Event raises over $8,000 for OMC Cancer Treatment Center patients and the
Boys and Girls Club of Thayer
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater West
Plains co-hosted the Fourth Annual Dice Run of the Mills on Saturday,
June 20. A total of 98 motorcycles and 22 vehicles participated in the
fundraiser that was planned with social distance precautions and cleaning
protocols in place. The event raised over $8,000, which will be split
between the two causes.
The event was sponsored by Mega Motorsports, Hirsch Feed and Farm Supply,
West Plains Daily Quill, Bartlett Moving and Storage, Classic Rock Q-94,
KHOM The Train 100.9, Outpost Motorsports, Simmons Bank, Steak and Shake
of West Plains, Thayer Gas, Legacy Auto Body, Don’s Auto Service,
West Plains Lock and Key, Bootleggers BBQ, Cattlemens Steakhouse, Country
Cottage Café, Roy’s Store, Shorty’s Rib Shack, West
Plains Chamber of Commerce, The Buzz, Pizza Hut, Mr. Dent, Shelter Insurance-Roger
Foley, Hood Performance, American Built Machinery, and Cover Lumber.
The event kicked off at OMC Parkway Center in West Plains and included
Dice Roll Stops at Dawt Mill, The Antler in Gainesville, Rockbridge Rainbow
Trout and Game Ranch, Hodgson Mill, and Twin Bridges Canoe and Campground.
The final roll stop was at OMC Parkway Center. A party was not held at
the end of the ride this year due to COVID-19.
Five dice were rolled at six stops during the event. The highest total
dice roll score award went to Chris Haddock of West Plains with a score
of 130. Chris won a Dice Run trophy and $100. The person who had the lowest
total dice roll score award went to Donna Mattera of Willow Springs with
a roll of 80. She received a Dice Run trophy and $25.
Tedd Hoverson of Key West, Florida won the award for the farthest traveled
to participate. He received a Dice Run trophy and $25. The oldest motorcycle
rider or passeger went to Julie Leatherwood, age 86, of West Plains. She
received a Dice Run trophy and $25.
Winners at the roll stops were Dalton Acosta with the highest roll of 27
at Dawt Mill. He won a $25 West Plains Chamber Bucks Gift Certificate.
Scott Williams was the lowest roll at The Antler with an 8. He won a $25
gift certificate from the Cattlemens Steakhouse. Shannon Hedrick was the
highest roll at Rockbridge with a roll of 29. She won a $25 Gift Certificate
to Bootleggers BBQ. Dean Saunders was the lowest roll at Hodgson Mill
with a roll of 9. He won a $25 Gift Certificate to Roy’s Store.
Andy Tripp was the winner of the highest roll at Twin Bridges with a 25.
She won a $25 Gift Certificate Twin Bridges Bar and Grill. Philip Wilson
was the winner of the lowest roll at OMC Parkway with a roll of 9. He
won a $25 West Plains Chamber Bucks Gift Certificate.
Patrick Moffis won the 50/50 Drawing and $238.
This year’s event required more volunteers at registration and each
roll stop to allow for social distancing and disinfecting surfaces in
between participants. A special thank you to the volunteers who helped
with the event: Alexandra Malisheski, Amanda Brotherton, Amy Johnson,
Amy Langston-Barry, Amy Tucker, Andrew Schwartz, Angela Wright, Angie
Garner, Ann Christopherson, Arlena Rumfelt, Ashlie Ledbetter, Brandi Werner,
Cambria VanWinkle, Christopher Strick, Cynthia Thomas, David Amador, Denise
Brewer, Destiny Prince, Donna Mainprize, Elizabeth Collins, Heather Harrelson,
Iva Highfill, Jama Thompson, Jennifer Bailey, Jerry Davis, John Kenslow,
John Tollenaar, Karsyn Smith, Kay Collins, Kelsey Perkins, Kenya Cook,
Kristol Cochran, Kristy Hamby, Kyla Howard, Kylie Andrews, Lee Davis,
Lisa Olson, Mary Matthews, Mary Smith, Maylee Stewart, Melody Hubbell,
Pamela Nelson, Rita Berkheimer, Samantha Oaks, Sarah Kentner, Susan Kenslow,
TJ Temple, Tracy Evans, Trisha Vigna, and Valarie Williams.
“We had a wonderful day of riding through the Ozarks and raising
money for two great causes! I’d like to thank everyone who came
out to participate, our sponsors, our volunteers, and the business that
allowed us to have a roll stop at their location,” said Melissa
Smith, Chair of the event.
For more information about the Dice Run, contact Melissa Smith, 417-257-6737.
Additional photos and information will be available on the Dice Run of
the Mills event Facebook page at
Chris Haddock, Overall High Roll Winner
Donna Mattera, Overall Low Roll Winner
Patrick Moffis, 50/50 Winner
Julia Leatherwood, Oldest Rider Winner
Tedd Hoverson, Furthest Traveled Winner