Local Events

The South Central Cattlemen will meet Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Missouri University Extension Office in West Plains. A meal sponsored by Farm Credit Services will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.  Randy Pace with Farm Credit Services will express congratulations for 35 years...

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Sarah Kenyon, a regional extension agronomist, will host a poisonous plants seminar at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the Missouri University Extension Center on Third Street just east of the Gainesville square. Registration for the seminar, which focuses on how poisonous plants can affect livestock...
Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual hunters breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the firehouse on Highway 160 east of Lake Norfork.  All proceeds will go toward new equipment for the TVFD. The price is $7 for adults and children over 11, $3 for children age 7-11. 
Bakersfield’s Bayou Masonic Lodge #365 will host a fish fry for the first day of firearms deer season. Serving will start at noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Masonic lodge in Bakersfield. The cost is by donation.
The Ozark County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2017 annual meeting during its regular monthly meeting time at noon Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Century Bank training room.  Officer elections will be held at this meeting. All Chamber members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact...
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Sheid Performing Arts Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Mountain Home. Now in its 50th season, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is led by conductor Philip Mann, shown at right. Tickets are $30 for adults...
Dora School will host a donkey basketball fundraiser game at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the school gym. The event has local students and school faculty staff members, as well as a school board member and community residents, riding donkeys and playing basketball, usually provoking lots of laughter....
St. Paul Lutheran Church of West Plains will hold its annual Christmas craft show, chili fest and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2 and 3, and from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.  Free apple cider will be served to shoppers, who will be invited to sign up for a free...

Jule Kruger feeds sorghum canes into the  mill while Bill Barnes collects the pressed canes; a local rancher will use the discarded canes as cattle fodder. Barnes, a tractor repairman, rigged a power takeoff to provide the power the mill that originally was provided by a horse.
Six area residents, all members of the Ozarks Neighborly Exchange, will be making sorghum this week on a century-old cast-iron sorghum mill formerly owned by the late Dale Morrison of Dawt.  The sorghum will be made behind the old Ledbetter store on Highway 160 at the west end of Theodosia....
The Wasola VFD will host a fundraiser pig roast at noon Sunday, Nov. 5, at the firehouse on Highway 5 about 12 miles north of Gainesville. Meals will be served for $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and kids 5 and under. Everyone is welcome.

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