auction to sell a few items that local businesses have donated. *Negative Coggins is required on all horses We are just really looking forward to raising some money for St. Jude.   IF you have any questions you can call 573-255-3349 or 573-660-1116 A trail ride will be held on Saturday, September 24th beginning at 10:00 a.m. The end of county road J166 (J Hwy) is where it will all take place on the Williams Farm. (18.9 miles south of 60 HWY and 4.1 miles north of 160 HWY) We will be leaving on horses at 10 am and riding through the beautiful Irish Wilderness (close to 10 miles)  We will be having a country style meal to follow from 3pm to 6pm (or until we are finished if it takes longer) EVERYONE is welcome to come out and eat. We will also be having a live auction to sell a few items that local businesses have donated. *Negative Coggins is required on all horses we are just really looking forward to raising some money for St. Jude. IF you have any questions you can call 573-255-3349 or 573-660-1116

 

SATURDAY, SEPT 24 – Highland Church

This Saturday at 5:00 p.m. a Gospel Concert will be held at the Highland Hills Baptist Church in Highland, Ark. Groups singing are Heaven Echoes, Broken Vessels, Velvet Ridge ad “N’ Him. No admission will be charged but a love offering will be taken.

SATURDAY, SEPT 24 – MYRTLE

The 19th annual Myrtle yester-day will be held Saturday, September 24th in Myrtle, Missouri. This year’s theme is “Deep Roots with Strong Branches’. Pancake Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Live music all day. including Gospel, Bluegrass and Traditional Country. Lots of Activities. Petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, 5-K run/walk and car show. All Proceeds will go to the Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department.

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.

SEPTEMBER 22 TO 24 – WEST PLAINS:

HOBA’s 32nd Annual Fall Bluegrass Festival
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 22 to 24th
HOBA Park, 1138 Bluegrass Lane
West Plains, MO (behind Glass Sword Theater)
www.hobabluegrass.wix.com/home
888-256-8835
tourism@westplains.net

SEPTEMBER 23-24 – WEST PLAINS:

The 10th Annual Ozarks Studies Symposium “isolation and Connection” will be held at the West Plains Civic Center. The keynote address will be given by Author Abby Burnett on Friday, Sept 23rd at 4:30. Everyone welcome. No admission charged.

SEPT 30 & OCT 1 – THAYER SCHOOL;

The Thayer High School Class of 1976 will hold their 40th class reunion on Friday, Sept 30th and Saturday, Oct 1st.   The Class will ride in the Homecoming Parade at 2:00 p.m. and all attend the football game Friday night. Following the game the class will meet in the school library. Saturday they will meet at 10 a.m. at Riverbend Restaurant in Mammoth Spring.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 – Thayer Grand Gulf Church

The Grand Gulf Shiloh Church West of Thayer on Hiway W will hold “Old-Timer’s Day” on Sunday, October 2nd with Sunday school beginning at 10:00 a.m. and morning worship at 11:00 a.m. At noon there will be a potluck lunch at noon with the church furnishing the meat and drinks. The afternoon will be and afternoon of singing with Bob Ross as emcee. Pastor Ralph Scogin and congregation welcome everyone.

SATURDAY, OCT 1 – THAYER

“Thayer FCCLA will be hosting an ALS Walk on October 8th. Registration is on site. Walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.The cost is $5 without a t-shirt and $20 with a t-shirt. Please come and show your support by walking and/or donating!”

OCTOBER 1 – HARDY:

The 26th Annual Homesteader’s Day at Loberg Park in Hardy, Arkansas is October 1st from 9:00 till 3:00 p.m. Watch old time Ozarks pioneers demonstrate blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, soap making, dutch oven cooking, live music, quilt give away. Also Friday through Sunday celebrate the rich culture of Ozark Native Americans Turtle Island Pow Wow through stories, music and dance…   All of this at Loberg Park in Hardy, Arkansas. (info Dennis Horton – fynnder@hotmail.com)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 – Winona –

The 9th Annual Current River Callers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Missouri Department of Conservation annual Jakes Day at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 11:30 to 4:30 for children 6 to 12 years of age. Activities features a variety of hands-on activities geared to That age level. Pre-registration is advised. Call 573-325-1381. Twin Pines is located 1.3 miles east of Winona, Mo.

SATURDAY, OCT 1 – COTTER, ARK –Benefit Concert:

A benefit concert for “Serenity” mission will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 5;00 till 8:00 p.m. at Big Spring Park in Cotter, Arkansas featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “Black Oak Arkansas. Tickets are $15.00 each and can be bought online at www.serenityinc.org or at Serenity’s Office at 1015 Highway 62 W in Mountain Home, Century 21 Realty and Integrity First Bank downtown. Vendors will be there selling food and beverages. All proceeds from the event will to toward supporting Serenity’s mission to assist survivors of domestic violence, their children and animal companions in rebuilding their lives and moving forward into a healthy independence life.

SATURDAY, OCT 1 – ALTON:

The Alton Library will be open on Saturday, October 1st (Ozarks Black Gold Walnut Festival) from 9; 00 till 2:00 with three local authors with their books, to meet, greet and sign their books. Yancy Caruthers is a military author and Iraq war veteran, Nicole Tillman, author of many fiction novels and Marge Caldwell Shipp will have the Oregon County Historical Society Book.

SEPTEMBER 30 –SPRINGFIELD, MO:

Southern Gospel singer Jason Crabb and Point of Grace will be in concert at the Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri on Friday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24th is Salem’s fall community wide yard sale and Business sidewalk sale.

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.

Every Thursday

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 – 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.