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Birthday Bingo Winners-August

1st-Heather Ramsey-Mammoth Spring
2nd-Kacey Sims-Thayer
3rd-Allie Green-Koshkonong
4th-John Weldon Sr.-Alton
5th-Lori Blair-West Plains
8th-Dawn Dion-West Plains
9th-Jake Taylor-Salem
10th-Valeria Adams-Birch Tree
11th-Kendal Pittman-West Plains
12th-Chuck Malony-Melbourne
15th-Ken Jewell-Koshkonong
16th-Jerrad Osthoff-West Plains
17th-Faith Baker-Thayer
18th-Kara Simmons-Mammoth Spring
19th-Becca Everling-Thayer
22nd-Katie Burrow-Alton
23rd-Ezra Manes-Thayer
24th-Katie Grimes-Thayer
25th-Kyla Blair-Thayer
26th-Dawn Burghoff-Alton
29th-Wyatt Noble-Mtn. View
30th-Mitchel Morris-Camp

August 31

Ozarks Medical Center and the American Red Cross are holding a blood drive on
Wednesday, August 31st from 12 noon till 6:00 p.m. at the Willard Hunter Classroom in the OMC Parkway Center. First time blood donors will need to be 17 years of age, 16 with parental consent, weight at least 110 pounds and in good health, a blood donor card or drivers license.  For more information call OMC Public Relations at 417-257-6735 or

The Ozarks Medical Center and American Lung Association Is offering a free 8-weed “Freedom From Smoking” program  beginning Wednesday, September 7th at 9:00 a.m. at the OMC Pulmonary Rehab Conference Room in The Shaw Building in West Plains.  You must be registered by August 31st.  Call Ruth Nabors 417-257-5959, ex 6905. 
Leave you name and number on the voice mail and you will be notified.  Class if limited to 15.

September 1

The Missouri State Improv will be at the West Plains Civic Centeron Thursday, Sept 1st at 7:00 p.m. to perform an evening of complete spontaneous adult comedy in the West Plains Civic Center Theater.  Tickets are $5.00 each and will go on sale at the civic center box office on August 1st or you can call at 41-256-8087 to order.  Missouri State University/West Plains students with a valid Bear Pass Id will be admitted free. 

September 3

The Ozarka College Sprint at the Spring – 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at the Mammoth Spring State Park.  Early Registration by 5:00 p.m. on September 2nd is $20.00.and the Day of activities is $25.00.  Online registration available at  Or contact James Spurlock at 870-625-0411 or e-mail

September 3

The Ozarka College Sprint at the Spring – 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at the Mammoth Spring State Park.  Early Registration by 5:00 p.m. on September 2nd is $20.00...and the Day of activities is $25.00.  Online registration available at  Or contact James Spurlock at 870-625-0411 or e-mail

Benefit Coon Hunt for Walnut Ridge Children’s Shelter, all proceeds to the Walnut Ridge Children’s Shelter and will be held at Caulfield Coon Club. Bench show deadline will be at 7 pm $10 and the hunt deadline will be at 8 pm $15. Auction before the hunt & dinner served at 6 pm-BBQ sandwiches, chips, and baked beans $5 a plate. For more information contact Hunter Morris 870-710-3415.


September 4-6

The Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church is holding a fall revival Sept 4th through the 6th at 700 p.m. each night and 1030 and 6; 00 p.m. on Sunday.  Bro. Herb Wilson is the evangelist.  Special singing each night.  For a ride or information contact the church. The church is located 2 ½ Miles west of Mammoth Spring on Hiway 9.

September 17

The 2nd annual “Punkin Run” Motorcycle Benefit Ride/Dice Run will be held on Saturday, September 17th at Pine Creek Park, Hiway 160 East in Alton starting at 10:00 a.m.  Rides $15.00 and $20.00 per rider/passenger. Ride, approximately 65 miles, begins and ends at Piney Creek.  There will be a silent auction from 10:30 to 3:30, with food, beverages, t-shirts, bracelets, and patches.  Proceeds benefit the late Police chief Eddie “Punkin” Johnson scholarship fund. 

The Mtn. View, Mo Rotary Club will hold their official opening of the Rotary Nature Park on Saturday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the Park located south of the Mountain View Health Care Nursing Care facility.  Refreshments and tour of the new park will be offered. 

September 22-24

HOBA's 32nd Annual Fall Bluegrass Festival
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 22 to 24th
HOBA Park, 1138 Bluegrass Lane
West Plains, MO (behind Glass Sword Theater)

September 22

The Shady Oaks Fall Health Fair will be held on Thursday, September 22nd from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m. in the Shady Oaks Dining Room.  To reserve a booth call Shady Oaks office at 417-264-7256.  Office space is free, but you are asked to donate one door prize.  First come first serve!!!

September 24

Dust off your boots and mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Blue Jean Ball. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 24 at Risner’s Stables in West Plains. A bull riding theme is planned with entertainment by the Little Buckers of Koshkonong and the Vikki McGee Band. You also can try your spurs at the mechanical bull and your luck with Bobwhite Bingo. Tickets for the event are $50 (or $65 at the door) and may be purchased at the OMC Foundation at No. 12 Parkway Center. The admission ticket includes food, drinks and entertainment. For more information on tickets, sponsorships, or the Silent Auction, contact the OMC Foundation at 417-853-5200.

September 24

The Koshkonong Heritage Haydays festival will be in Koshkonong on Saturday, September 24th beginning at 9:00 a.m.  There will be live music with the Baker Family, 5k Glow Run, Street Dance, Outhouse Race, Lawn Mower Race, Small civil war reenactment. just to name a few of the events.  To sponsor or make a donation, pickup an application at City Hall at Koshkonong, sponsors will be advertised on the 2016 Koshkonong Heritage Day T-Shirt    Deadline is July 1st. Vendors are welcome!

September 30-Oct 1

The Black Gold Walnut Festival will be held in Alton on Friday evening and all day Saturday, Sept 30th and Oct 1st.  Lots of activities planned. Crafts, food, live entertainment, high school musical & quilt show.  5K Run/walk Friday evening beginning at 5; 30 and Corn Hole Tournament at 6:00.  For more information
contact Diana Clary or Ruth Ann Wright.

September 30

The Thayer Football Homecoming is Friday, Sept 30th.  Jerry Oliver, former Band and Music Director at Thayer school will be here for Homecoming.  He will also be in the Parade at 2:00 p.m. on the 30th.

Southern Gospel singer Jason Crabb and Point of Grace will be in concert at the
Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri on Friday, September 30th at
7:00 p.m.


October 8

The Thayer Fall Festival will be held downtown Thayer on Saturday, October 8th from 5; 00 till 8:00 p.m. Booth Rental $15.00, with electricity $20.00.  Lots of games, food and activities.  For booth rentals contacts are Rebecca Eckman at 417-280-0142 or Kim Harralston 417-280-1139.

The 10th Annual Salem First Baptist church Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 8:00 till 3:00 p.m. at the church with continental breakfast at 8:00.  Conference begins at 8:45. Guest speaker is Melinda Bunyard. Theme is “Secure In Home”.  There will be music, fellowship, lunch and door prizes.  Childcare is also provided.  Cost is $10.00 if you pre-register or $13.00 at the door.  You will need
to reserve your spot by September 30th by call 870-895-2330 or email to

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