MONTH OF NOVEMBER – Hardy:
The Hardy Music Hall has a musical every Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 to 8:30. Friday night is No-Amps night and Saturday is live Band. Admission is by donation. The theater is located on 3896 Highway 62/412 West in Hardy.
November 14 – Bonafide String Band
November 21 – Bucksnort Hill Band
November 28 - Special Edition
NOVEMBER IS FINE FREE MONTH AT ALL OREGON COUNTY LIBRARIES.
This includes Thayer, Alton Koshkonong, Myrtle and Thomasville. Return over due books or other materials and not be changed fines during the month of November.
(Info – Janice Richardson 417-778-6414)
Enjoy a FREE Thanksgiving dinner Thanksgiving Day. The First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring will host a dinner from 11:00 till 2:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Spring School Cafeteria. Homebound meals will be delivered. Eat in or Carry Outs available.
Menu consists of Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Dressing, Green Beans, Corn, Salad, Sweet Potatoes, Desserts, Drinks. For More information call the church at
870-625-3273, Brad Pierce 870-847-2981 or Penny Case 870-371-0878.
Shiloh Baptist Church is having Thanksgiving Dinner for anyone who wants to attend. Dinner starts at noon.
The Willow Springs FFA and Newby's Auctions Service are hosting benefit supper and auction for Kaleb Stolba who was injured on November 7, 2015. We are trying to raise money for medical expenses. Kaleb is a special young man to the Willow Springs Community. He was our FFA President his Senior Year, very active in his church (First General Baptist, Willow) and loved by his racing family at Legit Speedway, which is parents own.
The event is scheduled for Friday, December 4th at the Grimes Auditorium and Bears Den.
The supper will start at 5 pm and the auction will start at 6:30 pm.
Donations for the auction can be given to any Willow Springs FFA member or West Plains FFA member, Nathan Sanders Willow Springs FFA Advisor 417-849-3541 Heather Hill, Newby's Auction Service 417-247-7014 Jay Hale West Plains FFA 417-293-1833 (West Plains Drop Off Location) Scott Williamson Pastor of First General Baptist Church 417-252-0916 Donnie Miller West Plains Elementary Principal and Legit Speedway.
December 5 (8:30 am-5:00 pm) December 6 (10:00 am- 3:00 pm)
The West Plains Optimist Club’s 33rd Annual Holiday Season Arts & Crafts Show & Sale at the West Plains Civic Center visit www.wpoptomist.org/crafts-show.html for details.
Salem Christmas Parade is Monday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m. Line up is at 5:30 at Preacher Roe Park. No registration required. All veterans are welcome to ride in the VFW float set up at North Arkansas Home Care. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first three winners. More information call Holly Pate at 870-895-3221.
For the 6th Year in a row the Hunger Hero Caring About Neighbors Campaign is in full swing. E-Communications has partnered with Fin to Fur, FNBC, Forschlers, First Community Bank and Mark Martin Chevrolet Buick GMC to help our neighbors in need. Elementary schools in Thayer, Mammoth Spring, Alton, Couch, Koshkonong, Cherokee Village and Cave City will be collecting items through December 10th. Our local elementary schools are collecting canned goods, non perishable food items, and personal care items. Each elementary class is competing to collect items and the class who collects the most by the end of the day December 10th will receive a pizza party compliments of the Thayer Pizza Inn or First Community Bank of Highland and Cave City. Help our kids to be "Hunger Heroes." All items collected will be distributed locally by the Oregon County Food Pantry in Thayer and Alton, the Mammoth Spring Food Pantry, the Mission of Hope Food Pantry in Hardy, and the Cave City Church of Christ Food Pantry. This holiday season "BE A Hunger HERO!!!!"
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is collecting new and unwrapped toys now through December 12th to distribute toys as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Please get a toy and drop it off in one of the following locations.
Cotham’s Auction in Mammoth Spring
VFW HIWAY 9, Mammoth Spring
County Cottage Restaurant, Old HIWAY 19, Thayer
Dollar General, Thayer.
(Info - Robert or Kathleen Crivello-417-264-7110-264-7112)
THE THAYER CHRISTMAS PARADE WILL BE HELD AT 2: 00 P.M. CONTACT THE THAYER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IF YOU’D LIKE TO ENTER A FLOAT. CALL SCOTT CECIL AT STATE FARM IN THAYER. 417-264-3986
THE MAMMOTH SPRING CHRISTMAS PARADE IS DECEMBER 12TH AT 5:30. CONTACT JENNIFER CROWE AT SIMMONS BANK IF YOU'D LIKE TO ENTER A FLOAT.
Come join the “Mistletoe Magic” fun combined arts and crafts with vendor marketing and lots of great good. Location Thayer High School Gym Cafeteria 8 am – 5 pm Cost by donation – proceeds from donations & booth rental will benefit the Thayer High School Choir robes.. For vendor applications or more information call Trena Spears at 870-371-0848.
Koshkonong Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 12th at 9:00 a.m. Line up is at 8:00 a.m. The Crowning will be held immediately following the parade downtown. The theme is “Blue Christmas. First place prize for the best float, horse, pet, automobiles, bikes/ATVs.
The Adult Drama Team of the First Baptist Church in Thayer will present “The Manger is Empty” on Sunday, December 20th at 6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Come enjoy and worship our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. For more information contact the Church Office @ 417-264-3403. Pastor Jared Russell and congregation invite all to attend.
The Hunger Hero Collection Boxes are at White River Area Agency on Aging, Inc at their following addresses in Arkansas below. .
Fulton County, 324 North Main Street in Salem, Ar
Sharp County, 75D Remington Plaza, Ash Flat, Ark
Izard County, 674 E. Main, Melbourne, Ark
All White River Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
For all questions call toll free 1-877-612-3652