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May Winners
1st-John Richards-West Plains
2nd-Amy Smith-West Plains
3rd-Bill Williams-Alton
4th-Jay Mitchell-Ozark Acres
5th-Chelsie Barton-Mammoth Spring
8th-Avery Humphrey-Thayer
9th-Chayce Williams-Thayer
10th-Sebastian McCracken-M. Spring
11th-Gracie Abney-Salem
12th-Chris Miller-Thayer
15th-James Rain-New Liberty
16th-David Bates-24-Thayer
17th-Rusty Warren-Alton
18th-Jordan Bland-Birch Tree
19th-Amy Kimbrough-Peace Valley
22nd-Amy Green-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.

May 22

American Red Cross blood drive on Monday,  May 22 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas  from 12pm-4pm.  For more information contact Amber Reynolds. Health Information Management-Coder, Fulton County Hospital at 870-895-6043

May 23rd

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695, West Plains,
meet Tuesday at 12:00 noon at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in West Plains.
Doyle Fink of Thayer will speak on “Health and Aging”.

May 24

Andrew Eckman with Shelter Insurance will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and open house at  11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24th1222 Missouri Avenue Ste. 2
West Plains. Open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Refreshments will be served.

May 25

The Oregon County Interagency Council meets Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the basement of the Oregon County Courthouse conference room.

May 26

A Community Blood Drive will be held Friday, May 26th at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 East Main in Willow Springs from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. To give blood
you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. and have a valid photo ID. For more information call 1-800-280-5337. 

For Memorial Day at the Thayer Cemetery, the Thayer American Legion Post 344
will provide and place American Flags along both sides of the entrance road to the cemetery.  Please feel free to pick up the flags and place on veterans graves.
For more information contact Doyle Fink at 417-264-2762.

May 27

The 16th annual Tom Smith Sunrise Rotary Club Spring Golf Classis is Saturday, May 17th at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course at 1:00 p.m.  Two person scramble, $60.00 per person, $120.00 per team.  Beverages and lunch prepared by Johnny’s Barbecue available at noon.  Cash prizes, Championship flight, Rotary flight and Sunrise flight.
Hole in one prize on hole #4 wins a 2017 Spartan RZ 61 zero turn lawn mower. For more information call 417-256-9824.

The Alton City Pool opens Saturday, May 27th Hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 till 6:00.  A Season pass is $45.00 for an individual and $150.00 for family pass.   Children 9 and up can stay all day without a parent, if they can swim well.  Mary Alice Oesch is the manager.
The Alton High School Reunion will be Saturday, May 27th at the FEMA Building in Alton.  Registration is from 4:00 to 5:15.  Cost for dinner is $15.00 each or $25.00 per couple and children under 12.  This is to honor classes 1967, 1992 and 2007.


May 28

The annual business meeting and Memorial Day Observance service of the Field Creek Cemetery Association will be held on Sunday, May 28th at the cemetery at 2:00 p.m.  The
Cemetery is located South of Mammoth Spring on Highway 63..sign posted.

The Annual Rose Hill Cemetery meeting will be held on Sunday, May 28th at 12:00 noon with a pot luck dinner in the Rose Hill School building.  The cemetery is located east of
Thayer off Highway 142 to County Road 249 South.  Donations for the cemetery are welcome.  For more information call 417-264-3352.

May 29-June 2

Come join the Bakersfield Church of Christ Vacation Bible School May 29th through June 2nd.  Everyone is welcome and you are encouraged to bring a friend.  Classes will be provided for all ages along with singing and refreshments.  It starts at 7 and over at 8:15 nightly.  The adult classes will be lead by Clint Yarber on Monday, Ray Crawford on Tuesday, Wayne Stewart on Wednesday, Roy Moss on Thursday and Dennis Willard on Friday.  A fish fry will follow the Friday evening service.  They hope you will come.   The Bakersfield Church of Christ.

June 1

The Legendary country group Shenandoah will perform at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem on Thursday,  June 1. Cooperative members and their families are invited to NAEC’s 77th Annual Meeting. Registration will be held from 2 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  Bingo will be played from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to Shenandoah, Billy Joe French and Friends as well as electrical safety magician Scott Davis will perform beginning at 4:15 p.m. A barbecue meal will be served beginning at 4:15 p.m.  The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and include the election of one member to serve on the NAEC Board of Directors. A brief summary of cooperative operations, as well as other reports, also will be presented. Following the business session, a retired service truck and other prizes will be raffled. An Annual Report will be mailed to each member in the middle of May. Included with the report will be a registration card unique to each member. NAEC requests that each member bring the registration card to the meeting to speed registration.   Annual Meeting schedule of events:    Registration – 2 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.    Bingo – 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Entertainment – 4:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.    Barbecue meal – 4:15 p.m.   Business meeting – 7 p.m.

June 2-3

The Southern Belle Grandmothers Club of West Plains will host its annual quilt show on June 2nd and 3rd in the Magnolia Room of the Civic Center in West Plains.  Area residents and quilt enthusiasts are encouraged to take you favorite quilt to display in the Magnolia Room.  An old fashion bed turning will be held on June 2nd at 5:30 and June 3rd at 10:30, 1:30 and 5:30.  Bed turnings evolved from ladies proudly showing their prized quilt to friends and visitors.


June 10

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a “Kids Fishing Derby” for youngsters 12 years old and younger, at the Commission’s Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery is located 2.5 miles south of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas at the end of State Highway 342.  The youngsters will be fishing in the hatchery’s stocked ponds for rainbow trout.  Anglers must bring their own bait and tackle-no live bait is allowed.  Derby rules are: free fishing for kids 12 years old and under; limit of 3 fish per child; no culling; only one rod and reel per child; and adults cannot fish.  Adult supervision is required. This event is free to the public. Come out for a day of family fun. For more information contact the hatchery toll free at 877-625-7521.

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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