September 12 , 2017
A bi-monthly newsletter about things happening with your fellow members.

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Chamber Legislative Breakfast

September 19, 2017
7:00 a.m.
West Plains Civic Center - Magnolia Room
After Veto Session
Legislative Breakfast
Senator Mike Cunningham 
Representative Shawn Rhoads

Sponsored by:  


In celebration of the 23rd year of National Food Safety Month, the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains, will offer a seminar for restaurant owners and managers on "The Culture of Food Safety" from 
1 to 4 p.m. September 18, 2017, at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St.        

The National Restaurant Association's National Food Safety Month was created to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. This free seminar will offer information and training activities based on the ServSafe food safety program.

Speakers include Justin Frazier of Howell County Health Department, Mozella Jett of South Central Career Center's Culinary Arts Program, and SBTDC Coordinator Bronwen Madden. 
Those interested in attending can register at  SBTDC.

Every Wednesday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Savor Grill Parking lot. Check us out at 'GO FARM' FARMER'S MARKET  each market day to see our vendors. 
For more information, contact Patrice Jennings at 417-293-0590.
Missouri Job Center / MU Extension Office

Howell County Extension Office

University of Missouri Extension Office

West Plains Education Foundation

West Plains Council on the Arts

West Plains Country Club

G ood Afternoon All,

Our Tournament Season is on its home stretch! We have a lot of fun events coming up these next couple weeks. Make sure to check out the information below and get yourselves signed up! 

Men's 3 Club Tournament
September 30th Saturday 
18 Hole Stroke Play Event
2 Clubs of your choice and your Putter
Men will play the Blue Tees / Men 65+ may play the White tees.
Make your own group & schedule your own.
Tournament will be flighted after the round.
Prizes will be  Pro Shop Gift Certificates.

Drive Chip & Putt
Classes Begin Wednesday, September 13th
Every Wednesday After School
4:00 - 4:50
For Boys & Girls Ages 7-15
This is a junior training program that works on the specific areas of driving, chipping, and putting the golf ball to help young golfers learn both the game of golf and possibly compete in the Drive Chip & Putt competitions!
American Alzheimer's Association
Co-sponsor "Walk to End Alzheimer's" in West Plains
On September 30th, the American Alzheimer's Association of the United States will sponsor "A Walk to End Alzheimer's" as part of the largest fundraiser in the world to address the Alzheimer's epidemic.  Six hundred such walks will take place  across the United States alone.  Everyone
has a dog in this fight, whether directly as victims of the disease, indirectly as caregivers, or at a societal level.  The monumental burden on our health care system will affect us all.  
One in 17 Americans fifty-five or older has the disease; they involved 15 million as care givers -- all unpaid.  The number of victims is expected to increase from 5 million today to 15 million by 2050, largely because 75 million baby boomers are entering the age range in which the incidence of Alzheimer's increases over time.  
The only way to avoid this health problem is to control the epidemic.  That's going to require funding.  You can be a sponsor of the up-coming walk in West Plains.  For information on how, go to Alzheimer's Walk Sponsor or call Nate Reed, 417-396-1013.
Looking for a way to Help Harvey / Irma victims?  E - Communications sent the following links after researching various donation options. 
1.  Donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts by texting HARVEY to 90999.  You'll be billed $10 on your next cell phone statement. It will show that it was a donation to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

You can also donate directly to these sites:
2.   Redcross
3.   Americares
5.   Charity Navigator  not only can a person donate to a cause through this site, but you can check out other sites that you might question.  Scroll down their home page and look for the 'Charity Navigator Advisories" link and click.