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Birthday Bingo Winners for February, 2017
1.  Susan Vanderpool-Mammoth Spring
2.  Haley Sisco-Alton
3.  Tracy Mahan-Caulfield
6.  River Haddock-Alton
7. Emma Chapman-West Plains
8. Cody Weeks-West Plains
9.  Karen Dunlap-Hardy
10. Miranda Moore-West Plains
13. Roger Kirkman-Summersville
14. Valerie Young-Thayer
15. Yvonne Cagle-Thayer
16. Kathy Shields-Alton
17. Dillon Kelly-Mammoth Spring
20. Lexi Honeycutt-Mammoth Spg
21. Landon Huckabe-Alton
22. Stephen Brill-Cabool
23. Gabriel Tennison-Doniphan
24. Stephanie Henry-Thayer
27. Levi Schmidt-Alton

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.

February 14-16 & March 6

The University of Missouri Extension Service is offering a three-session workshop
“UNDERSTANDING AND Using the Laboratory Report on Your Forages. Tuesday
and Thursday, February 14 & 16 and Monday, March 6th at the Howell County Extension Center in West Plains.  Cost is $30.00 per person and pre-registration is required by February 10th. Ted Probert and Randy Wiedmeier are the instructors. Call for information or to register at 417-256-2391.

February 28

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains meet Tuesday, February 28th at 12:00 noon at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson, West Plains.  Doyle Fink of Thayer and Labor Retired Safety Officer
will be guest speaker.

March 2

West Plains March Chamber Luncheon Meeting 12 pm held at the West Plains Civic Center-Magnolia Room. Guest speaker Tom Stehn, city administrator/engineer. 

March 3-4

The 25th Annual Home and Garden Show will be held at the Civic Center in West Plains Civic Center on March 3rd and 4th. Hours are 3:00 till 8:00 on Saturday and 9:00 till 5:00 on Sunday.
Want to grow your own organic, fresh food?
The West Plains Community Garden will hold registration for garden spaces at the Home and Garden Show March 3rd & 4th in the lobby of the Civic Center.  Please call 417-256-7078 for more information.  

Benefit auction and chili supper for Freda Williams’s medical expenses for kidney transplant. Chili supper at 6 pm auction at 7 pm at the Alton Senior Citizen Building.
Will be serving chili, frito pie, hot dogs & chili dogs. For more information call Missy Howell 417-274-4489 or Avis Walker 417-293-5899.

March 5

The 5th annual West Plains Seed and Plant Swap will be held on Sunday, March 5th in the Trillium Trust, 1380 Bill Virdon Blvd in the East Towne Village, next from Heroes Coffee, from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m. Bring your seeds, starts, cuttings and enjoy a free fun filled day with fellow gardeners and seed enthusiasts from across the southern-central Ozarks. For information visit the web site at

March 8-9

The Ozark Farmers Cooperative conference will be held in West Plains Civic Center
on Wednesday and Thursday, March 8th and 9th.  Admission is $50.00 for both days and
this also includes lunch.  A group rate is $35.00 for a group of five or more.  A student
pass is $25.00 with student ID.  Vendor booths are $100.00.  To register go to  or call Patrice Jennings at 417-293-0590.  

March 8-9

Seminar on “Bringing Back The American Small Farm” will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 8th and 9th at the West Plains Civic Center. Admission is $50.00 with lunch.  Guest speakers are Oscar “Hank” Will, 3rd and Patrice Gross, Dan Hill, Jamie Kurtz, Charlie Potts, Patrick Byers, Norman Kilmer.   Learn about equipment farming, organic farming, how to build a low cost green house, just to name a few.  Outdoor demonstrations will be held on how to use small farming equipment. Call 417-293-0590 or for more information. 

Mark Lowry and his “Diapers 2 Depends tour” will be at the Greyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR, Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m.  Appearing will be Cana’s Voice and Stan Whitmire.

March 12

Mark Lowry, Cana’s Voice and Stan Whitmire will be at the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, Mo, on Sunday, March 12th at 6:00 p.m.

March 14

Thayer Alumni Trivia Night will be held at the Thayer Elementary Gym 6 pm. Teams up to 8 persons, entry fee is $100 per team, mulligan’s $20 (5 correct answers) Proceeds to benefit the Thayer Alumni scholarship & homecoming activity funds. Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial will match funds up to $1,000. For more information call Terry Range at 417-264-3978 or Gary King 417-280-6830.

March 16-18

The 3 day Praisefest will be held in Branson, Missouri Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 16th, 17th, and 18th at the Mansion Theatre.  Groups appearing will be Legacy Five, Greater Vision, Aaron Wilburn, Cana’s Voice, Triumphant, Mark Tammel Quarter, Jim Brady Trio, EHSS, Phil Hoskins, and The Erwin’s. Call for reservation and ticket information at 1-877-392-2710...or

March 28

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 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 22

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 

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

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.

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
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