Shoppers flock to town for Holiday Merry Market


Stores such as Maggie Jane’s, above, were busy with shoppers Friday night and Saturday during the annual Holiday Merry Market. At right, Santa Grinch welcomes shoppers to Wig N Out.

High school’s annual fall musical is this week


7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Barton Performing Arts Center


The Webb City High School drama and musical departments will perform their annual fall musical this weekend.

Nancy O’Banion is directing “Disney’s Descendants: The Musical.”

Cast members are: Anna Beth Trueblood, Addy Ragsdale, Lily Clark, Kameron Bennett, Maggie Renburg, Hailey Balcom, Dallas Hooker, Fin Brown.

Ty Cahoon, Derak Noller, Grace Dalrymple, Sadie Dodson, Gavin Barnes, Rowland Branch, Lacey Smith, Caitlin Norton.

Ashland Ingle, Ethan Aldridge, Rowland Branch, Maddie Grissom, Alivia Johnson, Alexis Chastain, Isabella Cox, Claire Langston, Katherine Smith.

Alexis Chastain, Maggie Renburg, Isabella Cox, Hailey Balcom, Claire Langston, Dallas Hooker, Katherine Smith, Fin Brown, Alivia Johnson, Gavin Barnes, Caitlin Norton, Ashland Ingle, Rowland Branch, Mackenzie Bockoven, Ethan Aldridge.

Debate team captures overall trophy


The Webb City Speech and Debate Team took 14 students to Morrisville Saturday to compete at the Marion C. Early Invitational. They won first place in overall, brought home 23 trophies and medals, and earned four NSDA degrees.

“We are so proud of their accomplishments!” says coach Tiffany Bolin, who gives extra “congrats to these awesome finalists:”

  • Evan Garrison – 1st in Extemp, 1st in Radio, 3rd in Oratory
  • McKenzie Jones – 1st in Duo, 1st in Poetry, 3rd in POI
  • Lilly Shea – 1st in Duo, 1st in HI
  • Devin Tusinger – 2nd in Oratory, 4th in Info, 6th in Radio
  • Connor Wald – 2nd in Extemp, 5th in POI
  • Bria Brattin – 3rd in Info
  • Charity Goodson, 3rd in Duet, 6th in POI
  • Jace Jones – 3rd in Extemp
  • Wyatt Wolfe – 3rd in Duet, 6th in HI 
  • Alex Tyndall – 4th in Storytelling
  • Julian Blount – 6th in Duo
  • Collin Shea – 6th in Duo
  • Wyatt Wolfe-Degree of Distinction for 264 points
  • Charity Goodson-Degree of Distinction for 255 points
  • Collin Shea-Degree of Honor for 86 points
  • Tionna Clevenger-Degree of Merit for 26 points