Thoughts from the Editor
Tuesdays are usually the thinking and writing days, and I like to have more good than bad and more happy than unhappy (could have typed sad, but that would be outside my poetic scope of practice).
Here's a good and happy -
Attend a stage play or musical at the Lofte Community Theatre - the Born in A Barn Players give the audiences some outstanding performances that are funny, hilarious, enjoyable, heart-breaking and may even make you think about life a bit differently.
We attended the Dixie Swim Club production, which if it was a movie would be a "Chick Flick" but I got the message. I am a pretty cynical guy (and old) but these five women made their characters and their relationships real - and they made it happen live, without retakes or teleprompters. That was some fine acting ladies!
If I was a real theater critic I would give this production 4.5 out of 5 barns.
Folks, it's live theater, but you can take your popcorn, sodas, and junk food into your seat - definitely a no-no at the Lied Center.
Most productions are family oriented - However, the next musical is "The Producers" by Mel "Toilet Mouth" Brooks, and Mel writes ADULT themes - so in the words of Artistic Director Kevin Colbert "LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME!!"
The talent is local and great! If you have an itch to perform in front of an appreciative audience or be part of an energetic production crew or build sets, etc.
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger - comedy is when you fall in an open sewer and die." - Mel Brooks - This is why you should "LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME!"
It is STILL severe weather season!
Warning Siren Information
The Alvo siren is activated by either the Cass County Sheriff's Office Communications Center or by the Cass County Emergency Operations Center by radio link. When a severe weather warning is received from either volunteer fire and rescue storm spotters, law enforcement or from the National Weather Service, the appropriate sirens in the county will be activated with a 2-3 minute steady wail. There is NO all clear signal.
All the county sirens are tested on the first Saturday of the month between 1000 and 1100.
When you hear the wail, TAKE COVER! DO NOT grab your lawn chair, a six-pack and your smart phone to attempt to make a viral YouTube video. We will have too many idiot storm chasers running around the county already. As was proven in Oklahoma, being a storm chaser does not keep you from harm.