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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

SKITS spring play ‘Farce of Nature’ set for April

The SKITS board of directors has announced rehearsals for the spring play “Farce of Nature” will resume on March 1 with a three-night presentation scheduled for April 23-25. The play was originally set to run in 2020, but due to coronavirus and ensuing complications, the play was postponed. However, all original cast members are available and are excited to resume rehearsals. The SKITS directors have indicated that social distancing will be observed during the performances and precautions will be taken to ensure that proper sanitation guidelines will be followed to protect the audience during the performances. At this point, it is anticipated that attendance for each show will be approximately half of normal capacity due to the implementation of social distancing. The SKITS theater group is looking forward to performing “Farce of Nature” for all attending patrons. “This will be an absolutely hysterical play,” a SKITS press release said. “So, whether you are a regular theater-goer, occasional, or new to the Shell Knob and Table Rock area, mark your calendar for this comical community theater production.”

Waste Management District N meeting set

The Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N will meet at 11:50 a.m. on Feb. 16. Due to COVID-19, members are asked to call in. To get the teleconference number and passcode, people may call the District office at 417-236-9012 or call 417-342-6306 prior to the day of the meeting.

Capps Creek Road District to meet

The Capps Creek Special Road District will meet at noon on Feb. 16 at Garry Bartkoski’s shop, located at 5086 Farm Road 2057.

Roark Family Health offering COVID tests

Roark Family Health will be partnering with Nextgen Diagnostics to provide free COVID Testing clinics every Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. These tests will be completed in the clinic’s south parking lot (concrete parking lot) in the numbered parking spots. The only items people need to bring are a driver’s license and insurance card if available. These are free of charge even with no insurance or if insurance doesn’t cover the test. This is the nasal PCR test, so generally takes about 48 hours to receive results. For questions, people may call Nextgen at 417-362-NEXT. This is open to all patients, with no clinic membership needed, to test for symptoms, test out of quarantine, test before leaving the state, weekly testing for business staff, etc., regardless of symptoms. To book a particular time instead of just driving up, visit:

OATS Transit open for regular service

OATS Transit is open for regular transportation service, however, face masks are required on the bus due to COVID-19. People may call the OATS Transit office at 417-887-9272 or 800-770-6287 to schedule a ride or find out about service in their area. People may go to and click on the bus schedules tab for a specific county to see the full schedule. OATS Transit is available to the rural general public of any age, seniors and individuals with disabilities. OATS also contract with a number of agencies to serve their clients. OATS Transit offices will be closed and regular routes will not be operating on Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day

Seligman dances continue

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce dances at the Seligman Chamber Event Center will continue every Saturday at 7 p.m. Everyone is also asked to bring a snack to share. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612.

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