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Birthday Bingo Winners

Winners for May, 2016
2.   Becky Driscol-South Fork
3.   Katherine Hammock-Alton
4.   Nathan Sanders-West Plains
5.   Caden Latham-Alton
6.   Bailey Cox-West Plains
9.   Christopher Smith-Alton
10. Bud Johnson-Koshkonong
11. Jeff Lancaster-Koshkonong
12. Hunter Morris-Mammoth Spring
13. Grace Mainprize-Thayer
16. Makaya Brown-Thayer
17. Sara Kate Garner-Hardy
18. Presley Roberts-Couch
19. Lucille Pettyjohn-Peace Valley
20. Lane Grimes-Thayer
23. Dodie Williams-Thayer
24. Sydney Harrison-West Plains
25. Alaina Ehle-Thayer

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.  

May 27-28

May 27               
AHS 1966 class reunion at the Riverbend Rest in Mammoth Spring banquet room
reserved for 6:00 P.M.  Contact Betty Shy Sullivan (417) 764-3357
May 28thJoin
AHS class of 1966 for social time from 3-5:00 P.M.  Alton First Baptist Church at Tucker Creek and HWY 19S   All alumni, former students and teachers are welcome.  Contact Betty Shy Sullivan (417) 764-3357

May 28:          
AHS Alumni Banquet at Alton FEMA Bldg
Honored classes: 2006, 1991 and 1966
Registration 4:30 P.M.  Dinner $10.00 adults (child under 12 yrs free)
All alumni, former students and teachers welcomed.
Any questions please call Betty Sullivan (417) 764-3357   
The Lifeline Church West Plains is hosting the Carnival for Life on May 28th. All proceeds will go to the Relay For Life. The event will be held at the Galloway Park in West Plains. It will start at 12 and end at 6. We will have booths available for $10 if anyone should be interested. It will be fun games for the whole family with concession. Anyone with questions could contact me at 417-280-1265. 

May 27

The Caboose Welcome Center, located by McDonalds in Thayer will open Friday, May 27th, Memorial Day Weekend. The regular operating hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 till 4; 00 p.m. and Sunday’s 2:00 till 5:00. They will have t-shirts (classic and contemporary designs) for sale.  Proceeds will go to help maintain the Welcome Center.  Sponsored by the Thayer Chamber of Commerce.

May 28-29

Burr-Collins-Pendarvis family reunion on Saturday May 28th at the First Church of God/Family Life Center in Thayer located next to the radio station. This will be a pot-luck. They will have games and give away a special blanket. Starts at 11am.

Free fish fry on Sunday May 29th at the Spring River Baptist Church located 5 miles North of Hardy on Hwy 63. There will also be a 5th Sunday Signing following the fish fry. You can bring a song or an instrument. Contact Pastor Terry Linderman for more information at 870-856-4144.
 The First Baptist Church in Birch Tree is holding a free seminar May 29th at 11 am with John Stroop of Springfield as the guest speaker.  He will be addressing the topic of addiction and providing a path of turning your life around.  John Stroop is from Freeway Ministries and has a proven process of dealing with addiction. For more information please call Pam Neal @ 417-247-0460 or James Neal @ 417-247-0805.

June 1

The Oregon County Fair Queen Contest will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the Alton High School Gym.  All entries for fair queen must include contestants name, date of birth, county address and a typed essay and be between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age and a resident of Oregon County.  Mail to Fair Office, P.O. Box 97, Alton, Missouri 65606 on or before June 1st. The duties of the Queen will include handing out prizes at the kid’s games, mid-day activity winners, contestant’s winners and performers at Family Night on Saturday, June 18th.  Sponsored by Clary Funeral Home and Alton Florist. Queen entry also includes: model “fair attire” Share their talent, hobby, skill in demonstration or performance. And will give a 3-5 minute speech and answer a question from judges.

June 1-July 25

The Fulton County Fair Association is accepting reservations for commercial booth space for the 2016 county fair.  Booths will be located in the new Salem Civic Center and the cost is $60.00 for a 10 x 10 booth space, plus $5.00 for electricity.  Outside booths cost is $ $10.00 for electricity.  Booths set up Are Monday through Saturday, July 25th to July 30th.  (For more information call 870-895-5565 or e-mail

June 2-4

The HOBA Bluegrass Festivals in West Plains will be held June 2nd through the 4th and September 22, 23,24th. For more information contact them at or 888-256-8835 or

June 9

The Nature Conservancy and Pioneer Forest invites area landowners to join them on a tour of Pioneer Forest harvest operations. Learn the basics steps to completing a successful timber sale and see first-hand the benefits of managing your woods for wildlife, forest health, income, and water quality. The tour will take place near Eminence, MO, on Thursday, June 9th from 5:30pm – 8pm. Space is limited so registration is required. A light dinner will be provided and continuing education credits are available for professional timber harvesters. Please call 573-323-8790 to register.

June 11

The kid’s 30th annual fishing derby will be held on Saturday, June 11th from 9:00 till 2;00 p.m. at the at the Jim Hinkle Spring River State Fish Hatchery (Dam 3) 3 miles South of Mammoth Spring off Hiway 63.  Free Fishing for anglers up to 12 years of age.  Free event.

June 17 & 24---July 1 & 8

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Jim Hinkle Spring River Hatchery, 3 miles south of Mammoth Spring, off of HIWAY 63 (Dam 3), will host a summer youth fishing
program called Fishing Friday’s. Starting June 17th youth 6 to 14 years old can fish from 8:00 till 10:00 a.m.  This program requires adult supervision and is free to the public.  The dates to fish are June 17th and 24th and July 1 and 8th. For more information call 877-625-7521.  

June 17-18

The Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival is celebrating their 22nd year on Friday and Saturday June 17th and 18th in downtown West Plains. Admissions to all events are free.  Lots of entertainment, old-time and folk music.  The Southern Belle Grandmothers Club of West Plains will host their annual quilt show in the Magnolia Room of the west plains civic center. Lots of beautiful hand crafted quilts will be on display.  For more information e-mail   

June 17-19

Oregon County 4-H presents the “Retro Oregon County Fair” in Alton, MO (Hwy 160 East in Lyon’s Park) which hasn’t happened in years!  Starting Friday at the FEMA & Multipurpose Building at 5 pm – 10 pm, Also. Rodeo at the Thayer Arena starting at 7:30 pm.  Saturday June 18, activities starting at 7:30 am Judging of the exhibits from the FEMA & Multipurpose entries. Bull bingo, kid’s games, Mr. & Miss Photogenic contest at 11 am, cutest boy & girl contest, fashion revue show, Jr. ranch hand contest at 6 pm. Hungry Human Hippo contest at 7pm, any thing goes contest & coon dog tree contest, or enter in the Agnes Adrian Canning, Many more activities to numerous to mention. Cash prizes!!  In Concert Travis Tyler in Concert at 9:30 pm. Sunday the 19th activities start at the FEMA & Multipurpose Building. Pick up a booklet at KKountry 95 studios or any of local businesses for information or to enter in any of these contests please call fair office 417-778-7490. 

July 29-31

A Chuck Wagon Race will be held at the Flying R Ranch July 29th, 30th and 31st.  This will be a Midwest Chuck Wagon sanctioned Race and more details will be available later. (Info – 417-469-2267)
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