Community Breakfast to demonstrate caring for Cavanaugh

The Carl Junction Lions Club will dedicate its First Saturday Breakfast for September to support Cavanaugh Studyvin.

Quoting from a flyer, the purpose is to “help with her trauma and emotional care.” Cavanaugh is the executive director of the CJ Chamber of Commerce, and no doubt has touched everyone’s life at some point. Plan to come help us show her our community support.”

Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Center. There will also be a silent auction.


Tickets are now available for JLT’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’

“The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams, will be the next production at Joplin Little Theatre, from Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 24.

Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe-factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda, and Laura have each created in order to make life bearable collapse about them.

Michaela West is directing the play, which stars, Mariah Callari as Amanda Wingfield, Sophie Stoebel as Laura Wingfield, JJ Ramos as Tom Wingfield, and Logan Carnes as Jim O’Connor.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. They can be purchased by calling (417) 623-3638 or online, where there’s more information about the upcoming season.

JLT, the oldest community theater in operation west of the Mississippi, is celebrating its 84th season. It’s located at 3009 W. First St.