Happy 95th, Jane Carter

Jane Carter shared her joy of turning 95 with friends and family Saturday by taking an extended streetcar ride in King Jack Park. She’d planned on treating her young friends to a party at the splash pad and a treasure hunt in her yard on South Oronogo Street, but the party had to be moved to Emmanuel Baptist Church because of the rain. “I’ve been praying for rain,” she said. “I think I prayed too hard.”

Her birthday is July 31, which she noted was on a Sunday when she was born and was on Sunday for this milestone birthday.

Chamber’s new leadership

LeeAnn Crider promoted as executive director

Sydney Crider becomes membership director

LeeAnn Crider

Sydney Crider

LeeAnn Crider is the new executive director of the Webb City Area Chamber of Commerce.

LeeAnn has been in the chamber office for nine years, initially as administrative assistant and until now as membership director.

“I am honored to accept the position of executive director and am more than ready to continue the legacy that Dixie Meredith and Gwen Allen (executive directors she has worked under) began.”

LeeAnn announces that the new membership director is Sydney Crider, a southwest Missouri native, who graduated in 2020 with a degree in marketing from Missouri Southern State University. Her resume includes marketing for a real estate team, a local small business, and, most recently, for the Sleep Inn and Suites of Webb City. 

Sydney says she truly enjoys event marketing and planning, “in-person” marketing and networking. 

When Sydney is not at work, she can often be found with her husband, Ethan, and their two cats, Beans and Millie. She enjoys traveling, summertime, animals, and a good cup of coffee. 

“I can’t wait to bring all my energy and new ideas to the table to help our Webb City Chamber members grow and thrive,” says Sydney.

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend

Aug. 5– 7; Bargains are better in cities not opting out

The annual Missouri sales tax holiday is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 5 – 7.

As always, Webb City is waiving its sales tax during the weekend on approved purchases.

The Missouri sales tax is waived everywhere.

The sales tax exemption is limited to:

  • Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers – not to exceed $1,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $1,500
  • Graphing calculators – not to exceed $150

More detailed consumer information is on the Missouri Department of Revenue website. There’s also a list of cities opting out of participating in the tax holiday.

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