Sunday, December 29, 2013

Nex Meeting & Delayed Christmas Party

The next meeting is Jan. 28th.  Several people asked that we do our Christmas party then.  So we will meet at Cafe 37.  We will meet at 6:30 to order our meals.  I realize some folks can't make it that early.  You can still come to the meeting and order when you get there.

Please let me know if you plan on coming so I can give the restraunt an idea of how many people to expect.  Let me know also if you still want to do the gift exchange.

The next Monday night get together will be Jan. 6th.  Please let me know if you plan on coming so I can let you know if we should need to cancel. 

My phone number is 417-252-0349. - Beth

Monday, December 9, 2013

Canceling of Christmas Party and December Activities

We are cancelling the Christmas party that was supposed to be this Tuesday (12/11).  It sounds like the weather is supposed to improve over the upcoming weekend, but then turn bad again.  We were supposed to have a Monday night training next week, but it looks like the weather isn't going to cooperate.  So unless the weather changes drastically that is cancelled also.  See you in January.  Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. ~ Beth

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday, December 2nd - News & Updates

This coming Monday we will be meeting at Risner's Stable in West Plains with the dogs to do obedience and rally.  Please let me know if you will be there.  I'll check my e-mail this evening, otherwise give me a call and leave message.  417-252-0349.  That way if we have to cancel I can give you a call and save you a wasted trip.  If you don't know if I have your phone number, give me a call and I can save it on my phone.  The last time I had to cancel, I was frantically calling my husband to get him to look up numbers and call folks for me.  For those who don't know me well, I work for the Forest Service and can get called at any minute to fight fires.  I may not be where I can get to e-mail or phone book, but I'll do my best to call you and leave a message that it is cancelled. ~ Beth

Our December meeting (Christmas party) is Dec. 10th at Cafe 37.  We will get together at 6:30pm.  If you need to come later that is fine.  We will be voting on officers and board members.  That should be it for business.  If you would like to participate, we do the dirty Santa game for a gift exchange.  Please bring a wrapped gift, $10 suggested value limit.  It doesn't have to be dog related.  If you would like to come but haven't already let me know you are coming, please let me know by Wed so I can give the restraunt a final total. ~ Beth

We are not doing the Christmas parade this year as there are conflicting events for that weekend.~ Beth

We need to get sponsors for the March fun match to help off-set the cost of the civic center.  Plus we will be having a silent auction.  So if you can get businesses to donate money or an item for the auction that would be great.  There will be a sign hung up at the event listing them as a sponsor if they donate money.  Any item donated will have a sign with it saying who donated it. ~ Beth

Friday, September 27, 2013

We will be getting together Monday night at Risner stables starting at 6:30 until about 8. Please let me know if you plan on attending. Call me at 417-252-0349 or send an e-mail. My computer is acting up so the phone may be a safer option. Other dates will be Oct. 7 & 21 I know many of you weren't able to come to the meeting Tuesday night, especially since I didn't get a chance to send a reminder out. These are some things that were discussed that you may be interested in: A Nutro Rep will be at the next meeting to discuss dog nutrition. He won't be pushing his brand, so this won't be a sales push. The conformation/obedience/rally show will be March 22nd at the Civic Center. We are going to check on renting the sports matting from the civic center so we can have matting for all 3 rings. Haunting in the Hollow is Oct. 19th. We need folks to help staff our booth from 1-6. I know many of you will be at the show in Springfield. If you aren't going to be tied up otherwise, I would appreciate it if you can come help for a couple hours. We are going to try to do a better job of advertising our events. So if you know of any publications, radio stations, etc where we can get things advertised within Howell and the surrounding counties or publications like the Kennel Spotlight, please send their contact information to me. We are thinking about putting on a seminar in mid June. We are looking for topics that would be of interest to the general public. Please send in ideas or bring them to the next meeting. We are also considering putting on a fun show with costume class and other similar type classes in late spring. This would just be a fun activity to invite the public and their dogs too. ~Beth

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Album Posted for RDO & Agility Match

Uploaded 50 photos from the Agility Match & RDO from last Saturday 09/21/2013. Photo Album If more pictures were taken of the rest of the events, such as the various Demos and Meet the breeds, please send them to me at cjtitus @ (without spaces) and I will optimize them and get them posted with the rest of the photos. That offer is good for any event & activity, I would be happy to post them up for our members and web visitors! Cj L. Titus webmaster

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Upcoming Activities Notes:

  1. We will be getting together on Monday Sept 16 at Galloway Park at 6:30 for final agility and CGC practice before the fun match on Sept. 21st. 
  2. The guest speaker for the Tues. Sept 24th club meeting will be speaking on dog nutrition. 
  3. The club will have another get together on Monday Sept. 30th at Galloway Park. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Updated RDO Events & Information Sept. 21

The South Central Missouri Kennel Club will be hosting a Responsible Dog Ownership day and Agility Fun Match on September 21st at the ball field at Mammoth Spring State Park in Mammoth Springs, AR.  The day will start at 1:00 p.m. with Jumpers with Weaves competition.  Classes will be novice, open, and excellent.  Dogs are required to go over a series of jumps, thru weave poles and a tunnel.
Throughout the day dogs of various breeds will be there.  You can meet their owners and learn about the breed.  This is a good opportunity to find out more information about a breed you may be interested in owning.  At 5:00 p.m. a parade of breeds will be held.
Dogs and handlers will be demonstrating K9 Protection, Field/Hunt, Search & Rescue/Tracking, and Carting.  At 5:15 p.m. a relay agility demonstration will start.  This event involves teams of dogs in head-to-head competition going thru a series of weave poles and a tunnel.  At 5:30 p.m. AKC Canine Good Citizen testing will take place.
Admission to the event is free.  The entry fee for the Fun Match is $5.00 per run (up to 4 runs per dog) if mailed by Sept. 10th and $7.00 per run after that date.  Canine Good Citizen testing is available for $10.00.  Information and entry forms are available at  under upcoming events.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Labor Day Training at Galloway Park

We will be having our training get together on Monday night (Labor Day) at Galloway Park starting at 6:30. We will be there until around 8. I'm not sure what time it gets dark. So if you can't make it right at 6:30, we'll be there for a while. I'll be bringing the agility equipment so folks can practice for the Fun Match. We will also be offering Canine Good Citizen testing at the Fun Match, so we can practice for that also.

Remember to bring mosquito repellent. I'm not sure if the park has been treated again but mosquitos there can be bad. I don't know of any place that isn't bad this year.Hope to see you there.

Directions to the park: At the traffic light where business 63 meets Hwy 63 meet on the north end of West Plains, you will see the Ford and Toyota Dealerships. There is a road, Girdley, that goes between these businesses. Take this road. You will go under the railroad tracks. At the top of the hill there will be a stop sign. Make a left at the stop sign onto County Road 1770. The park is about 1/2 mile down this road on the left. We will meet in the field in front of the pavillion.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Agility Fun Match & Responsible Dog Owner Day

Agility Fun Match & Responsible Dog Owner Day
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Mammoth Spring State Park Ball Field

Schedule of Events:
1PM- AKC Agility Jumpers with Weaves Fun Match
1PM- Meet the Breeds
5PM- Parade of Breeds
5:15PM – Relay Agility Demo
5:30PM- AKC Canine Good Citizen testing

Flyer - Registration DOC Format
Flyer - Registration PDF Format

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Club Picnic May 2013

Photos of the club's picnic held today at Mammoth Springs, MO is posted in our Photo Albums Page. It was beautiful weather, great people and dogs, and many opportunities to further community dog education with the park visitors that had to come see and pet the dogs.

Friday, April 19, 2013

A Note from Beth:

We will be having a club meeting this coming Tuesday (April 23rd).  Tammy will conduct a discussion about canine first aid.  We also need to discuss the upcoming Responsible Owner Day/Agility Match in September. Meetings are held at Howell-Oregon Electric Community Room in West Plains, meeting starts at 7pm. No dogs allowed at meeting. ~ Beth

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ozark Area Newtwork

At the last meeting we agreed to sponsor (advertise) for 3 month the pet lost and found on Ozark Area Network website and radio stations.  The ad is posted and you can view it here:  click on Ozarks Life, Pet Patrol.  Our ad is on the left hand side just a little way down the page.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Photos from our Spring Match!

Uploaded to the Photo Album, pictures from the SCMKC Match Show & Trials on March 23, 2013.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

March 2013 Match Flyer & Entry Form

Match Flyer & Entry Form .DOC
Match Flyer & Entry Form .PDF
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
South Central Missouri Kennel Club Fun Match
Civic Center, West Plains, MO
Conformation: 3-6 Months, 6-9 Months, 9-12 Months, Open (classes divided by sex), and Miscellaneous
Obedience: Beginner Novice, Novice, Grad Novice, Open, Grad Open, and Utility
Rally: Novice, Advanced, and Excellent
Jr. Showmanship: 8-11 years, 12-14 years, and 15-18 years old
Open Showmanship: 19 years old and up
Event times:
Obedience: 9:30AM Registration: 8AM-9:15AM
Conformation: 11AM Registration: 9:30AM-10:45AM
Fees: Pre-Entry fee: $5.00 per class (Entries must be mailed by March 15th)
Day of Match Entry fee: $7.00 per class
AKC Canine Good Citizen test: $10.00
**Bring your dog’s brush, AKC Reg. #, and AKC Reg. Name (if applicable)**
**Only competing dogs may attend & must have current vaccinations.**
Print your Entry form at: Match Flyer & Entry Form .DOC or  Match Flyer & Entry Form .PDF
For more information please contact Match Secretary: Beth Hardman at or  (417) 252-0349

Friday, January 4, 2013

We have posted three photos in the club's photo album from the West Plains Christmas Parade that was held December 8, 2012. Thanks to everyone who could participate!