April Is Fine Free Month For Oregon County Library District’s Library’s in Oregon County branches: Alton, Koshkonong, Myrtle, Thayer & Thomasville, Missouri can bring back overdue materials during this month and no fines will be charged.
APRIL – Thayer/Mammoth Spring Saddle Club – The Thayer/Mammoth Spring Saddle club will open in April with a long list of activities planned for the summer. Activities each week and Rodeo’s planned.
A Country and Gospel music Show will be held on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 at the old Eminence High School gym. No admission is charged but a donation will be taken to raise money for better security at the Elementary School and to add funds to the current BEST scholarships. The Baker Family, Jim Orchard, the Bresslers and the Haversticks will provide entertainment. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, April 29 – Mammoth Spring:
A free Spring Gardening Seminar will be held at Ozarka at the Mammoth Spring Campus on Friday, April 29th at 12:00 noon. Topics will cover gardening basics/getting started/soil sampling/bug/weeds/disease management and more. Seating is limited. To reserve your seat for this free event contact James Spurlock at Ozarka College at 870-625-0411. Seminar is presented by the U of A, Fulton County Extension Office.
May – American Pickers:
The Crew of American Pickers that is seen on TV each week, will beginning filming a TV special in Missouri starting in May. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are the two most skilled pickers in the business as they hunt for American’s most valuable antiques, from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. They are looking for leads and would love explore your buried treasures. They are excited to find things they’ve never seen before and learn the story behind it. If you or someone you know that has a large collection send you name, phone number, location and description or the collection to email@example.com or call 855-old-rust (855-653-7878)
MAY 4 & 5 – AND MAY 9 AND 11 – Thayer School:
The Thayer Elementary School is now registering preschool and kindergarten students for the next school years. Appointments can be made by calling the elementary school at 417-264-4600 – ex 140. Preschool screening is Wednesday and Thursday, May 4th and 5th. Child must be 4 years on or before August 1st – Kindergarten screening Monday and Wednesday, May 9th and 11th. Child must be 5 on or before August 1st. Parents must have child’s immunization record, social security number, birth certificate and a copy of a utility bill as proof of residency.
Everyone is invited to Pray for America during the 65th Annual National Day of Prayer. In observance of the national event, members of First Baptist Church will host a Community Prayer Breakfast. All Christians are invited to attend the free event, which will begin with prayer at 7:00 a.m., and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The church is located at 202 Walnut St. in West Plains. This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Gil McKee, Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala.The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May. For more information about the Community Prayer Breakfast, call the First Baptist Church office at 417/ 256-3128.
Anglers from across the Ozarks are invited to White River Valley Electric Cooperative’s annual Hooked on Education fishing tournament benefiting the Scholarship Trust Fund on Saturday, May 7. The first flight will launch at 7 a.m. from Theodosia Marina at Bull Shoals Lake. Prize money totals 70 percent payback. The fee for a two-person team is $100. Teams who register by April 25 will receive an additional entry gift. The official weigh-in begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public to come watch. Find more information and register online at whiteriver.org
Sat, May 7 -7:00 p.m. Cinema Vivant & 1920’s After Party. $10.00 admission. Free with Bear pass ID.
SATURDAY, MAY 7 –
The West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club will hold their 15th Annual Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 7th at the Municipal Golf Course at 1; 00 p.m. The tournament is a two-person scramble and the cost is $120.00 per team. There will be case prizes and lunch will be served. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Back Pack program, which provides food for area children in need. For more information call the Golf Course at 417256-9824 or Lou Citro at 417-293-9266.
SATURDAY, MAY 7 – Thayer
The Dogwood Daze Two-Person Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 7th at the Thayer Country Club North Hiway 63, Thayer. 8:30 Registration and 9:00 a.m. is Tee Time. Chance for a prize on every hold – 80% payout. $10,000.00 Hole in one prize with $100,000.00 Shootout. $2,500.00 Putting Contest. For more information contact Tim Eckman at 417-280-0242 or Jeremy Wooldridge at 417-372-0263.
SATURDAY, MAY 7:
The Farmer’s Market season will open on Saturday, May 7th from 8:00 till noon at the Gazebo Park on Main Street and the area behind it. Booth cost is $10.00 for the entire season. This location provides electricity and rest room. Artisans, local and commercial farmers welcome. For more information contact Rose Pierce at 870-955-0239 or go to Facebook page, Mammoth Spring Market on Main Farmer’s Market.
SATURDAY, MAY 14 –
The annual Dogwood Days Festival in Horseshoe Bend will be held on Saturday, May 14th. There will be a 5K run/walk, games, pony rides, crafts, food, loved music by Saved by Grace and guest will be Mike Snider, with his banjo playing and telling his stories. Also the Loft Line Dancers will perform. For more information call the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce Office at 870-670-5433.
May 16-17- May 18-19- lifeguard class – West Plains:
The Missouri State University West Plains will host two lifeguard courses on May 16 and 17 and one on May 18th and 19th at the West Plains Civic Center. Candidates must pass a written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher, pass individual technical performance exams and pass simulation practical exams to qualify for licensing. This is the Jeff Ellis an Associates International Lifeguard Training Program. Cost is $121.00. This covers an online course and test, a completion card and tuition cost. The first 12 students to register for each session will be accepted. This course is required if you plan to work at the local pools. For more information or to register call 417-255-7966.
The Spring Bluegrass/Country Festival, a fundraiser for the George D. Hay Society of West Plains, will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 6:00 till 9;00 p.m. at the Star Theatre in Willow Spring. Seating is limited. Admission is $10.00.12 and under free. Performers include New Kentucky Colonels of West Plains, Red Bridge Bluegrass of Ozark, Mo. and Don Joy and Melanie Lynn of Lynchburg, Mo. For tickets call 417-293-3367.
THURSDAY, MAY 31 –
A preview Derby Fashions will be held at the West Plains Opera House on Thursday, March 31st at 630 p.m. (Happy hour at 5:30.) You will be able to purchase fashions that will be perfect for the West Plains Derby Social that will be held on Saturday, May 7th Tickets are $25.00. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. For more information call 417-204-2582.
On or before August 1 – The Mammoth Spring ABC Preschool is taking applications for school this coming fall. Child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before August 1st. If you are interested in having your child attend preschool call of stop by the Mammoth Spring Elementary Office to get an enrollment packet. This is a full day program. They serve breakfast, lunch and snacks and offer a developmentally appropriate program.
AUGUST 25 TO SEPTEMBER 5 – Silver Dollar Sing:
The Silver Dollar City Big Gospel Sing will be held August 25th through September 5th in Echo Hollow. Duane Garren will host the singing. Most of the Southern Gospel singers will be singing, both Grammy and Dove Winners. For more information call 800-831-4386.
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.
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.
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.
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.