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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cassville theatre puts on 'Goldilocks on Trial'

Rehearsals are underway for the production of "Goldilocks on Trial," written by Ed Monk. The play will center around Goldilocks at first, who is a young girl with a lying and stealing problem. She is accused of breaking into a house that belongs to a family of bears, eating all of the porridge, ruffling the family's beds and breaking papa bear's chair. The play will be presented by Cassville High School Theatre Production. It will be held in the FEMA Event Center on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Cost of attendance is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

Animal hospital conducting toy drive

The Herrin Animal Hospital is conducting its 16th Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Staff will be collecting toys until Dec. 15. The new toys will be distributed by the Barry County Neighborhood Center to children in need. For more information, people may call 417-847-5888, or visit Herrin Animal Hospital at 93 Smithson Drive.

Exeter Christmas Parade, Dinner set for Dec. 5

The City of Exeter will host its annual Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Exeter Community Building. The dinner is provided by Cheryl Lee and Calla Bacon of C&C Country Store, and the cost is $6 per plate. Following the meal, the Christmas Parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. Anyone who wishes to enter may call City Hall at 417-835-2823. There is no fee to participate. Santa Claus will be at the end of the parade and will hand out goody bags at the Community Building after the parade.

4th Adult Ag Class scheduled High School

The Cassville High School Agriculture Department will host the fourth Adult Agriculture Class of the year, "Create your Own Christmas Wreath," at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, moved from Dec. 7. All supplies will be provided, unless people have extra items they wish to include. A $3 donation is appreciated to cover the cost of supplies. Refreshments will also be served. for more information, people may call Jordan Ellis or Jimmy Hinson at 417-847-4610, or email jellis@cassville.k12.mo.us or jhinson@cassville.k12.mo.us .

Santa Train Ride to benefit For the Kids

For the Kids Foster/Adoptive Parents Association is working, in conjunction with the Seligman Chamber of Commerce and A&M Railways, on a Santa Train Ride fundraiser. On Saturday, Dec. 19, there will be three separate times where people can purchase tickets and ride the train from Seligman to Exeter and back. Santa will be on the train to talk to the children and take pictures. Everyone will get a cup of cocoa and a cookie. The children, 12 and under, will each receive a goody bag. As part of the fundraising event, sponsors are needed, and there are four levels of sponsorship. Bronze, $50, is business name only; silver, $100, is the business name and either phone number or website; gold, $250, includes business name, address, phone number and website; and diamond, $500, includes business name, address, phone number and website. In addition, diamond sponsors receive a 10 percent off coupon good toward any of the 2016 excursions with the A&M Railroad out of Springdale, Ark. Plus two first-class tickets for the Dec. 19 Santa Train Ride. All of the sponsorship money goes to For the Kids organization. Checks should be made out to For the Kids Foster Parent Association and mailed to Lynette Bailey, 8504 Lawrence 2230, Monett, MO 65708.

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