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.

 

 

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

 

 

AUGUST – WINONA:

The Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, located one mile east of Winona on U.S. Highway 60 is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 till 5:00 p.m. for rest of summer.  A limited number of indoor programming will be offered and class size will be limited so social distancing can be practiced.  Facemasks are strongly recommended for visitors and will be required to be worn by all participants of indoor programs. for more information call 573-325-1384.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13TH-COUCH SCHOOL

Couch School will host a drive through school supply pickup from 6-8 p.m., in the Elementary parking lot circle drive. This is for all the students enrolled in Couch School,  virtual and class room students. For more information contact Jennifer Smith @ 417-293-2692

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 – WEST PLAINS:

The West Plains Senior Center is hosting a blood pressure clinic on Thursday, August 13th from 10:00 till 12 noon at the West Plains Senior Center, 416 East Main street in West Plains.  This will be by appointment only.  Call Joy Hays at 417-256-4055.

 

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 14-WEST PLAINS

The West Plains Senior Center will have a Grab and Go  “We Miss You Meatloaf Lunch” from 11 am until 1pm on Friday August 14th. The will serve meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, Cherry Cheese Cake and a bottle of water. Cost is $3,50 for seniors 60 and over and $6 for anyone under 60. Everyone is invited to stop by and say hello to the staff and meet Joy, the new Administrator. For more information call 417-256-4055

 

 

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 AUGUST 15-THAYER

United Country Real Estate in Thayer will present a Murder Mystery Dinner at the Thayer High School, to benefit the Boys & Girls Club Thayer Branch. There will be a live and silent Auction and dinner will be catered by Bootleggers BBQ, Tickets are on Sale now. Contact Jake Lawrence at United Country  of Jessica Harper at 417-459-9632.

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 – WEST PLAINS:

The family of the late Julie Whitaker of Thayer and school teacher in Thayer is celebrating her memory and birthday on Monday, August 10th an act of “Act of Kindness day”.  So many memorial funds including a thousand-dollar scholarship fund, and other acts were made for her memory.  Thanks to everyone.  CrossFit in West Plains will have a memorial workout in Julie’s memory on Saturday, August 15th beginning at 10:00 a.m.  They will have t-shirts with WOD on them, which was Julie’s favorite exercise. Proceeds from the shirts will go to Julie’s Memorial Fund.

 

 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 & 16- THAYER:

Family Blast at Clarity Church located at 190 Industrial Drive in Thayer. Saturday August 15th beginning at 6pm and Sunday August 16th at 9am. A jam-packed, action-packed, fun-packed family event. Features games, contests, prizes, bouncy houses and more. Dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday included.  Live-Wire Kids Recharged and Kidz Max Live. For more information call 417-821-1180 or check out Family Blast Event Page on Facebook.

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 -TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 – THAYER:

Everyone is invited to Vacation Bible School at the Thayer First Baptist Church Christian Activity Center from 6 to 730 each evening.  It’s for ages Pre-School through Grade 6.  The theme this year is “Space Quest”.    A great time of fun and bible study.  For questions, call the Church office at 417-264-3403.

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th- THAYER:

Clarity Church- Clarity Kids Adventure  presents Family Nerf Wars from Noon to 2pm for all ages. Free pizza, chips, drinks and door prizes. Capture the flag, free for all, bring your own nerf gun. Contact Clarity Kids of Thayer on Facebook or call 417-821-1180.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 5 – MAMMOTH SPRING:

THE Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Antique and Classic Car Show for Labor Day weekend in Mammoth Spring has been cancelled for this year.

 

 

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, 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.

 

 

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.