Community Calendar

 

 

ASH FLAT:

The Ash Flat Senior Life Center invites the community to attend monthly events at the center. Every Tuesday and Friday the center holds bingo from 9 until 10:30, Thursday’s the center holds card games, board games and painting classes from 9 until 10:30 and they also have exercise classes every Thursday from 10 until 10:30. Snackes are available and meals are served at 11:30 each day at a cost of $3. Call for more information at 870-994-2174

 

 

MAMMOTH SPRING:

Exercise classes are held at the Mammoth Spring Senior Citizens Center 950 Archer Avenue in Mammoth Spring every Monday except major holidays at 9:00 am. The class lasts 30 minutes and involves stretch bands, weights, stretching, and working on balance. Contact Salem Extension Office for more information at 870-895-3301 or Lisa at 870-321-3351.

 

 

WEST PLAINS

OMC Thrift Store in West Plains is located at 1807 Porter Wagoner and is open for donations and shopping, Monday through Saturday, 9-5 with sales every Tuesday. Any questions can be answered on our Facebook page or by giving the store a call at 417-257-5915

We are following state guidelines and will have an occupancy limit of 30 that we will implement. There will be a 6ft distancing between customers requirement, especially at the register and when donating at the garage. This will make it easier to keep cross-contamination at a minimum. There will be lines marked out for the appropriate distance near the register, along with the isles being marked as one way only.
We will also be asking that customers leave their carts with the cashiers after they are done so that they can get cleaned. We sincerely thank everyone for their help that we will need to keep our employees and customers safe during this trying time. The Ozarks Medical Center Foundation’s mission is “to support Ozarks Medical Center in providing high quality, compassionate health care and promote wellness in the communities we serve.”

 

 

THAYER

OMC Thrift Store in Thayer, located on 612 South 6th St. is open for donations and shopping Monday through Saturday, from 9AM to 4:30PM with a sale every Thursday. Any questions can be answered on our Facebook page or by giving the store a call at 417-264-2028

We will be going by the guidelines issued by the Governor to help keep us and our patrons safe, so expect to see our employees donning masks and gloves for the upcoming weeks. This also means that there will be a limit on the number of people that will be allowed in the building at one time. There will be lines marked out for the appropriate distance near the register, along with the isles being marked as one way only. The Ozarks Medical Center Foundation’s mission is “to support Ozarks Medical Center in providing high quality, compassionate health care and promote wellness in the communities we serve.”

 

 

THAYER

Senior Adult Activities At The CAC, (Christian Activity Center)  have been suspended due to CoVid 19

Every Monday-Thursday from 10 am until 2 pm they will host BINGO and on Monday & Thursday from 10 am until 11:30 am they will have chair exercise. On Wednesdays they will have other low impact physical fitness classes.

Other activities at the CAC include, pool, Skip Bo, Puzzles, corn hole and more.

Walkers are also welcome to workout in an air conditioned environment.

The Christian Activity Center is located at the corner of Chestnut and 5th Street In Thayer.

 

 

HARDY, AR:

The Spring River Artists Guild is now open for the 2020 season.   The Guild will be open each Friday from noon until 4:00 p.m.  Saturday’s 10 until 4:00 and Sunday’s 1:00 until 4:00.  The workers will be wearing masks. Shoppers are not required to wear a mask. The Gallery is located at 300 Main Street in Hardy.

 

THAYER

The Keith & Tina Turner family lost their home and everything in it, in a house fire recently and are looking for donations. they have an account set up at Community First Bank in Thayer. Any building supplies or any tools to build with would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions call 417-280-1095 or 417-372-3158

 

 

NOW THOUGH OCTOBER 31 – ALTON:

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER – The Oregon County Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 9:00 till 1:00 p.m. at the Alton City Walking Park.  All produce is locally produced and nothing is resale.  They also have t-shirts and market bags for sale. They have green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, new potatoes, pies, farm eggs, jams, frozen pastured meat, local Amish goods and baskets.  Many more items to numerous to mention. Visit them on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/OregonCountyFarmersMarket

 

 

OCTOBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 1 – WEST PLAINS:

The West Plains Model Railroad Club is holding a model train display at the West Plains Opera House, 2nd flood or 37 Court Square from 3:00 till 7:00 pm. Thursday and Friday, 10:00 till 4:00 on Saturday’s and 1:00 till 4;00 on Sundays.  Admission is free, but donations are accepted.  Multiple trains are in operation with this year is larger than last years with lots of surprises around every corner. For more information go to the groups Facebook page @wpmrrc.

 

 

FRIDAY OCT. 9TH THRU OCT. 23RD-THAYER

The Thayer Homecoming activities scheduled for this Friday (Oct. 9th) have been postponed until Friday, October 23rd.  The annual Homecoming parade will be at 2pm downtown, with the game to follow against Mountain Grove at 7:00.  The crowning of the queen will be held prior to the game.   Alumni activities after the game have been cancelled.

 

 

OCTOBER 10-31 – WEST PLAINS:

The Harlin Museum will host its 45th annual fall Art Show October 10 through the 31st at the Harlin Museum Hathcock Gallery, West Plains. Categories will include Fine Art (2D and 3D), Digital Art and Photography for both youth and adults.  A Best of Show awards will go for each of the three main categories.  Call the museum at 417-256-7801 for more information as the Gallery was closed most of the summer due to the Coronavirus, several summer arts shows have been added to the fall show.  (Entries dates are Friday, October 2nd and 3rd from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m.)

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 – ALTON:

Grab and Go Lunch at the Alton Senior Center on Thursday, October 22nd from 11:00 until 1:00.  Menu is Fish, Brown Beans, Hush puppies, Cole Slaw, Pie and bottle water.  Cost is $3.50 for senior 60 and over… $6.00 for under 60.   (info – 417-778-7342)

 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21-WEST PLAINS

The Community Blood Center of The Ozarks will have a blood drive from noon until 6 pm at the West Plains Elks Lodge  on north Highway 63 in West Plains. Donors will receive a “Mullet Over” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment. Mask are required. To make an appointment go to cbco.org/donate-blood

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 – THAYER:

A Grab and Go Lunch will be held on Friday, October 23rd from 11:00 until 1:00 at the Thayer Senior Center.  Menu consist of Bar-b-q pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, pickle spear, red velvet cupcake and bottle of water.  Cost is $3.50 for seniors age 60 and over and under 60 – $6.00.

 

 

OCTOBER 23– WEST PLAINS:

AMVETS Post 98 1852 County Road 6070 in West Plains WILL HOSTS Open Mic Night on Friday, OCTOBER 23rd.  This is held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. (Nov 13-27)

 

 

OCTOBER 23-25-ASH FLAT

The First Baptist Church in Ash Flat will have Revival October 23rd through the 25th beginning at 6:30 pm each night. Dr. Randy Dorcey, International Evangelist will be there along with Ladies Conference Leader, Mrs. Francie Dorcey. There will be a fellowship following the evening service.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 – WEST PLAINS:

The Great Ozarks Duck Dash will be held Saturday, October 24th from 2:00 till 4:00 p.m. at the Twin Bridges Canoe and Campground in West Plains.  Race Time is 2:00 p.m.

There will be a “thousand dollars in prizes”.  Adopt a Duck for $5.00, Quack Pack (6 ducks for $25.00) Flock of Ducks (25 ducks for $100.00).  Buy adoption tickets from any Rotary member or any of the following business locations.  The Race is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Thayer-Mammoth Spring, West Plains, West Plains Sunrise and Willow Springs and Mountain View, Mo.  Proceeds from the event will go to Rotary International fight to end Polio.

The following businesses have tickets available:

FNBC, Mammoth Spring

West Plains Bank – and Liberty Branch; West Plains Branch in Willow Springs

Don’s Auto Service in West Plains

Principal Financial Group/Ozark Hills Insurance, Mammoth Spring

Waggoner True Value, Willow Springs

Community 1st Bank, West Plains.

Arvest Bank in West Plains

Alton Bank.

 

 

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25-ASH FLAT

“Shine Bright” a ladies Bible study and fellowship will be held at 9 am Saturday October 25th at the First Baptist Church in Ash Flat. Donuts & Coffee will be served at 9am, bible study begins at 10 am and there will be a catered lunch at noon. If you plan to attend please text Audrey at 870-710-1955.

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 – SALEM, AR:

The Amish Community will hold a benefit Chicken and Fish Supper on Tuesday, October 27th beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Riverbank Woodworks, Highway 395 North of Salem, Ark, 4 ½ miles to Old Ridge Road, left one mile.  Menu will consist of Chicken, Fish, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Noodles, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Salad, Cake and Homemade Ice Cream.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 – THAYER:

Thayer High School Cheer leaders have rescheduled the Bonfire for October 28th just before district football.  Mark it on your calendar and come send off the Bobcats to district play.

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 – THAYER:

The American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 29th from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activity Center, 420 Chestnut Street in Thayer.  Please give blood as supply is low due to the Coronavirus.  Call 1-800-RED CROSS – (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter FBC Thayer to schedule an appointment.

 

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do fraud schemes.  Here are some tips to remain safe from scammers.  Never give out your Medicare number or social security number to phone calls, emails or home visits.  There is no vaccine for this virus, so do not listen to solicitors selling a cure or vaccine.  Before donating, know who you are giving money or materials to battle this illness.  As always for your Medicare questions call Arkansas’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program for free and unbiased answers– 1-800-224-6330.

 

 

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER – The Oregon County Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 9:00 till 1:00 p.m. at the Alton City Walking Park.  All produce is locally produced and nothing is resale.  They also have t-shirts and market bags for sale. They have green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, new potatoes, pies, farm eggs, jams, frozen pastured meat, local Amish goods and baskets.  Many more items to numerous to mention. Visit them on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/OregonCountyFarmersMarket 

The Thayer Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 9:00 till 1:00 in the Dairy Queen parking lot.  They have lots of home-grown vegetables.

 

 

OCTOBER 2020- THAYER:

The Oregon County Historical Society will NOT meet until October.  The date will be announced later.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 – WEST PLAINS:

The HOBA’s Boo-Grass Jam and Pie Party will be held at HOBA Park in West Plains on Saturday, October 31st from 3:00 till 5:00 p.m.  Following will be dinner of chicken pt pie or taco pie, served with drink and fruit or cream pie dessert.  Donations received.  The Bluegrass Jam starts at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 31-MOUNTAIN VIEW MO.

The Mountain View Community Farmers Market will host a Boo-Bash from 10 am until noon at the West Side Park on North Pine Street. They will have games, prizes and Candy for the kids. Plus all the Farmers Market Goods

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 – WEST PLAINS:

West Plains Area Farmers Market is hosting a Trunk or Treat this year for Halloween.

We would like to invite each and every one of you to participate or make a candy donation to the event please.  They are hoping to have a lot of individuals, families and businesses decorate their trunks and give the kids a great time in a safe and inviting environment.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 – ASH FLAT, AR:

The Ash Flat Library will host a 25-cent book sale on Halloween from 10:00 until 2:00 pm.   Free books and treats will be provided for children up to 7th grade.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st – MAMMOTH SPRING, AR:

Mammoth Spring will have “trick or treating” this year.  Same rules as in the past…only go where porch lights are on.

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH – MAMMOTH SPRING, AR:

Mammoth Spring is planning an evening Christmas parade on Saturday, December 5th.  More details later.

 

 

 

NOW

Community leaders are banding together in a regional campaign encouraging healthy behaviors from citizens as COVID-19 continues to affect our community. The initiative called “Mask Up Ozarks” is comprised of representatives from Burton Creek Rural Clinic, City of West Plains, Howell County Health Department, Missouri State University-West Plains, Ozarks Medical Center (OMC), Southern Missouri Community Health Center (SMCHC), West Plains Schools and E-Communications (KKountry 95, The Gift, KLOVE and The Train). The coalition believes that how we continue to overcome this pandemic will be through the unified effort. The goal of the campaign is that as a unified message spreads, the region will move closer to a new set of “normal” behaviors in shared spaces. The campaign will provide resources to educate citizens as well as help businesses assure customers that their business is safe to visit, supporting a recovery that lasts.