Friday, December 19, 2014

Club Dues

Reminder that dues are due in January.  Please bring them to the January meeting or mail them to: SCMKC, P.O. Box 1162, West Plains, MO 65775 ~ Beth

Upcoming Training Info & Ideas

Some of us have been tossing around the idea of having some formal training sessions of about 6 weeks in length.  There would be a fee to pay for the instructors and the facility.  A lot of details still need to be worked out.  The idea is to have a class that starts at a certain level and moves towards a definite end objective.  There are folks who are beyond basic obedience and agility and need to be able to move on to the next level.  With the way we have been doing things everybody is staying at the beginner level because we are constantly having new folks joining us at the beginner lever.  Plus some people just like a more structured environment.  We will still have the informal training where we help each other.  This is still needed for those who don't like the formal training or just aren't in the position to be able to attend on a weekly basis but still want to get out with their dog.  Barb and I are thinking about offering a tracking class if we can get a location to hold it.

We will start back with the informal training on January 4th.  I'll send a reminder note out closer to that time.  

~ Beth

Thank you!

First off I would like to thanks those of you who attended the parade and/or came to the Dec. meeting Christmas party.  We had a good time at both.  Mandy already had ideas for how we could decorate the truck next year.  Margit posted pictures on Facebook.  We had a nice private room at Ryans so we didn't disturb other folks with our game and meeting.  ~ Beth

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Upcoming Weekend Events! Dec 13th & 14th

This Saturday (December 13)is the Christmas parade in West Plains.  Line-up is at 1:00 and the parade starts at 4:00.  From what Angela passed along when she signed us up, since we aren't competing we can't line up until 1:00.  Mike had gotten permission for us to decorate behind All-Pet.  So I'll be there with the my ton flatbed truck.  At 1 pm or shortly after I'll go over to Missouri Ave.  They told us to just line-up at the end of the line.  Sounds like they are trying to get the judged floats up front.  If it is after 1 pm when you get to town, give me a call and I'll let you know about where we are at.  We are going to decorate the truck.  The sign will be on front.  We can hang garland, wreaths, etc. from the bed.  If you have something that would make some good decorations bring it with you and wire or string to attach it to the truck.  If you are going to ride on the bed of the truck, you may want to bring something soft & warm to sit on.  It has a metal bed.  The parade moves pretty fast and is about 1 1/4 miles long.  Some of us will be decorating our dogs also.  It sounds like it is going to be a nice day.

Sunday is our Christmas party/December meeting.  We will be meeting at Ryan's restaurant in West Plains at 1:00.  It is on Hwy 160 west just past Wal-Mart.  The business meeting will be short.  We need to elect officers.  We need a secretary and treasurer plus at least 1 board member.  Please let Donna know if you are willing to serve.  We will also be voting on change in the memberhsip dues for 2015.  A proposal was made to keep active member dues the same but to increase non-active member dues to $20 for individual and $30 for family.  To be considered active you need to come to a business meeting and help at an event once a quarter.  If passed, all current members will pay active member dues in 2015.  New members will pay the higher rate.  In 2016 dues will be based on how active the member is.  Membership dues are due in January.  We will be playing the Dirty Santa Game.  If you wish to participate, we suggested a gift of about $10 value.  It can be a cool gift or a gag gift.  That is part of the fun.  Your family members are welcome to join us.

Those of you who are not members are welcome to join us at these events.  We have lots of fun at both.

Hope to see you there.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

December 2014 & January 2015 Club Activites

This is what we have planned for the month of Dec.  Even if you are not a club member please feel free to join us in these fun events!

Dec. 6 - Willow Springs Christmas parade - meet at Booster field at 9 am.  Booster field in on business 60/63 on the east end of town.  The parade starts at 10.  We will be walking.  The parade route is about 0.7 miles.  Please feel free to decorate yourself and your dog in its Christmas finest. 

Dec. 7 - Informal dog training starting at 1:00 at Galloway Park in West Plains.  Let me know if you are interested in attending.  There may not be any interest with the Willow Springs Christmas parade the previous day.

Dec. 13 - West Plains Christmas parade - meet on Missouri Ave. at 1:00 pm to decorate the truck.  Line-up is at 1.  Parade starts at 4.  Recommend bringing snacks to eat while you wait.  They do pass out hot chocolate and coffee.  The parade route is about 1.6 miles.  It moves fast so you need to decide if you want to walk or ride before we get started.  It is difficult to get on and off the truck once the parade starts.  Feel free to decorate yourself and your dog.  Since Missouri Ave is very long, you can give me a call to find out exactly where we are at 417-252-0349.

Dec. 14 - Christmas dinner - 1:00 at Ryan's restaurant in West Plains. Ryan's is on Hwy 160 West from the junction of 63 and 160 near Wal-Mart.  Please let me know if you plan on attending so we can let the restaurant know about how many to expect.  If  you decide at the last minute to come it shouldn't be a problem.  We reserved for 40 people.  We will be doing a "Dirty Santa" gift exchange if you wish to participate.  Suggested gift limit is $10.  There will be a short business meeting - election of officers & proposed by-law change.

Dec. 21 - Informal dog training starting at 1:00 at Galloway Park in West Plains.  Let me know if you are interested in attending.  Folks may be to busy with Christmas so close.

What is scheduled so far for January 2015.

Jan. 4 & 18 - Informal dog training starting at 1:00 pm at Galloway Park in West Plains.  More details closer to that time.

Jan. 27 - Kennel club meeting.  We hope to decided at this meeting what we will be doing in 2015.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Club Meeting November 25th

This is a reminder that our club meeting is this Tues. at 7 pm at Howell-Oregon bldg.  I've attached the agenda.  If you can't make the meeting, please let me know if you are planning on making either of the parades.

PRESENTATION:  None scheduled
Roll Call
Introduction of New People/Guests
Minutes of last meeting -
Report of President -
Report of Secretary -
Report of Treasurer -
Reports of committees
·         Show committee – Need to set a date for the spring show and get Civic Center reserved
·         Membership committee – No report
·         Publicity committee – Proposed activities for upcoming year
Election of new members – None to vote on
Old business
·         Christmas parades:West Plains parade starts at 4:00pm with line-up at 1:00 on Missouri Ave.  
·         Willow Springs parade starts at 10:00am at Booster Field.  Meet at 9:00.  
·         Practice days changed to 1st and 3rd Sunday at 2:00pm at Galloway Park.
·         Results of member survey.
·         December meeting at Colton’s on Dec. 14th at 1:00pm.  Play dirty Santa game?   Election of officers and board members.
·         Nominations for offices

New business
·         Conformation seminar – Date and where, other details.
·         APRI dog show demonstration – we can do drill team again if we can get some practice time in or do a rally demonstration.  Considered an agility demo but they don’t have the proper flooring.  Booth – is it worth the time?
Other activities sponsored by another club that members may be interested in:
All Breed & Obedience/Rally “B” Match, Saturday January 17, 2015 in Harrison, AR – NAKC – Entry forms will be out in November.

APRI conformation dog show – March 28, 2015.  Ask Donna Christensen if you have questions.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sunday Training Cancelled 11/16/14

The weather forecast sounds very iffy for tomorrow.  Even if we don't get much snow, it is usually not very safe to be on the roads with the first snow. 

Hope to see you at the club meeting on Tuesday, the 25th. ~ Beth

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Notes from the October Meeting

Arlene Myslinski was our guest speaker on Agility. She answered many questions.  She suggested a group called Canine Performance Events that we may want to contact to help us with our agility show.  They are interested in getting their events in the MO & AR area.

Christmas parades - West Plains is Dec. 13th at 5:00 pm.  We will have a trailer for folks to ride on.  All Pets is going to allow us to decorate the trailer behind their store.  I'll send out information on the time and theme as we get closer to the date.  If somebody would like to be in charge of coordinating the decorations let me know.  If you want to walk with your dog that is fine, just remember it goes at a fast pace.  Quick poll - Do we want to enter the float in the competition?  Let me know your opinion ASAP because it makes a difference on how much we pay to enter.  The prize is worth the extra money, but it does take a lot of work to be competitive.  Willow Springs parade is Dec. 6th starting at 10:00 am.  This is a slower paced parade that would be good for walking with your dog.  We will meet at Booster field at 9:00 am.   Let me know if you will be participating in this parade. 

Monday night training practices: We decided to make a change to when training will take place.  There is concern about weather issues and driving at night in the winter.  We have decided to try for the winter having the practices on Sunday afternoons starting at 2:00.  For Nov. we will do the 2nd and 3rd Sunday (because I forgot to get anything out earlier).  The rest of the winter we will go back to the 1st and 3rd Sunday.  We will meet at Galloway Park.  If somebody wants to check on other indoor locations go ahead.  Let me know what you find out.

Dec. meeting/dinner - We decided to go to either Ryans & Coltons.  Each place has advantages and disadvantages.  We decided on Dec. 14th. if it is available.  Mandy will get back to us on availability. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 28, 2014 Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda
Oct. 28, 2014
PRESENTATION:  Agility by Arlene Myslinski
Roll Call
Introduction of New People/Guests
Minutes of last meeting -
Report of President -
Report of Secretary -
Report of Treasurer -
Reports of committees
Show committee - No report
Membership committee – No report
Publicity committee -
Election of new members –
Old business
Christmas parade – Date & time?  Theme?  Float, undecorated trailer, walk?
Haunting in the Hollow
Monday night practices – Change day?  Change location?  Format?  If move to Sunday afternoon, could continue to do outside at Galloway Park.
New business
How to improve club?  Beth will e-mail specific questions to members to gather suggestion to discuss at Nov. meeting.
December meeting – location and date
Other activities sponsored by another club that members may be interested in:
All Breed & Obedience/Rally “B” Match, Saturday January 17, 2015 – NAKC – Entry forms will be out in November.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Haunting in the Hallow Update

For those of you who are going to help at Haunting in the Hollow Oct 18th.  The event runs from 2-6.  They want us to be set up by 1:30.  If you can help set up, please meet me there in the parking lot around 12.  We need to carry stuff a fair distance.  We'll try to hook-up with the guy with the UTV to help us move things close. 

We are going to do an obedience demonstration or do the drill team, depending on who shows up, at 3:00.  The doggie costume contest will be at 5:00.  Both activities will take place at our booth.  We will do agility demonstrations through out the day.

Feel free to dress up yourself and your dog if you like.  If you can't stay for the whole time, if you can make it for a few hours that would be great.  We usually stay pretty busy at the booth.

Hope to see you Saturday, Beth.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Doggie Costume Contest

Doggie Costume Contest

Date: October 18, 2014 
Time: 5:00 pm 
Location: Haunting in the Hollow, Galloway Park, West Plains, MO at the South Central Missouri Kennel Club Booth 

Prizes will be given for: 
* Dog/Owner Look Alike ($10) 
* Most Unique Dog Costume ($15) 
* Best Dog Costume ($20) 
Gift bags will be given to each child who brings their dog in costume. 

Call for more information: (417) 252-0349

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Costume Contest at Haunting in the Hollow Oct. 18th

Costume contest will be at Haunting in the Hollow at Galloway Park in West Plains on October 18th. 
Costumes will be judged at 5:00 pm. 
Prizes will be given for
1) Best dog/owner look alike - $10; 
2) Most original dog costume -$15 
3) Best dog costume - $20.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Agility JJW Match & RDO Meet the Breeds Flyer & Entry Form

Download & Print Flyer Here: 2014 Flyer

AKC JWW Agility Fun Match 
Responsible Dog Owner Day & Meet the Breeds
Saturday, September 20st, 2014

West Plains City Softball Fields
Corner of N. Howell Ave.  & E. 3rd Ave (N) & Bratton Ave (S)
South ball fields nearest Bratton Avenue

All Day Events
Meet the Breeds
Dog Performance Demonstrations 

Schedule of Events

9:30 am - AKC Agility Jumpers with Weaves Fun Match
11:00 am- Parade of Breeds

$5 per Run, per Class, if entries are post marked by September 13th, 2014.
Day of entries are $7 per run, per class.

Only entered or participating dogs are allowed on the event grounds.
Please be sure to have your dogs vaccination records with you.
Contacts:  Beth at 417-252-0349  or  Amy at 573-429-5229 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Galloway Park Play Night 9/4

We will be having the play night in West Plains tomorrow at the Galloway park at 6:30.  Please let me know if you are coming in case we have to cancel.  417-252-0349 or send me an e-mail.

We will also be getting together on the 15th and 29th.

We will be making the trip to Purina Farms again this year to watch the National Finals of the Incredible Dog Challenge.  It is Sept 27th.  The event starts at 11:00 and ends around 4.  We need to plan on leaving West Plains around 7am.  Let me know if you want to go by the 21st so we can arrange how we vehicles and pick up times and places.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Upcoming Agility Fun Match & RDO

Folks, The fun match & RDO is coming up on Sept. 20th.  The show is going to start at 9:30 and should be done around 3:00.  It will be held in West Plains at the softball fields near the high school.  I'll send out directions later. 

I'm needing to know who is going to be able to help that day.  We will mostly need help setting up and taking down as well as people to rotate in the ring.  It works best if there are 2 people helping at a time.

Also if you are coming and are bringing a purebred dog, let Amy know what breed you will have there.  We are hoping to do a parade of breeds near the beginning of the match.

The other thing we are looking for are people to do demonstrations of an activity they do with their dog.  If you have something different you do or know of somebody who does something interesting, let me know. 

I would like to get everything lined out the 1st week of Sept.  Please let me know if you can help by the end of this week. ~ Beth

Sunday, August 24, 2014

General Meeting Aug.26th

This is to remind you that we have a club meeting this Tuesday at 7 pm at the Howell-Oregon building.  We will be discussing the upcoming events - Agility Fun Match and Haunting in the Hollow.

There was a request that we start having some topic at the beginning of the meeting again.  We will start the meeting off with "Travelling with your dog"  If anybody has suggestions for topics let me know. ~ Beth

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Updated Future Activities: August - October 2014

Haunting in the Hollow is Oct. 18th.  - We will have a spot again this year.  Those of you who do drill team or are interested in participating, let me know if you would be available to do a demonstration at Haunting in the Hollow.  Let me know so Dave can put it on the schedule.  We probably need to have at least 4 people to have it look good.

Agility Fun Match and Responsible Dog Owner Day - It will Sept 20th with Oct 4th as the rain date.  We will hold it at the softball fields near West Plains High School.  Please start contacting folks with purebred dogs that are good representatives of their breed to see if they would be interested in being there so people can see their breed and learn about it.  At this time we are planning on starting at 9:30.  It will probably run until 3 or so.  We are going to do this a little different this year.  Instead of having all the demonstrations after the fun match, we are going to have a demonstration between each agility division.  The parade of breeds will be near the beginning of the show.

NHC, a nursing home in West Plains, is having a "dog show" for the residents.  They are inviting folks to bring puppies and well behaved adult dogs that would not mind being loved on by the residents.  The are going to do this Friday, Aug. 22nd. starting at 2:30.  If you would like to do this please contact Audry Sears at the nursing home.  The number is 417-256-1088.  They have done this before and it really cheers up the residents.  So many of them miss their pets and enjoy getting to pet and see these dogs.

Incredible Dog Challenge at Purina Farms is Sept. 27th.  We are planning a day trip to watch this event.  This is the national finals.  We had a great time last year.  We will do a head count towards the end of Aug. to see who all wants to go.  There is no cost to watch.  We will car pool and just split the cost of gas.  Last year we stopped in Rolla on the way home for dinner.  There is food for sale at the event.  It is a little high but not too bad.  I think last year the event started around 10:00 am.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Photos from Nose Work Seminar Posted

Uploaded photos from Patti & Margit who had gone to the seminar and shared their pictures on our club's albums page. ~ Cj

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Update Nosework Seminar

The Nosework seminar is July 12th at Hirsch Feed in West Plains.  Starts at 10:00 am. 

Anybody interested in attending as a working team, please let Amy  know.  You don't have to be a member to attend.  Contact Amy for the cost, the price includes lunch.

People can also audit the seminar without their dog at a reduced price, again contact Amy for more information and to setup the lunch count. ~ Beth

Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer Schedule for Monday Fun Night Practice

1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of each month starting at 6:30 pm, Fun Night Practice will be held at Galloway Park through the summer until it gets cold. Fun Nights in the winter months are held at Risner Stables. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Call Beth at (417) 252-0349 ahead of time to let her know you are coming that week so she can contact you if need to cancel. ~ Beth

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Old Time Music & Heritage Festival

This is a reminder that the festival is this coming Friday and Saturday. They have been promoting our demonstrations at 3:00 and 7:00. So we need to make sure we can put on some decent ones. At 3:00 we can do agility jumps with weaves. I would like to show them how they can get started and some dogs running a pattern. The pattern would be simple. At 7:00 we will do the drill team demonstration followed by rally and obedience. If you are uncomfortable talking in front of a crowd, I can do the announcing. If you have any suggestion on how to do the demonstrations let me know. A few people have let me know when they can help but we need a lot more to man the booth and help with the demonstrations. So if you can help, please let me know ASAP. The times are 10-7 on Friday and 9-6 on Saturday. If you can do a couple hours that would be great. ~ Beth

Monday Night Practice & Drill Team Practice

Reminder we will be doing training Monday night. I'll try to bring the agility equipment but I'm not sure if I'll be able to. If I can't bring the equipment, we can play some obedience games with the dogs. We can meet at Galloway Park again. We will do drill team practice afterwards. I would like us to go down to the area where we will be doing the demonstration to practice so we have a better idea on how much room we will have. If you are going to join us just for the drill team part, give me a holler before you come to make sure where we are at. The weather is supposed to be good Monday evening. ~ Beth

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Upcoming Events for June

Monday night fun time - June 2nd & 16th - Please let me (Beth) know by phone (417) 252-0349 or e-mail if you plan on coming. If you let me know you are coming, I can give you a call if we need to cancel. The weather for Monday is calling for scattered chances of rain. We can always drop into the pavilion if it starts to rain. Unless this changes to a good chance for thunderstorms we will be there. We will meet at Galloway park at 6:30. As always if you can't make it at 6:30 you are welcome to drop in when ever you can get there. We usually quit around 8:00. We would hold drill team practice towards the end. Old Time Music Festival and Heritage Days - June 20 & 21. We will once again have a booth at the festival. We need to staff the booth on Friday from 10 -7 and Saturday from 9 - 6. Since vehicles have to be out of the booth area by 9 Friday morning, we will start setting up at 8:30. If 1 or 2 people can help that would be great. We don't have much heavy stuff. It would be good to have 2 people at the booth all the time. So if you can take a 2 hour shift that would be great. You can bring your dog as long as it is comfortable with crowds and little kids. Nearly everybody asked before petting the dogs, but there is always somebody who doesn't. If you think your dog might bite if surprised I would recommend leaving him home or bringing a crate for him to have a comfort zone. For the display I was thinking of pictures of what we do and some responsible dog ownership information. If anybody has any other ideas let me know. Also I could use help with putting something together. Since I'll probably get pictures off the website, let me know if you don't what any pictures with you in it used. As far as info about the pictures, it will just be what is being done and the breed of dog. We will be doing demonstrations at 3 and 7 on Friday. Nothing on Saturday. I'm thinking each should be 15-30 minutes long. We decided to do a drill team demonstration at the 7:00 time slot. If drill doesn't take that long we can fill-in with obedience or rally demonstration. We need to decide on what to do a 3pm. We will be in a grassy area with corral panels around the area. We can do a jumps with weaves demonstration. None of our contact equipment has been reworked to be usable yet. We can also do obedience and rally. We need volunteers for the demonstrations. Please let me know if you can participate. Club meeting - June 24 Our regular meeting at Howell-Oregon starting at 7:00.~ Beth

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May Meeting Info

Tuesday (27th) is our next club meeting. We need to discuss our plans for the Old Time Music and Heritage Festival on June 20 and 21. We will be staffing a booth both days again this year. We are scheduled to give demonstrations at 3pm and 7pm on Friday. They would like us to do the drill team demonstration. I told them that we may be able to do that at 7, but probably not at 3 because of folks working. I thought we could do rally, agility or obedience at 3. If you can't make the meeting, please let me know if you can staff the booth and/or help with a demonstration. We had cooked hot dogs and sausages left over from the fund raiser. I have kept them frozen. I can bring them along with buns to our meeting. Let me know if you are interested in partaking and what topping (ketchup, mustard,etc.) If somebody else wants to bring other things to eat with them let me know. Hope to see you there. ~ Beth

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday 19th Practice Night Info

Next Monday is practice night. Folks have asked about starting to go to the park since the weather is nice. So we will be going to Gallloway park on the north end of town where we do Haunting in the Hollow. You get there by taking the road between the Ford and Toyota dealerships. Turn left at the stop sign. Go about 1 mile, the park is on the left. I won't be able to make it that night. So Donna Christensen is going to take over organizing the activities. If you plan on attending please let Donna know. You can e-mail her at or call/text 417-259-1325. With everybody getting busy with outdoor stuff and other activities that come with summer, I realize not as many people may be able to make it on Monday night. So to save folks a wasted trip to West Plains, it is greatly appreciated if folks call to let us know they are coming. If it should be rainy we can contact you if we need to cancel. If those coming are from one end of the area or another, we may change the meeting place to a more central location for those coming. See you at the monthly meeting. ~ Beth

Monday, May 5, 2014

Fundraiser May 2014

I want to thank everybody who was able to come help at our fundraiser at Town & Country Supermarket in Willow Springs. They gave us permission to use their cook trailer to setup a food stand for 4 hours. Eight members worked the stand and it wasn't long before we had an assembly line going. The profits will help toward our rental costs for the upcoming August 30th Breed/Obedience & Rally Fun Match at the West Plains Civic Center. ~ Beth

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fund Raiser & Monday Training Updates

Our fund raiser at Town & Country Supermarket in Willow Springs is tomorrow.  If you can help, we will be at the store at 9:30 to set up and selling food until 2:00.  If you can only come for a short time that would be great also.  I'm sure somebody will be ready for a break.

Monday is the 1st Monday of the month, so we will be training at Risner Stable in West Plains starting at 6:30.   I'll be bringing the agility equipment.  Besides some obedience, I would like us to do a little conformation practice.  If you can't make it for the whole time, we will do conformation, obedience, then agility.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SCMKC Upcoming Events

May 3 – Fund raiser at Town & Country in Willow Springs; 9:30 – 2:00 May 5 & 19 - Monday night training – 6:30 – 8:00 June 13 & 14? – Heritage Days – booth and demonstrations July 12 – Nosework Seminar – West Plains location to be determined; 10:00 – 4:00 or 5:00 Aug. 30 – Conformation/Obedience/Rally Fun Match Sept 27 – Purina Incredible Dog Challenge field trip Oct 4 (or Sept. 20) – Responsible Dog Owner Day and Agility Fun Match – location and time to be determined.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This Monday, April 21, will be our play day at Risner's. I'll bring the agility equipment again. We will do some obedience first. Also those of you in drill team, this will be our last practice before the show, April 26. We will start at 6:30. Feel free to come late if you can't make it that early. Please let me know if you are coming, so I can let you know if we have to cancel for some reason. mbhardman (at) Our regular club meeting is on Tuesday, April 22, at the Howell-Oregon building. We will start at 7:00 pm. Heads-up - our fund raiser at Town & Country will be May 3rd. Please let me know if you can help. We need to be there at 9:30 to set up and go until 2:00. If you can only help part of the time that will be fine. ~Beth

Saturday, April 5, 2014

1st Monday of the Month

It's the 1st Monday of the month. We will be meeting at Risner stable at 6:30. Since we haven't done agility in awhile, I had a request to bring the equipment. Those of you working on obedience, we will do some obedience to start the practice. If you want you can continue to work on obedience while others are doing agility or you can start learning agility. Drill team members - we will practice after. So if you can't make it at 6:30, please try to come around 7:45 - 8:00. We are usually done in 30 minutes. ~ Beth

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Risner Stable Training

We have a 5th Monday in March so that means training at Risner Stable. We'll get started around 6:30. Drill team practice will follow. It is not too late to join the group doing drill. We will do a short performance at the APRI dog show on April 26th. All exercises are on leash. Just as a reminder we meet the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month. Now that the weather is more suitable for hauling a trailer, we'll get back on the old schedule of obedience and rally practice on the 1st Monday and agility on the 3rd Monday. ~ Betg

Saturday, March 22, 2014

2014 Spring Match

Added another 50 photos from Jack Smith of the South Central Missouri Kennel Club Match held March 22nd at the West Plains Civic Center. As more images are sent in, I will add them to the album. ~ Cj (webmaster)03/23/2014 Photos from today's match. Couldn't ask for better dogs or weather!
If anyone has more photos they want to add to the album please send them to cj.titus (at)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Monday March 17th Training

If the roads are clear we'll have our training at Rixner's stable on Monday night starting at 6:30.  We will be doing obedience and rally.  This will be the last practice before the show. 

We will have a drill team practice afterwards,

Call or e-mail me if you plan on coming so I can let you know if we have to cancel because of weather.  Hopefully any snow we get will be melted by Monday night.  My phone number is 417-252-0349.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fund Raiser Postponed

Due to the expected cold and rainy weather, we are postponing the fund raiser at Town & Country.  Based on past experience Steve did not think we would get much business.  I'm going to check on what shows are going on in April and May and we will reschedule for an open date. ~ Beth

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Updated Practice & Fund Raiser Info

It looks like the weather is not going to cooperate again.  Those of you interested in the drill team, let me know if you want to practice the following Monday,March 10th.  If you are interested but come to practices, let me know and we will send you the pattern to practice.  We are planning on a practice after the dog show on the 22nd.

Also we will be doing a fund raiser at Town & Country supermarket in Willow Springs on Saturday, March 8th.  We need help from 9:30 to 2:00 plus a little time after to clean up.  Even an hour or two of help would be appreciated.  If you have already let me know you are going to help, you don't need to respond back. ~ Beth

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fund Raiser March 8th

SCMKC will have a fundraiser at the West Plains' Town & Country supermarket parking lot on March 8th. We will be using their cook trailer and will sell hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch.  Chips and drinks available for a complete lunch. Come support us!

Friday, February 21, 2014

General Meeting Feb. 25th

This coming Tuesday (2/25/14) is our monthly meeting at Howell-Oregon building in West Plains.  We will start at 7:00.

We need to discuss final plans for the dog show match in March.  If you can't make the meeting but can help at the match, please let Amy know so she can organize the workers.

Hope to see you Tuesday. ~ Beth 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Risner Stables Practice Scheduled for Feb 17th

With a break in the weather 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.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fun Match - March 22

Saturday, March 22, 2014
South Central Missouri Kennel Club Fun Match
Civic Center, West Plains, MO 


Puppies: 3-6 Months, 6-9 Months, 9-12 Months
Open (classes divided by sex)

Obedience: Beginner Novice, Pre-Novice, Novice, Grad Novice, Pre-Open, Open, Grad Open, Pre-Utility, and Utility

Rally: Novice, Advanced, and Excellent

Jr. Showmanship: 8-11 years, 12-14 years, and 15-18 years old
Altered Open Showmanship: 19 years old and up, Altered Dogs Welcome


Obedience: 9:30AM
Registration: 8AM-9:15AM

Conformation: 11AM
Registration: 9:30AM-10:45AM

Pre-Entry Fee: $5.00 per class (Entries must be mailed by March 12
Day of Match Entry Fee: $7.00 per class
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test Fee: $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:ENTRY FORM 
For more information please contact Match Secretary: Beth Hardman at  or call (417) 252-0349.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Photos online from Holiday Party

I created a photo album of the few photos I took at Cafe 37 last evening for SCMKC's Christmas Dinner & Meeting. Photo Albums
The Dirty Santa Gift Exchange was very popular! Several gifts hit the three exchange maximum - good time! ~Cj

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January Meeting & Monday Get Together

The temperature over the weekend and on Monday is supposed to be in the 50's!  So I was wondering if anybody wants to get together at Risners at 6:30.  Drop me a note or give me a call if you are interested.  (417) 252-0349

Our monthly meeting will be on the 28th at Cafe 37.  If you plan on coming and haven't already let me know, please let me know you are coming by Thurs. the 23rd so I can give them a definite number of how many are coming.  We need to elect officers and board members.  Plus we will do the gift exchange we were planning in December.

Also a reminder that the annual dues are due this month.  If you can't make the meeting please send your dues to:

SCMKC, P.O. Box 1162, West Plains, MO 65775

It is $10.00 for a single person, $15.00 for family ~ Beth