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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Suicide prevention seminar set for Feb. 11

A suicide prevention seminar will be held on Feb. 11 at the Cassville Branch Library, located at 301 W. 17th Street, at 6 p.m. The information presented in the seminar will focus on identifying and helping people with suicidal thoughts. A question and answer session will follow. The seminar is free to anyone who wishes to attend. For more information, people may call 417-847-6042.

SKITS auditioning for spring play

Shell Knob in the Spotlight is holding auditions for its spring play, "The Bold, the Young and the Murdered," on Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Central Crossing Senior Center. The play will be performed on April 29-30 and May 1. Director Kim Przybyl and the SKITS Board will be at the audition to explain the character roles and the play requirements in detail. This is SKITS' seventh play, and there is no experience necessary to audition. Men and women are needed. There are no children's parts, just actors that may act like kids. "The Bold, the Young and the Murdered" revolves around the dysfunctional cast and crew of a cheesy soap opera, "The Young and the Bold." It begins with the long suffering director struggling desperately with a disgruntled and self-absorbed cast, uncooperative crew members and a pesky new intern to realize his creative vision. Faced with flagging viewership and poor productivity, he is issued an ultimatum by the show's executive producer: complete one episode in one night or the show dies. Locked in the studio for the night, he sets about attempting to corral performances from his charges, only for people to start dying under mysterious circumstances. For more about SKITS, people may find the SKITS Community Theatre page on Facebook, or visit www.shellknobspotlight.com.

CASK Paint 'N Pour classes fill up quick

While the Jan. 20 Paint 'N Pour class is filled already, Creative Arts of Shell Knob is hosting another class on Feb. 11, from 6-9 p.m. Nicki Hanna will lead the group with the subject, 'Mandela." Jo D. will host the March class, which will also be held in the evening. It is important to note the class is reserved with a payment. If someone must cancel, the payment is not refunded, but carried over for the next class. CASK needs to know in advance if someone is not coming, so they can offer that spot to someone on the waiting list. CASK is limited by available space to nine artists. For more information, people can check out the Creative Arts of Shell Knob Facebook page, and CASK's website is: http://creativeartsofshellknob.weebly.com.

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