Go Green Ozarks
Self-Reliance Festival
October 17 and 18, 2015
Saturday 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Donations appreciated!
Thayer City Park by the Rodeo Arena, Thayer, Missouri
Supporting Preparedness, Celebrating Heritage,
Growing Our Local Economy, Promoting Self-Reliance,
Learning How to Save Lives During Disasters
Featuring 16 Expert Speakers On:
Preparing for Disasters and Emergencies, Modern Homesteading, Food Freedom, Making Your Own Biodiesel or Alcohol Fuel, Niche Farming Profits, Steam Engines to Make Electricity for Your Home, Solar Energy, Geothermal, Wind Power, Steam Engines for Electricity
Draft Horses, Wool Spinning Demonstrations, Herbal Medicines, Heritage Breed Hogs, Dairy & Meat Goats, Sheep, Organic Gardening, Bee Keeping, Scottish Highland Cattle, Petting Zoo, Sheep, Chickens, Turkeys, Aquaponics, Learn how to make a rocket stove
Explore How To Be Self-Reliant, Self-Sufficient and Be Prepared!
Don’t just survive, THRIVE! Strengthen family bonds through self-sufficiency, stay alive, and live a better life!
Attend This Event To Make Sure You & Your Family Will Be Prepared for:
MAN-MADE DISASTERS: Terrorist threats, social collapse, nuclear reactor
NATURAL DISASTERS: Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Pandemic
ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Do you have cash, gold, silver, barter items?
Special Outdoor Exhibits Including ATVs!
Special demonstrations covering Archery with both modern compound bows and handmade Native American style long bows, Atlatl spear throwing sticks, hunting slingshots, tactical shooting demos and self-defense tactics!
Live Music – Bluegrass, Country & Western, Gospel, Blues Performances
Carnival for the Kids with Ferris Wheel and Other Rides!!!!
Free Money in the Hay Bale Activity for Kids
Activities for the Kids
Call (417) 264-2435
email mike65807@yahoo.com
Go Green Ozarks Self Reliance Festival
The Go Green Self Reliance Festival is dedicated to promoting and supporting the local economy, sustainable living, agriculture, alternative renewable energy, preparedness, and positive community activities, held in Thayer, Missouri in the Ozarks on the Missouri Arkansas border. The festival averages 16 speakers, 150 vendors and 3,000 or more in attendance.
Mike Slack, the organizer is a homesteader, a writer and veteran of US Army Intelligence. His articles on preparedness topics have appeared in several issues of The Survivalist magazine.

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Speakers Announced for Go Green Self Reliance Festival
Speakers have been announced for the 2014 Go Green Self Reliance Festival, to be held June 21 and 22 in Thayer City Park by the rodeo arena. According to event organizers this year’s speakers cover a variety of topics and feature both local and nationally known personalities.
Bob Gascon of Black Dog Survival School will make presentations on Practical Preparedness and on Caring for Your Pets During Emergencies. Gascon is a national leader in preparedness. John Price, president of the West Plains HAM Radio Club will speak on using radio for emergency communications. Doug Brethower of Springfield and Jim Hart of West Plains will discuss Wood Gas Energy and the MSU Renewable Energy Program and will show both a firewood powered generator for making home electricity and a firewood and wood gas powered pickup truck. Dr. Howard Mainprize of Thayer will discuss Biofuels and Making Your Own Diesel. Lynette Pate of Branson, an Organic Guru will speak on Fuel for the Body Through Organics and Raising the Quality of Your Diet and Your Life. Mike Brown of Springfield, a well- known author, will demonstrate a steam engine used to create home electric power. A representative of Preferred Energy will speak on Solar Power for the Home. Other speakers will include Dave Lohr of Kosh Trading Post on Survival in the Wild, Dan Collins on Survival by Preparedness, Dawn McPherson on Medical Care When There is No Doctor, Robin Gilbert on Foods that Heal, Shekhinah Golden Dove Davis on The Self Sufficient Homestead, Mike Evans of Americas Voice Now on Firearms for Preparedness and Protecting Freedom and Doreen Hanes on Agenda 21 and radio host John More on Climate Change (Not Man Made) and How to Prepare.
Music for the festival is also scheduled according to Music Director Donnie Finley. Finley says the entertainers on tap include many local musicians playing Gospel, Country and Bluegrass music. Games and activities for children are also scheduled including the Money in a Hay Bale event. Parking assistance will be provided by the young men of Masters Ranch.
The Go Green Festival runs 9 am to 6 pm both days. Volunteers are still needed. Admission is free and vendors are free and encouraged to attend. This is the 6th Go Green Self Reliance Festival, which is sponsored by the Thayer-Mammoth Springs Saddle Club. To volunteer, register as a vendor or receive more information call 417-264-2435.

For the Fall Meeting scheduled for October 12th & 13th.

February 26, 2013

Originally posted on Health & Family:

Corrections Appended: February 26, 2013

1. Routine Care, Unforgettable Bills
When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Stephanie’s father had been treated there 10 years earlier, and she and her family credited the doctors and nurses at MD Anderson with extending his life by at least eight years.

Because Stephanie and her husband had recently started their own small technology business, they were unable to buy comprehensive health insurance. For $469 a month, or about 20% of their income, they had been able to get only a policy that covered just $2,000 per day of any hospital costs. “We don’t take that kind of discount insurance,” said the woman at MD Anderson when Stephanie called to make an appointment for Sean.

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Do you make or grow your own food products? Have you dreamed of starting an agricultural business? Are you ready to expand your existing business? Visit Ozarks Small Business Incubator at http://www.ozsbi.com for info on class on Saturday February 9th at 9am. It’s a hands on, 36-hour training program designed to help new and experienced entrepreneurs determine their chances for success while developing essential business planning skills in: concept and development; market research and analysis; pricing and financial projections. Producers will learn from certified instructors and agricultural specialists from the Darr School of Agriculture at Missouri State University.

Another good article from Soulsby Small Farm

Loved the directions from Soulsby Farms.


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