Musical Valentines Offered


On 01.29.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

STARS Foundation will be offering their services for Valentine’s Day this year. Musical telegrams will be available for the Cabool and Houston area on Friday, February 13. The cost per visit is $20.

Each will include a live performance, a card, and a treat. There are several songs to choose from and for an additional fee they can take requests.

For more information or to purchase a musical telegram, please call Cindy Bobe at 417-217-9430.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


Auditions Saturday for "The Little Mermaid Jr."


On 01.22.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

STARS Foundation will be holding auditions for the Disney musical “The Little Mermaid Jr.” on Saturday, January 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the STARS Foundation building located at 519 Main Street in Cabool.

All area students ages 19 and under are invited to showcase their talent. For more information, go to www.thestarsfoundation.blogspot.com.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


Two Fundraisers this Week for STARS Foundation


On 02.12.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

Also, benefit through AmazonSmile.com

STARS Foundation will be offering their services for Valentine’s Day this year. Musical telegrams will be available for the Cabool and Houston area on Friday, February 13. The cost per visit is $20.00. Each will include a live performance, a card, and a treat. There are several songs to choose from and for an additional fee they can take requests.

Amazon users will also have an opportunity to donate to STARS at no additional cost. Users can log on to www.AmazonSmile.com, make their purchases, designate STARS Foundation as their favorite charity and Amazon will donate a percentage to STARS Foundation.

STARS will also be holding a drawing on February 13 to raise operational funds for the organization. Included in the items to be raffled are a gift certificate for a manicure, sporting goods, a musical instrument with free lessons, and many miscellaneous items. The cost is $1.00 per ticket or you can purchase six tickets for $5.00.

For more information about the raffle or to purchase a musical telegram, please call Cindy Bobe at 417-217-9430.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


STARS Foundation to Perform "Little Mermaid" Apr. 17, 18, 24, 25


On 03.26.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

STARS Foundation of Cabool will be performing “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” on April 17, 18, 24, and 25. They will be performing at the Willow Springs Star Theater located at 205 East Main Street. 

The play begins at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and on Saturday there will be two performances, one at 2:00 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5.00 in advance at $6.00 at the door. For tickets, please call 254-3168.

For more information about the STARS Foundation or to make a donation, visit www.thestarsfoundation.org or www.smile.amazon.com and designate The STARS Foundation as your charity of choice.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


STARS Attains Non-Profit Status


On 03.05.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

STARS Foundation became a non-profit organization as its own entity this past August of 2014. Rebecca Peterson started the organization six years ago. It became an official non-profit under the direction of Cabool Development Foundation in 2012. “I am grateful for their guidance and financial support over the last three years,” said Peterson. “I could not have done it without their direction and support.”

STARS Foundation is a community-wide fine arts school. What makes them unique is the design of the teaching and the opportunity to have this available at an affordable price. Orchestra, lessons in music theory, art, languages, theater, and dance are available for area students that participate in the surrounding six counties.

STARS stands for Studying, Teaching, And Returning Service. Students are encouraged to participate in community service as a way of supporting the financial needs of the foundation. By helping serve others, they see the service given to them and acquire the desire to work hard and appreciate the lessons given.

The STARS annual operating expenses come to about $60,000 a year without any compensation given to anyone teaching or participating. At this time, the money comes from student’s monthly payments, private and business donations, small grants, Cabool Development Foundation, and Kiwanis. 

STARS has also become a partner with AmazonSmile.com. When shopping on Amazon you can designate STARS Foundation as your favorite charity. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases and donate, at no cost to you, the amount to STARS Foundation.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


Concert for a Cure to be Presented by STARS Foundation Orchestra


On 04.30.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

On Sunday, May 3rd at 3:00 p.m. the STARS Foundation Orchestra will present a free “Concert for a Cure.” The 80-piece orchestra will perform arrangements from films such as Spider Man, Chronicles of Narnia and Star Wars. In addition, there will be featured soloists and selections by Mozart, Pachelbel and others.

Please join us as we gather with our community to remember loved ones affected by cancer and to honor those who have fought bravely against this insidious disease. All proceeds and donations go to The American Cancer Society.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


STARS Foundation to Present the Ballet "Cinderella" on Saturday, May 2


On 04.30.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

Prepare to be enchanted by the STARS Foundation Dance Studio’s performance of the ballet “Cinderella” on Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Cabool Old High School Gymnasium. Under the direction of Malai Copling the pages of the enduring tale will come to life, delighting audiences with the beauty and majesty of classical ballet, wrapped in the promise of “happily ever after.” Tickets are $2 each at the door, and children age 6 and under are free.

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Local Nonprofits to Participate in Give Ozarks Day


On 04.17.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

Two local non-profits in Cabool, STARS Foundation and Trinity Springs, are participating in the first-ever Give Ozarks 24-hour online day of giving on May 5.

these nonprofit agencies will work to raise online donations from midnight to midnight on May 5 at giveozarks.org for a variety of needs that will improve services and opportunities for residents of the area. Nonprofits also will be eligible for a number of prizes based on their success raising funds and also the overall number of supporters who make online donations on May 5.

STARS Foundation will be hosting a donation station at the STARS building located at 519 Main Street, Cabool. Members will be providing entertainment, prizes and many activities at their location.

Trinity Springs will have a booth at Jordan Valley Park in Springfield from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Making a secure donation is simple. On May 5, donors can log onto giveozarks.org and search for these local non-profits to complete a basic credit-card donation. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.

May 5 is Give Local America Day when community foundations across the country will be holding similar online fundraising events to boos resources for their local non-profits, encourage new donors and raise awareness of philanthropy in general. Online giving days, a growing movement in the philanthropy field, have raised millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations over the past six years.

STARS Foundation and Trinity Springs are affiliates of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, which is hosting Give Ozarks with presenting sponsors BKD Wealth Advisors and platinum sponsors The Musgrave Foundation, The Commerce Trust Co./Coover Charitable Foundation, and Ron and Janice Penney. The CFO is a regional public charitable foundation, founded in 1973, which includes 45 affiliate foundations and nearly 600 nonprofit partners and schools.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


"Little Mermaid" Opens Tomorrow Night at Star Theater


On 04.16.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

STARS Foundation’s musical theater production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” opens tomorrow night, April 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Star Theater in Willow Springs. The play continues on Saturday, April 18, with two performances, a matinee at 2:00 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m., repeating on April 24 at 7:00 p.m. and April 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 pm.

The cast is led by Maren Messerly as Ariel, a young mermaid who has fallen in love with a human. “She must have constant supervision,” according to her father, King Triton (Duncan Stack). And to do that job is the famous crustacean, Sebastian (James Lange).

Back to the stage as the evil wallowing in her misery is Hannah Peterson as Ursula, the banished sea witch. As Prince Eric (Aidon Stack) searches for a princess to take the thrown with him, Grimsby (Blake Williams) his mentor is helping him find “the girl with the voice.” Comic relief Scuttle (Gabe Pruett) and Flounder (Gianna Westlund), Ariel’s two best friends, support her on an adventure to find her place in this world giving lots of laughs and mischief.

The production also features a cast of 87 students from Cabool and surrounding areas. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $6.00 at the door. For tickets, please call 254-3168.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


​Basketball Tournament Saturday


On 04.16.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held Saturday, April 18, to benefit STARS Foundation.

The tournament will be held at the Houston Middle School gym, starting at 8:00 a.m. Spectator admission is free.

For more information, contact Cindy Bobe, 417-217-9430.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


​Auditions January 24 for Next STARS Production


On 04.15.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

STARS Foundation will be holding auditions for the Disney musical “The Little Mermaid Jr.” on Saturday, January 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the STARS Foundation building located at 519 Main Street in Cabool. 

All area students ages 19 and under are invited to showcase their talent. For more information, go to www.thestarsfoundation.blogspot.com.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


​3-on-3 Basketball Tournament to Benefit STARS April 18


On 04.09.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, April 18, to benefit STARS Foundation.

The tournament will be held at the Houston High School gym, starting at 8:00 a.m. Spectator admission is free.

Team registration is needed by Wednesday, April 15, and is $5.00 per player with a maximum of four players per team.

To register, contact Cindy Bobe, 417-217-9430.


​"Little Mermaid" to be Performed April 17-18, 24-25


On 04.09.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

STARS Foundation of Cabool will be performing “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” on April 17, 18, 24, and 25. They will be performing at the Willow Springs Star Theater located at 205 East Main Street. The play begins at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and on Saturday there will be two performances one at 2:00 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5.00 in advance at $6.00 at the door. For tickets, call 254-3168.

For more information about the STARS Foundation or to make a donation, visit www.thestarsfoundation.org or www.smile.amazon.com and designate The STARS Foundation as your charity of choice.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


​Cinderella Ballet Encore


On 05.07.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

An encore performance of “Cinderella” the ballet, will be held on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the old high school gym.

Tickets are $2 each at the door, and children age 6 or under are FREE.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


​July 4th Celebration


"Mary Poppins" Friday, Saturday at the Star Theater


On 09.17.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

STARS Foundation of Cabool will present the Broadway version of “Disney’s Mary Poppins” September 18-19 at Star Theater in Willow Springs.

Friday’s show is at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday’s shows are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or call 417-254-3168 to reserve your seats.

“Don’t miss the chance to see a Broadway show, complete with live orchestra, this close to home,” a spokesperson said.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


​"A Night with the STARS" Friday, Saturday nights at Willow Springs


On 10.15.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

STARS Foundation will present an extravaganza of music, dance, and theatre on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, at 7:30 each night at Grimes Auditorium on the campus of the Willow Springs Schools. 

The night’s entertainment will feature musical and vocal performances, dance routines, and improvisational skits from STARS Foundation’s talented instructors and advanced students.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support STARS Foundation and its diverse programs. 

“This will be a farewell performance for many of our students who are moving on to new adventures after high school,” a spokesperson said. “Don’t miss your last chance to see these gifted dancers, musicians, and actors perform together.”

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


​STARS Foundation to Present "A Night with the STARS" Oct. 16 & 17 at Willow Springs


On 10.08.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

STARS Foundation will present an extravaganza of music, dance, and theatre on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, at 7:30 each night at Grimes Auditorium on the campus of the Willow Springs Schools. 

The night’s entertainment will feature musical and vocal performances, dance routines, and improvisational skits from STARS Foundation’s talented instructors and advanced students.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support STARS Foundation and its diverse programs. 

“This will be a farewell performance for many of our students who are moving on to new adventures after high school,” a spokesperson said. “Don’t miss your last chance to see these gifted dancers, musicians, and actors perform together.”

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise


​STARS to Host Christmas Extravaganza December 19


On 12.10.15  |  by The STARS Foundation

On Saturday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Star Theater in Willow Springs, STARS Foundation’s talented performers and instructors will present a Christmas extravaganza of music, dance, and theatre, guaranteed to fill you with the Christmas spirit. 

Tickets are $5 at the door.

“Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind Christmas variety show!” a spokesperson said.

Courtesy, The Cabool Enterprise