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Old News

From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library

‘R’obertson & ‘S’purgeon owned R&S Motors

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

The R&S Motors ball team played in the Joplin league during the 1920s.  R & S came from the last names of the company’s owners, W. M. Robertson and A. H. Spurgeon.

It was about 1961 when the company’s name was changed to R & S Chevrolet.

The advertisement below is from the Feb. 24, 1924, issue of the Joplin Globe.

 

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

The R&S Motors ball team played in the Joplin league during the 1920s.  R & S came from the last names of the company’s owners, W. M. Robertson and A. H. Spurgeon.

It was about 1961 when the company’s name was changed to R & S Chevrolet.

The advertisement below is from the Feb. 24, 1924, issue of the Joplin Globe.

 

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Geadalogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.

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