Country star Leona Williams, son Ron perform Feb. 16 in Thayer, Mo.

Thayer, Mo. — Country music star and songwriter Leona Williams will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the new Boren Center in a special Valentine treat for country music lovers. Performing with Leona will be her son Ron, a country star in his own right. Leona is a legendary fixture on the country scene and writes for some of the top country stars, including Merle Haggard to whom she was once wed. Some of her songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, George Jones, Randy Travis, and Tammy Wynette. Leona has recently returned from her 5th Annual European Tour where she wowed country music fans, and she has performed for the last ten years in Branson and in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry. For more about Leona, on the Web, see For more about Ron, see www.ronwilliams Country music lovers and chocolate lovers will be in seventh heaven at this concert. Special chocolate treats will be available during the show. Ticket price is $10 at the door and $9 in advance. Tickets will be sold in advance at the Boren Center on Friday nights, Thayer Decorating Center in downtown Thayer and Cedar Mall on Hwy. 63 in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Or, you can make ticket reservations by calling (417) 414-0264. Leave your name and return number. The Boren Center — previously known as the Oregon County Country Music Theater (OCCMT) — is located at 5th and Walnut in Thayer, Mo. Coming from the north on Highway 63 you make a right hand turn at the McDonald’s stop light and go several blocks up the hill. From the South, on 63, you make a left hand turn and go up the hill. OCCMT is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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