November 6, 2018
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Friends of the Garnett Library
'Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle' at the Friends Fashion Show

Officials with The Kloz Klozet and Cleea's At Home Market invite everyone to their "Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle" fashion show Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at the West Plains Country Club. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for those who wish to come early to shop and socialize. Those attending also will have the opportunity to shop immediately following the show from 1 to 1:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Garnett Library and benefits Missouri State University-West Plains' Garnett Library. Proceeds will go to benefit the Library.

Florence James and Cleea Walls, owners of The Kloz Klozet and Cleea's At Home Market, respectively, will present the latest styles in dresses, slacks, accessories, shoes, fashion jewelry, travel accessories and handbags, and wide variety of home decor items for the holiday season.

In addition, those attending will be able to view a table of gift items now available at both The Kloz Klozet and Cleea's At Home Market.

The Kloz Klozet carries some unique and outstanding lines of baby clothing, as well as a large assortment of gifts for new arrivals and their parents. Gift registries are available, and items purchased can be gift wrapped.

Cleea's At Home Market also has a large assortment of jewelry, shoes, accessories, gift items, home decor and furniture. Bridal and baby registries also are available, and items purchased can be gift wrapped.

Over the past 15 years, the semiannual fashion show events have raised over $35,000, said Sylvia Kuhlmeier, director of library services at the Garnett Library. She pointed out such events enable the library to move from good to great. Past projects funded by money raised through the fashion shows include increasing the library's book collection, adding compact shelving, creating a new study area, adding tech-friendly furnishings and a collaboration station, and most recently, adding attractive landscaping around the building, she added. "I'm grateful to the Friends and the fashion show sponsors for all they do to enrich the Garnett Library and enhance the academic achievement of our students," Kuhlmeier said.

Those who attend the fashion show will receive $10 gift certificates from the presenters. Other prizes also will be given away.

Organizers said seating will be open, but there will be larger tables available on a first come, first served basis for those who would like to bring their friends or co-workers to the event. Seating is limited, however, so those planning to attend should purchase tickets in advance at the Garnett Library, 304 W. Trish Knight St.; The Kloz Klozet,16 Court Square; Cleea's At Home Market, 1350 Southern Hills Shopping Center; or the Missouri State-West Plains development office, 905 W. Main St.

For more information, call 417-255-7940 or e-mail
Central Trust Company

A big THANK YOU to Central Trust Company for donating to the Community Christmas Assistance program!!! We appreciate all you do for West Plains and for helping make the holidays a little brighter for some families!

Child Advocacy Center South Central

Whetstone Boys Ranch / OzSBI

West Plains Elks Lodge #2418

OMC Foundation
OMC Foundation's Ozarks Cancer Crusade Raises Funds for Local Cancer Patients

The Ozarks Cancer Crusade was a lovely Gatsby-themed gala which was held Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the West Plains Civic Center. It was a festive evening of food, patient testimonials and entertainment.

The evening included attendees in 1920s costume dress; a video from Dr. Charles Morgan, Board Certified Oncologist, Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Cancer Treatment Center; heartfelt testimonials from cancer survivors Scott Cressman and Randy Achman; entertainment by the Renee Wood Trio; and a delicious dinner catered by Colton's Steakhouse.

"It is most exciting when individuals approach the OMC Foundation with an idea that not only benefits OMC, but their family, neighbors, and the region," said Carol Silvey, Vice President for Advancement, OMC Foundation. "The Cancer Crusade Committee represents such a group. On behalf of all patients who will benefit from this event, I thank them and you." Committee members are: Margie Achman, Danielle Cozort, Kathy Delgado, Richard Delgado, Wanda Frazier, Eric Gibson (Committee Chair), Susie Kenslow, Jason Rieck, Andrea Russell, Carol Silvey, and Amy Jo Wright.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Ozarks Cancer Crusade Fund which is set up as an emergency fund for cancer patients who are treated at OMC.

For more information about how you can support the OMC Foundation, call 417-853-5200.
West Plains Elks Lodge #2418

Wages Brewing Company