Compliments of Cagle Cartoons Inc.

Fireworks sales and blasting legal July 1 – 4 in Webb City

The fireworks tents in Webb City can legally begin selling at 9 a.m. Friday, July 1, and have to stop at midnight Monday, July 4. They have to close July 1 – 3 at 11 p.m.

Fireworks can be discharged 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 1 – 4.

On New Year’s Eve, fireworks can be discharged in Webb City from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The ordinance prohibiting aerial fireworks in the City a was repealed during the April 25, 2022, City Council meeting.

Many more vendors at Cruise-A-Palooza this year

Friday and Saturday, July 8-9, at King Jack Park

There are now more than 70 food and craft vendors signed up for the annual Route 66 Cruise-A-Palooza, July 8 – 9 at King Jack Park.

Entertainment the opening night at 6:30 p.m. will be “All You Need Is Love and More,” featuring the greatest hits of the Beatles, plus numbers from Joplin Little Theatre’s recent musicals, “Man of LaMancha” and “Spamalot.” Singers and dancers will be from Pinocchio School of Dance, Briley Performing Arts and Joplin Little Theatre. 

At sundown, “The Goonies” movie will be shown under the stars. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets.

The event on Saturday will start at 10 a.m. and conclude that evening with a fireworks show.

Gaining a lot of attention is the Henkle’s CAR-nivore Cook-off. 

Here’s the entertainment lineup:

Noon – Road to ToRa

2:15 p.m. – Zane Grimes

4:30 p.m. – Colton Kro & the Murder

6:30 p.m. – CARnivore Cook-off Awards

7 p.m. – Left of Center

Red, White & B0om

July 4 at Carthage Municipal Park

Carthage has a full day of activities planned for its 23rd annual Red, White & Boom celebration.

Events include a morning 5K run, golf tournament, free swim starting at noon, kids games, food trucks and vendors beginning at 2 p.m., and watermelon feed at 5 p.m.

Kiwanis Kiddieland rides will be free from 2 to 7 p.m.

On stage will be Cole Moris from 4 to 6 p.m. and Stone Country at 7:30.

The fireworks show will start at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, scroll down at

Range Line to be closed at bridge July 18 to Nov. 1

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced this week that the long-planned replacement of the railroad bridge on Range Line Road in Joplin will begin Monday, July 18.

All lanes will be closed. Drivers are to find alternate routes. 

Hartman & Co., Springfield, has been awarded the $6.2 million contract and has until Dec. 1 to complete the job. 

Range Line (Business Loop 49) is to be reopened to traffic no later than Nov. 1.

This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Contractor crews will remove the current bridge and replace it with a new structure that will be 2 feet higher and 15 feet wider than the current one. The contractor also will construct new sidewalks on either side of the bridge.

The current structure was built in 1976 and is deteriorating at an increasing rate. Approximately 24,580 vehicles cross the bridge daily.

Post Views: 0