Donation Drive to Support the Bridges Program @ University of Missouri Extension center
Oct 14 – Oct 21 all-day
Fidelity Communications Charitable Giving Fund
Oct 14 – Oct 31 all-day

Fidelity Communications to Open Applications for Charitable Giving Fund to Support Local Nonprofit Organizations

Fidelity Communications, along with the other Cable One family of brands, will open fall applications for the Company’s Charitable Giving Fund, which annually awards $200,000 in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, from October 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021.

Grants will be made available across communities served by Fidelity and the other Cable One family of brands (Sparklight, Clearwave and ValuNetFiber) and will concentrate support in the following priority areas.

  • Education and Digital Literacy
  • Hunger Relief and Food Insecurity
  • Community Development

Last spring the company awarded more than $100,000 in grants to 30 nonprofits, including organizations serving the homeless, providing child advocacy, offering senior assistance, and supplying food to those in need, to name a few.

The Charitable Giving Fund is an extension of the company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts.

“We are committed to connecting customers in the cities and towns we serve to what matters most,” said Julie Laulis, President and CEO.  “Through our philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, we provide support for nonprofit organizations to build strong and vibrant communities, improve quality of life and make a positive difference where we live and work.”

For more information about the Fidelity Communications Charitable Giving Fund, visit


Ozark Landscape and Nature Photography Exhibit @ West Plains Civic Center
Oct 14 – Nov 18 all-day

West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host an exhibition of works by local photographer Carr Ward, entitled “Ozark Landscape and Nature Photography.” The exhibit will be displayed at the Gallery at the Center, West Plains Civic Center from September 12 through October 17, 2021. The pieces will highlight the Ozarks Studies Symposium theme, “Creation in the Ozarks.”  The Gallery, on the mezzanine, is open to the public during regular Civic Center hours.

WPCA will host the Opening Reception for the Ozarks Studies Symposium from 5:30-7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 23, in the Gallery at the Center. Carr Ward’s exhibit will be featured. All are invited to attend, meet the artist, and discuss the pieces.  The exhibit is co-sponsored by the West Plains Civic Center and West Plains Council on the Arts, with partial funding provided by Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.



Community Foundation of the Ozarks, West Plains Affiliate Grant Round is Open
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – Nov 15 @ 11:45 pm

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, West Plains Affiliate Grant Round is now open!

You can find the grant at and searching for “West Plains.”


  • Any 501c3 organization is eligible to apply.
  • There are no restrictions on the use of funds for this grant.
  • Applicants who serve the West Plains area are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants may apply for up to $2,500 in funding for this grant cycle.
  • There is a total of $7,000 to be awarded this year.
  • Applications must be submitted by 11:45 PM on November 15th.
  • Contact Eric Gibson with questions about this grant program (417-293-3742).
Casa Day at Colton’s Steakhouse @ Colton's Steakhouse & Grill
Oct 18 all-day
West Plains Senior Center Chair Exercises
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
“GO FARMS” Farmers Market @ Endurance Church
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Smart Start: Developing A Successful Business @ OzSBI
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Live Music at Wages @ Wages Brewing Company
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Transportation Future Summit
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The road to stronger transportation infrastructure begins at Transportation Future Summit. The Missouri Chamber, state leaders and industry stakeholders are united in the goal to drive Missouri’s future as a logistics hub – from roads and bridges, to airports, rail and waterways. Take a front seat on this critical business issue and learn from top transportation officials, get updates on current efforts and discuss fresh solutions.

Register here.