Dice Run

A VARIETY OF VEHICLES participated in Ozarks Medical Center’s third annual Dice Run of the Mills fundraiser. Several riders participated in the event held to raise awareness and sponsorship for the new OMC Women’s Center. From left Rob Wurst, West Plains, Debbie and Jerry Housley, West Plains, and Robert and Teri Hart, Willow Springs, prepare to start the journey which led riders through various parts of the Ozarks. Stops included locations in Alton, Winona, Alley Spring, Willow Springs and ended with a block party at Great Rivers Distributing in Pomona.

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) held its third annual OMC Dice Run with 66 motorcycles and 12 cars participating.

The fundraiser, held Saturday, raised over $6,000 to be donated to the OMC Capital Campaign for the new OMC Women’s Center.

The event kicked off at OMC Parkway Center in West Plains and included Dice Roll Stops at OMC Alton, OMC Winona, Alley Spring Mill in Eminence, Stop ‘n Spot in Summersville, Milo and Jack’s in Willow Springs and concluded at a Lot Party held at Great Rivers Distributing in Pomona, featuring rock band Fender Bender.

Five dice were rolled at six stops during the event. The highest total dice roll score award went to Sonny Bell of Mtn. Grove with a score of 128. Sonny won a Dice Run trophy and $100. The person who had the lowest total dice roll score award was Kim Wood of Mammoth Spring, Ark., with a roll of 83. She received a Dice Run trophy and $25.

John Elkins of Ozark won the award for the farthest traveled to participate and received a Dice Run trophy and $25. The oldest motorcycle rider went to Julie Leatherwood, age 85, of West Plains. She received a Dice Run trophy and $25.

Prizes for winners at the Dice Roll Stops were donated by Colton’s Steakhouse of West Plains, Greater West Plains Chamber of Commerce, Mercenary Leather, Xtreme Audio+ and TJ’s Hickory House.

Winners at the roll stops were Tom Wood with the highest roll of 29 at OMC Alton. He won a $50 Chamber Bucks Gift Certificate. Donna Matera was the lowest roll at OMC Winona with a score of nine. She won a $25 gift certificate from Xtreme Audio+.

Curtis Bankroft was the highest roll at Alley Spring with a roll of 28 and won a $50 Gift Certificate to Colton’s Steakhouse. Donna Matera was the lowest roll again at Stop n’ Spot with a roll of five and won a $25 Gift Certificate from Mercenary Leather.

Sheri Lawrence was the winner of the highest roll at Milo and Jack’s with a 27. She won a $50 Gift Certificate from Colton’s Steakhouse. Jeffery Peace was the winner of the lowest roll at Great Rivers with a roll of nine. He won a $25 Gift Certificate from TJ’s Hickory House.

“We were blessed with a beautiful cool day for riding our Ozarks last Saturday and were thankful for those who came out to support this event,” said Melissa Smith, co-chair of the event.

The event was sponsored by Great Rivers Distributing, Mega Motorsports, Ozark Electrical Solutions, West Plains Daily Quill, Outpost Motorsports, Landmark Bank, Q94, Bartlett Moving Services, Hughes Towing, KHOM The Train, US Cellular, Morlan-Shell Ford and Toyota of West Plains.

For more information about the Dice Run, contact Melissa Smith, 257-6737 or Charlie Wharton, 505-9161, Dice Run Co-Chairs. Additional photos and information will be available on the Dice Run of the Mills event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/1162849937197717/.

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