Community Calendar

SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER – WEST PLAINS:

West Plains Chamber Non-Profit Alliance helps coordinate Thirteenth Community-wide Christmas Assistance Program.  For the thirteenth year, the West Plains Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Alliance, along with Ozark Action, representatives from WP R-7 Schools, West Plains Area Rural Schools, Law Enforcement, Businesses and other community groups, have joined forces to form a Community-wide Christmas Assistance Program to help those in need. West Plains’ families in need of assistance can pick up an application form at the Ozark Action office located at 710 East Main Street in West Plains. This year’s application deadline is November 21, 2018. Once returned, the Committee reviews each application and then tries to match an appropriate agency or donor with the family/individual in need. While filling out an application does not guarantee assistance, the committee makes every effort to help each qualified applicant. Last year, with the help of the agencies involved plus donations from area businesses, individuals, organizations and churches, they were able to serve over 1200 individuals and families. In order for this program to be successful, the committee is asking for community involvement. There are many different ways to lend assistance to this program. Conducting a toy drive, adopting a family or making a donation are just some of the ways to get involved. For planning purposes, donor forms are due no later than December 3, 2018. If you, your company, organization or church would like to help someone this holiday season, the Committee can match you with someone in need. If your group already has an assistance project in place, please consider sharing the names of those you help with the Christmas Assistance Committee. They will eliminate those names from their master list, and free-up resources to serve even more people.  For a donor application, please call the Chamber office at 417-256-4433.

 

 

 

THAYER BOBCAT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2018: Game time 7:00 p.m.

September 28 – Cabool – Home (Bobcat Homecoming)

October 5 – Ava – Home

October 12 – Willow Springs – Away

October 19 – Mountain Grove – Home

October 26 – 1st District Game – TBA

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER, EACH THURSDAY – SUMMERSVILLE:

The Summersville Family Youth Center will hold a free line dance workout class at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A $1 donation to the center will be used for the facilities. Call Kathie Cox at 417-932-4866 for more information.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER – THAYER:

The Thayer FFA is currently selling raffle tickets on a 10 x 6 storage building. Tickets are $5 each,  5 tickets $20,  and 30 for $100. The winner will be announced at the Basketball Senior night. Winner must move the building. For more information contact the school at 417-264-4600.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER:

The Mammoth Spring Senior Life Center is selling Cinnamon Rolls for $1.00 each.  Order Monday through Thursday and they can be picked up on Friday mornings before noon.  The cinnamon rolls are 5 inches across and are drizzled with glaze.  The Senior Life Center is located at 950 Archer in Mammoth Spring.  Call to order at 870-625-7092.

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER: 22 -28

The Fulton County Electronic Waster Countywide cleanup will be held on the following dates.  This is a free drop off event for Fulton County residents.  Items for recycling include television, computer equipment, parts and accessories, VCR’s and DVD players, cameras, scanners and much more.   No Vacuum Cleaners please!!! Call the Fulton County Judges’ Office for more information at 870-895-3341.

The Following dates include:

Saturday, Sept 22 – Salem Court Square 9;00 a.m. til noon.

Monday,  Sept 24 –  Viola City Hall – 9:00 til 11:00 a.m.

Monday,  Sept 24 –  Gepp Fire Station – 1:00 til 3:00 p.m.

Friday,  Sept 28 –  Mammoth Spring Simmons Bank Parking Lot – 9:00 til noon.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 10-30 – WEST PLAINS:

The West Plains Council on the Arts is hosting an exhibition of artwork by Barbara Williams entitled “Rocks and Red Clay” at the West Plains Civic Center art gallery. The gallery on the mezzanine is open to the public during regular Civic Center hours. An exhibit reception and presentation by Williams will held on Thursday, September 20th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m in the Gallery.

 

 

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 -28– EMINENCE:

A Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive at the following locations.  To give blood donor must be in good health and present a valid photo ID. Type A Negative, O Negative and A Positive blood types are needed.

Monday, Sept 24th – Eminence High School, College and 6th street, 10:00 until 2:00 p.m. (info – Whitney  573-226-3252)

Wednesday, Sept 26 – Houston High School, 423 W. Pine, 9:00 until 2:00 p.m. (info George Snelling 417-967-3024)

Friday, Sept 28 – St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 Main, Willow Springs – 2 to 6 p.m. (info – Ellaine  417-469-2160)

Friday, Sept 28 – Summersville High School, 400 Rogers Street – 9:00 until 2:00 p.m.   (info – Wendy Callahan 417-932-4048)

 

 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – THAYER:

The Thayer City Mayor Ken Cotham, Board, and Aldermen will meet Tuesday, Sept 25 at the Whistle Stop Stage in downtown Thayer at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed plans for a Veterans Memorial Wall in Thayer.  City officials are asking for input on this project.  (Rain date is Sept 27th at 6:30.)

 

 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – WEST PLAINS:

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains meets Tuesday at 12:00 noon at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Avenue in West Plains.  All active and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: WEST PLAINS:

The Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT) for professional development, will be presenting opportunities for those wishing to develop their professional skills.  Workshops are $59 per person, per session and held from 1-5 p.m. September 26 – Communication & Professionalism – Darrell Hampsten. October 10 – Critical Thinking & Planning – Dennis Lancaster. November 7 – Business Ethics and Integrity – Dasha Russell. If interested contact Sheila Barton at 417-255-7784 SheilaBarton@missouristate.edu or register online at http://www.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – MAMMOTH SPRING:

The Mammoth Spring Elementary will be showing the Disney movie (“A Bugs Life”) with a rain date of Sept. 28.  Students must be accompanied by parent or guardian.  Bring your own seating; Lawn chairs, blankets, etc. The Movie will begin about dusk which is around 6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. The movie should conclude about 8:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. The sign-up was for Snack Bags only. All Pre-School and K – 6 may come & enjoy the movie with a parent or guardian. For more information please call 870-625-7213.

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – CHEROKEE VILLAGE:

For your convenience, Charlottle Ratliff, Sharp County Tax Collector will be at the Cherokee Village Senior Center from 11 a.m. until 1 p. m. She will also be at the Cave City, City Hall on Monday, October 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – WEST PLAINS:

Ozarks Medical Center is hosting a Free Education dinner on Obesity Thursday, September 27th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at OMC Parkway Center in West Plains. Guest speaker is Dr. Magdy F. Giurgius, Board Certified General and Bariatric Surgeon at Ozarks Medical Center. The dinner is free but reservations are required and can be made by calling 417-257-6793.

 

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – SALEM:

The Fall community-wide yard sale and business sidewalk sale will be in Salem, AR.

 

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – THAYER:

The Thayer Bobcat Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. down Chestnut St. in Thayer. A Community Pep Rally will be held following the parade at The Wistle Stop Stage. The crowning will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Football field….game will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Cabool. The Alumni reception will be held at the Thayer Elementary Gym following the game. Alumni dues are $10.00 and can be paid at the reception or at the game.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 28-29 – MOUNTAIN VIEW:

The Mountain view, MO 28th Annual Pioneer Days will be held on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 with lots of activities including: vendors, demonstrators, and entertainers. The traditional Ham and Bean supper is Saturday. The Mountain View Firefighters will challenge the West Plains Firefighters. A Mule jumping demonstration, rope making, three legged race, and much more. for more information call Trish Stoops at 417-934-2794 or email at chambermvmo@gmail.com

 

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – THOMASVILLE:

Annual Campbell family reunion at the Thomasville Community Center. 11 a.m. until whenever… For more information call Rhonda Arnold 417-938-4266.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29- WEST PLAINS:

The 10th Annual Ozarks Medical Center Foundation Blue Jean Ball will be held Saturday, September 29th at Risner’s Stable in West Plains.  A “10 year of Giving” theme is planned with entertainment by the Cody Noel Band.  Tickets are $50.00 each or $65.00 at the door.  This include dinner with all the fixin’s and beer, wine and soda.  For tickets or information call OMC Foundation at 417-853-5200.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – MAMMOTH SPRING:

A “Movie in the Park” at the Mammoth Spring State Park, will be held on on the 29th at 7:30 p.m. Showing will be “The Lion King” Bring you lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy the evening.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – MAMMOTH SPRING:

The Mammoth Spring Class of 1973 will have a class reunion at the school multi purpose building from 1 p. m. until 4 p.m. A meal will be catered you will need to RSVP at 870-404-8702 if you plan to eat. Former classmates and teachers are invited.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – THAYER:

The Thayer/Mammoth Spring saddle club will host a “Kicking the dust up Shodeo” event on Saturday, Sept 29th at the Thayer Mammoth Spring Saddle Club arena beginning at 6:00 p.m.  A Shodeo is an all speed events with horses.  There will be eight different events in which you can enter.  There is a $5.00 entry fee and three age divisions, 12 and under, age 13-17 and Open.  Prizes will be awarded for each age group.  A negative coggins will be required on all horses.  Lots of good food and cold drinks will be available.  Admission is free. For more information contact Megan Collins at 417-280-6733 or Ashley Madden 417-372-3217.

(Events – Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Big T, Flag Race, Birangle, Four Barrels, Texas Barrels and Speed Race)

 

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – MYRTLE:

The 21st Annual Myrtle Yester-daze will be held Saturday, September 29th.  Theme this year is “Hometown  Spirit and Pride”.  Pancake breakfast starts at 7:00 a.m.  Games include Horseshoe Pitching, Quilt Show, Parade, Car show and Live Music, lots of activities for the kiddies, eating contest and other games  Proceeds will go to the Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department.

 

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 – COUCH:

The Howell Family will be singing at the Garfield Freewill Baptist Church Sunday Morning Service starts at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

OCTOBER 1-31 WEST PLAINS BANK AND TRUST LIBERTY BRANCH:

For the ninth year, West Plains Bank and Trust Company Liberty Branch is collecting donations of non-perishable food items for local food pantries during the month of October. All donations will be matched by the Bank. Area residents can drop off donations at the West Plains Bank and Trust Company Liberty Branch, located at 607 N. Elm St., in Mountain View, MO. Items collected will be donated to The Giving Tree and the F.E.E.D. Program (Food Enough for Everyone Distribution). On average 200 households are served monthly by the F.E.E.D. Program, which distributes from the old hall of St. John Vianney Catholic Church on Route Y. Eligible households in the Mountain View and Peace Valley areas may receive their food items on the first Thursday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 – WEST PLAINS:

Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains is hosting an art reception on Monday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. of painting and pictures of Rosie Freeman of Thayer. Pictures of mills, barns, trains, and many other pictures are on display in the main lobby of OMC.  Rosie’s children, Patrick and Kristy, had all of her paintings cleaned and restored for everyone to see.  Rosie was married to the late Pat Freeman, an attorney in Thayer.  They lived in Thayer and raised their family here.  Rosie is now living with her son and daughter in another state.

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 – ALTON:

A Run the Town for the Gold – 5k/1 mile run/walk and street dance will be held on the square in Alton on Friday, Oct 5th  with music beginning at 6:30 – dance from 7:00 until 10:30.  Registration for the Run/Walk Run is at 6:00 p.m.  one mile starts at 6:30 p.m.  5K at 6:45 p.m.  For more information contact Diana Clary at 417-270-1536 or Shauna Huckabee 417-270-0204 or Facebook at Alton Ozark Black Gold Walnut Festival.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 -7 – WEB STREAM

Fallen firefighters from across the country will be recognized at services on October 6 and 7 in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The two services will be made available via satellite feed so that stations may use them on their primary or secondary stations or stream on station websites. Check the list to see if you will have former members of your community honored at this event: To find the fallen firefighters from your state who died in 2017, go to this link: https://www.firehero.org/fallen-firefighters/ .  Choose your state and type in 2017 to get the results. See the California example below. Here is a link about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation: https://www.firehero.org/about-us/ Here is a link about the Memorial Weekend: https://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/ . Satellite coordinates for the Saturday, Oct 6 service and Sunday, Oct 7 service are attached. If you are planning on covering the Memorial service in any way (in person, streaming on your website, or broadcasting the satellite feed), please contact Donna Clark at dclark@firehero.orgThis is FREE programming! They just want to know it’s being used. There are Fallen Firefighter Memorials in most states: https://www.firehero.org/fallen-firefighters/state-firefighter-memorials/

Click here for Satellite Capacity Fact Sheet 1

Click here for Satellite Capacity Fact Sheet 2 If you have any questions please call us anytime at 501-227-7564.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 – THAYER:

The 6th Annual ” Pullin For A Cure” to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will be at the Mo Ark Pullers Park at 7 p.m. Concessions available. Bring your lawn chairs. $8 for Adults 10 and under free! Check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/smttpapulling/

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 -WILDERNESS SCHOOL:

There will be a reunion on October 6th, beginning at noon, for those that attended the old Wilderness School at the Irish Wilderness in Oregon County. Lunch will be served, main dish, plates, drinks and utensils will be furnished, please bring a side dish or dessert. Please feel free to bring any pictures or memorabilia.  The school was built in 1939 and was consolidated with the Alton School system in 1963. For information call, Patricia French 870-847-1348.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 – SUMMERSVILLE:

Summersville Community Center.

Benefit for Sue Keeling. Sue was recently diagnosed with cancer. She has been undergoing aggressive treatment since July of this year. Her family is asking for the community’s support to offset the tremendous costs associated with the treatments she has been receiving.

  • 3:30 – Community Center doors will open.
  • 3:30 – Numerous silent auction items will be on display.
  • 4:00 – Catfish dinner will be served.
  • 5:30 – Bids on silent auction items will close.
  • 6:00 – Silent auction results will be revealed.
  • 6:30 – Live auction will begin.

If you would like to volunteer your help, donate anything for the auctions, or provide a dish for the meal, please contact… (417-331-9080 –Sarah Beth Keeling) If you cannot make the event and would like to help, you can send your donation to… www.gofundme.com/tgkmr-rally-for-sue your help and support are deeply appreciated.

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 – CAMP, ARK:

The Camp United Methodist Church, Highway 9, 12 miles West of Mammoth Spring, will host their 3rd annual Bean Supper and Homecoming on Saturday, October 6th starting at 4:00 p.m.  Everyone welcome.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 – BIRCH TREE:

Shannon County food pantry is having a Sock Hop and Dinner. The event will be held at Birch Tree Legion Hall. 4 p.m. – until? Music, auction, and dinner. A donation of $6 for all you can eat. All proceeds go to help Shannon County Food Pantry.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 – WILLOW SPRINGS:

The Bear City Fall Festival will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. downtown Willow Springs. Main St. will be full of craft booths, food, displays, demonstrations, live entertainment, games, and contest for the whole family. For more information email www.wschamber.net.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 – ALTON:

The 33rd Annual Ozarks Black Gold Walnut Festival in Alton will hold their activities on Saturday form 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Go and spend the day… entertainment will include a talent show, crafts, food vendors, and activities for the kids. For more information follow Alton Ozark Black Gold Walnut Festival or Alton Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or email info@altonchamber.com

 

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7–10 – MYRTLE:

Myrtle First Baptist Church would like to invite you to join us Sunday morning through Wednesday evening for our Bible Conference as we explore the book of Jonah. Our speaker will be Pastor and Author Mike Leake. Mike is the Pastor of First Baptist Marionville, MO. His books include Turn to Heal, God’s Good Purpose in Suffering, and a children’s devotional, Jesus is All You Need. Our meeting times will be Sunday 11 a.m. through Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. A Meal will be served beginning at 6 p.m. Child care will be provided for children below school age.

 

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 – WEST PLAINS:

2nd Annual Camo Sunday at First Baptist Church 1030 a.m. Location 202 Walnut St. Everyone welcome to attend and those attending will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing to win either a Yeti or Polaris Sportsman Package. Everyone is encouraged to wear camo for the special service. For more information about Camo Sunday, Call the church office at 417-256-3128. http://www.westplainsfirst.org

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11- THAYER:

The Oregon County Historical Society meets Thursday at noon at the Country Cottage Restaurant in Thayer.  – Next meeting is November 8th.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 – HARDY:

The New Hope Baptist Church will be having “Fall Fest” 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. games and inflatables will be up and running. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. There will be a speaker and food. Location: 1244 Hwy 175 – Hardy, Arkansas.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 – ASH FLAT:

The Church of God in Ash Flat will be having a Hallelujah Fest 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hot dogs, chili, and nachos will be available. The Believers, from Cabot, will be making a personal appearance, after the Hallelujah Fest, the concert will begin at 6 p.m. The Believers are ready to bless you with the Gospel of God through songs. Location will be 124 Arnhart St., behind the courthouse. There will not be an admission charge but a love offering will be received. A wonderful evening of praising God awaits you. For more information, call 780-847-2347 or 870-758-0009.

 

 

 

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12& 13 – MAMMOTH SPRING / THAYER:

The Mammoth Spring and Thayer city wide yard sales will be held on Friday and Saturday. For more information contact, Trena Spears at 870-371-0848.

 

 

 

OCTOBER 13-14 – EMINENCE:

Scenic Riverways Arts and Crafts Association presents: 50TH Annual Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. Circle B Campground, Highway 106 West, Eminence. Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wide range of exhibits including: Oil paintings, wood carvings, quilts, rugs, jewelry, hand made furniture, ceramics, purses, weaving, and much more. Entertainment: Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Music provided by The Bressler Family. Free Admission! Contact 573-226-3618. http://www.visiteminence.com

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 – SALEM:

Holiday extravaganza in Salem, Arkansas at the Fulton county Fairgrounds.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13: – THAYER:

The Thayer Fall Festival will be Saturday October 13th from 4 p.m. to 8 p. m. sponsored by the Thayer Chamber of Commerce.  Nearly 70 booths will line the streets in downtown Thayer to include games, contest, food booths, pony rides, a car bash, crafts, live music, entertainment and so much more.  If you’d like a booth, they have booth space still available. It’s only $20 per booth and $25 if you need electric.  The Thayer Fall Festival will also include A Talent Show at 8:15 p.m.at the Whistle Stop stage.   All participants will meet Downtown Thayer at the Whistle Stop Stage at 8 p.m. A Sound system, including CD player, USB hookup, and a microphone will be provided. There will be a time limit of no more than 5 minutes on all performances. Following all acts, first, second, and third place will be announced. Third place will receive a gift of $25, second will receive $50, and first place will receive $100. Booth space Registration forms and talent show entry forms are now available at The KKountry 95 and The Gift.   You can also download either one of the application forms at www.thayer-chamber.com  Questions? Call Bec Eckman 417-280-0142, Konnie Haney 870-329-0702, or Kim Harrelston at 417-280-1139.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 – THAYER: KKOUNTRY 95

On behalf of Bob Eckman and Abel Perez, we are extending an opportunity to local business owners to come together in prayer and fellowship one hour each month. We hope that each meeting will begin with prayer and a personal scripture or verse that impacts you specifically. We will have round table discussion, coffee, and refreshments. As a group of Christians we want to have a powerful take away message or thought each time we meet. Our last meeting September 20th 2018 meeting ended. “Time unplugged with your family” was the ending thought to be practiced through the next meeting.

Our time together is designed to collaborate as fellow Christians in the community about important topics focused on scripture to a common goal each month. We hope you will join us for thought provoking round table discussions……    Remember Thursday 18th, 7:30 a.m. at the station.

 

OCTOBER 19-29 – THAYER:

The City of Thayer Fall Clean-up has been scheduled. There will be no Residential pick up for the Fall Cleanup. You will need to take your trash to the dumpster beside the Police Department. Everything must be put in the dumpster.  The follow items will not be accepted: TV’s, computers, microwaves, tires, batteries, paint, or motor oil. This is for City of Thayer Trash customers only!

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 – SALEM:

The VFW Post 9777 and Auxiliary will host a Community Fun Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 105 Veterans Way in Salem, AR. Activities include: auto and cycle show, with dash plaques and trophies, face painting, games, crafts, food, snow cones, cotton candy, prizes for children, and live music. Free admission. In case of rain activities will be held on October 27th. For more information go to www.vfwpost9777.com

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 – MAMMOTH SPRING:

The Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church will have a Fall Fun Run Motorcycle Ride. Participants will meed at Keith’s Auto Repair Shop, on Main St. at 8:30 a.m. Ride starts at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come. No entry fee. Scenic ride through Missouri and Arkansas back roads. Be sure to bring a helmet. For more information call the Church office at 870-625-3273, Jeff Case 417-293-7867, or Keith Goodman 870-710-2476.

 

 

 

FRIDAY/SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 & 27 SPRINGFIELD:

Ozarks Gospel Music Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th at the Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri.  On Friday night the Triumphant Quartet, Redeemed Trio, and Mark Mathes Family will sing and on Saturday the Perry’s, 4 Calvary and Mark Mathes Family.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 – MAMMOTH SPRING:

It’s that time of year….  The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce Annual Spooktacular is right around the corner! Save the date- Saturday Oct. 27th 4 p.m.-7 p.m. downtown Mammoth Spring.  For anyone that has ever attended you know this event is all about creating a safe, fun environment for kids to trick or treat and play games!  This year we’re super excited to announce that we’ll being doing “Glow in the Dark” tee-shirts for the kids (available @ the event) and pre-orders for adults. for more info please call 870-625-7364 or email: michael.franklin@arkansas.gov  Pre-order forms can be found at www.MSChamber.org for download and are due Monday, October 15th.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 – ALTON:

Final Authority in Concert. Location: Macedonia Baptist Church. 10 a.m. http://www.finalauthorityministries.com

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 – KOSHKONONG:

You are invited to “A Ghouls for Good Charity Event” Trunk of Treat.  Admission is one canned food item per person for Hunger Hero’s. Several prizes for the best trunk, kids and adult costumes, and witch crackling contest. Some of the things to enjoy: Coloring contest, face painting, free hot dog supper, free bounce house, free hayrides, and horse and wagon rides. Halloween Night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Judging done 5:30 to 6 p. m. Location Koshkonong  Community Park Corner of F Hwy and Bingham St. For more information, Call Cara Cecil at 417-270-7554.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT 31 – HORSESHOE BEND:

The Trunk or Treat and Costume Contest.

 

 

 

November 3 -4 – THAYER:

The Thayer Arts and Crafts Show and Sale will be held at the Thayer High School on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 – HORSESHOE BEND:

Christmas Parade and Santa at the Chamber.

 

 

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 – SALEM:

Christmas Lights on the Square and Parade in Salem, Arkansas.

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 – HOWELL COUNTY:

Absentee ballots for the November 6 General Election are now available in the Howell County Clerk’s Office. Absentee ballots are available to persons who expect to be out of town on Election Day, incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability. To receive an absentee ballot by mail, an application must be received in the County Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31. Persons wishing to vote an absentee ballot by mail are encouraged to submit their application early, in order to have ample time to receive and return their ballot no later than Election Day. Absentee Ballots may be voted in person in the County Clerk’s Office located on the first floor of the Howell County Office Building in West Plains until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 5.

The voter registration deadline to vote in the election will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. Applications to register by mail must be postmarked no later than October 10. Person who are registered but have moved, are encouraged to transfer their registration in order to avoid delays in voting on Election Day. Persons wishing to register may do so a the County Clerk’s Office located on the first floor of the Howell County Office Building in West Plains, Willow Springs City Hall or Mountain View City Hall.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 – WEST PLAINS:

Christmas Parade Entry forms available at the Chamber office.  Theme is “Unwrap the Magic”.

 

 

 

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 29-30 – WEST PLAINS:

Kelly Minter’s Cultivate Women’s Event. First Baptist Church in West Plains, Missouri. For more information check out her Facebook post:  https://www.facebook.com/events/229545157773367/