Moving in

Various departments are eager to move in to the new Webb City R-7 Special Services Center. The building, at 1000 N. Main St., has undergone complete renovation since it was purchased from the American Legion. Meanwhile, the maintenance department is busy assembling new chairs, tables and cabinets. 

Ministerial Alliance schedules Chosen Road for outdoor gospel bluegrass worship

The Webb City Ministerial Alliance announces it will host a gospel bluegrass worship featuring Chosen Road at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at the amphitheater in King Jack Park. 

Chosen Road’s musicians were raised in the mountains of southern West Virginia and western North Carolina. Their latest albums, “Appalachian Hymns” and “Appalachian Worship,” can be found on their website,

Chosen Road was established in 2009 and has traveled across the United States, Scotland, France, and Ireland sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through bluegrass music. They perform at churches, fairs, festivals, and other venues over 200 times per year.

In case of rain, the even will be held at Fist Baptist Church of Webb City, 102 N. Roane St.

Missourians urged to evaluate their life insurance coverage


September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, which encourages everyone to consider the impact life insurance has in guaranteeing the financial security of the ones we love. 

“Life insurance is important for many reasons,” said Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance Director Chlora Lindley-Myers. “It allows us to protect those we care about, as well as ensure we don’t leave behind financial burdens for our families to bear. While it may be a difficult conversation, I hope Missourians will take this opportunity to set aside time to discuss their life insurance coverage needs.”

Financial security impacts all generations, and over 100 million people in the United States don’t have life insurance or sufficient coverage to meet their needs. Life insurance is the foundation for strong financial planning and security for your family. 

The Department of Commerce and Insurance website features tools to help consumers research insurance agents and companies. The website also provides answers to several of its consumers’ most frequently asked questions and features a Life Insurance Policy Locator Service, which was designed to help consumers find the life insurance policies and annuity contracts of their deceased loved ones. Annuities are investment products sold by insurance companies. Consumers buy annuities as a way to generate interest on their savings, generate income, or both. A consumer pays a lump sum or makes periodic payments to the insurance company offering the annuity. In exchange, the annuity provides periodic payments to the consumer

 “These resources are there to help Missourians find the information needed to select a policy that meets their needs,” said Lindley-Myers.

For help understanding life insurance policies, finding an insurance agent or company, or using the Life Policy Locator Service, consumers can call the department’s Insurance Consumer Hotline at 1-800-726-7390 or visit DCI’s website at

U.S. population center is now at Hartville, Mo.


The U.S. Census Bureau announces the nation’s new center of population in 2020 is in Hartville, Mo., south of Lebanon. NOAA is honoring the spot with a permanent commemorative survey mark. A party was held in Hartville on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, to celebrate the new reference point for the population center of America.
The center of population is a point where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if everyone were of identical weight. This is the fifth time in a row that the center of population has fallen in Missouri. Recording population numbers and how people move over time helps with distribution of congressional districts and planning for the allocation of government resources and infrastructure needs. 

The tip of a tripod rests on the center of the 2020 Center of Population Commemorative Survey mark, as part of a GPS survey to determine the precise latitude, longitude, and height of the mark in Hartville. (NOAA PHOTO)