December 4, 2018
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Chamber of Commerce

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Helping babies by participating in a diaper drive can be part of the fun for attendees of the December 4th Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly basketball game to be played at the West Plains Civic Center beginning at 7 p.m.
A "Change for a Change" donation drive will be held at half time, and the university is offering a free ticket for each package of disposable baby diapers brought to the game. Donations of cash and diapers will be donated to the Focus on Babies Diaper Resource Center - West Plains. Season tickets holders can earn a ticket for a friend or are invited simply to bring diapers to help a worthwhile local cause.
Diaper Resource Center is a diaper bank which functions as a store house for diapers like food banks do for food. Diaper banks rely on members of the community, churches and other organizations to hold diaper drives and diaper showers, and for individuals and businesses to provide monetary and in-kind donations to sustain their supply.
Organizers of Diaper Resource Center say their stated mission is, "To furnish local distributing agencies with diapers for at-risk, early childhood youth to enhance the families' resources and improve their well-being." Current distributing agencies include First Christian Church's Tender Mercies Diaper Ministry, Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center and Christos House Domestic Violence Shelter. Individuals with needs should contact those agencies directly with inquiries.
Donations of disposable diapers can also be dropped off at Ozark Action Inc., 710 E. Main St., West Plains, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, all year long.  Ozark Action Inc. provides the warehouse space for diapers.  Fiscal management, allowing for financial contributions to be tax-deductible, is provided by Community Interagency Council.
For more information about the Diaper Resource Center, email or call 417-257-7184 . Check the Facebook page "Diaper Resource Center-West Plains" for updates.
American Red Cross

Upcoming Local Blood Drives:
December 6th, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Leonardo DRS, Land Systems, 1 McDaniel Street. The mobile unit will be parked in the gravel Visitors Parking Lot by the Guard Shack. If anyone from the public would like to donate, please let security know and they will be allowed to pull into the parking lot.
December 13th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Missouri Department of Conservation office, 551 Joe Jones Blvd.
December 21st from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and December 22nd from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the West Plains Walmart, 1310 Preacher Roe Blvd.
Arvest Bank
Arvest Bank will host a book signing for the newly released book by "Cowboy" Rick & Bev Hamby.
The Last Stage to Matador, Touching Lives Along the Way. Photographs by Dennis Crider. 
The book signing will take place in the Arvest Bank Lobby (1311 Porter Wagoner Blvd.) 
on Friday, December 7th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Stop in and check out this wonderful collection of memories & photographs! 
Mark your calendars!   
Heritage Tractor

West Plains Downtown Revitalization

West Plains Country Club

MSU-WP University/Community Programs