November 2023

OFO to play, students to perform ballet

The Ozark Festival Orchestra will present its Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. A special feature for this performance will be 10 dancers from the Midwest Regional Ballet Performing Arts Company and School in Joplin, dancing to three selections from Tchikovsky’s “Nutcracker.” The concert will also include holiday favorites by Leroy Anderson, arrangements of “Carol of the Bells” and other seasonal selections, a visit from Santa Claus and a sing-along. Parents are encouraged to bring children for photos with Santa. Cost for admission is $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and free to children age 18 and under. The OFO is a not-for-profit ensemble based in Monett with 53 players in this concert, 15 of whom are from Barry and Lawrence counties.
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CS Bank’s Manley receives award

Jason Tennant, president and chief lending officer at CS Bank, is pleased to announce Mickey Belle Manley has been selected by the Arkansas Bankers Association to receive the Bill Holmes Leadership Award, in honor of former ABA President Bill Holmes (1949-2018). This prestigious distinction recognizes outstanding leadership among the emerging leaders in Arkansas banking.
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Pet of the week

Hi, Harrison here! I have some stories to tell. My latest adventure is when I was hanging around the Haven with my travel companion, Hattie. Her and I were scared as we kept dodging cars, coyotes and wandering in the pasture with cows.
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Through the years, Nov. 29

40 YEARS AGO: FIRST PLACE FLOAT WINNERS — Cassville’s Christmas parade had judges rating these two floats first place in respective divisions. Pictured is the First United Methodist Church float ranked first in religious category. Democrat file photo
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