Birthday Bingo winners for April
1. Wanda Routh-Mtn. View
4. Teo Hernandez-Alton
5. Abbey Simmons-Alton
6. Megan King-Thayer
7. Mark Spencer-Thayer
8. Stone Peterson-Koshkonong
11. Cindy Fink-Thayer
12. Jeff Johnson-West Plains
13. Joe Cox-Mammoth Spring
15. Rachel Ledbetter-West Plains
18. David Meek-Thayer
19. Jeff Bowers-Thayer
20. McCaden Warren-Alton
21. Leah Wooldridge-Evening Shade
22. Deanna Powell-Thayer
25. Ann Henry-Mammoth Spring
26. Sandy Young-Thayer
27. Jed Carr-Thayer
28. Dillon Crowe-Salem
29. Mary Smith-Alton
March 14-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.
April 16-May 7
The Country Express will be providing entertainment at the George D. Hay Theater in Mammoth Spring. Dance to a variety of Country Music. Admission is $5.00 at the door.
Dates to dance are Saturday’s – April 16 – April 23 – April 30 – and May 7th.
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.
A big ACA Rodeo this Friday and Saturday and the Thayer, Mammoth Spring Saddle Club at 8:00 p.m. both nights. Admission is $5.00 per person and children 8 and under free. Bulls, Broncos, Roping, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling. Mini Bull Riding, Mutton busting on Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Concession stands open. The Rodeo arena is located south of Thayer, Mo on HIWAY 63. Rodeo by John Mincey Jr. Broken-N-Unknown. For more information Call Tim Haley at 417-280-5193 or Christine Collins 280-6931.
The AMVETS Post 98 in West Plains will have a dinner and dance this Saturday night at the Post from 7:00 till 11:00 p.m. Dinner will consist of Sherry’s famous Country Fried Steak. Music by J.C. Trio. Cost is $1000 for Dinner and Dance. Call 417-256-6986 for more information.
The BB Road Fire Department will hold a fundraiser Fish Fry this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the BB Road Fire Department, HIWAY 160 East to Country Road 225/222 in Alton. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under. The local Modern Woodmen of America members will match funds that are raised up to $1250.00. Proceeds will be used to purchase firefighting equipment and personnel training.
For more information call Tommie Sutherland at 417-293-4293.
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.
The Annual Pioneer Day Gospel Program will be held on Friday, May 6th at the John
E. Miller Auditorium at the Ozarka College in Melbourne at 6:30. (Gayle Cooper at 870-368-7156)
The Mammoth Spring Senior Life Center will hold a fund raiser on Saturday, May 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Center. Go and enjoy a fun night. Meet the candidates and enjoy catfish, brown beans, cole slaw, french fries, hush puppies, drink, and desserts. Adults $8.00 and children 10 and under $4.00. Proceeds will go to help buy a dishwasher
and stove. Will be auctioning off a handmade quilt.
The Thayer Chamber of Commerce, K-Kountry 95, State Farm Insurance Annual Dogwood Daze Golf Tournament is May 7th beginning at 9 A.M.with an 80% payback, 2 person scramble with a hole in one $100,000 prize. There will be prizes on 18 holes. Cost per team is $100. To sign up, contact Timothy Eckman @417-280-0242. Proceeds to help the Chamber events.
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. To enter the tournaments just call the Golf Course at 417256-9824 or Lou Citro at 417-293-9266.
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.
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
The Howell County Health Department 180 Kentucky Avenue, West Plains is hosting an eye screening clinic on Thursday, May 12th from 8:30 to 3; 00 p.m. (closed from 11:00 till 12:00 noon for lunch. This is open to everyone at no cost. Those who require further treatment or examination will be referred to a local eye care specialist.
People who meet Prevention of Blindness eligibility requirements may receive assistance in paying for the cost of any recommended service. The doctors cannot write prescriptions for glasses. For an appointment call 417-256-7078.
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.
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.
The Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church will host their 6th annual “John Romine Memorial” Freedom Run on Saturday, May 21st. Meet at Simmons Bank. Sign up starts at 9:00 a.m. leave at 10:00 a.m. Everyone welcome. Following the ride a BBQ dinner will be served. For more information Contact the church at 870-625-3273, Keith Goodman 870-710-2476 or Jeff Case 417-293-7867.