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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cassville Christmas Parade marching down Main Dec. 2

The 2017 Cassville Christmas Parade will be held on Main Street on Dec. 2 beginning at 6 p.m. Entries will begin lining up at Cassville High School at 4 p.m. Division prizes include the Kids Choice Award, sponsored by Hutchens Construction, and the prize is $1,000 for the best float. Other categories include religious, non-religious, commercial, marching bands, single-unit vehicles and horse drawn. Entries are due by Nov. 22. The parade will conclude on Clover Street. For more information or to enter, people may call 417-847-2814.

Wheaton Christmas Parade scheduled for Dec. 9

The city of Wheaton will host its annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m., with the line-up at Body of Christ Ministries between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Those who wish to be in the parade should call 417-652-3314, or after 4 p.m., call 417-350-7522. People may come have their picture taken with Santa, and receive a bag of candy prior to the parade, from 4-5:30 p.m., or after the parade at the train depot. There will also be chili, hot dogs, hot chocolate and cookies after the parade.

Ozark Festival Orchestra to perform ‘Messiah’ in Cassville

The Ozark Festival Orchestra, soloists and a community choir will perform selections from Handel’s “Messiah” at 7 p.m. On Dec. 16 at the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church, 602 West St. in Cassville. Singers from the Cassville area are still welcome to join rehearsals for the community choir, which are being held at 2 p.m. Sundays at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Scores will be provided. Jerry Ragsdale is preparing the choir. For additional information, people may call Todd Borgmann, OFO music director, at 417-635-2004.

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