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.
Saturday, Oct 7 – 28th Annual Homesteaders Day in Hardy, Ar.
Saturday, Oct 7 - The Black Gold Walnut Festival will be held in Alton on Sat, October 7th.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct 7th and 8th – Turtle Island Powwow, Hardy
Saturday, Oct 14 – Geo caching Workshop, Mammoth Spring
Saturday, Oct 21 – Beekeeping 101, Mammoth Spring.
Saturday, Oct 28 – Trick or Treat Halloween Event, Hardy
The Black Gold Walnut Festival will be held in Alton on Saturday, October 7th.
October 21st and 28th
Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department's 17th annual Haunted House and Haunted Hay ride is October 21st and 28th at the Water Valley Fire Department at 855 Water Valley Road in Imoden, Arkanasas. Tickets are $5 per person. Kids games and a concession stand will be available. The ticket booth is open 5:30 p.m. until 11:30. The hay ride starts at dusk. All proceeds benefit the Water Valley Fire Department at Imboden. For info call 1-870-892-8488.
The City of Alton will hold clean up week October 23 through Thursday, Oct 26th. No computers, electronics, TV’s or microwaves will be picked up neither tires, steel, concrete. Tree limbs and yard waste are to be put out separate for pickup. Call the City Hall for any questions at 417-778-6321.
The City of Thayer’s Fall clean-up will be held week of October 23rd though the 27th. No curbside pick-up at residence. The roll-off container will be by the police station for your convenience. No electronics, paint, or yard waste to be put in containers.
Comedian Chanda Pierce will be appearing at Spence Chapel, University of Missouri in Springfield, Mo. on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. The University is located at 1111 North Glen Stone Avenue in Springfield. Phone 800-965-9324. Kayrn Williams will be the opening act.
Happy Halloween Fundraiser event at the George D Hay Foundation music lane hall south of Mammoth Spring off hiway 63 on Friday, October 27th . A Chili Cook-off at 5;00 p.m. and a Bake Sale by silent auction to follow. Cakes and Pies, etc, donated by local bakers will be offered by silent auction. Dance at 7:00 p.m. with Keith Bradshaw and the Country Connection. Admission is $5.00. Costume Contest during intermission of the dance. First, Second and Third place will be awarded. (to enter chili, bring your chili with a donation of $5.00 entry fee for the foundation. All chili is donated to the foundation for patron purchase. 1st place winner win $75.00, 2nd place $50.00 and 3rd place $25.00.) Call 870-710-0183 for more information.
The Annual Mammoth Spring Spooktacular will be held on main street on Saturday,
October 28th from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Lots of games, food booths, and music. It’s a fun night for everyone. Tee shirts are available. Call Mike at 870-625-7364.
A fall concert will be held at the Salem civic Center Saturday, October 28th at 7:30 featuring the Lockhouse Orchestra. For more information contact United Country Realty in Salem at 870-895-3233.
The Pleasant Ridge Community Church, 8 miles Northeast of Poughkeepsie in the Sitka Community will features the “Heavens Echos singers” on Saturday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. Fellowship will follow the singing. For more information call (870) 528-4909 or 528-3568.
The South Central Cattlemen’s Fall Cattle Drive will be held Saturday, October 28th at t West Plains Civic Center from 8:00 until 2:00 p.m. Topics will include soil health, herd health and agriculture economics. Registration is from 8:00 until 9:00 am. In the Magnolia Room. Free coffee and donuts. Savor Grill will cater lunch. Cost of the seminar is $15.00 pre-register and $20.00 at the door. For more information contact Janet Crow at 417-293-9520 or e-mail email@example.com.
11pt Anglers Association is holding a Fish Fry Saturday Oct 28 at the FEMA Building in Alton at 5pm. The Missouri Department of Conservation will be on hand for a short presentation following the meal
The TLR Gun and Knife Show will be held at the West Plains Civic Center on Saturday, Oct 29th from 9:00 til 5:00 and Sunday, Oct 30th from 9:00 til 3:00. Admission is $7.00 for both days. For table rentals contact ToncyRoberts at 417-270-1969 or e-mail www. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rover Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Turkey Shoot on Sunday, October 29th at the Rover Gun Club beginning at 12:00 noon. There will be a raffle drawing for a Savage 308 Bolt Action Rifle with scope. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. $2.50 entry fee for each event, cash payback, trap, trap doubles, 22’s, splatter board and hand gun. Concession stand open with chili cheese dog, brats, hot dogs, nacho and frito pie, coffee, soda, water and hot chocolate. Drawings all afternoon for extra prizes. Must be present to win. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy lunch and the afternoon.
(Info – 417-293-9021 or 764-1024.
The 2nd annual Ghouls for Good Trunk or Treat will be held on Tuesday, October 31st at 5:00 p.m. at the Community Park. The Koshkonong FFA will be at the gate collecting the entry fee of one non-perishable food item per person. The Koshkonong Assembly of God Church will provide games for the kids and a Hayride. Best decorated home, best decorated vehicle and best costume will be announced at 8:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.
(info – Cara Cecil 417-270-7554)
ATTENTION DEER HUNTERS: YOU CAN BECOME A PART OF “SHARE THE HARVEST” BY DONATING EITHER A WHOLE DEER OR PART OF A DEER TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY IN OREGON COUNTY. Venison accepted in Share the Harvest must be processed at an approved processing facility.There is no cost to the deer hunter and the meat will be greatly appreciated. Four Winds Outfitters and Farm, LLC, located ½ miles west of Rover on County Road 340 is licensed by the Department of Conservation to process venison for Share the Harvest. Call them at 417-764-3084.
The Mammoth Spring VFW Post 55 is working to honor those who have served our country by building a memorial wall in the Mammoth Spring city park, located next to the city hall. The black wall is being built by Larry Hollis. Each brick sold will have the veteran’s name, rank, service dates and significant duty. The cost for each brick is $50.00. The veteran to be honored may be living or deceased. Order forms for the bricks may be picked up at the Mammoth Spring City Hall, Police Station. For more information contact the city office at 870-625-3518.
The St. Lutheran Church at 291 Kentucky Street in West Plains Christmas Craft Show and Chili Fest will be held Thursday and Friday, November 2nd and 3rd from 8:00 till 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov 4th from 8:00 till 4:00. There will be a wide selection of rustic to elegant crafts and décor and the best chili in town, also free apple cider while you shop. Credit cards accepted.
The “Mistletoe Magic” Arts and Crafts show will be held at the Thayer High School Gym on Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th. Hours are 10 till 5:00 on Saturday and 11:00 till 4:00 Sunday. No admission charged. For more information contract Trena Spears, Modern Woodmen at 870-371-0848 or P.O. Box 164-Mammoth Spring, Ark 72554.
The B.B. Road Fire Department will hold their “Hunters Meal” on Saturday, November 11th from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. with Ham and Bean and Chili Supper with all the fixings and desserts. All Veterans eat Free. cost is $8.00 for Adults, $4.00 for children 12 and under and preschoolers eat free. Carry outs available. There will be a drawing for both the Savage Axis Rifle and the Kitchen Appliance Package. The BB Road VFD and community center is located on Highway 160, 10 miles east of Alton on CR 225/222.
The Thayer Christmas parade will be held Saturday, December 9th beginning at 2:00 p.m. from the Thayer High School. Parade lineup will begin at 1:00 p.m. All entries must be clean and decorated, only Christmas music playing on float. Parade entry forms are available here at K-Kountry 95 radio station, Community First Bank, Mammoth Spring Collision, Double 0 Hiway, north of the radio station, and Scott Cecil’s State Farm office by Subway. If you would like for your float to be judged, there is a $10.00 entry fee.
Hey kids! Join the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Thayer for Trunk or TREAT Sunday October 29th from 3 to 4pm. Families are welcome. Kids, dress up in your Halloween costume and come trick or treat at St. Paul Methodist Church at 111 Business Highway 63 in Thayer.