A “Grease” number during the 2019 Sweet Notes was sweet indeed.

Sweet Notes makes a comeback after being canceled a year ago

Tickets likely not to be available at the door

Tickets for the popular Sweet Notes, a concert with dessert bar, are scarce – but it might be worth a try if you know a member of the Webb City Choir Boosters. Choral director Melinda Benham is doubtful tickets will be available at the door.

Dessert will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Webb City High School Commons.

The combined show choirs will open the concert at 6 p.m. with a performance of “Africa.”

Twenty-one performances are on the program before the choirs come together again for the finale, “Sweet Caroline.”

Demand for Sweet Notes may be higher than usual because of its absence a year ago because of the pandemic.

The show choir season ended on a successful note Friday at the Carthage competition.

Bella Vocé won first place in the unisex category, along with best opener, best choreography and best band. The all-female choir was also first runnerup overall.

DoMENance, the all-male choir, took third place in the unisex category.

The Webb City Singers were fourth runnerup overall, third in Class 5 and won best closer.

Benham wrote on Facebook that she was impressed by the camaraderie of three performing groups “recklessly and unselfishly supporting each other even though they were in competition against each other.” 

She thanked the seniors “who have lead by example and shared their hearts and talents with all of us.”

And she thanked accompaniest Terri Rushing “for helping us keep all our artistic and disorganized ducks in a row” and for all of her guidance every day.

This year’s choreographers were Singers alumni Zachary Pettit and Grant Benham.

The spring choir concert is set for Tuesday, May 4.

Carterville celebrates three more Rock Star Readers

The latest readers to reach Rock Star Level 4 at Carterville Elementary School are (TOP) Dawson Hinderliter and Harper Austin. (BOTTOM) Ella Simmons. (KRISTI COLLINS PHOTOS)

New Joplin Little Theatre officers preparing to stage a season of productions again

Joplin Little Theatre announces its board of directors for 2021-2022.

Angela Lowe, board president, says that after being shut down for over a year, JLT is eager to get back to presenting quality, entertaining shows.

Productions scheduled for the new season will be announced in May, with season tickets going on sale in June.

Other officers are: Bryan Whyte, first vice-president; Jessie Smith, second vice-president; Chelsey Davenport, secretary, and Gina Robbins, treasurer.

Other board members are Shaun Conroy, Cleo Copeland, Chet Fritz, Greg Green, Sharon Holland, Maridan Kassab and Josh Shackles.

Carolyn McGowan is chairman of the directing staff, and Wally Bloss is an ex-officio member.

Ann Lile, recently retired as an associate professor of theatre at Missouri Southern State University, is JLT’s new office manager.

Engraved bricks available to honor retiring faculty and staff

The Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation suggests the purchase of engraved bricks to honor the school district’s dedicated teachers and staff.

On Thursday, May 6, the district and Webb City Community Teachers Association will honor 21 faculty and staff members who will be retiring at the end of this school year. They are:

Guyla Brown (25 yrs)

Lisa Crow (30 yrs)

Ralph Doss (16.5 yrs)

Kim Jones (28 yrs) Judy Foster (18 yrs)

Jerry Kruckenberg (18 yrs)

Angela Resa (29 yrs)

Walter Resa (28 yrs)

Gail Rice (15 yrs)

Tricia Richardson (27 yrs)

Nancy Smith (25 yrs)

Lanita Southard (20 yrs)

Melissa Wales (31 yrs)

Penny Wilkinson (19 yrs)

Darla Williams (21 yrs)

Donna Yeager (18 yrs)

Jackie Young (15 yrs)

To order a brick, contact Kelli Frazier at wcfoundation@wcr7.org or (417) 673-6000.


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