The 6th Annual Ozarktoberfest will be Saturday September 21st from 11 AM to 7 PM!
FREE to attend for the whole family.
Ozarktoberfest began with a small group of West Plains, Missouri beer lovers who believe that home-brew is an underappreciated form of artistic expression. Craft beer and micro-brews get a lot of attention these days, but those hipster microbreweries, that we all love, started somewhere. It is time to appreciate and sample the roots of fine beer with homebrewers of the Ozarks. We invite all of you, who have a passion for home-brew, to enjoy samples from area artistic masters. Bring your family and friends to this year’s Ozarktoberfest!
Proceeds from Ozarktoberfest directly benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area
* West Plains Area Farmers Market
Now accepting applications at https://ozarktoberfest.org/vendor-sign-up/
It’s where the cool kids hang out! We include supervised and unsupervised activities for kids and families of all ages!
IMPORTANT: The Kinderzone is an activities area for the entire family (not a babysitting service)!
Kinderzone activities include:
~ An unsupervised area (such as with frisbees, etc)
~ Escape West Plains Escape Room (time TBA)
~ Blink of an Eye Illusions roaming illusions and stage performance (times TBA)
~ bag toss & giant Jenga courtesy Wages Brewing Company
~ lots of small games and more!
Learn more at http://ozarktoberfest.org
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) will host a pastor appreciation breakfast on Monday, Sept. 23, from 8 to 9 a.m. at 1211 Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West Plains. The event will be held in the Willard Hunter Conference Room of OMC Parkway and will serve as an opportunity for OMC to celebrate the contributions of area pastors to the volunteer chaplaincy at OMC. The event will also help to inform area pastors and church leaders about the volunteer chaplaincy program at OMC and the opportunities for involvement.
OMC volunteer chaplains have been a vital part of healthcare at OMC for 30 years and continue to be so today. OMC chaplains provide spiritual care to the patient and family, recognizing that injury and illness have a significant relationship with spiritual needs and practices of faith. They believe in the healing of mind, body, and spirit. The spiritual care is non-denominational in its approach and focuses on a person’s spirituality rather than on denominational or religious-affiliated beliefs. OMC Chaplaincy Department is made up of local ministers and spiritual leaders in their churches. These individuals have a heart for ministry, desire to meet the spiritual needs of others, and give of their time and talents.
For more information about the event, contact OMC Chaplain Coordinator, Michael Parrott at 417-256-9111, ext. 7056 or visit the OMC Facebook event page at https://tinyurl.com/omcchaplain.
MO Woodland Steward: Call Before You Cut
On September 23 at 6pm, the University of Missouri Extension center is offering “Call Before You Cut”, a portion of the Missouri Woodland Steward Program.
Sarah Havens, Field Specialist in Natural Resources, will teach attendees the steps to getting the highest price for their timber while maintaining woodland health for future harvests as well as how to create a harvest plan. Whether harvesting timber regularly or just wanting to clear land for pasture. This class can save you hundreds of dollars.
To register contact Howell County Extension at 417-256-2391 or go to https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/missouri-woodland-steward-call-before-you-cut.
The Zizzer softball team will host the annual Pink in the Park game on Thursday, September 26th. The team will recognize cancer survivors and advocates. The team is also selling Pink Out t-shirts and sweatshirts with proceeds benefiting the Ozarks Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center. If you’re interested in purchasing a shirt, email [email protected] by Friday, September 13th.