Last updateFri, 07 Mar 2014 1pm
Project Oak, a major redevelopment venture along Cuba’s I-44 corridor, is moving through the design phase on schedule and with few hang-ups. Construction on the project is expected to start this spring, and in time, it will bring to town a new Taco Bell restaurant, Comfort Inn hotel, and an all-new Mobil On the Run convenience store and gas pumps.
The Community Foundation of Steelville authorized a total of $5,000 in grants to six non-profit organizations in 2013. Recipients of the funds included the South Central Missouri Literary Council, the Steelville Arts Council, Eagle Flight Ministries, the Steelville Ministerial Alliance/Food Pantry, the Community Child Care Center, and Gibbs Care Center and Manor.
The St. James Fire Protection District responded to a fire on February 28 at a local residence. At 10:45 a.m., emergency responders were notified of a fire at 411 East Scioto. Firefighters spent several hours bringing the blaze under control and have determined the fire was started due to a discarded cigarette.
A Bourbon man was shot and killed by police Wednesday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.
Proposed Changes to Sewage and Food Safety Ordinances
The commission met with County Health Department staff regarding a proposed Sewage Disposal System Ordinance and Food Safety Ordinance.
JEFFERSON CITY— Returning home from a successful trade mission to Canada this week, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that a U.S. Small Business Administration report found Missouri to be among the top performing states participating in the State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program (STEP), a pilot program launched in 2010 to help businesses engage in exporting activities.