(TOP ROW) Marshal Miller, middle school sixth grade; Joe Moore, junior high industrial arts; Brayden Wilson, junior high in-school suspension; Jacob Srigley, high school social studies; David Carter, high school chemistry; Tanner McNutt, high school special education.

(FIFTH ROW) Sara Reynolds, high school history; Kayla Henderson, K-12 occupational therapist; Sarah Chambers, middle school fifth grade; Tyler Osterman, junior high band; Kimberly Christensen, Heritage Preschool; Becca Penning, Madge T. James Kindergarten Center, kindergarten; Alexa Gillman, Madge T. James special education; Lisa Baldwin, junior high seventh grade math.

(FOURTH ROW) Natasha Jackson, middle school fifth grade; LaHeather Fisher, high school biology; Nicholas Ray, high school algebra; Sophia Berziel, district English language learner; Shelly Dunn, high school communication arts; Crystal Thomas, junior high eighth grade special education; Angie Bundy, Bess Truman Primary Center kindergarten special education.

(THIRD ROW) Izabella Larson, middle school fifth grade; Bethany Walles, Webster first grade; Kelsey Heady, Eugene Field Elementary fourth grade; Elizabeth Beaver, Mark Twain Elementary third grade; Riley Shade, Eugene Field fourth grade; Brooke Stauffer, junior high physical education; Lily Spikereit, Harry S Truman third grade.

(SECOND ROW) Emileigh Snyder, Bess Truman first grade; Dayana Hernandez, Webster second grade; Shelby Lortz, Webster second grade; Autumn Pounds, Heritage preschool special education; Tiffany Blair, Eugene Field fourth grade; Darby Reynolds, Harry S Truman Elementary, third grade; Adriana Pruente, junior high eighth grade math.

(SITTING) Erin White, junior high special education; Morgan Cantu, junior high speech and drama; Kaylee Coulter, Madge T. James counselor; Madyson Wakeland, Harry S Truman second grade; Alison Johnson, Madge T. James kindergarten; Beth Stewart, middle school sixth grade.


Back-to-School help wanted

It’s no secret that the Webb City R-7 School District is short of bus drivers.

Monday, Aug. 22, is the first day of school.

Open house at all schools will be held the evening of Thursday, Aug. 18:

5 – 7 p.m. – Heritage Preschool

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Madge T. James Kindergarten Center,  Bess Truman Primary Center

5:30 – 7 p.m. – Middle School, High School

6 – 7 p.m. – Eugene Field Elementary, Franklin Center, Harry S Truman Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary, Webster Primary Center

6 – 7:30 p.m. – Carterville Elementary

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Junior High


‘Moon Over Buffalo’ starts JLT’s new season

Sept. 14 – 18

Joplin Little Theatre announces tickets are on sale now for “Moon Over Buffalo,” which will be performed Sept. 14 – 18.

In the madcap comedy tradition of “Lend Me a Tenor,” the hilarious “Moon Over Buffalo,” by Ken Ludwig, centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing “Private Lives” and “Cyrano De Bergerac” in Buffalo, N.Y. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

Ashley Trotnic directs the following cast:

  • George Hay – Greg Green
  • Charlotte Hay – Diane Martinous
  • Ethel – Linda Bailey
  • Rosalind – Hope Bethel
  • Howard – Jacob West
  • Eileen – Chelsie Bennett
  • Paul – Elijah Brown
  • Richard – Neal Ruggeberg

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 thru Saturday, Sept. 17 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

The play will run approximately 120 minutes with one intermission.

There will be a Tea before the Sunday Matinee starting at 1:30 pm in the President’s Room that is free to all Sunday matinee ticket holders.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for senior citizens and students.

They can be purchased by calling (417) 623-3638 or at

Joplin Little Theatre is located at 3009 W. First Street. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Town and Country Quilters plan fundraiser

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 

The Joplin Area Town and Country Quilters will host an outdoor Sew Sale Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Sept. 17, at 601 S. Schifferdecker Ave. in Joplin.

Guild members have made everything being sold. Their creations include sewn home decor for Halloween, fall and Christmas; baby necessities and gifts for children; kitchen and dining essentials; fashion accessories; neckerchiefs for the best dressed dog; and quilts! 

All the money raised will support the guild, which meets monthly on the third Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 3100 N. St. Louis Avenue. 

The guild, a 501(c)(3) organization, offers educational programs for quilters and makes community service projects that are gifted to local agencies serving those in need. In 2021, 213 quilts and 115 receiving blankets and burp cloths were donated to Crosslines, Children’s Haven, Children’s Center, Lafayette House, Life Choices, Net Care Pregnancy Crisis Center of Neosho, and the Area Agency on Aging.

Visitors to guild meetings are welcome to visit twice before becoming a member, with annual dues of $20. For more information about the guild, including other events visit

In case of rain, the sale will postponed until the next Saturday, with the same hours.

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