Show Choir Showcase

Friday night and all day Saturday

The annual Webb City Show Choir Showcase is set for Friday and Saturday in the Ronald R. Barton Performing Arts Center.

Five Webb City groups will perform – not to compete but for judges’ critiques – at these approximate times:

• Webb City Euphonics – 6:45 p.m. Friday

• Webb City Polyphonics – 8:25 p.m. Friday

• DoMENance (all boys) – 2:15 p.m. Saturday

• Bella Vocé (all girls) – 3:55 p.m. Saturday

• Webb City Singers – 8:15 p.m. Saturday

Melinda Benham, high school choral director, notes that the event has been divided over two days this year, with the middle school and junior high choirs competing Friday night and the senior high choirs singing Saturday. 

Six junior high choirs are scheduled to compete, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with the awards presentation at 8:50 p.m.

Fifteen high school choirs will perform Saturday, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Preliminary awards will be announced at 4:30 p.m., followed by the six finalists returning to the stage, starting at 5:45 p.m. Awards are scheduled to be presented at 9 p.m.

The Webb City High School show choirs will end their season March 12 at Columbia’s Battle High School.

Competition successes so far include:

Carthage – DoMENance, second in men’s division; Bella Vocé, first in women’s; Singers, second in Class 5, first runner up in finals, best vocals in finals and best closer, “Wherever You Are.”

Nevada – Singers, second runnerup in finals; DoMENance, third in unisex, best show design; Bella Vocé, first in unisex, fifth runnerup in finals, best costumes and best opener, “Barbie Girl/Perfect Day.”

Joplin – DoMENance, second in uni TTB; Bella Vocé, first in uni SSA; Singers, third in Class 5, third runnerup in finals, best female soloist, Bailey Moore, “Born This Way.”

Stars Over Seneca – Singers, first in large mixed, second overall, best ballad, “If the World Should End,” best choreography, best female soloist, Bailey Moore, “Born This Way;” Bella Vocé, first unisex, first overall, best opener, “Barbie Girl/Perfect Day.”

Local COVID-19 testing site is still testing

The Ivy Medical COVID-19 testing site at the Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison St., Webb City, isn’t busy anymore, but it’s still open, and there are plenty of tests available.

Spokesperson Sarah Flocken says, “Ivy Medical just wants to make sure that people in the area know that they are still there. Anyone who has questions or wants to take a test should visit

Operating hours are 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum coming to Webb City

The Webb City and Carl Junction Area Chambers of Commerce are hosting the next Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum. 

It will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, at the Route 66 Events Center, 21 S Webb St., Webb City.

State legislators will share what to expect during the remainder of the current session in Jefferson City.

Doors will open at 10:15 a.m. $15 tickets include brunch. Click here to register.

Soroptimist Spuds N More tickets for sale

Soroptimist International of Carthage will hold its annual Spuds N More fundraiser, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at The Bridge, 800 S. Main St., Carthage. 

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door and include a delicious baked potato with your choice of a wide variety of toppings, salad, dessert and a drink. Tickets are available by calling (417) 358-4049.

The event will also feature a silent auction, with donations from Soroptimist members and many local businesses.

In past years, Spuds N More has raised over $5,000 for scholarships and services to further the education and missions of local women and girls! So far this year, Soroptimist International of Carthage has already given away over $1,500.

Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

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