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

 

 

HARDY:

The Hardy First Baptist Church offers a free lunch every Wednesday to families and individuals in need of a good meal. The Mission Project is called “Super Wednesdays”. Lunch is served at 11 am. The Church is located on Main street in Hardy. For more information call 870-856-3767

 

 

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…UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The West Plains School District has begun  a gradual reopening of outdoor athletic facilities. The district has reopened outdoor athletic facilities that have traditionally been open for the community during the summer when all education-based student activities are not in session or groups have not formally rented through the district central office. Please see the guidelines below. As soon as more information is available, the district will share the information with the community.

 

  • The Zizzer Stadium is open to the community for the use of the track only. Access to the stadium bleachers, turf field, soccer field, or any outdoor equipment will remain closed. The stadium press box and the area around it are under renovations; please do not enter construction areas.
  • Traditionally, the district has made available two tennis courts for community use. These tennis courts are reopened and are located next to Howell street.
  • Please exercise social distancing during this time, as recommended by the CDC.

Please follow the rules and regulations as posted at the stadium entrances.

 

 

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.”

 

 

 

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.

 

 

JUNE/JULY:

The Fulton County Libraries are now open under new hours due to Covid 19.  They are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 until 3:00 p.m.  No book donations are being taken at the time.  Fines accrued from March 17 through June 30 are being waived.

 

 

AMVETS – WEST PLAINS, MO:

The AMVETS Post 98, 1852 County Road 6070, West Plains will host karaoke on Saturdays  at 7:00 p.m.  This schedule will continue each month until further notice.

 

 

FRIDAY,  AUGUST 14 – WEST PLAINS:

The Ozarks Blood Drive at OMC Parkway Center in West Plains will be held on Friday, August 14th from noon to 6:00 p.m.  Walk in or call 1-800-280-5337 for an appointment or go to the web site at www.cbco.org/donate-blood.

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 3rd – ALTON, MO:

The Alton  Fireworks will be held on Friday, July 3rd at the Park at dusk.

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 3rd – ALTON, MO:

The License Bureau in Alton, Mo is CLOSED Friday in observance of Independence Day.

 

 

SATURDAY,  JULY 4TH -THAYER, MO:

The Thayer Chamber of Commerce annual 4th of July Celebration at the Thayer Football field.  A huge Fireworks show, skydivers and lots of activities.  Plan to attend this annual celebration for our country as we enjoy the freedoms and independence. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m.  The Annual Summer Giveaway will be announced at  4th of July celebration.  E-Communications, Skillets, and South 63 Motors of West Plains have teamed up for the Sizzlin Summer Giveaway which will be a 2006 Toyota Corolla LE from South 63 Motors in West Plains.  Go to www.ecommnewsnetwork.com for details how you can qualify to WIN. Activities begin at 5:00 p.m.  Enjoy a  Live band, sky divers, food, ice cream and other activities.  No admission charge and free parking.  Donations will be accepted for this event.

Schedule For Thayer 4th of July Event

5:00 pm  Gates Open & Southern Edge Band with begin playing

5:30 pm Air Evac will land on the Field with their New Aircraft

6:00 pm  Color Guard

6:30 pm  Skydivers

6:45 pm  Dr Richard Dawe will fly over in his British Air Corporation Jet Provost aircraft

7:15 pm We Start the Skillets Sizzlin Summer Giveaway

Dark    Fireworks

No admissions but donations are welcome.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 4TH – THOMASVILLE, MO:

The 4th of July celebrations will be held at Thomasville Community Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. Concessions and Ice Cream Parlor.   Lots of activities planned…6:30 Whole Pie Silent Auction, Quilt Turning, Duck Races, 7:30 Presentation of Flag…Live Band featuring Dawson Hollow Band.  Fireworks following concert. Bring your lawn chair as seating will not be provided. The Gym will be open for “Open Basketball”.  Players must bring their own basketball.

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 4TH – SALEM, AR:

The Salem, Arkansas Fireworks will be held on top of Salem Knob at dusk

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 5 – SPRINGFIELD:

Gospel singer Joseph Habedank will be in concert at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 5th at the Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri.

(www.josephhabedank.com)

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 9 – ALTON:

The Alton Senior Center will have a “grab a burger and go” lunch on Thursday, July 9th between 11:00 and 1:00…You can grab a hamburger, coleslaw, baked beans, cookie, bottle of water…sorry no eating in yet…just grab this and go.  Cost is $3.50 for seniors…under 60 is $6.00.   (info – 417-778-7342)

 

 

FRIDAY/SATURDAY – JULY 10 AND 11 – MT. VIEW, MO:

The South-Central Walk Worthy Women’s Conference will be held at the First Baptist Church in Mt. View, Mo on Friday and Saturday July 10th and 11th.  Admission is $40.00.  To register www.scwalkworthy.com.

 

 

SATURDAY- JULY 11 and 18th- MAMMOTH SPRING—ALTON:

Langley Animal Rabies Clinic at the Simmons Bank parking lot in Mammoth Spring from 9am to Noon on Saturday July 11th. There will also be a Rabies Clinic on Saturday July 18th in Alton next to the baseball field behind the Alton Elementary School.  Please practice social distancing and follow CDC guidelines.

 

 

JULY 11, 17,18  – THAYER:

Thayer High School will have prom on Saturday, July 11,  Senior awards day on Friday July 17th,  and Graduation on Saturday, July 18th.

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 16 – WEST PLAINS:

The Howell County University of Missouri Extension in West Plains is offering a barn quilt class on Thursday, July 16th from 9:00 till 2:00 at the extension office at 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd in West Plains.  Class participants will paint 2 feet by 2 feet square of plywood with the quilt pattern of their choice.  All materials and equipment will be provided. Bring your own bag lunch, water, tea, lemonade, and coffee will be provided. The class is limited to 16 participants.  To register for the class or for more details call the extension office at 417-256-2391.

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 17 – THAYER:

The Fun and Friends Senior Citizens in Thayer will serve a “Grab and Go” lunch on Friday, July 17th from 11:00 until 1:00 p.m.  They will have a Reuben Sandwich, Bag of chips, baked beans, cookie, ice cream and bottle of water.  Cost is $3.50 for seniors 60 and over…under 60…$6.00.  (remember no eating in…just grab and go)  (info 417-264-7354)

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 23 – OMC – WEST PLAINS:

A free school athletic physical will be held on Thursday, July 23rd at the Shaw Medical Building, 1111 Kentucky Avenue in West Plains.  Student athletes must have a signed consent form to participate.

 

 

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, JULY 23-24-25- SALEM, AR: (July 10 deadline)

The Fulton County Junior Livestock Show online entries is now open.  The shows are scheduled for July 23rd for beef and dairy cattle and July 25th for swine, sheep and goats, depending approval from the Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission. All COVID-19 directives from Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be observed.  Deadline for entry fee is July 10th…entry fees is $10.00 with the exception of showmanship and that must be paid with a debit or credit card.  For rules and health regulations go to the web site www.fulton.fairwire.com.    Donations may be sent to Fulton County Junior Livestock Show, P.O. Box 910, Salem, AR 72576.

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 24 – WEST PLAINS:

The West Plains High School will hold their Junior and Senior prom on Friday, July 24th. The prom will be held as scheduled.  Students will abide by guidelines and all will be wearing masks.  (location and time will be announced later this week)

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 24 – SALEM, AR:

The Voice Blind Audition Finalists will be held Friday, July 24th at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Ar.  This will feature Arkansas’ own Cory Jackson with Marybeth Byrd.  Seating is limited to 300.   Advanced tickets are $12.00 each.  Order online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4553711.  or call 870-895-5565.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 25 –CAVE CITY, AR:

Cave City Watermelon Festival will be a one-day event this year.  It will be held on Saturday, July 25th.  Tracy Byrd will be guest entertainer; t-shirts will be on sale along with other activities.

 

 

 

JULY 29 TO AUGUST 1 – LEBANON, MO:

The 5th annual Lebanon Gospel Music Get-together is being planned for July 29th through August 1st at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, Missouri. For ticket information call 417-236-9090 or www.lebanonsing.com

Wednesday, July 29 – 6 p.m.  Guardians, Perry’s, Brian Free and Assurance, Old Paths.

Thursday, July 30 – 1 p.m.  Second Half   Quartet Reunion.

6 p.m. Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quarter, Mylon Hayes Family Whisnants.

Friday, July 31 – 10 a.m. Gerald Wolfe’s Hymn Sing.

6 p.m. Inspirations, LeFevre Quarter, Primitive Quarter, Tribute Quartet, Endless Highway.

Saturday, August 1 – 1:00 p.m. Booth Brothers, Triumphant Quarter, Goodman Revival Gold City Quarter.

6 p.m. The Isaacs.

 

 

AUGUST 6 & 7th – WEST PLAINS:

The St. Paul Lutheran Church’s inside Yard Sale will be held Thursday and Friday, August 6th and 7th from 7:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the church at 291 North Kentucky Avenue in West Plains.    (info 417-256-6685)

 

 

FRIDAY,  AUGUST 14 – WEST PLAINS:

The Ozarks Blood Drive at OMC Parkway Center in West Plains will be held on Friday, August 14th from noon to 6:00 p.m.  Walk in or call 1-800-280-5337 for an appointment or go to the web site at www.cbco.org/donate-blood.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPT 12 – WEST PLAINS:

The Blue Dress or Dress Blue charity run to benefit the 37th Judicial Court Appointed Special Advocates organization has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept 12th at 10:00 a.m. at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd in West Plains. The first 150 participants will receive a “wipe out child abuse ” sports towel and the top 150 finishers will receive participation medals. Runners must register by 9:00 a.m. on Sept 12th.  For more information or to register by e-mailing www.codc@37thcasa.nt or call 417-255-2100. All runners must wear blue.

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH  – THAYER:

The Annual Southern Gospel Concert for 2020 HAS been rescheduled for Saturday,  September 12th  The award winning GOLD CITY QUARTET is coming for a 7 p.m. concert at Thayer High School.  Coming soon is  ticket information for this highly anticipated event.   Call 417-264-7211 or 417-255-2548 for more information. This 41st annual event is hosted by K-Kountry 95, The Gift, 100.9 The Train and K-LOVE 107.1

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO:

Due to the virus and stay at home order, the Mountain View, Mo. Garden Club will not hold its annual Spring Plant Sale but they will hold the fall one on Saturday, September 12th at What Park on Highway 17 South in Mt. View.

 

 

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.

 

OCTOBER 2020- THAYER:

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