Project Graduation's Dancing with the Stars to shine Saturday

Project Graduation’s annual Dancing with the Stars fundraising event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cardinal Dome.

This year’s couples are:

  • Eric Truska and Jenna Shipley
  • Chase Bullman and Avery Terry
  • Jacqueline Hackett and Joseph Wermuth
  • Leanne Royer and Brayden Waggoner
  • Joanie Hatterman and Drew Vonder Haar
  • Trey Moeller and Elli Dodson
  • Caitlin Bever-Miller and Colt Taylor
  • Dakota Newby and Izzy Hubler
  • Jonathon Derryberry and Malorie Stanley

Proceeds, raised largly with audience voting, will benefit Webb City High School Project Graduation 2024.

Effects of poverty and homelessness on students

Webb City CARES is hosting a workshop Tuesday on the effects of poverty and homelessness on students.

“We will present on the struggles that many of our families face, especially with the more recent impacts from the economy, increased housing and food costs,” says Jesse DeGonia, director of WC CARES. “We will also talk about what poverty looks like in our community and ways that CARES tries to help families facing the struggles created by poverty.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Webb City Student Services Building, 1000 N. Main St. To register, send a message to or call (417) 673-3402.

Sky Kings Fun Fly

Sky Kings remote-control aviation club members will hold their Spring Fun Fly Saturday at the air field they maintain between Webb City and Carterville.

R/C aviators from around the region usually attend the Sky Kings events, which include a swap meet. Spectators are welcome, too. There’s no admission charge. Lunch will be available for purchase. Donations will be accepted and appreciated.

The event will start at 9 a.m. and end at sunset or as long as weather allows. Lawn chairs and hats are recommended.

Sky Kings is an Academy of Model Aeronautics Gold Leader Club. A current AMA card is required to fly. The air field is located east of East Street and north of Sharon Drive, on the border between Webb City and Carterville (37.161687,-94.448326).

For more information, contact Thane Snider (417) 699-3076 or Mike DeWitt (417) 388-3673

Humane Society low-cost vaccine clinic

The Joplin Humane Society’s Spring Vaccine Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

In addition to shot updates, free microchips are offered to the first 25 pets. Services will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.

Joplin Humane Society is located on North Main Street Road (140 Emperor Road).

Association for the Blind Fundraiser

The Joplin Association for the Blind and Low Vision Enhancement Center will hold its annual Chili and Soup Fundraiser Thursday, April 11.

Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. at the center, Fourth Street and Schifferdecker Avenue.

The menu of chili or soup with drink will be served to adults for $8 and children for $4.

There will also be a 50/50 drawing and silent auction.

To order ahead or for carryout, call (417) 623-5721 or fax (417) 623-1968.