More improvements have been made at the Sky Kings airfield. (KEN SPENCER PHOTO)


Sky Kings airfield ready for spring flights

Members of the Sky Kings R/C (remote control) Club have been busy preparing their airfield for spring.

The airfield is located on property Webb City owns, which is north of Sharon Drive, just west of Carterville.

Jim Arrowood, Don Thompson and Dave Wallace are credited with installing new pilot safety barriers.

RSVP Eggs & Issues Brunch

This might be too late, since today (Wednesday, March 10) is the deadline to RSVP, but the Webb City and Carl Junction chambers of commerce are hosting the next Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum.

It will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Route 66 Events Center, 21 S. Webb St., Webb City.

Chamber members from Carthage, Joplin and Neosho are also expected to attend to hear from state legislators about what to expect from this session in Jefferson City.

Doors will open at 10:15 a.m. The $10 cost for the Granny Shaffer’s brunch will be payable at the door.

To RSVP, send an email to or go online.

Oronogo Cemetery Assoc. Meeting

The Oronogo Cemetery Association will hold its semi-annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, in the Oronogo First United Methodist Church basement.

The agenda includes the election of four trustees to serve three-year terms. All persons interested in the operations of the cemetery are urged to attend.

Purcell chili feed

A chili feed with cinnamon rolls will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Purcell City Park.

In addition to a good meal, the event will be a time for neighbors to meet and find out who’s running in the April 3 election.

Potential write-in candidates for mayor or aldermen are especially invited. 

Two write-in candidates planning to attend are Kelsey Freeland, who is running for mayor, and Janet “Shelly” Jolly, a write-in candidate for alderman.