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)

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2-OCTOBER 1 – SALEM,AR:

The Fulton County Collector is encouraging to mail in your taxes.  They must be postmarked by October 15th to avoid late penalties.  You can pay with a credit or debit card.  Only one person is allowed in the office at a time.  Payments can by made to the Fulton County Collector, P.O. Box 126, Salem, Ar. 72576…or call of the office at 870-895-2457 or more information.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 10-17-24-  SUMMERSVILLE:

The Centerlines dance group will resume free line dance classes this Thursday, each month, at the Summersville Senior Center.  A donation of $1.00 or more will help with the upkeep of the center.    (Info – Kathie Cox at 932-4866)

 

 

SEPTEMBER 11 AND 25 – WEST PLAINS:

AMVETS Post 98 1852 County Road 6070 in West Plains WILL HOSTS Open Mic Night on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month (11th and 25th).

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17-ALTON

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive on Thursday September 17th from 1 pm until 6 pm at the Alton High School Cafeteria. You can make an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-733-2767 or go online to RedCrossBlood.org and enter AltonHS

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – THAYER

The Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizens will hold a “Grab and Go” lunch on Friday, September 18th from 11:00 to 1:00…The Meal will consist of Super Nachos with meal, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, back olives, sour cream and taco sauce on the side.  Also refried beans, corn, cheesecake and bottle water.  Cost is $3.50 for seniors…60 and under is $6.00.  For more information call the senior center at 417-264-7354.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18-WEST PLAINS

The West Plains Senior Center will host a Grab & Go Hot Lunch from 11 am until 1 pm. The Lunch is BBQ Chicken, Augraten Potatoes, Baked Beans, Rolls and Coconut Cream Pie. Cost is $3.50 for seniors 60 and older and $6 for those under 60.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – WILLOW SPRINGS:

Are you interested in learning to fly an aircraft??  An Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter will hold a program on Saturday, September 19th at 9:00 a.m. at the Chapter hangar, 810 Bryan Street in Willow Spring.  Anyone interested in aviation is invited to attend.  For more information contact Tom White at 417-233-1218.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20-ALTON

The Macedonia Baptist Church will have a special singing this Sunday, featuring “Final Authority”.  the service begins at 11:0am, everyone is invited.

 

SEPTEMBER 21-25, SALEM AR.

The Fulton County Health Department will have Flu Shot Clinic September 21st through the 25th from 8 am until 4:30 pm each day. This will be a drive thru clinic and no appointment is needed, just call upon arrival.  “Stay Healthy, Fight the Flu Beat the Bug”.  Call for more information at 870-895-3300

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th and SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26-THAYER:

American Cancer Society, Crusaders for Life relay team is having a Yard sale, Friday September 25, 8-5,  and Saturday the 26th from 8-?. 503 S. 8th ST, Thayer, MO. Mask required. Their motto is “Saving lives one dollar at a time.”

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPT 25 & FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2- THAYER/ALTON:

The Thayer Fun & Friends Senior Center in Thayer will hold their flu clinic on Friday, September 25th Alton Senior Center will host a Seniors Flu Vaccine Clinic. Vaccines will be administered by the Oregon County Health Department. Pneumonia vaccines will also be available. The vaccines are by appointment only and masks are required for both the recipient and the nurse. Call for an appointment at 417-264-7354 in Thayer and 417-778-7342 in Alton. Get the Shot not the Flu.

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26-Thayer

National, Global Day Of Prayer at the Rodeo Arena In Thayer beginning at 6:30 pm.

They are asking that we pray together in unity for our Country, State and Area.

Everyone is welcome to come.

For more information call Jackie Brown at 417-280-1263 or Jared Russell at 870-273-3951

This is hosted by the Ministerial Alliance, it is not a political Rally.

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2-ALTON

The Alton Senior Center will host a Seniors Flu Vaccine Clinic. Vaccines will be administered by the Oregon County Health Department. Pneumonia vaccines will also be available. The vaccines are by appointment only and masks are required for both the recipient and the nurse. Call for an appointment at 417-778-7342. Get the Shot not the Flu.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 – THAYER:

The St. Jude Benefit Truck Pull will be held Saturday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m.  at 101 Rodeo Drive in Thayer. (behind O’Reilly’s) Admission is $10.00 per person…10 and under free.  Bring lawn chairs, concessions provided by Thayer O’Reilly’s) Admission credit CB Photography. SMTTPA sanctioned pull with XFACTOR sled.  For more information call Allen Box 417-872-6753.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 – SUMMERSVILLE:

The Summersville Chamber of Commerce will host a “Pumpkin Fest” on Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Lots of food and fun…booths with all kinds of food and crafts.  Live music provided by “Chrome 45” …PTO Basket Auction at 12 noon.   Booths are provided. Cost is $15.00 – a 15 by 15 with Electric $20.00. For more information contact Cathy Tuttle at 417-331-6508.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.