On paper, it was a Pioneer victory. In reality, St. Jude Children's Hospital was the real winner. Staff members from Boonville Middle School took on staff members from Boonville High School in a loosely-officiated backyard basketball game Thursday night. It started off strong, with the middle school answering the high school nearly shot-for-shot in the first quarter. The second quarter got a little uglier. BMS had no answer for BHS and simply couldn't stop them. By the half, the score was 45-21. The third quarter was more of the same, ending at 75-33. In the fourth quarter, it seemed that every shot for BMS was worth about 5 points, regardless of whether it went in or not. Points were magically added, fouls were called, calls were obviously thrown and BMS pulled even with BHS with about 10 seconds to go. Really, the final score was 90-63. The action on the court didn't really matter. It was the halftime show that did. Jenalyn Gates, the daughter of Jamey and Angi Gates, spoke to the crowd about her journey with St. Jude's. She began going in 2010 for her cancer diagnosis. She still goes today, but is down to once a year for maintenance. Her father said that it takes $2.4 million a day to keep St. Jude going. And, in their nine years of going, they've never had to pay a dime. That's why fundraisers like this are so important to the hospital.
Seussical the Musical starts this week!
Boonville High School Thespians have been working hard for months, but it's all coming to a head this week. Seussical the Musical will begin Thursday, March 7 and run through Sunday, March 10. Performances are at 7 p.m. nightly Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Seussical the Musical brings an array of classic Dr. Seuss books alive. Most of the plot is centered around Horton Hears A Who, but incorporates other stories, as well. Cast members include: Taylor Evans as Horton the Elephant Devin Galloway as Jojo Madelyn Figueroa as Gertrude McFuzz Megan Moore as The Cat in the Hat Whitney Wagler as Mayzie LaBird Tai Tinsley as the Sour Kangaroo Chris Zimmerman as Mr. Mayor Katie Herrenbruck as Mrs. Mayor Justin Adams as General Genghis Kahn Schmitz/Vlad Vladikoff Madison Cravens, Alexis Knight and Mason Bray as The Wickersham Brothers Tobey Daywalt, Katelyn Stefane, Kenzie Hagar, Grace Moberly, Libby Monteforte and Callie Figueroa as The Bird Girls Kailey Hagedorn as Judge Yertle the Turtle Emma Cundiff as Grinch Brianna Fuqua-Ellard, Alyssa Leslie, Bella Bass, Nicole Gordon, Emma Cundiff, Kailey Hagedorn, Madison Cravens, Alexis Knight, Mason Bray and Justin Adams in the Ensemble (jungle creatures, whos, etc.). Tickets are $7 at the door.
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The new issue of Boonville View is here and is in the process of being distributed! Pick up your copy today at any of our partners!
Welcome to the View Daily!
I graduated from Castle High School. It’s kind of my dirty little secret. Well, that and I’m a Kentucky fan. When I came to Boonville many years ago, it was honestly kind of run down. I’ve lived in Chandler my entire life, so it wasn’t like I’d never been to Boonville. I spent a lot of time here. But, I worked in media. I made a living being nosy. I was paid to really look at things. The square was basically empty, minus a handful of cornerstone stores. There was hardly a block that didn’t need a home razed. But, something happened. I could dedicate pages — and probably have — touting the work of the organizations and individuals who have had a hand in bringing Boonville back to prominence. Take a look at the downtown area. Look at the holes where dilapidated buildings once stood. Our city is looking pretty darn good. That’s how this magazine was born. We saw the good things going on in Boonville and wanted a showcase for those things. The response has been overwhelming at times! We did this in our spare time. I work full time and Debi and Gary bought and built the 1901 Emporium. As of today, this is my full-time job. Kind of. We’re going daily! No, we’re not going to put out a new magazine every day. That’s not how you get your news anyway. We’re publishing stories daily on our website, boonvilleview.com. We have links to our publications, but we also have those stories published on our website, with more photos and links to the businesses featured. We’re working on an app, too! Other media outlets pick up on what’s wrong with our city and community pretty quickly. We want to focus on the good in the community. In a world where nearly everything is literally at your fingertips, we want to bring you the news that you won’t find anywhere else. We want those who google Boonville to find the wonderful stories about phenomenal people and want to visit — or maybe even move here. We want businesses to decide to move here because they like what they see. We’re seeing the tip of the iceberg in Boonville. We’ve always believed in it and we’re putting our livelihood on the line to show others. For me, especially, this is a big, scary move. I’m jumping off without a safety net. But, I truly believe in our community. So, the advertisers that you see on these pages and on our website, this isn’t possible without them. Their support means we can continue to do what we love and make our city even better. Get out there and support them right back! And I'm throwing in a sneak peek of the cover of the new Boonville View Magazine. Look for it on shelves soon! Emily May, Editor