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Birthday Bingo Winners-March 2017
1st-Brendan Hall-West Plains
2nd-Clayton Murphy-Birch Tree
3rd-Jesse Schultz-Thayer
6th-Hunter Mills-Mammoth Spring
7th-Ashton Simpson-Mammoth Spring
8th-Robbie Bennett-Mammoth Spring
9th-Krysta Crawford-Mammoth Spring
10th-Coleen Snethern-Thayer
13th-Rainna Minter-Mammoth Spring
14th-Stacey Howell-Thomasville
15th-Tracey Fisk-Bebe
16th-Cierra Henry-Mammoth Spring
17th-Marcus Cochran-West Plains
20th-Christina Tune-Williford
21st-Caroline Sutherland-Thayer
22nd-Kelsie VonAllmon-Alton
23rd-Charles Sweeny-Alton
24th-Austin Cordery-Thayer
27th-Tim Hellum-Salem
28th-Karen Huff-Mammoth Spring
29th-Shaylin Lance-Alton
30th-Lonnie Collins-West Plains

February 2-(Each Thursday)

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.

March 15-31

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)

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

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.

April 1-30

Free G.E.D. classes are being held at the Ozarka College in Melburne, Ash Flat and
Mammoth Spring and Mountain View. Mammoth Spring classes are held on Tuesday
And Thursday from 9:00 till 3:00 p.m.  For more information call 870-368-2051.
Melbourne – Monday, Wednesday and Friday fro 8:00 till 3:00 p.m.
Ash Flat – Monday and Wednesday – 9:00 till 3:00.
Mammoth Spring and Mountain View, Ark – Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 till 3:00.

April 1

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

A Jam Session will be held Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the George D. Hay
Music Theater, one mile south of Mammoth Spring on Hiway 63.  Feel free to
bring refreshments.

April 4-22

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

April 8-9

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.
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
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

Macedonia Baptist Church in Alton will host the "Living Last Supper" at 11am on Sunday April 9th.  

A Spring Festival will be held at the George D. Hay Music Hall, Saturday April 8th
from 8:00 till 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 till 4:00 Sunday.  Pancake Breakfast
Saturday morning..Cost is $3.00.  Booth space is available. No admission will be
charged.  For information call Ruby at 870-710-0183.  Crafts, Collectibles and
Miscellaneous items.
Ozarka College-Mammoth Spring Campus is in need of an Adjunct Instructor for our Basic Human Nutrition Course for the fall 2017 semester.  This course can be taught by an RN or a Dietitian.  If you or someone you know would be interested in possibly teaching this course, please have them contact me at 870-625-0411 or  

Southern Gospel Singers “The Lester’s” of St. Louis, will be singing at the Pioneer Baptist Church in Birch Tree, Missouri on Saturday, April 8th at 7:00 p.m.  No admission charge but a love offering will be taken.
Evangelists Doyle and Naomi Edwards of Tulsa, Oklahoma will be preaching and singing at Mountain View Pentecostal Church of God, Sunday, April 9th at 11 am and 6 pm.  For more information please contact Pastor Rick Krietemeyer at 918-440-8085

April 14

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 15

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. 417-264-735

April 17

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.   

April 20-22

The West Plains City Wide Yard Sale is April 20th to the 22nd.

April 22

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.
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 You can pick up registration forms at OMC Public Relations Department in OMC Parkway Center.


April 27-28

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.   

April 29

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 29

Spring Gospel Concert presented by your E-Communications' stations (The GIFT, K-Kountry 95, The Train, and K-LOVE) is set for Saturday, April 29th featuring The Mark Trammell Quartet.  Concert begins at 700 at Thayer High School.  Be listening for locations where you can get a discount coupon.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 with a coupon.  For more information call 417-264-7211 or 417-255-2548.

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.

May 5-6

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.

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.

June 10

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 Or

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 2-5

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 –
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