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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wheaton to host Active Learning Day

On Feb. 7, Wheaton high school and junior high will host Active Learning Day. The National Guard is doing HEAR training, a research-based bullying prevention program, and the other part of the day, the students will choose from different sessions to attend. Sessions include topics like: Preserving food, emergency first aid, vehicle maintenance, graphic design and apps, income taxes 101, Midwest Technical Institute, auctioneer basics, line dancing, cooking for one, careers in construction, Barry County sheriff and Missouri representative of agriculture and government. State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and State Rep. Scott Cupps, R-Shell Knob will also be attending.

SKITS holding auditions for spring comedy

Now is the chance to join the fun by putting on a production with Shell Knob in the Spotlight (SKITS). The group has chosen “Farce of Nature” as its next play. It takes place in Mayhew, Ark., at the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks, the Reel ‘Em Inn. This hilarious farce is guaranteed to be as fun to produce as it will be to watch. Auditions will take place Feb. 8, 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. People do not have to have theatre or acting experience to audition, but having fun is required. Don’t want to act but want to join the group? It takes a village to put on a production, so come play along. No special talent needed. Performance dates are April 24-26. Anyone unable to make the audition but is interested in a part should contact Director Anne Hoffman at 417-665-5842.

Barry County Democrats to meet

The Barry County Democrats will meet on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cassville Branch Library. Bring Valentines to sign for residents of our local nursing homes. Guest speakers are coming from Southwest Missouri Democrat headquarters and the Chairperson for the 29th Missouri Senatorial District. The group will discuss setting up its local campaign headquarters and support needed for local candidates. People may call 231-343-2727 for more information.

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