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Birthday Bingo winners, Jan. 2017
3rd-Shirley Manker-Thayer
4th-Kimberly Cox-Rover
5th-Bill Linson-West Plains
6th-Melanie Anderson-Calico Rock
9th-Archie Madden-Thayer
10th-Helen Russell-Mammoth Spring
11th-Shantella Golay-Brandsville
12th-Gage Sisco-Alton
13th-Francine Sierra-Koshkonong
16th-Wyatt Buchanon-Melbourne
17-Renee Adams-Wirth
18th-Daniel Miller-Birch Tree


Jan 1-30

The Al-Anon meetings are held each Monday through Thursday in Howell County.
Monday’s – 7 p.m.  Presbyterian Church, 205 E 2nd, Mtn. View, Mo -417-247-0566.
Tuesday’s – 7 p.m. Saints Episcopal Church, 107 S. Curry, West Plains 417-257-8832.
Wednesday – 6:30 – Sacred Heart Catholic, Willow Spring – 417-469-5706.
Thursday, - 11 a.m. – St. Mary’s Catholic, 1551 Bill Virdon Blvd, West Plains – 417-255-9724.

Tombstone Ministries Cowboy Church meets each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The church is located ½ Miles South of Brandsville on the left.  Signs on Church. Circuit Riding Preacher is Tony Smith. (Tony – 417-274-4334/4333)

Missouri youth, archery and firearms and turkey hunters can apply online for the 2017 spring turkey managed hunts now through February 28th.   Go to web site Drawing results will be posted March 13th.  First youth hunt is April 8th and 9th.  Regular season is April 17th to May 7th.  More information on turkey hunting visit the MDC’s website at


January 13

There will be a Friday night dance at 7:00 p.m. at the George D Hay Foundation
South of Mammoth Spring on HIWAY 63. Bill Music and Company will provide
the music.  Concessions available, Admission is $5.00 per person.

January 20th

Quilters for Christ Bake sale this Friday at Hirsch Farm Supply in West Plains. There
will be pies, cakes, cookies and home made Breads.  They will also sell chances on a Queen Size Quilt that will be given away on the night of the radio thon, February 8th

January 21

The Missouri State University will present a musical group “Bella Donna” on Saturday, Jan 21st at the West Plains Civic Center at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is $8.00 – students with Bearpass Id are free.

The 2nd annual Dessert Tasting, Auction and Raffle will be held on the square in Alton
at the Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-op Building, 18 court square on
Saturday, January 21st from 2:00 till 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children 7 through 12, six and under free. This includes tasting all of the desserts. 
(Info – 417-778-7778)

January 25

Register between now and January 25th of classes on Internet Basic.  Call or register in person at the west Plains public library at 417-256-4775.  10 seats are available.

The Fulton County commodity distribution will be held on Wednesday, January 25th
beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the NADC office in Salem, Ark. You will need proof of income
and proof of ID.  For more information call Kathy Ruminer at 870-895-3628.
Sharp County Commodity distribution will be held at the NADC office in Ash Flat on
Wednesday, January 25th, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  All applicants will need to be recertified before distribution or on that date. For more information Call Rita Cude at 870-994-7353.

January 26

Izard County Commodity distribution will be held at the JADE office in Melbourne, AR
on Thursday, Jan 26th beginning at 8:30 a.m.   You must have proof of income and proof of ID. A variety of items will be given. For more information contact Sherry Vest at 870-368-4329. 

January 27th

The OMC Cancer Center Expansion Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held Friday, Jan 27th at 12:00 noon at the OMC Center Treatment Center 1111 Kentucky Avenue in West Plains. Tours will be provided. Info – 417-257-5900)

February 1st

Wednesday, February 1 is St. Jude’s Day at Fred’s Fish in Mammoth Spring.
All proceeds for that day will go to St. Jude Children’s research hospital.

February 2nd

February is heart month, and Ozarks Medical Center is offering a free community education dinner on Feb 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. at OMC Parkway Center in West Plains. Dr. Faisal Khan, Interventional Cardiologist at OMC Heart Care Services will speak on heart and vein health. The Feb 2 dinner is free but reservations are required. Call 257-6793 for reservations today!  

February 8

The St. Jude Radio thon will be held at K-Kountry 95 Studio, north of Thayer on Hiway 63...on Wednesday, February 8th beginning at 6:00 a.m. and will continue until 10:00 p.m.  Our goal this year is $205.000.  All donations are appreciated.

The Alton Elementary School is selling chances on a side of beef. Donated by Ozarks Regional Stockyards. For St. Jude.  Tickets are $5.00 each of 6 for $25.00.  Beef will be ready for butcher round March 15th and delivered to Cabool Kountry Meats in Cabool, Mo.  Drawing will be held the day of the K-Kountry 95 Radio-thon on Wednesday, February 8th.  For more information on tickets call the school at 417-778-6785.

February 4

Case Auction will hold their St. Jude auction on Saturday, Feb 4th at the CAC’s in Thayer. Gospel Music at 4:00 – Chili supper at 5:00 – Auction at 6:00.  Lots of donation items to be sold…all proceeds will go to St. Jude’s.

February 11

The 5th Annual Half Marathon, 10K & Half Marathon Relay Special Half Marathon Partner Challenge Southern Hills Shopping Center West Plains, MO | 7:30 For more information go to or call 417-293-3554.

The University of Missouri Extension’s newly developed Certified Master Beekeeper
Program will be held on Saturday, Feb 11th at the Howell County Extension office, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd in West Plains.  Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the class ends of 12 noon. Cost for the course if $61.00 and must be pre-paid by February 7th, this includes a bee-keeping book.

February 8th

The annual Country Cares for Kids St. Jude Radio thon is Wednesday, February 8th.  Call now if you would like to be a part of this great effort to save live and find cures.  Call 471-264-7211.

February 17

The 7th Annual Valentines for Veterans Concert will be held Friday, February 17th Black River Coliseum , 301 S. 5th Street in Poplar Bluff at 6:30 p.m. featuring Country Music Artist Tracy Lawrence.  There is no charge for the concert, but guests will need a ticket to
attend. (The places to get tickets will be made available later)  For more information call 573-778-4499 or 573-778-4276. Doors will open at 5:30. 

March 8-9

The Ozark Farmers Cooperative conference will be held in West Plains Civic Center
on Wednesday and Thursday, March 8th and 9th.  Admission is $50.00 for both days and
this also includes lunch.  A group rate is $35.00 for a group of five or more.  A student
pass is $25.00 with student ID.  Vendor booths are $100.00.  To register go to  or call Patrice Jennings at 417-293-0590.  

April 22

Be a superhero in training with Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Couch to 5K workouts! This course is offered free with the only requirement being registration for any event (1.5 mile walk, 5K or 10K) in the OMC Superhero Fun Run that will be held on Saturday, April 22. “With the popularity of 5Ks, this is a great way to get beginners ready to 

April 27-28

The John Hagee Ministries will be in Branson, Mo on April 27 and 28th. At the Branson Convention Center, 200 Sycamore Street.  Canton Junction, The Hagee family, Cornerstone Church and Aaron and Amanda Crabb will be there singing and ministering.  Seating is limited so you need to register for the Righteous Revolution at 1-800-854-9899.   
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