Carterville Students of the Month

Carterville Elementary February Students of the Month learned about what it means to be trustworthy. They learned they could be trustworthy by… always telling the truth, being dependable, meaning what I say, using good manners, doing the right thing, doing what I say that I will do, having good intentions, never cheating, being loyal to my friends and family. 

Congratulate Carterville Elementary’s February Students of the Month: (FRONT) Alissa, Trevor, Rylan, Breckin, Owen, Everleigh. (BACK) Cason, Reagan, CJ, Ava, Abigail and Kalli. (NOT PICTURED) Izabel. – Lauren Thompson photo

First 50 pets get free microchips

9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, March 25, at Joplin Humane Society


The Joplin Humane Society announces that Chuck and Linda Brown have made it possible to hold a microchip clinic – with the first 50 pets being microchipped for free.

The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 25.

Free microchips will be first-come-first-serve and only one microchip per household. Each microchip comes with a free lifetime registration.

‘Funny Girl Music’ auditions

7 p.m. March 20-21, Joplin Little Theatre

Auditions for “Funny Girl Music” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 20 – 21, at Joplin Little Theatre, 3009 W. First St.

Director Marilyn Bouldin will be casting:

• Females – four ages 18-25; two 20-27, two 30+, four 40+ and an ensemble of girls 15 and older.

• Males – two 18-25; one 20-35; two 20-40; three 30+.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, a partial vocal selection, and dance portion; all provided at time of auditions. 

Those auditioning for the role of Fanny or the dance chorus should wear a dance heel.

All others should wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

In the Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films, and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With humor, talent and chutzpah, young Fanny, an awkward Jewish girl who “isn’t pretty,” defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Fanny’s rise to super-stardom and her turbulent romance with gambler Nick Arnstein are explored through Bob Merrill and Jule Styne’s unforgettable score, which includes “People,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and “You Are Woman, I Am Man.”

Performance dates are May 17 – 21, 2023. For more information, call (417) 623-03638.