(West Plains) – Take a musical journey back to a time when folk music met rock music and gave birth to a whole new sound that was danceable, singable and oh, so romantic when the University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department at Missouri State University-West Plains presents the national tour of “California Dreaming.”
The performance is set for Thursday, March 27, at 7 PM in the West Plains Civic Center theater. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children age 13 and under will be admitted free, as will students with a BearPass ID. Tickets can be purchased at the civic center box office Monday through Friday from 10AM -3PM or by phone at 417-256-8087.
“California Dreaming” celebrates that brief moment in the mid-1960s through early 1970s when American youth migrated to California by the millions and transformed pop culture forever. Well-groomed folk musicians grew out their hair, plugged in their Fenders and Rickenbackers and caused the radio to sizzle with tight harmonies and dreamy lyrics.
For more information about the “California Dreaming” performance, contact the U/CP Department office at 417-255-7966. For more information about programs provided by the U/CP Department, visit wp.missouristate.edu/ucp/.
(West Plains) – Two one-act comedies are coming to the Avenue Theatre this month.
“How He Lied To Her Husband” by George Bernard Shaw and “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang will be performed live on stage at 7 PM Friday, Saturday, March 14 and 15 at the Avenue Theatre on Washington Avenue, West Plains. Both performances are appropriate for all ages.
Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors at the theatre. Doors open at 6:30 PM. For more information contact the theatre manager at 417-274-1114.
(Mountain Home) – University of Mississippi School of Law Adjunct Professor Jim Carroll will teach three history classes for ASUMH Community Education this spring.
The first class, Explore the Constitution, will start March 11 and run through April 15 on Tuesdays from 2-4 PM. In this class, students will learn what is in the Constitution and why it is still relevant today. The class also touches on the U.S. Supreme Court system and how it makes decisions.
The second class, History of the Presidents, will start March 12 and run through April 16, and will be held on Wednesdays from 2-4 PM. In this class, students will learn about the presidents, starting with George Washington and ending with James K. Polk. Carroll has done extensive research on U.S. presidents and will also be showing his collection of authentic presidential signatures.
The third class, History of WWI and WWII, will start March 16 and run through April 17, and will be held on Thursdays from 2-4 PM and will cover the causes and effects of these wars as well as a detailed historic timeline.
Jim Carroll, who is licensed to practice in Mississippi state and federal courts and in various other federal jurisdictions, has practiced law for over 35 years in the areas of domestic and international insurance litigation and municipal annexation litigation. His clients include numerous domestic and international insurers and re-insurers, as well as many Mississippi municipalities. His international practice has permitted him to appear in various courts and tribunals in a variety of jurisdictions, including the U. S. Virgin Islands, Aruba, Greece, and many other jurisdictions within the continental United States.
The cost of each class is $40 per person. Community Education classes are offered throughout the semester, are not for college credit, and have no tests or grades.
Please call 870-508-6105 to register. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
(Mountain Home) – March 11 – 15 is Teen Tech Week at the Donald W. Reynolds Library in Mountain Home, where teens will enjoy a week full of tech-themed activities designed to educate and equip them with the digital literacy skills they need to be responsible tech users in the 21st century.
Events during Teen Tech Week includes a special presentation about 3D printing by Donovan Mays at 5 PM March 11; a social media panel discussion on Wednesday, March 12 at 5 PM; an 8-bit art workshop at 5 PM Thursday, March 13; and a gaming tournament on Saturday, March 15 at 1 PM.
All teens in grades 7th–12th are invited. For additional information, contact Teen Librarian John Dyer at email@example.com or 870-580-0703 or visit www.baxlib.org.
Author Lineus Berry’s book, “Marceline,” is the place in everyone’s heart that has the warm glow of old memories of growing up. It’s the explanation of why people can’t wait to grow up, but end up wishing they never had. Everyone has a Marceline somewhere that was left behind but never forgotten.
The story follows a ’50′s blue collar kid through childhood with all the wonderful learning experiences that involved peers and family but also includes some of the negatives that real life deals out. The reader gets the opportunity to be there when he first notices girls, gets to bat the first time in little league, and walks off into the world alone.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
The Professional Bull Riders’ “Bull Buck” will begin at 7:30 p.m. both nights and feature some of the toughest cowboys and bulls on the planet. All ages are invited to come and enjoy the event. Tickets range from $12-$29.
An “after party” will also be held following the event Friday night at Roper’s Saloon on the Downtown Square.
For more information, people may visit waywardsonproductions.com, or call 417-522-9891.
(Reeds Spring) – The Reeds Spring R-IV School Foundation has announced their fourth annual major fundraising effort: “PACK NIGHT at Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction” on Friday, March 7 at 8 PM.
In addition to the 2014 Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction show, former St. Louis Cardinal catcher, Tom Pagnozzi will address those in attendance with a message about educational excellence and reaching for a championship. Pagnozzi won three Gold Gloves at catcher during a twelve year career with the Cardinals and was a member of the National League All-Star team in 1992.
Tickets for the event are divided into two categories. “White Circle” seats are $25 each. “Red Circle” VIP seats, located closer to the arena, are $50 each. Individuals who advance purchase tickets in the “Red” section will have the opportunity to attend a VIP reception with Tom Pagnozzi beginning at 6:30 PM. All of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Reeds Spring R-IV School Foundation which grants continuing education scholarships to Reeds Spring students and provides classroom enrichment mini-grants to teachers.
Tickets are currently available at each of the Reeds Spring School offices. The school offices may be reached by calling 417-272-8173.
The Missouri Lottery, in conjunction with the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling, is joining the countrywide charge to raise awareness about problem gambling by paying for dedicated television and radio air time in March for Lottery-produced public service announcements. Additionally, the Lottery has also released a series of free problem gambling public service announcements to radio and television stations to play throughout the year at their discretion.
Missouri Lottery Executive Director May Scheve Reardon explained that what used to be a week-long awareness effort ballooned into a month-long NCPG-sponsored campaign encouraging individuals to “Navigate Problem Gambling” by becoming aware of the warning signs and help available both locally and nationally.
To learn more about problem gambling resources available in Missouri, visit 888betsoff.org, and to learn more about national resources, visit Ncpgambling.org.
(Jefferson City) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that the State of Missouri has signed an agreement with Québec, the second most populous province in Canada, to sell $3.2 billion in Missouri goods and products over the next four years.
The agreement, signed by Québec’s Minister of Industrial Policy, Mrs. Élaine Zakaïb, and Missouri’s Director of Economic Development, Mike Downing, would increase Missouri’s exports by 15 percent by 2018.
The agreement calls for the state and the province to expand bilateral trade and investments in several areas, including aerospace, agricultural products, advanced manufacturing and life science products.
Canada is Missouri’s largest export market, purchasing nearly $4 billion in Missouri goods last year, led by the provinces of Ontario ($2.6 billion) and Québec ($700 million). Missouri’s top exports to Canada in 2013 were transportation equipment ($1.5 billion); chemicals ($624 million); machinery ($438 million); and food products ($352 million).
On Tuesday, the delegation traveled to Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, where Gov. Nixon addressed members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ottawa and met with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and the Minister of Trade, Ed Fast. Nixon arrived in Toronto Wednesday morning, where he is scheduled to meet with leading Canadian companies including Magna International and BMO Financial, and deliver remarks to the American Chamber of Commerce in Toronto. On Thursday, the Governor will meet with Ontario’s Prime Minister, Kathleen Wynne, and the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Eric Hoskins. The delegation will return to Missouri on Thursday, March 6.
Travel costs for the Governor and his convoy is being paid for by the Hawthorn Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic growth in Missouri.
(West Plains) – A Mountain View resident suffered minor injuries after the vehicle she was riding in crossed the center line and struck a ditch.
27-year-old Billie West refused treatment at the scene, according to a Highway Patrol report, which also stated the driver of the vehicle was uninjured.
The accident happened just before 9 AM Tuesday on Highway 17, about four miles north of West Plains.