It’s band camp week, too hot outside for basic concepts. But look for the Cardinal Pride Band on the field in the mornings next week. The annual preview for parents will be held Friday, Aug. 6.

Webb City R-7 students are enrolling now for the Aug. 23 start of school

Bus drivers and substitute teachers wanted

Enrollment for all Webb City R-7 students – new and returning – is going on now online.

For information and links to enroll, browse to

In addition to in-person learning, the district will continue offering virtual learning. Angie Broaddus, formerly the junior high principal, is now the director of virtual instruction. For information, click here.

The first day of school is less than a month away – on Monday, Aug. 23.


The Webb City R-7 School District is seeking bus drivers and substitute teachers.

Preferred bus driver applicants will have experience and at least a Class B CDL with passenger and school bus endorsements. 

However, the district is willing to train the right candidates. Drivers must be able to pass the DOT physical and pre-employment background check.

Interested applicants may pick up an application at 411 N. Madison Street.

Substitute Teacher pay has recently increased to $100 per day or $110 per day for long-term subs.

Interested applicants can contact Megan August at (417) 673-6000. The Substitute Teacher Handbook is online.


The Sky Kings R/C Club’s Summer Fun Fly and Swap Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to sunset Saturday, Aug. 7, at the club’s airfield.

Spectators are encouraged and can attend for free. Hats and lawn chairs are recommended. Soda and water will be supplied by the club. Lunch will be available for purchase, and donations will be appreciated.

A current AMA card will be required to fly.

Sky Kings is a Gold Leader Club of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. For additional information, contact president Charles Sharp, (417) 592-3867,; or vice president Brett Butler, (417) 529-1492,

The club’s next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Granny Shaffer’s.

The airfield is north of Sharon Drive on the west edge of Carterville. But it’s actually on property owned by Webb City.


My Construction & Roofing opens in Webb City

The Webb City Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday for My Construction & Roofing at 1500 S. Madison St., in the Oak Ridge Shopping Center.

Owner Matt Yaryan is a general contractor specializing in roofing, siding, decking, additions and remodels.