Tuesday, July 30, 2013


We will be having orchestra on Thursday, August 1, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. All instrumentalists, with the exception of piano students, should meet at STARS 15 minutes early to tune.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Three recognized as Cabool Dedicated Dogs

Kirby Holmes, left, of Cabool Development Foundation and Cabool Alumni Association presented certificates and Dedicated Dog shirts to Mitchell Bess and Dr. Kristene Sutliff during Tuesday's Cabool Area Chamber of Commerce meeting. Not shown is Aaron Ayer, another Dedicated Dog.

Three persons who have given of their talents and time for the betterment of Cabool were honored as “Dedicated Dogs” during Tuesday’s noon meeting of Cabool Area Chamber of Commerce.

Kirby Holmes of Cabool Development Foundation and Cabool Alumni Association made presentations to Dr. Kristene Sutliff and Mitchell Bess and also recognized Aaron Ayer, who could not be present. Holmes explained that the Dedicated Dog program is a way for persons with past or present ties to Cabool to share of their time and expertise to work toward the betterment of the community.

Sutliff, a Cabool native and Cabool High School graduate, is a professor at Missouri State University in Springfield. Student projects through her classes have resulted in grant applications made on the community’s behalf and in the development of a Cabool web site and community brochure.

Bess, who began his association with Cabool through one of Sutliff’s classes, has continued on his own, making videos that feature local citizens and their reasons for calling Cabool home.

Ayer, who is also a CHS graduate, is a Harvard graduate who, along with Holmes, developed the Dedicated Dogs program. Ayer has mentored Sutliff’s students and was instrumental in the reworking of the Cabool web site and its brochure.

Sutliff spoke of her love of the community and how she enjoyed being able to contribute. She encouraged others to also become Dedicated Dogs. She said a grant was written to obtain musical instruments for the STARS Foundation in Cabool, but was not funded. However, while on Facebook one day she saw a friend’s post about free musical instruments to anyone who needed them. She contacted STARS and that person and it resulted in 12 new violins for the STARS. “It’s about connecting the dots,” she said, “keeping your eyes and ears open.”

Bess showed several video clips he has developed which can be used in the promoting of Cabool and on its web site. Before becoming involved as part of one of Sutliff’s classes, he had never even been to Cabool, but has become one of its biggest promoters. His designation as a Dedicated Dog makes him an honorary Cabool resident, Holmes said.

Holmes said there are 30 to 40 people who are assisting the community as Dedicated Dogs.

You can learn more about becoming a Dedicated Dog, by visiting caboolalumni.com.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Due to a family emergency, we have some changes. Read this closely...

1. Tuesday's practice will be located at STARS, NOT Cabool High School.

2. The schedule says 3-8, however, Becca intended for us to be there from 8-5. If you can be there at 8:00 a.m., great! If you can't, get there as soon as you can.

3. We will no longer be doing the play for two weekends - it's one weekend only - August 8, 9, and 10 - Star Theater, Willow Springs, with one show Thursday (7:00 p.m.), two on Friday (6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.), and, you guessed it, THREE on Saturday (2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.)!

4. Please have a parent or guardian present on Tuesday to discuss the change in schedule. Feel free to call if you have questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Re: Ad Sales

It has come to our attention that there is some confusion regarding the selling of ads for the program. If you received information for selling ads, please DO NOT sell until you've talked to Andrea for clarification. Thanks!

Monday, July 15, 2013


A little change in tomorrow's rehearsal schedule...

Start at 3:00, end at 6:00! Make sure you have a ride available at 6:00, because Becca has a meeting!

Monday, July 8, 2013

RE: HSM Tuesday Practice

3:30 - 5:30 - Everyone (Opening Act & Choreography for Status Quo)

5:30 - 6:30 - Basketball Group (Choreography) & Thespian Group (Auditions scene)
-- JOCKS:  You know who you are. :)
-- THESPIANS: Kyle Jacobs, Megan Rosso, Aleena Kaltenberger, Abby Dzurick, Lucas Bailey, Kade Copling, Jaden Beasley, James Lange, Meagan Lange, Hannah Sorrels - plus Alexis Fuwell, Brigman Bell, Tia Copling, Olivia Woosley, and Kyler Copling

6:30 - 7:00 - Kelsi Audition Song (Olivia Woosley, Kyler Copling, and Jaden Beasley)

Please use your CDs to have these songs memorized.  Be prepared!  You will receive scripts and a paper schedule that will inform you of all remaining practices.