Dec. 1st-Jonathen Dills-Alton
Oct 13-Dec 25
The Salvation Arms are needing Bell Ringers this year…They help distribute Fans to the elderly, help people with gas, Electricity and Utilities. They also provide a place to sleep for the displaced, assist with providing school supplies to needy children. They also
assist in programs that give sack lunches to children who cannot afford a school lunch. The Salvation Army needs your help this year. Contact Darlene Holman at 432-552-9503 or Charlie Trantham in Alton at 417-270-0097.
The First Church of God next to the radio station in Thayer on North Hwy 63 is hosting a series each THURSDAY night at 6 called “Celebrate Recovery”. This is designed for anyone who may be or have struggled with problems dealing with alcohol, drugs, family issues, disputes or any adverse situations. Anyone is welcome. There’s no cost.
It’s every Thursday at 6. Please come if you can. Church of God located next to the K-Kountry 95 and The Gift.
December Christmas Parades
The Alton Christmas Parade will be December 3rd and their theme is “Visions of Christmas” Alton will hold their Christmas Pageant at 9 am with lineup for the parade at 10 and the parade at 11am. To register for entry in the pageant and/or a float call Valerie Maher at 417-270-0578.
Koshkonong will have their parade also on December 3rd. If I was voting on my favorite name for a parade, I think Kosh would win it. ‘HO HO Home for the Holidays’ will be at 2 pm in Kosh with lineup beginning a 1 pm-no registration is required but they would like for anyone entering to just call or stop by Koshkonong City Hall and let them know. They will also have several other events happening following the parade in the city park.
Salem, AR has their Christmas parade on the first Monday of December, so that’s December 5th at 6 pm for Salem’s Chamber of Commerce parade. Lineup begins at 5:30 at Preacher Roe Park. Free refreshments will be available on the square. Santa will be starring at the gazebo for pictures after the parade. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes are awarded for the best floats.
December 10th. Starting at 2 pm- Thayer’s Christmas Parade is themed-‘It’s A Kid’s Christmas’- entry forms are available at KKountry 95 Studios-Mammoth Spring Collision on Double 0 and Scott Cecil’s State Farm office beside Subway in Thayer. A $10 entry fee is required if you want to be judged for the chance to win prize money-$150 for 1st-$100 for 2nd and $75 for 3rd. If you aren’t concerned about being judged for the prize money, there is not an entry fee.
Hardy:Dec 10th-Lineup-10am at city hall-parade at 11
Mtn. View: Dec 10th-lineup at City Park/Pool- 1pm- theme “It’s A Wonderful Life in Mtn. View” Parade at 2pm
West Plains Christmas parade, also December 10th is at 4 pm. The theme for WP is ‘Songs of Christmas’ with those entry forms available at the WP Chamber office located at 401 Jefferson Ave. contact the office for more information.
Mammoth Spring’s “Christmas Extravaganza” Parade will also be held December 10th beginning at 6 pm. Line-up for floats and all vehicles on wheels will be at the school and those on foot will meet at the community center, that the brown former church beside the MS City Park. There will also be additional events in Mammoth Spring such as the Miss Merry Christmas Pageants that will be held before the parade so they can also ride in the parade.
The 27th annual “Lights of Life” will be held Tuesday, December 6th at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Lobby of Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. To make a donation call 417-853-5200. Buy a light in honor or memory of someone so others can live.
The Thayer First Baptist Church will hold a night of worship and prayer Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Special guest work leader is Bryan Shanks. Thayer First Baptist is located on 112 North 3rd Street downtown Thayer. Everyone is welcome.
2016 Thayer Chamber of Commerce Parade entry forms are at the K-Kountry 95 Radio Station, Mammoth Spring Collision on 00-Hwy or Scott Cecil’s State Farm office. The theme is “It’s a Kid’s Christmas” , parade line up at 1:00 pm at the Thayer High School..1st place $150, 2nd place $100 and 3rd place $75.
The 11th annual “Shop with a Cop” will be held on Saturday, December 10th at Thayer Wal Mart at 10:00 a.m. The gives local children the opportunity to shop with those that work to serve and protect our community. Last year’s event 74 children were able to shop with local law enforcement. Each child is given a budget to get what they want. To participate the child must be between 1 and 12 years of age. Children are able to participate three times. Applications must be in by Nov 30th so they can be reviewed and children selected. For more information or to make a donation, contact the Thayer Police at 417-264-3819 or stop by the office downtown Thayer
A Symphony will be held at the Vada Shied Community center in Mountain Home, Arkansas on Sunday, December 11th at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $8.0 for adults; children accompanied by parents are admitted free. (Info www.mountainhomesymphony.com)