Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

Cedar Bluff School – 1921

Cheryl Briggs has donated this photo of Cedar Bluff School students in 1921.

We know Martha Ball is far right on the back row and that her sister, Margaret Ball is far right on the front row. (They’re kinda dressed alike.)

Martha and Margaret were the two oldest children of Charles and Sylvia (Flournoy) Ball. They were the grandchildren of George W. and Martha Ball and Thomas and Sarah “Tade” Flournoy, residents of Webb City.

Cedar Bluff School was located near Cedar Bluff Cemetery, which is still on the south side of Baseline Road near County Lane 194.

On Nov. 4, 1969, the Carthage Press reported that the old Cedar Bluff School building had recently been destroyed by fire. It had long ceased being a school and had been used to store hay before it burned

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.