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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Cassville to reapply for Trail Improvement Grant

The City of Cassville will apply again this year to the Missouri Recreational Trail Program for grant funding to construct new or improved multi use trails. Last year’s application was not selected, however the City was invited to reapply and to devise a project that put more emphasis on trails as opposed to amenities. An integral part of the application is soliciting and documenting community feedback on the project. This will be accomplished using an online survey that will also give the public an opportunity to help select which project is submitted for the grant and possible construction. The survey is available online at or can be accessed through the City’s web site at For more information on the City’s park facilities contact City Hall at 847-4441.

Auditions for SKITS community theatre’s spring comedy

Shell Knob in the Spotlight (SKITS) has announced auditions for its upcoming production of “A Nose for the News.” This clever comedy transports the plot of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac to a present-day TV station where Cyrano is the station manager. He would love to be Roxanne’s co-anchor on the news show...if only he didn’t have such an enormous, bulbous honker! Auditions will take place Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. at Central Crossing Senior Center, located at 20801 YY-15 in Shell Knob. Both male and female adult roles are available. Those wishing to participate do not have to have theatre or acting experience to audition. Performance dates are April 26-28. Anyone unable to make the audition but who is interested in a part may contact Director Randall Walker at 417-669-7221 prior to Feb. 2.

Camp Barnabas hosting virtual run

The Camp Barnabas Big Party Virtual Run will be held on April 6. People may register at for the virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon or open categories, after which they will receive a race packet with a custom race bib, T-shirt. and finisher’s medal. At any point on April 6, people may go on the run and track it with MapMyRun, then upload the time to the website. All times are by honor code and should be submitted by 8 p.m.

Flexibility, balance, song classes offered at Central Crossing

Central Crossing Senior Center is offering flexibility, balance and song classes Monday through Friday, from 9:30-10:15 a.m., where attendees participate in an exercise regimen aimed at improving one’s flexibility and balance. Fitness is a big part of the program as well, and the “song” part of the class is something that is added in as one feels so moved. The class has been growing steadily since its inception nearly three years ago, hitting 20 participants recently. There’s a variety of exercises and the class keeps everyone moving.

Barry County Democrats to meet

The Barry County Democrats will meet on Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cassville Branch Library community room. A guest speaker will discuss organized rural voting.

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