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Circle C Birthday Bingo Winners

Winners for April
3rd-Joseph Hutton-Thayer
4th-Ellie Blair-West Plains
5th-Jake Summers-Myrtle
6th-Gracin Hagar-Mammoth Spring
7th-Brianna Mayberry-Alton
10th-LeShay Armsted-Mammoth Spring
11th-Dave Masterson-West Plains
12th-Brenda Chaney-Birch Tree
13th-Canaan Miller-Koshkonong
14th-Keely Richards-Thayer
17th-Bryan Carlson-Cherokee Village
18th-Bonnie Colbert-Alton
19th-Ali Chaney-Willow Springs
20th-Brooke Williams-Eminence
21st-Alexia Mitchell-Thayer
24th-Delanie Harris-Ash Flat
25th-Scott Keck-Doniphan


February 2-(Each Thursday)

A new program has been organized to help those who are either currently struggling with or have struggled with alcohol, drugs or addictions.  It’s called Celebrate Recovery which meets every Thursday evening from 6 to 730 at the Thayer Christian Activity Center.  It’s free to the public.  A meal will be offered at 6 with group time and break out sessions following the meal.  This is a special cooperative effort of the Thayer First Baptist Church and the First Church of God in Thayer.  The session will be lead by Keith Chapin.  So if you have hang-ups, hurts and habits your need to break, please come to this faith based program called Celebrate Recovery.  It’s every Thursday night.   Come as you are and be prepared to receive good help in a very relaxed atmosphere.

April 1-30

Free G.E.D. classes are being held at the Ozarka College in Melburne, Ash Flat and
Mammoth Spring and Mountain View. Mammoth Spring classes are held on Tuesday
And Thursday from 9:00 till 3:00 p.m.  For more information call 870-368-2051.
Melbourne – Monday, Wednesday and Friday fro 8:00 till 3:00 p.m.
Ash Flat – Monday and Wednesday – 9:00 till 3:00.
Mammoth Spring and Mountain View, Ark – Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 till 3:00.

April 11 and 13

The Optimist Club of West Plains will have T-Ball registration April 11th or April 13th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the lobby of the West Plains Civic Center.  Registration fee is $20.00 per Child; they will receive a tee shirt for the season and a medallion.  Ages are 3-6 years old.  For more information please contact Crystal Blanks at 417-256-3042.  

April 17

Thayer City Wide Clean up is April 17th through the 28th. Trash Receptacle will be at the Thayer Police Department parking lot all week.  Pickups will be same day as trash pickup.   

April 24-26

APRIL 24-25-26 – Mtn. View, Mo.
Revival at Shepherds Table
Mountain View MO
April 23rd 9:45 AM and 6:00 PM
24th and 25th 7:00 PM
Evangelist Curtis Reese
Church is located at 8183 State Highway 60
Pastor Bill Miller and congregation invite everyone to come join them in worship.

April 24-28

Thayer Cemetery clean up week is April 24th to 28th.  If there is any flowers, vases, saddles you want to keep – please remove them as they will be mowing and cleaning
the cemetery.  No glass containers please.

April 26

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Christos House Sponsors Denim Day which is Wednesday, April 26th. They ask that everyone wear Denim on that day to take a stand against sexual violence.  If you have any questions or need more information call Christos House at 417-256-3408.  If you know someone that has been sexually assaulted, confidential help is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-611-5853.    

April 28

The Annual Fashion Show, sponsored by the Friends of the Garnett Library, will be held at the West Plains Country Club.  Social and shopping times are from 11:30  to 12 noon and 1:00 till 1:30.  Luncheon is from noon until 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00.  Call 417-255-7940 to make reservations. 

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.   

April 29

A Spring Artwork Exhibit featuring Missouri State University, West Plains, faculty, staff,
students and alumni will be on display at the West Plains Civic Center in the Gallery on the mezzanine during regular business hours. A Meet the Artist Reception will be held
on Saturday, April 29th from 2:00 till 4:00 p.m.

The Shilo Baptist Church in Rover, Mo., will have special guest speaker, KY3 Meteorologist, Brandon Beck, Saturday, April 29th for an evening of fun, food and fellowship.  Activities begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Rover Gun Club, (just behind the church) with Archery and Singing…at 4:00 P.M. a meal will be served, and then at 4:30 Brandon Beck will speak.  The Rover Gun Club is located in Oregon County, East from West Plains on 160 or West from Alton on P Hwy or North from Thayer on 63 Hwy. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the evening.  For more information contact Fred Palmer at 417-293-6435.   

April 29

Spring Gospel Concert presented by your E-Communications' stations (The GIFT, K-Kountry 95, The Train, and K-LOVE) is set for Saturday, April 29th featuring The Mark Trammell Quartet.  Concert begins at 700 at Thayer High School.  Be listening for locations where you can get a discount coupon.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 with a coupon.  For more information call 417-264-7211 or 417-255-2548.

The Annual BB Road VFD and Community Center Fish Fry will be held Saturday, April 29th from 4:00 till 7:30 p.m.  Menu will consist of Fish,Salads/Sides, Desserts and Beverages.  Cost is $8.00 for Adults, Children 12 and younger $5.00.  Preschoolers eat free.  Take outs available.  The Community Center is located 10 miles from Alton to Hiway 160 East. to county road 225/222.

May 1-30

Friday, May 5 – Alton High School High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 5 – Winona High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 – Thayer High School Gym – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7 – Summersville High School Gym – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7 –Dora High School Gym -  2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 8 – Mammoth Spring High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 8 – Couch High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9 – Salem, Ark High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 11 – Koshkonong High School Gym - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12 – Bakersfield High School Gym – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12 - Mtn. Grove, Mo High School Arena – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12 – West Plains – West Plains Civic Center – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12 – Highland, Ar,  A.L. Hudson Gym – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12 – Doniphan High School Gym – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 – Cave City/ Evening Shade, Ark – High School Gym  7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 14 – Eminence High School Gym 3:00 p.m. (Baccalaureate 2:00 p.m.)
Thursday, May 18 – Viola  High School Gym 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 19 – Mountain Home High School Stadium -  8:00 p.m.

May 5-6

The South Central Empowered Women Conference, an inter-denominational event, will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 5th and 6th at the First Baptist Church in Mountain View, Mo. Keynote speaker is Kasey Van Norman. Cost for this event is $25.00, breakfast and lunch included on Saturday.  Registration deadline is April 15th.  Check the website to ensure seating capacity is available before you register.

The Thayer Fitness and Cutting Loose Salon will hold infertility Awareness 5K Color Run/Walk on Saturday, May 6th at the Koshkonong City Park. All runners that register by April 20th will receive a race kit that includes color run t-shirt, bracelet, sticker and two tattoos.  Water will be furnished. Medals awards will be given.  So many have struggle with infertility. The cost for IVF and implants with embryo, cost is astronomental…some insurances won’t cover this. And the feeling of being so alone. The desire to have children and can’t. This awareness is being made to recognize infertility and to help support families.  Drop registration form off at Thayer Fitness Center, Front Street in Thayer on or before April 20th...or Cutting Loose Salon North of Thayer by G & T Merchandise.  12 and under are free.  To run...$20.00.

May 27

The 16th annual Tom Smith Sunrise Rotary Club Spring Golf Classis is Saturday, May 17th at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course at 1:00 p.m.  Two person scramble, $60.00 per person, $120.00 per team.  Beverages and lunch prepared by Johnny’s Barbecue available at noon.  Cash prizes, Championship flight, Rotary flight and Sunrise flight.
Hole in one prize on hole #4 wins a 2017 Spartan RZ 61 zero turn lawn mower. For more information call 417-256-9824.

June 10

Ozark Medical Center Foundation will hold its first OMC Dice Run of the Mills fundraiser on Saturday, June 10th. The Dice Run is open to motorcycles and vehicles. Cost to enter is $20.00 per vehicle. Riders can begin the route anytime after registration, which is 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. at OMC Parkway Center. The run is 117 mile ride that includes stops at Dawt Mill, Hodgson Mill, Zanoni Mill, Rockbridge and Twin Bridges. Rides will stop at a Lot Party at Great Rivers Distributing on Hiway 63 in Pomona beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Beginning at 2:00 p.m. Entertainment will be the Fender Bender band. T-Shirt, short and long sleeved, and koozies will be for sale. Dice scoring cards can be purchased for $5.00 at the beginning of the ride and at the Lot party.  For more information contact Melissa Smith at 417-257-6737 or Charlie Wharton 417-505-9161 or OMC website at Or

June 14-17

On June 14 through June 17 – will be the 5th annual Memphis Quartet Show at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis.   Matinees are at 1:00p.m. and evening concerts at 6:00 p.m.  For more information for seating, motel accommodations or tickets. Call 901-568-2389.
Wednesday – The Dixie Echoes, Blackwood Brothers, Mark Trammell Quartet, Freedom Quartet, and the Hopper Brothers.
Thursday – Mark Trammell Quartet, Primitive Quartet, Tribute Quartet, Kingsmen and Gold City.
Friday – Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Dixie Echoes, Blackwood Brothers, the Inspirations and Gerald Williams and The Classic Melody Boys Quartet.
Saturday – The Triumphant Quartet, Dixie Melody Boys, Anchormen, Soul’d Out Quartet and the group that was on the first sing in 1957, The Harvesters. 

June 2-3

The Southern Belle Grandmothers Club of West Plains will host its annual quilt show on June 2nd and 3rd in the Magnolia Room of the Civic Center in West Plains.  Area residents and quilt enthusiasts are encouraged to take you favorite quilt to display in the Magnolia Room.  An old fashion bed turning will be held on June 2nd at 5:30 and June 3rd at 10:30, 1:30 and 5:30.  Bed turnings evolved from ladies proudly showing their prized quilt to friends and visitors.


June 10

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a “Kids Fishing Derby” for youngsters 12 years old and younger, at the Commission’s Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery is located 2.5 miles south of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas at the end of State Highway 342.  The youngsters will be fishing in the hatchery’s stocked ponds for rainbow trout.  Anglers must bring their own bait and tackle-no live bait is allowed.  Derby rules are: free fishing for kids 12 years old and under; limit of 3 fish per child; no culling; only one rod and reel per child; and adults cannot fish.  Adult supervision is required. This event is free to the public. Come out for a day of family fun. For more information contact the hatchery toll free at 877-625-7521.

August 2-5

The 22nd Annual Lebanon Gospel Music Get together August 2nd through the 5th at
the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  For tickets information call 417-236-9090 or
web site –
Current Time:  03:08am, 04/26/17