AREA SCHOOL EVENTS
Salem School District will have new student registration July 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open House will be held Aug. 8 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and school begins August. 13. Izard County Consolidated School District’s Open House will be Thursday, Aug. 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and school will begin August. 12 Melbourne Public School District will hold new student registration July 23 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open House will be Aug. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. and school will begin August. 19. The Calico Rock School District will start school on Wednesday, August 14.
NOW – JULY 29 – ALTON:
The Alton 2019 School Supply Drive is underway. some of the supplies needed: paper, scissors, highlighters, notebooks, erasers, pencils, crayons, dry erase markers, folders, markers, calculators, backpacks, glue, pencil pouches, and colored pencils. Area drop off locations: Thomasville Library Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Alton Library Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Alton Bank Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. These school supplies collected will be available from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. or until they run out August 2 at the Alton School.
JULY – The Highland Assembly of God in Highland is gearing up for the 10th Annual Backpack Extravaganza. Items and help are needed. Call the church at 870-856-3886 to volunteer or visit the web site at www.highlandassembly.com.
JULY – MAMMOTH SPRING SENIOR LIFE CENTER:
Come join us for Breakfast at the Mammoth Spring Senior Life Center each Wednesday. The menu will include: Biscuit, gravy, scrambled egg, choice of sausage or bacon, and hash browns. The weekly fundraiser Wednesdays 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. $3 per plate. You can find them at 950 Archer Avenue, Mammoth Spring, AR 72554. For additional information call 870-625-7082.
July American Red Cross Blood Drives
DATE TIME LOCATION CITY
7/23/19 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. John J. Pershing VA Medical Center Poplar Bluff
7/23/19 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Hayti Community Center Hayti
7/23/19 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church Sikeston
7/25/19 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. General Baptist Church Campbell
7/25/19 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. SEMO Electric Sikeston
7/26/19 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Bank of Advance Advance
7/29/19 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church Charleston
7/29/19 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Slicer Street Church of Christ Kennett
7/30/19 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Front Porch Banquet Center Scott City
7/30/19 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. US Bank Dexter.
JULY – COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER OF THE OZARKS:
Tuesday, July 23 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mercy St. Francis Hospital 100 W. Hwy 60, Mountain View, Missouri.
Friday, July 26 – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church 701 Main, Willow Springs, Missouri.
Friday, August 2 – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Life Church 606 NW 3rd Street, Ava, Missouri.
JULY 21 – 25 ROVER:
Vacation Bible School at the Shilo Baptist Church in Rover July 21 to 25 from 6:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. each evening. The theme is “Giddy-Up Junction.” For more information contact Pastor Andy Trantham at 417-270-0327.
TUESDAY, JULY 23 – WEST PLAINS:
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Avenue. Mike Parrott, Ozarks Medical Center Chaplain Coordinator, will speak on “The Role of Chaplain in the Hospital Setting”. All active and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend.
JULY 25 – 26 – WEST PLAINS:
The 1142nd family readiness support group, will be having a huge yardsale Thursday, July 25th and Friday, July 26th. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., at the west plains armory, 1315 Webster Street in West Plains, across from People’s Park. This is a fundraiser, the money raised goes to support different activities throughout the year for the unit’s military families, this includes family day, where we provide a meal and presents for the soldiers families. We are asking only for donations, nothing will be priced. Thank you in advance for your support.
THURSDAY, JULY 25 – WEST PLAINS:
The Shaw Medical Building in West Plains will be providing Free Athletic Physicals from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
THURSDAY JULY 25 – MIRACLE TREAT DAY – DAIRY QUEEN:
On Thursday, July 25 participating locations around the U.S. will be donating one dollar or more from each Blizzard Treat sold to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
THURSDAY, JULY 25 – MOUNTAIN GROVE, MO:
The Mountain Grove, Missouri Job Fair will be held Thursday, July 25 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Mountain Grove High School Arena. Job seekers local employers are looking for you!
THURSDAY, JULY 25 – SALEM:
The Bank of Salem and White River Area Agency on Aging will host a Senior Day at the Fair Thursday, July 25. The program is free for senior citizens ages 60 and over. The event is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center. Fair Ambassadors will shuttle guests from surrounding parking areas to the Civic Center. White River Area Agency on Aging will host Bingo during the morning and afternoon sessions. The Bank of Salem will provide a barbecue meal at 11 a.m. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will be the special guest. She is scheduled to speak at 11:30, addressing the various scams that are affecting Arkansas and give insights on how to prevent becoming a victim. There will be a “Through the Eras” costume contest, door prizes, bingo prizes, and show barn tours. For more information contact Mary Harris at 870-895-2591.
FRIDAY, JULY 26 – FULTON COUNTY FAIR:
The FFA will present a Corn Hole Tournament starting at 5 p.m. in the Show Barn. The game is open to anyone who would like to play. Grab a partner and come have fun to raise money for a great cause. The entry fee is $20 per team. 1st place team will win $100 and 2nd place will win $50. All money raised will be used for the Fulton County Fair Scholarship Fund. For more information call Denny Young at 501-658-6347.
FRIDAY, JULY 26 – MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO:
The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce invites businesses and area residents to attend a Springfield Cardinal Baseball game at Hammons Field in Springfield on Friday, July 26th at 6:10 p.m. Tickets are $11.00 and can be purchased from the Little League athletes or the Chamber Office located inside the Community Center. This will reserve a seat at the game and a voucher for a free Springfield Cardinals baseball cap. Mercy will give away 2,000 polo shirts to fans. If the Chamber sells more that than 250 tickets, someone from the community will be chosen to perform the national anthem and throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Ticket sales will support the Mountain View Youth Athletic Association. For more information call Trish Stoops at 417-934-2794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 27 – MORRISTON FIRE DEPARTMENT:
Morriston Fire Department will be holding their 1st annual fist fry starting at 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The menu will include: catfish, chicken strips, french fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, drinks, and desserts. Come out and enjoy! There will be a 50/50 drawing 1 ticket is $1, 6 tickets for $5. Donations are also welcome. The funds collected will go towards new fire fighter equipment needed. For further details, call Chief Joe Samples at (870) 371 – 3383
SATURDAY, JULY 27 – ALTON:
There will be an ATV Rodeo in Alton starting at 2 p.m. and races scheduled to start at 5 p.m. $3 will get you in the gate and ages 10 and under are free. There will be racing for all ages to include ATV, dirt bike, and go carts. Concessions will also be provided by the Lunch Box. All proceeds from the rodeo will be donated to the Alton R-IV School District to help with supplies needed for students.
SATURDAY, JULY 27 – WILLOW SPRINGS:
The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce will hold a day/night golf tournament Saturday, July 27 at the Thomas F. Benyo Municipal Golf Course in Willow Springs. Tee time is 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $40 per person. Mulligans are available for $5. For more information or to register call 417-252-3893 or 417-469-1214.
SATURDAY, JULY 27 – MOUNTAIN VIEW:
A benefit for Ray and Jan Eye will be held at Anderson Services, Missouri Gunsmith Range and Facility located at 911 County Road 3500 Mountain View, MO. There will be games, food, prizes, auction, and a Raffle. Raffled items include a Mossberg 930 Turkey Shotgun and a Flex 7.62 Rifle. Auctions items include: Devil’s Back Bone Outfitters Turkey Hunt, a Deer Hunt and tons more! Vendors ON SITE will include 50 BMG, CZ-USA, Mossberg, and SIG Sauer. Shoot a 50 Cal on the Range for $25 – $5 will go to ammunition and the rest will go to Ray and Jan Eye. Range open as well as Laser Shooting Training Simulator.
JULY 29 – AUGUST 2 – THAYER:
The Thayer Lady Bobcats will hold junior and senior high volleyball camps July 29 through August 2. Camps will take place at the Thayer High School Gym from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. For more information call 417-264-4600.
AUGUST 1 – 4 WEST PLAINS:
The West Plains First Baptist Church will be celebrating their 135th year of serving the community. The schedule will be August 1 – 6:30 p.m. service, sanctuary, August 2 – 6:30 p.m. sanctuary, will include The Elmore’s Music, August 3 – 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Family Fun; 6:30 p.m. service, sanctuary, will include the Harper Family Bluegrass, and August 4 – 9:30 a.m. combined service. No Sunday school or evening service. Guest Speaker, former Pastor Jim Hylton.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 – THAYER:
The Back to School Fair will be held on Thursday, August 1 at the Thayer Elementary Gym from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Any student living in Oregon County, Mammoth Spring, and those students that are home schooled are welcome to attend. All supplies are on a first come, first serve basis. Free back to school clothes will be available. If you or your business would like to donate any school supplies or cash donations, it will be greatly appreciated. This event is organized by the Thayer First Assembly of God, generous organizations, businesses, individuals, and churches in the area. For more information contact Debbie Cabrales at 417-280-0658 or James Martin 280-7120.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 – MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO:
The Mountain View – Birch Tree Back to School Fair will be held august 1 at the Youth Center form 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. To pre-register for the event, students who live in Howell County should all 417-256-6147, ext 0. Shannon County residents should call 573-325-8271. Students who pre-register are guaranteed a backpack and supplies.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 – WILLOW SPRINGS:
The Willow Springs Senior Activity Center, 501 Senior Lane, will hold a fish Friday on Thursday, August 1st beginning at 5:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided at 6:00 p.m. by the Baker Family. Only one hundred tickets will be for sale at $10.00 each.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – HORSESHOE BEND:
The Faith Presbyterian Church will be hosting a “Cajun Frogmore Strew Dinner.” The dinner will be from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and will be $10. The stew will not contain frogs, just Cajun Shrimp, crawfish, sausage, potatoes, and corn. Drinks and desserts will be included. They will offer takeout or delivery in Horseshoe Bend, Call: 870-670-4103. This fundraiser will benefit Feed the Children.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – WEST PLAINS:
The Junction Hill School District will be hosting the 4th annual Backpack to School Program Saturday, August 3rd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school gym. This program is for all students who are enrolled to attend Junction Hill School for the 2019-2020 school year. Students attending will receive a free backpack and school supplies needed for their class, as well as a free pair of shoes and a free haircut. Food will also be served while supplies last, thanks to donations from Springfield Grocery and Pepsi. The Junction Hill Booster Club and PTO will be providing free snow cones to parents and students who attend. For more information, call the district at 417-256-4265.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 – WEST PLAINS:
The West Plains Police Department will be participating in the National Night Out and urge our Neighborhoods to take part in this event. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. residents in neighborhoods throughout West Plains and across the nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. For further details call Officer Murrell, 417-256-2244.
AUGUST 8 – 9 – WEST PLAINS:
St. Paul Lutheran Church on Kentucky Ave. in West Plains will be holding a Huge Inside Yard Sale On Thursday, August 8 – 9 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers say many items at the sale will be priced at a quarter. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit “On Time Ministry”. For more information call the church at 417-256-6685.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 – EMINENCE:
The Jack’s Fork Trash Bash will be August 10th with registration beginning at 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. The registration location will be at the Eminence City Park. This event is expected to be a tough one. There is large and dangerous debris. Work gloves will be provided but please dress accordingly. This year the event will be dedicated to the memory of Jim Anderson. A meal and prizes will be awarded at 6 p.m. Prizes for the largest single group of volunteers and most trash collected. For further information , call or email: Ted at 417-247-8524 or email@example.com Rick at 573-663-2269 firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, AUGUST 12 – MAMMOTH SPRING:
7th grade orientation will be held Monday at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria for all the 7th grade students and parents.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 – COUCH:
Student registration will be held August 5 – 7 for new or returning students wishing to review their class schedule. Open House will be held on Thursday August 15 form 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A back to school fair is being organized by Couch FCCLA, Shawna Smith and Jennifer Smith to provide school supplies to Couch students. They are still in need of supplies. The first full day of school will be August 19.
THURSDAY AUGUST 15 – WEST PLAINS:
The West Plains School District will begin the 2019-2020 school year on Thursday, August 15th with a full day of classes. Documentation proving residency must be provided. Registration forms can be found online at www.zizzers.org/newstudent Parents of all students are invited to an open house on Tuesday, August 13 from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at all buildings.The West Plains Elementary Kindergarten & South Fork Elementary Open Houses will be held on August 8 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The lunch price for all grades is $2.85. Breakfast price is $1.90. The price for additional milk will be 45¢. Questions regarding bus service should be directed to the Transportation Department at 417-256-6150.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 – THAYER:
Mighty Mite football signup will be at Thayer Elementary school from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Students in grades 3-6 are eligible to play. The cost is $45 for one player and $15 for each additional.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 – ROVER:
The BB road VFD and Community Center will hold a Bar-B-Q dinner from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Menu consist of barbecue, pulled pork, side dishes, dessert bar, and beverage. Suggested donation: Adults and children 12 and over is $8.00 and children 12 and under $4.00. Preschoolers free. Take outs available. The Community Center is located 10 miles from Alton on HWY 160 East to intersection CR 225/222.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 – COTTER, AR:
The City of Cotter will hold its 2nd annual Barbecue Contest and Festival on Saturday at the Big Spring Park in Cotter. Events include a car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the duck race starting at 2 p.m. and the barbecue contest is open to the public starting at 9 a.m. For more information call 870- 421- 6227, 870 – 706 – 0055, or 870-453-7340.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 – WEST PLAINS:
The West Plains Education Foundation’s 7th annual Zizzer Homecoming Celebration will be held Saturday from 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the West Plains Civic Center Exhibit Hall. Tickets to the 21 and up event are all inclusive with dinner, beverages, and entertainment. Tickets are $35 in advance or $300 for a reserved table. Tickets are available online at www.eventbrite.com or the Civic Center Box Office. Proceeds from the event will go to the West Plains Education Foundation. For more information on the event, call 417-256-6150.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 – THAYER:
The 7th annual Oregon County SWCD’s Farm Trade Show will be held on Saturday, October 12th at the Thayer High School, East of Thayer, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Agriculture Vendors Booths – $50.00 deposit. Merchandise will be available for purchase. Food vendors, doors prizes, kids games and more. To reserve a booth call 417-778-7561 ext. 3.