Local Events

The Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association in Ava has been selected by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C., to host a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Sept. 20-23 at the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association facility on Highway 5 north of Ava. The...
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Ave. in West Plains.  Judith Revels will give a presentation on “Inventions by African Americans.”  All active and retired federal...

Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, shown in these “then” and “now” photos, will celebrate its 59th year of service with a party to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the hospital’s main lobby.
Area residents are invited to join the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains as it celebrates 59 years of service with a party to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the OMC main lobby at 1100 Kentucky Ave. Birthday cake will be served and tours will be offered. Featured speakers include OMC...
During a special Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 25, Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church will host speaker Adam Ford, a Gainesville man who recently graduated from the John 3:16 Ministries spiritual bootcamp for men with drug and alcohol addictions.  Ford will be giving his testimony about...
When handed a stack of the late Donnie Lowe’s plaid shirts, Dora resident Donna Lemons knew she could create a quilt for his family. But as it turned out, with skill and creativity she was able to make those shirts into four keepsakes that wrap his children and grandchildren in love. The quilt...
The Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will host its first annual chili cook-off from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Tecumseh Community Building on Highway 160 east of Norfork Lake. The event is open to everyone and will feature live music. Chili will be served for $7 for adults and $3 for...
St. William’s Catholic Church at Highways 160 and MM in Gainesville will host its annual Lenten fish fries from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on these Fridays: Feb. 23, March 9 and March 23 at the church. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12. Carryout is available; call 679-4804.
The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting Bull Shoals Lake Shoreline Management Plan update workshops Feb. 26 through March 1, including one scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Lutie School in Theodosia.At the workshops, Corps personnel will share the draft shoreline management plan, answer...

Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold a Prescribed Fire Workshop from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Gainesville Livestock Auction on Highway 160 west of Gainesville. The workshop teaches participants how to use prescribed fire as a land-management tool. Those interested in...
Twenty donors gave a total of 22 units of blood at the Feb. 7 Red Cross blood drive in Gainesville. Ned Upton reached a milestone with 6 total gallons donated, Robert Robbins 5 gallons, and Linda McKinney and Keith Jacquin each hit the 2-gallon mark. Other donors included Danny Walker, Lisa Hoffman...

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