District honors 21 retiring staff members

District honors 21 retiring staff members Retiring staff members of the Webb City R-7 School District were honored during a lunch on Thursday, May 5. Those present were: (SITTING) Rebecca Botts, 15 years, high school English language arts teacher; Jan Shelley, 22 years, Mark Twain Elementary principal; Randall Hayes, 29 years, high school math; Glenda

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State music awards

Choral director Melinda Benham recognizes state show choir members Tuesday during the school board meeting. The students are Fin Brown, Silas Frank, Kyahn Ely, Kane Ely, Lily Clark, Ty Cahoon, Anne Marie Wright, Anna Beth Trueblood, Bailey Moore, Charity Brower and Addy Ragsdale. State music awards Melinda Benham, choral director, and Butch Owens, band director, report the

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Riley Melton’s floor exercise routine wins 4th at regional gymnastics

Riley Melton wins fourth place in floor exercise at the Regional Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. (JILL MELTON PHOTO) Riley Melton’s floor exercise routine wins 4th at regional gymnastics On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Riley Melton competed in the Level 9 – Region IV gymnastics championships, where she finished in fourth place on the floor exercise.

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Fast & Furriest 5k to be held May 14 in King Jack Park

Fast & Furriest 5k to be held May 14 in King Jack Park King Jack Park will be the site of Joplin Humane Society’s second annual Fast & Furriest 5K run at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14. It’s an event for animal lovers and athletes alike. ll experience levels are welcome, including well-socialized dogs on

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Day and Wright picked to attend fine arts academy

Bethanie Day Anne Marie Wright Day and Wright picked to attend fine arts academy Webb City High School sophomores Bethanie Day and Anne Marie Wright were recently selected to attend the Fine Arts Academy at Missouri State University in Springfield this summer. After two years off due to COVID restrictions, the program is back this

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Ella Hensley and Trevor Peterson are going to Scholars Academy

Ella Hensley Trevor Peterson Ella Hensley and Trevor Peterson are going to Scholars Academy Ella Hensley and Trevor Peterson selected to attend Missouri Scholars Academy Webb City High School sophomores Trevor Peterson and Ella Hensley have been selected to participate in the 2022 Missouri Scholars Academy. Selection is based on standardized test scores, essays, teacher

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Neighborhood – Scooter’s Coffee welcomed to town

Scotter’s Coffee staff members had the honor of cutting the ribbon Friday at the new store at 702 S. Madison St. Scooter’s Coffee welcomed to town The Webb City Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Friday at the new Scooter’s Coffee store at 702 S. Madison St. Among those attending was Bob Palmer,

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NEIGHBORHOOD – Responsible Carterville Students of the Month

Responsible Carterville Students of the Month Carterville Elementary School Students of the Month for March learned we can be responsible by – doing the right thing, being accountable, not making excuses, doing what is expected from us, telling the truth, giving respect, thinking before we act, admitting when we are wrong, taking care of school

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Senior Nutrition Program has been in Webb City for 50 years

Center manager Cheryl Barchak displays the cake before cutting it to share with a dining room full of senior citizens Thursday. Many of them were wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day. Senior Nutrition Program has been in Webb City for 50 years The Webb City Senior Citizens Center celebrated the 50th year of the Senior

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First Presbyterian is 145 years old

145th birthday service 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church   First Presbyterian Church of Webb City will celebrate its 145th birthday Sunday, March 27. Sunday, March 27, is the same date that the church was organized in 1877 by the Revs. Rex Campbell and W.S. Knight. The current church building, at Broadway and Ball

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Foxberry Terrace’s new memory unit is ready for residents

The new memory care unit at Foxberry Terrace is officially open. Foxberry Terrace’s new memory unit is ready for residents A case of the resident’s memories is at the door of each unit. Stephanie Miller, administrator of Foxberry Terrace, shows off one of the residential units. A ribbon cutting and open house were held Thursday

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Five speech & debate events going to state

READERS THEATRE – (FRONT) Fin Brown, Lilly Shea, Nikki Owens, Grace Dalrymple, McKenzie Jones, Bria Brattin. (BACK) Elijah Smith, Anna Beth Trueblood, Kyahn Ely, Kaeden Tebbets, Lily Clark and Kameron Bennett. (TEAM PHOTOS) (FRONT) Bria Brattin, Lilly Shea, Charity Goodson, McKenzie Jones. (BACK) Fin Brown, Alex Tyndall, Wyatt Wolfe, Evan Garrison and Yaisa Walker, time keeper.

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Show Choir Showcase is this weekend

Show Choir Showcase Friday night and all day Saturday The annual Webb City Show Choir Showcase is set for Friday and Saturday in the Ronald R. Barton Performing Arts Center. Five Webb City groups will perform – not to compete but for judges’ critiques – at these approximate times: • Webb City Euphonics – 6:45

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Survey result: Warm days preferred for play

Derek Snyder plays catch in spring-like weather Monday King Jack Park.  Survey result:  Warm days preferred for play Monday There was no school either day, but playing in the upper 60s is obviously preferable to playing in the teens. Wednesday Members of the No. 10 Army JROTC air rifle team in the nation are Zachary Chronister,

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Kameron Carter wins spelling bee at Carterville Elementary

Kameron Carter wins spelling bee at Carterville Elementary Carterville Elementary School held its annual selection round of the Joplin Globe Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Six fourth grade students competed for the chance to represent Carterville Elementary in the finals on March 18 at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. By spelling “encyclopedia,” Kameron Carter

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All You Need is Love

Neighborhood OPINION We’d love it even more if we had a …  Congratulations to our community leaders who have done so much to sustain, maintain, and grow Webb City! Thank you to business owners who provide everything anyone would need from farm equipment to nuts and bolts, beautiful flowers, delicious food, brand new hotel accommodations,

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Debate and rifle teams had weekends to brag about

Webb City’s speech and debate team displays the Fair Grove Invitational third-place sweepstakes team they won Saturday. Speech and debate brings home 3rd place in sweeps from Fair Grove  The Speech and a Debate Team competed at the Fair Grove Invitational this Saturday and placed 3rd in Sweeps with 13 Finalists and 2 Tournament Champions.

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Welcome to the neighborhood

Welcome to the neighborhood It’s gone now, but there was enough snow last weekend to build snow people on Matthew Circle. New 24-hour help-line program for students and parents almost ready Getting acquainted with the district’s new 24-hour help-line is one of the things did Monday during their professional-development day. Paper is a 24/7 chatline

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Jill needs more room to sell her Deals

Jill needs more room to sell her Deals  Jill Elbert has a hobby of finding deals. The problem is she’s found too many for herself. She started selling her surplus out of her garage a year and a half ago – and ran out of room. On Thursday, the Webb City Area Chamber of Commerce

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Jingle Mingle at the Webb City Library

Lakyn Harlen tells Santa they’ve been good and what they want for Christmas. Jingle Mingle Santa, the real one who was here last week for Shop With a Cop and was in the parade, came back to find out what kindergartners in the Webb City R-7 School District what him to bring. That’s just one

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Donated food from kids for Christmas baskets collected

Donated food from kids for Christmas baskets collected Friday was the day all of the donated canned goods from the schools is brought to Emmanuel Baptist Church for sorting and pickup by organizations that will be delivering Christmas baskets. Organizer Jerry Fisher said he’s not sure why, but there are only 60 families who have

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Thousands enjoy Webb City Christmas Parade on a pleasant night

The Cardinal Marching Pride Band was a highlight of the Joy of Christmas parade downtown Wednesday night. Thousands enjoy Webb City Christmas Parade on a pleasant night Junior high students promoted their Nutcracker production. Carterville had an even better evening for its Christmas parade on Saturday, followed by cookies with Santa at the Community Center.

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Shop with a Cop resumes

Santa and his pal, Police Chief Don Melton, cause a stir as they make an entrance Saturday at Walmart for the annual Shop with a Cop event. Shop with a Cop resumes Enough money was raised this year for 88 children to go shopping. A year ago, because of the pandemic, the children still got

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Debate team brings home trophies from two tourneys

Among those competing at the Monett novice tournament were: (FRONT) Bria Brattin. (STANDING) Ren Osburn, Nina Nguyen, Alex Tyndall, Devin Tusinger, Joyce Stapleton and Jordyn Dickey. Debate team brings home trophies from two tourneys The Webb City speech and debate team brought home 14 trophies – including six championship trophies – from two tournaments last

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Natural gas cost on Spire bills to nearly double

Look for the Natural Gas Cost portion of your Spire bill to nearly double. In this case, the charge for 103 CCF would be $81.37 instead of $41.63. Natural gas cost on Spire bills to nearly double Cold February is a big factor Spire natural gas customers should expect higher bills soon to make up

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING from our veterans

VETERANS’ ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER American Legion and VFW members celebrated Thanksgiving early Sunday – as they always do (except last year) – by providing a traditional dinner for free to all Webb City R-7 School District patrons who to accepted the invitation. Beta Sigma Phi members helped again by serving diners – complete with whipped

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Webb City honors its veterans

Jim Latimer Veterans stand as their service songs are played by the band. Johnny Byrd Max Baker and other veterans during the National Anthem. Webb City honors its veterans Stan Newby and Johnny Byrd enjoy driving by the students. They joined the Navy on the buddy plan – and never saw each other again until

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Holiday time is here

HOLIDAY MARKET – Shoppers traveled in packs Saturday during Webb City’s annual Holiday Market downtown. It was so successful you could barely find a parking space. Webb City Theatre presents ‘Freaky Friday: A New Musical’  The Webb City High School Theatre Department is performing Disney’s “Freaky Friday: A New Musical” this weekend in the Ronald

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Students to honor veterans during assembly in Cardinal Dome

A maple tree sticks out on Oakland Street in Webb City. Students to honor veterans during assembly in Cardinal Dome All veterans are invited to attend a Veterans Day assembly at 9:30 a.m. in the Cardinal Dome. The assembly was last held in 2019 because the pandemic caused its cancelation last year. There will be

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Turkey & noodles weekend

TURKEY AND NOODLES WEEKEND Sacred Heart’s 72nd annual Turkey Dinner Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold its 72nd annual turkey dinner, silent auction this weekend. The dinner begins at noon each day and will be available – carry-out only – until 7 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. It includes turkey, dressing and all the

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Welcome, trick or treaters

The welcome mat is our for trick-or-treaters at First and Roane streets. Neighborhood ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND FUNDRAISER 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 The Joplin Association for the Blind and Low Vision Enhancement Center will hold its annual Chili and Soup Fundraiser Thursday, Nov. 4. There will be no indoor dining, just

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Neighborhood

Neighborhood FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY PICNIC All who are interested in the purpose and activities of the Friends of the Library organization are invited to attend a free picnic at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the pavilion area near the splash pad in King Jack Park. The Friends support the Webb City Public Library. 

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Neighborhood-February 3, 2021

Sue and Tom Gosch, along with a gift PSU Gorilla, greet friends passing by in a parade of cars. Happy 60th anniversary A parade of well-wishers surprise Tom and Sue Gosch for their 60th anniversary Tom and Sue Gosch, rural Joplin, recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary.  After being recognized Sunday during the online service

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