BEGINNING JULY 1 –
Deer Hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservations’ website for deer hunters permit. Archery, muzzle loading and modern firearms from mid September through mid January. Some hunts are held specifically for youth or people with disabilities. Applicants who are drawn will receive area maps and other hunt information by mail. Go on-line to www.mdc.mo.gov/managehunt.
It Takes a Community to Make A Fair! And Dairy Queen of Salem presents The Fulton County Fair, July 25 through the 30th. A whole week of family fun! Creative arts exhibits, livestock judging and carnival rides for the adventurous! Enjoy the Fair Queen Pageant, Youth Talent Contest, Horse Shows, Rodeo, Truck Pull and ATV Rodeo and more… Free Admission each day AND free parking. Save $5 on armbands for the rides at Day at the Fair Sponsors. See our facebook page and website, fultoncountyfair.org for a complete schedule. See you at the Fair!
JULY 29-30-31 –
A Chuck Wagon Race will be held at the Flying R Ranch July 29th, 30th and 31st. This will be a Midwest Chuck Wagon sanctioned Race and more details will be available later. (Info – 417-469-2267)
AUGUST 11 TO 13 – CAVE CITY WATERMELON FEST:
The 37th Cave City Watermelon Festival will be held August 11th, 12th and 13th at the Cave City Park. Thursday, August 11 – The JJ Weeks Band will entertain. Their top 10 single “Let Them See You.” Friday, August 12 – Barrett Baber, a finalist on NBC’s the Voice. Saturday, August 13 – Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives. Others will entertain including the Lockhouse Orchestra, David Lynn Jones, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers and others. Admission to the festival is free. Vendors, Artisans, food and craft and kid’s activities. Free watermelon. For more details call 980-283-5301 or www.cavecitywatermelonfestival.com or Facebook.com/cavecity watermelonfestival or Twitter:@CCMelonFest.
JULY 30 –
K-Kountry-95 and CenturyLink will bring Fulton County’s own singer-songwriter
David Lynn Jones and Friends back to the Fulton County Fair on July 30th for a concert. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the new Salem Civic Center located on the Fulton. County Fairgrounds in Salem Arkansas. The concert is free with a fair gate ad-mission. Jones is a country music singer-songwriter who was born in Bexar, AR. Four of his singles have appeared on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, including “Bonnie Jean (Little Sister)” which peaked at number 10 in 1987. Jones also wrote “Living in the Promiseland,” a number one hit for Willie Nelson. “Heart Don’t Fail Me Now.” is another Top 40 hit that he wrote. Joining David Lynn on stage will be his wife Illa, percussion; Jerry Bone , bass; Dennis Horton, guitar; and Chuck Young, vocals and guitar.. K-Kountry 95, CenturyLink and the Fulton County Fair invite you to come out to the fair on Saturday night and enjoy a night of good music in the new 13,500 square foot Salem Civic Center. For more information on the concert contact the Fulton County Fair at 870-895-5565.
AUGUST 2 & 4 –WEST PLAINS;
Upward Basketball & Cheerleading is available for kids age 5 through those entering 3rd grade in August. The program is held at First Baptist Church, 202 Walnut St. in West Plains. Evaluation nights are on Tuesday, August 2nd and Thursday, August 4th from 5:30 to 6:30 each night (you only need to attend one night). You can register online, by coming into the church office, or at one of the evaluation nights. You can register online at http://www.upward.org/leagues/491861763/Basketball or by going to http://www.westplainsfirst.org. If you register online, you will still need to attend one of the evaluation nights. Practices will begin the week of August 22nd with games beginning on September 10th. Contact the church office at 417-256-3128 or email email@example.com to get more information.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 – West Plains – life screening
Life Line Screenings will be held at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains Wednesday, August 3rd. If you’re age 50 or older you need to have this test done. Pre-registration is required by calling 800-364-0457. Get all five Cardiovascular Testing done for $149.00..This includes Carotid Artery Plaque Screening, Heart Rhythm, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. This is a savings of $181.00.
JULY 31 TO AUGUST 4 – ALTON – Bible school
The Alton Assembly of God Church will hold Vacation Bible School Sunday, July 31st to August 4th from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. Bible School will be held at the church at the Corner of Hodges and Vine in Alton and the theme is “Camp Kilimanjaro”. There will be Singing, Crafts, Fun and Food. This is for kids Preschool thru 12th Grade. (Information 417-778-6474)
AUGUST 4-5-6- West Plains:
The International Country Gospel Music Association will return to the West Plains Civic Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4-5-6 for the celebration of its 60 Anniversary Country, Gospel and Bluegrass gospel singing. The concert is free to the public, but
AUGUST 8-13 M.S. Reunion
The Mammoth Spring Reunion has a date change this year it will be held August 8th through the 13th. Everything else is the same. The Talent Show will be held on Friday, August 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Spring State Park Pavillion…two categories.age 12 and under and age 13 and over. $10.00 entry fee. $50.00 Top prize.
Beauty Pageant is Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m. at Mammoth Spring State Park Pavilion. $5.00 entry fee. Categories include Mr. and Miss Baby 0 to 2 years, Mr. and Miss Tiny – 3 to 5 years, Petite Miss 6 to 9 years, Pre teen Miss 10 to 12 years and Miss 13 to 18 years. Applications may be picked up at – Main Street Boutique, Palace Drug and FNBC in Mammoth Spring, Thayer Drug and The Beauty Shop in Thayer, Whatever in Salem, Streaks by Ashley in Alton and The Hair House in West Plains. Deadline for entry is July 19th. (Info – firstname.lastname@example.org or Jacque 417-350-8951.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12- Thayer History Club
The Oregon County History Club meets Friday, August 12th at noon at Thayer Country Cottage. Guest speaker is Delores Gray Wood from Salem, Missouri. The is the president of the Missouri Chapter of “Trail of Tears” Association and is a Native American descendant. Mike Crawford, a 20 year member of the trail of tears association will be there with Indian Relics and Mrs. Wood will have displays and trail charts about where the trails went through Missouri and campsites.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 – Rover
The Current River Callers, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Conservation
and the National Wild Turkey Federation, invited teens ages 13 to 17 to an “Extreme Jake’s Shooting Event” at the Rover Gun Club in Rover, Missouri on Saturday, August 13th from 9:00 till 1:00 p.m. The program is free and includes .22 rifle target shooting, skeet, trap and clay “rabbit”. Grand prize drawing is for a tri=Star 12 gauge shotgun. Lunch will be served. To register for the event, call the Current River Caller’s at 573-292-9983.
AUGUST 16 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 email@example.com
SATURDAY, SEPT 3 – Mammoth Spring – 5k run/walk
The Ozarka College Sprint at the Spring – 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at the Mammoth Spring State Park. Early Registration by 5:00 p.m. on September 2nd is $20.00…and the Day of activities is $25.00. Online registration available at https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/MammothSpring/OzarkaCollegeMammothSpring.5k. Or contact James Spurlock at 870-625-0411 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUGUST 25 TO SEPTEMBER 5 – Silver Dollar City:
Southern Gospel 12 biggest days and nights will be held at Red Gold and Echo Hollow in
Silver Dollar City. Enjoy The Isaacs, Kingsmen, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Nelons and Karen Peck and New River…this is just to name a few. Call 1-800-831-4FUN (1-800-831-4386) or visit www.SilverDollarCity.com for more information.
Save the Date! Blue Jean Ball is September 24 Dust off your boots and mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Blue Jean Ball. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 24 at Risner’s Stables in West Plains. A bull riding theme is planned with entertainment by the Little Buckers of Koshkonong and the Vikki McGee Band. You also can try your spurs at the mechanical bull and your luck with Bobwhite Bingo. Tickets for the event are $50 (or $65 at the door) and may be purchased at the OMC Foundation at No. 12 Parkway Center. The admission ticket includes food, drinks and entertainment. For more information on tickets, sponsorships, or the Silent Auction, contact the OMC Foundation at 417-853-5200.
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, Small civil war reenactment. just to name a few of the events. To sponsor or make a donation, pickup an application at City Hall at Koshkonong, sponsors will be advertised on the 2016 Koshkonong Heritage Day T-Shirt Deadline is July 1st. Vendors are welcome!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 – Thayer Homecoming
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.