Community Calendar

NOW  THROUGH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26: 

Thayer Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9am to 1pm between Pizza Inn and Dairy Queen.  They are currently looking for vendors. Baked goods, crafts, fruits and vegetables, herbal teas and much more. Check out the Thayer Farmer’s Market Facebook page for more information.

 

NOW THROUGH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26:

The Oregon County Farmers Market in Alton is open every Saturday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. At the Alton City Park & Pool. See their Facebook page for more information or call (417) 778-7490.

 

NOW – THAYER

The Thayer Mammoth Spring Rotary Community Garden is ready and lots are available. Lots are $20 each or 3 for $50, 4 for $60 and 6 for $70. All money goes to Rotary to help in community projects. Contact Rotary President Larry Forschler at 417-264-3411

 

NOW – WEST PLAINS

The Butler Children’s Park Splash Pad in West Plains is open to the public. The splash pad is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Access to the splash pad is free of charge.

 

Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar 2024

May 29 – Great Spring River Clean-up

June 7-9 – Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend (Noon Friday – Sunday at Midnight)

July 15-20 – Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion Sponsored by local VFW Post 7831

August 17 – Legacy of the Spring Program – Mammoth Spring State Park

August 31 – Mammoth Spring Antique and Classic Car Show, Gates open at 8:00 AM

September 11 – Great Spring River Clean-Up

September 14 – Birds of Prey Program at State Park Pavilion 1:00 PM

October 26 – Mammoth Spring Spooktacular 4:00 PM Downtown Main St.

December 7 – Mammoth Spring Christmas Parade 6:00 PM Downtown Main St.

 

MUSIC AT THE GAZEBO – CHEROKEE VILLAGE

Music at the Gazebo is a free concert series held at Cherokee Village Town Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on five Thursdays in May and June.

May 23, Don Joy and Melanie Lynn

May 30, Whetstone Band

June 6, The Duncans

June 13, The Saddle Straps

 

MAY – WEST PLAINS

Two desk volunteers are needed at the West Plains Senior Center.  This position includes greeting visitors and making them feel welcome. For more information call Joy at 417-257-4055.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 21-28-JUNE 4 -11 – WEST PLAINS:

Rehearsals for the West Plains Area Women’s A Cappella Community Chorus begins Tuesday, May 14th and will continue each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 613 W. First Street in West Plains. Women age 18 and older are welcome. For more information contact Jolene at 661-303-8686.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 28 – KOSHKONONG

Free Physicals for ALL Koshkonong Athletes entering Grades 6-12, will be held on Tuesday, May 28th The bus will leave the school at 7:45am.  Students must have SIGNED physical form when they board the bus. Forms are available in the elementary and high school offices. Physicals will be provided at no charge by Baxter Family Health Clinic, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 28 – WEST PLAINS

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet Tuesday, May 28th, at 12noon at the Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant in West Plains. Carol Pettijohn will present the “The Future of Alzheimer’s”.  All active and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend.

 

MAY 28 –JUNE 7 – JUNE 10 – 20 – WILLOW SPRINGS:

WILLOW SPRINGS SUMMER SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8: a.m. TO 3:15 p.m.

FIRST SESSION IS MAY 28TH TO JUNE 7TH

SECOND SESSION IF JUNE 10TH THROUGH THE 20TH.

Students need to show up at the front door of the high school by 7:45 a.m. on the first day of the session they plan to attend. For more information call the high school office at 417-469-3260. Summer School at the High School is only for credit recovery and/or attendance recovery.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 31 – ALTON

Join the Alton High School Cheerleaders on Friday night, May 31st, at Lions Club Park in Alton, for a picnic style movie on the big screen! Bring the whole family or a group of friends and enjoy snowcones, popcorn, and sodas. $3 per person or $10 per car with over 4 people. All proceeds will be used to purchase gear and equipment for the Alton High School Cheerleading Team.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1- UNION, AR: 

Mt. Zion Southern Baptist Church located at 9352 Hwy. 9 (3 miles North of Oxford) in Union AR will be having a FREE pancake breakfast on Saturday, June 1st between the hours of 8:00AM – 11:00AM. Everyone welcome to attend.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 – MAYNARD

Maynard Pioneer Park Car Show  on June 1st. Registration from 9 to 10am. Judging starts at 10 am. No late entries. Free general admission and free live entertainment by the Canyon Creek Band. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy craft vendors, and some BBQ. Auto entries $20, Over 50 trophies and first 25 registrations get dash plaques! Hope you can join us to support our community!

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 – VAN BUREN

Come join Combat Vets Association Chapter 4-10 for the Annual Vets Helping Vets Poker Run! All Vehicles are welcome at this event. All proceeds go to help local area Veterans. Start time is 09am Saturday, June 1st, at the pavilion off the Main Square in Van Buren, MO. First vehicle leaves at 10am and last in at 03pm. There will also be a 50/50 raffle among other things, so come on down and have some fun.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, WEST PLAINS

The West Plains Lion’s Club next meeting will be Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30 PM in the conference meeting room at the Holiday Inn Express.

 

JUNE 7 & 8 – WEST PLAINS:

The 30th annual Old-Time Music Ozarks Heritage Festival will be held in downtown West Plains from 10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th.  Lots of Entertainment and food both days. 

Admission is free.  (info – OldTimeMusic.Org)

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: 

Fiddling – Shortleaf Band – Friday at 3:00 p.m.

Banjo – Clark Buehling – Friday 5 p.m.

Cleo Cockrum & Naomi Saunders -(Dulcimer) -Saturday 11 a.m.

Duane Porterfield – Mountain Dulcimer – Saturday noon.

Folk Rhythms –Keith Symanowitz – Saturday 1 p.m.

Ozark Ballads – Julie Henigan – Saturday, 2 p.m. 

Banjo – Van Colbert – Saturday 3 p.m.

Hammer Dulcimer – Stringfield – Saturday, 4 p.m.

Fingerpicking Guitar –Dusty James & Abalone Pearl – Saturday, 5 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 – SALEM, AR:

The 12th annual Amish School Benefit Consignment Auction will be held Saturday, June 8th beginning the 9 am. in Salem, Ark.   They will take tools, horses, wood working equipment and supplies, guns, antiques, and household items.  For more information call Leroy Borntreger at 870-895-2403 or Vernon Borntrager 870-895-5533.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 – WEST PLAINS

The West Plains Lions Club members are selling tickets to win a chest freezer with the #2 package from Mason’s Midwest Meats.  This fantastic prize will be given away on June 8th at the Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival in West Plains. Tickets are just $5. All proceeds stay in the West Plains community assisting those with vision issues.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 – WEST PLAINS

On Saturday, June 15th, Christos House in West Plains will be hosting its annual chocolate festival. It will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The First United Methodist Church in West Plains. The Chocolate Festival is Christos House’s annual fundraiser and awareness campaign for the community. The public is invited to attend and there is no cost to enter the festival. The cost to buy tasting tickets is $10 per 20 taste tickets, and children under 10 get tickets for free.

 

JUNE 30th – THAYER:

The American Pickers from the “TV History Channel” will return to Missouri in June to film their program of Americans most valuable antiques, unforgettable characters and their collection and more.  They love to find recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way they want to meet characters with amazing stories and fun items.  The Pickers DO NOT pick stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums or anything open to the public.  For more information contact the Pickers at www.amerianpickers@cineflix.com – Facebook:@GotAPick or call 646-493-2184.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20 – BAKERSFIELD

The Bakersfield PTO is hosting its 1st annual truck pull on Saturday, July 20th, at the 101 Saddle Club Arena. Proceeds will go to the Bakersfield PTO. At this time PTO is raising funds for a new sound system in the gym. There will be full concession stand, snow cones and cotton candy.

 

ALTON/THAYER SALVATION ARMY:

If you would like to donate to the Salvation Army in Oregon County throughout the year, then please contact Larry Sisson @ 817-706-1896 or mail your donation payable to Salvation Army at P.O. Box 223 in Thayer, Mo 65791.  Be confident this donation will be used in Oregon county to help those in need.

 

 

TUESDAY AND FRIDAY – JANUARY – WEEKLY:

 The “Get Fit Classes” are held each Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Izard County Senior Center, located one mile south of Brockwell on Highway 9.  For more information call the center at 980-368-6011.

 

ALTON:

GriefShare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing grief and loss will be held on Thursdays at 6pm at the Alton Church of Christ.  GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics.  Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal”, “The Challenges of Grief”, “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why”, and “Guilt and Anger”.  Meetings will be held at 105 Dunigan Street at the Alton Church of Christ, behind Mills Feed Store.  This is open to the public and is not a denomination specific event.  For more information, call 417-280-1046.

 

ALTON & THAYER:

The Alton & Thayer Senior Centers will now be offering “hot meals to go” on a weekly basis.  The meals will be done “take out style” at the front door at each center.  For more information, call the Alton Center at 417-778-7342 or the Thayer Center at 417-264-7354 or visit social media pages for each center and to view menus.

 

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. Snacks are available and meals are served at 11:30 each day at a cost of $3. Call for more information at 870-994-2174

 

CHEROKEE VILLAGE:

The food pantry at the First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village will be open every Tuesday from 9am to 1pm.

 

COUCH:

The Couch R-1 School District annual Back-to-School Supply Drive is taking place at Open House. If you would like to support the Back-to-School Supply Drive, they are in need of donations for school supplies. You can find a list of needed supplies on the school’s website. Supplies and donations can be dropped off at school or Wicker Auto Sales. For more information, you can contact Katie Janes at (417)938-4212 or Jennifer Smith at (417)293-1692.

 

HARDY:

The Spring River Artists Guild at 300 Main Street in Hardy will now be open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until Christmas.  Friday hours are 12-4pm, Saturday hours are 10am-4pm, and Sunday from 1-4pm.  Look for the big ART sign and the purple porch.  Masks are required.

 

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.

 

WEDNESDAY’S –  GED classes are  held at the Mammoth Spring Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Students are accepted starting at age 16.  There is no charge for this class.  Classes are held at the Ozarka College Campus in Ash Flat on Tuesdays and Thursday, also from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m.

 

 

THIRD MONDAY MONTHLY – MAMMOTH SPRING, AR:

Shining Light Food Pantry has moved. Their new location is the corner of Goldsmith & 7th in Mammoth Spring. The third Monday of every month is distribution day. They are needing you to line up NO earlier than 4:00. Pantry is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. this is a school bus route and we cannot line up NO earlier than 3:40 The lineup route will be, turn on 289, go to the top of the hill turn left on to Goldsmith and follow Goldsmith around to 7th Street we cannot block any driveways or streets, please leave gaps for these. When you are on Goldsmith you will stay at the stop sign that we place until the car being loaded on 7th street moves away then you will move across to be loaded not blocking any driveways or streets. If you try to cut in from a side street you will have to go to the back to get in line. We will be putting signs out to help the lineup process. Please if you have any questions contact Jennifer Smith at 417-293-1692.

 

 

SUMMERSVILLE:

A free beginners line dance workout is offered each Thursday from 5:30–6:30pm at the Summersville Senior Center.  A $1 donation to the senior center is suggested to cover use of the facility.  For more information, call 417-932-4866.

 

WEST PLAINS:

The City of West Plains Animal Control wants to remind the public that this year’s dog registration tags are now available at the police department, city hall, and the animal control facility. All residents inside the city limits must register their dogs. The registrations are free and current rabies vaccine information must be put on the form.

 

 If you’re struggling with Alcohol abuse, then you need to be aware of meetings that are taking place in the area to help with your addiction. It’s helping many victims and their families.  Alcoholics Anonymous or A A meets in West Plains almost daily.  Many are attending the West Plains Wednesday evening session at 7 p.m. at 1400 Washington Avenue in West Plains. You and your family members are welcome.  There are meetings in not only West Plains, but Thayer, Willow Springs, Mt. View, Eminence, and  Cabool.  You can attend any meeting. There are no dues, or fees for A A.  It’s non-denominational, non-political, and they do not wish to engage in any controversy.  The only requirement is for the desire to stop drinking.  Learn more.  Call 417-256-8988. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other people achieve sobriety.

 

The West Plains Area Farmers Market, located in the East Towne Village pavilion, at 1380 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West Plains, is now open from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

 

Celebrate Recovery in West Plains, which used to be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm will now be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm at The First Baptist Church South Campus located at 106 Grove St. West Plains, MO. It will follow immediately after “For the City Meal” which runs from 5pm to 6pm.  Anyone wishing to attend Celebrate Recovery is invited to come early and enjoy a free meal prior to the meeting.

 

The Howell County Health Department is accepting new or gently used coats for children and adults.  Items can be dropped off at the Health Department at 180 Kentucky Avenue in West Plains or please call 417-256-7078 to arrange pick up.

 

The West Plains Ozark Health Care Hospital Gift Shop is now open. Hours are 10:00 until 4:00 p.m. week days.  More hours later as they expand their staff.  Call to donate or more information.

(info 417-853-5200 or www.ozarkshealthcare.com/support-us/foundation.)

 

 

THAYER:

Thayer-Mammoth Spring  Rotary Club has a few spots available in the community garden located just south of Clarity Church on Hwy 63 south in Thayer.  If you’d like a spot for a small fee, contact Larry Forschler at NAPA Auto parts in Thayer,  or call Larry at 417 264 3210.  All the money goes to Rotary to help our home area.   The garden is tilled and ready to go!

 

Ozarks Healthcare 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

 

The First Baptist Church in Thayer has a Christ centered addiction recovery program each Monday at 6:00 p.m. in The Thayer Christian Activity Center on Chestnut Street.  Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based approach to overcoming addictions.  If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction you are invited to attend or invite someone to attend with you.  If you would like to donate to the many needs or help in this ministry contact Pastor Bro. Jared Russell at 417-264-3403 or e-mail him at www.jaredpaulrussell76@gamaill.com .  If you are able to help provide part of the weekly meal, please sign up for an item at the Welcome Center.  The help will be much appreciated and will bless many.

 

The Tax Collector office in Thayer will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 4pm. These hours will remain until further notice.

 

The Christian Activity Center in Thayer is open for Walkers from 7:00 until 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday….and open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 until 2:00 p.m. for Senior Adult Activities.

 

AA meetings are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:00pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Thayer.

 

MAMMOTH SPRING:

Word is Alive Ministries Pastor Charles Morgan is on the air weekly on both AM1290 and FM103.7 The Gift as well as Anywhere, Anytime Kkountry 95 with sermons thanks to faithful listener support. Pastor Charles is on the Gift each Wednesday from 8:30am to 845am and each Sunday on Kkountry 95 from 1130am to Noon. If you would like to contribute to the Non-Profit Organization tax deductible to support the messages on air please send to Word is Alive P.O. Box 1152 Mammoth Spring, AR 72554 or drop off at any Southern Bank.

 

THAYER COMMUNITY: 

Did you know you can recycle your Christmas lights? Bring your unwanted or non-functional Christmas lights and drop them in the collection box located inside Thayer City Hall. The lights will then be taken to Computer Recycling Center for recycling on February 9th. For more information, call 417-247-7875.