Community Calendar


Ozarks Medical Center is offering a variety of ways for you to educate yourself on Colon health, including free home screening kits.  You can pick up your free kit at any of the OMC Clinics. ..Alton, Thayer, Mammoth Spring, Gainesville, Mountain Grove, Mountain View, Winona and Urgent Care in West Plains.  The following Senior Centers will offer a meeting to educate you more about your colon.

Wednesday, March 7 – 1-3 p.m. Free Cooking demonstration, guest speaker about Colon Health and free home test available.

Wednesday, March 14 – 9-11 a.m. – Free Cooking demonstration…guest speaker about Colon Health and free home test available.

Thursday, March 15 – 6 – 7 p.m. – OMC Parkway Center in West Plains.  Guest speaker is Dr. Magdy Giurgius, Free Home test available…dinner is free but reservations are required.  Call 417-257-6793 for you reservation.

Wednesday, March 21 – Alton Senior Center -9 -11 am.  Free Cooking Demonstration and guest speaker about your colon. Free Home Test available.  Call 417-257-6793 for more information, or OMC’s Face book Events.


MARCH 11-16 – ALTON:

The Macedonia Baptist Church in Alton will hold revival services Sunday through Friday, March 11 through 16th at 6:30 each weekend day night and Sunday services at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Evangelist is James Storry.  Pastor Joby Steel and congregations welcomes everyone.  The Church is located 4 miles north of Alton on Highway 19 to country road 408.  Signs Posted.

(info 417-359-6493)



The Friday Night Dance will start again on Friday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m.

If you enjoy dancing or just enjoy watching and visiting.  You have a special invitation to come out to the George D. Hay Music Hall, one mile south of Mammoth Spring on Highway 63.  Signs posted.  Concessions available. Admission is $5.00 per person.  For more information call 870-710-0183.



Friends of Oregon County Extension and interested members are invited to attend the annual meeting of the Oregon County Extension Council on Friday, March 16th at 5:30 at the Koshkonong Elementary School cafeteria.  A dinner will be provided.  They will recognize the 2017-18 State Fair Farm Families and the 2017 Century Farms.  An auction will also be held.  For more information call 417-778-7490 or on line at The Oregon County Extension office is located in the basement of the Oregon County Courthouse in Alton.




The Irish Wilderness St. Jude Trail Ride will be held Saturday, March 17 at 10:00 a.m.  on County Road J between Alton and Doniphan.  Primitive camping available…generators welcome.  All horses, mules and wagons are welcome…horses and mules must have a negative Coggins test. Menu on Friday night is Soup and chili at 5::00 p.m. and Saturday there will be a fish fry at 3:00 p.m. Live Auction to follow.  All fees are by donations for St. Jude children’s research hospital.  For more information call 573-255-3349 or Facebook@irishwildernesstrailrides.


SAT/SUNDAY, MARCH 17-18 – Williford

The Howell Family will be singing at the Cowboy Church in Williford, Ark

Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday at the Alton Assembly of God Church at 10:30 a.m. Dinner will follow the singing.  For more information contact the Howell Family at 417-264-7591 or 257-7191 – on line at


SATURDAY, MARCH 17th – Koshkonong

Easter Egg Hunt is  (Saturday 3/17) at the Koshkonong Community Park at 10am.  Over 1500 eggs and  24 stuffed animals are included plus photos with the Easter Bunny.  Everyone is welcome.


Sunday, MARCH 18 – Thayer

Come and be BLESSED during the Spring Revival at Thayer First Baptist Church, Sunday through Wednesday, March 18th through the 21st.  Sunday service starts at 10:45 in the morning and then at 6 that evening.  Services continue nightly through Wednesday at 7 pm.  The evangelist is Bob Caldwell with J.T. Smith leading the music worship and praise.  Pastor Jared Russell and congregation extend a special invitation to everyone to the Spring Revival at Thayer First Baptist, on Chestnut in downtown, Thayer…March 18 through the 21st.



The Community Blood Drive of the Ozarks will hold blood drives at the following locations.  To be a donor you must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and present a valid photo id. For more information call 1-800-280-5337.

Mon – March 19 – Winona High School from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Tues – March 20 – Cabool High School 1:00 until 6:00 p.m.

Friday – March 23 – Houston Texas County Memorial Hospital. (tba)


SATURDAY, MARCH 24 – Poughkeepsie

A gospel singing will be held Saturday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. with “The Believers” at the Pleasant Ridge Community Church, 8 miles Northeast of Poughkeepsie in the Sitka Community.  Fellowship will follow the singing.

(info – 870-528-4909 or 870-528-3568)


FRIDAY, March 30th – Mammoth Spring

The Mammoth Spring Senior Life Center is having a fund raiser on March 30th from 5 to 7 pm.  It’s dine in or carry out for $6 a plate which includes pulled pork, baked beans, slaw, chips, dessert and drink.  For carry outs call 870-625-7082.   All proceeds help to server the seniors in the area.  They’re located at 950 Archer in Mammoth Spring.


SATURDAY, March 31st – Mammoth Spring

The Spring River Lion Club big Easter Egg Scramble at 2:00 p.m. for kids 11 years and younger – Mammoth Spring State Park.

(Donations for this activity would be greatly appreciated.  See Heidi at Community First Bank in Thayer or call 417-264-7104.)



The South Fork School in West Plains will hold pre- school and kindergarten screening and registration on Thursday, April 5th from 8:00 until 3:30 in the school cafeteria.  Child must have Birth certificate, immunization records, social security number and proof of residency. Child must be 4 on or before August 1, 2018 for pre-school and 5 on or before August 1st for Kindergarten.  Call 417-256-28336 to schedule an appointment.



Koshkonong FFA Alumni is having a consignment auction on April the 7th at 10 am at the koshkonong school. All consignments are welcome anything from farm equipment to automobiles trucks household goods, livestock anything you have to sell. 10% commission.Todd Hornback auction company and Reid auction service are the auctioneers. Todd Hornback 417 270 0681   Reid auction Service 417 257 4234 John Doss 417 867 5601



The Fulton County Fair Association will hold their 15th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market on Saturday, April14th.  Vendors are welcome and rental space available.  Call 870-895-5565 or e-mail



The South Central Empowered Women Conference, an inter-denominational event, will be held April 27-28, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Mountain View, Missouri.  The keynote speakers are  Angela Thomas Pharr, Author and Bible teacher, and Sara Forhetz, News Anchor/Reporter.  Praise and Worship will be lead by Richie and Brad Jester Cost for this event is $40 (breakfast and lunch included on Saturday).  You can register on line at , print out a registration form, find area hotels/rates, and acquire additional information.  Those wanting to register and order a  t-shirt will need to do so by April 7, 2018, and those not wishing to order a t-shirt can pre-register as late as April 25, 2017.  Please note:  The price of this event will increase to $45 on April 8, 2018.  Before registering, please check our website to ensure seating capacity has not been reached.  If seating capacity has not been reached by April 26, on-site registration will be available for $45 (no t-shirt).  We are excited about hosting this event and hope to see you on April 27-28, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Mountain View, Missouri.



Friends of the 11 Point River are hosting an open house for Greer Mills on Saturday, April 28th.  There will be a raffle for different items…proceeds will be used for continuing project. T-shirts will be sold, Bar-B-Q will be available, and live music provided.



There’s a FISH FRY April 28th from 4 to 6p at the BB Road VFD and Community Center.  The location is  Hwy 160 East to Intersection of CR 225/222 From Alton 10 miles.  Enjoy Fish, Salads, Sides, Desserts and Beverages for $8 Adults, or Children 12 and younger $4.  Preschoolers eat for free.  Take out orders available.



A benefit Casino night for the local Boys and Girls Club will be held Friday, May 4th at the Barn Event Center, Highway 63 south of West Plains (behind Dairy Queen) from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.  This will feature all of your favorite casino games including poker, black jack, roulette wheel, craps, alone with live jazz and swing music from the Renee Woods Trio, fabulous appetizers, a silent auction, bingo, raffle and more.  This year they will give a trip for two to Las Vegas.  All the proceed will stay in this area and will benefit the more than 700 youth who have been members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater West Plains area since it opened in 2013.  Advance tickets are $50.00 per person and this includes admission, food, $50.00 in gaming chips and two drink tickets.  For ticket information call 417-204-2582 or on- line  and search for Casino night.



The Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival is scheduled for June 1st and 2nd in West Plains.  The Bob Holt National Old-Time Jig Dance Competition is one of the highlights, also the 11th year for the Mule Jump Competition.  If you play music, sing, quilt, cook, what ever and would like to be part of the Old Time Festival and need more information go to