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Sheltered workshop board considers relocation

    While no formal offer has been put onto the negotiating table yet, there are clear indications t...

Fredbird coming to Midwest grand opening

    The Midwest Petroleum Travel Plaza in Cuba has recently completed some major upgrades, including...

City agrees to fund summer ball program

    Kids in Steelville will get to play ball this summer after the city and the Sports Club were abl...

Nixon touts Medicaid expansion at PCRMC

Nixon touts Medicaid expansion at PCRMC

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) on April 1...

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Viva Cuba plans 30th annual Trash Bash

    For 30 years, Viva Cuba and other groups have been kicking off the spring season with an annual Trash Bash and city cleanup. This year they would like to invite you to bring your gloves and tools and take part in this tradition for a cleaner Cuba.

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Sawmill storage building burns

    Steelville fire personnel, assisted by Cuba and St. James fire crews and Steelville EMS workers, fought an Easter Sunday fire at a local sawmill. The first alarm, commercial fire was at a large storage building located on West Highway 8. Battalion Chief Joe Smart reported the building contained motors, along with various pieces of equipment and parts for the sawmill, and that the fire complete...

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SJMS Chess Club enjoys fine season

SJMS Chess Club enjoys fine season

    The St. James Middle School Chess Club recently had their last meeting of the year and celebrated their accomplishments. Devon Brown and Jimmy Watson were the top eighth-grade players. Garren Gray was the top seventh-grade player.

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Skippy’s receives donation

    Skippy’s Route 66 restaurant recently received a check for $400 from the Route 66 Association of Missouri. Following is a copy of the letter enclosed with the check.

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Sheltered workshop board considers relocation

    While no formal offer has been put onto the negotiating table yet, there are clear indications that Friends Helping Friends (Sheltered Workshop) could have a way out of its aging building on North Franklin Street in Cuba, if the board overseeing the program ever decides to relocate to a new facility.

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Property donation rejected

    During the week of April 15, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Heard discussion on the use of local workforce for the construction of the bridge project on Road 7050. Jennifer Jones, Missouri Department of Transportation, advised that the county will need to provide documentation showing reasonable costs in order to use local workforce. She also advised that documentation of costs will have to...

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Avoid planting invasive trees such as the Bradford pear

Spring is a wonderful time to plant new trees and shrubs, but landscapers should be careful not to plant species that can harm native habitats such as woodlands. Bradford pear, or Callery pear, for one, is an ornamental tree that has become invasive and chokes out native species in natural areas and parks. Gardeners and homeowners are urged to consider native alternatives for spring planting, such...

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S&T choirs to perform free spring concert

    The Missouri University of Science and Technology Chamber and University choirs, directed by Lorie Francis, a lecturer in arts, languages and philosophy, will be joined by the Rolla Choral Arts Society, the Rolla High School choirs and the 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for two free performances of “Carmina Burana” on April 26 and 27.

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Cardinals fall to Bismarck, beat Newburg

   The Steelville varsity baseball boys traveled to Bismarck on March 23 and lost a close one, by the final of 6-5. Steelville had just six hits in the game.


    Preston Griggs led the team in hits going 2-2 and scoring a run. Caleb Parry, Brandon Howdeshell, Adam Volner, and Blake Schneider each contributed one hit.
    Volner started the game on the hill for the Cardinals. He threw six innings, striking out nine, walking five, and was charged with three unearned runs. Lane Becker got the loss, pitching one-third of an inning, allowing three runs, one of which one was earned. Brandon Howdeshell pitched the final third of the last inning, walking two and striking out one.
    The team earned it first victory of the season against Newburg April 2, after dropping their first two games of the season. The Cardinal bats were hot in this one. The boys rattled out 12 hits, scored 11 runs, and won by the final score of 11-8.
    Caleb Earney led the offensive attack for Steelville going 3-3 at the plate, with two doubles, three stolen bases, and two RBI. Griggs went 2-3 with three RBI. Becker had a single, double, and two RBI.
    Becker earned the victory pitching four innings. He allowed two earned runs, struck out three, and walked three.
    The Cardinals will be back in action at 6:30 p.m. today (April 5) in the semifinals of the GVC tournament. They will also play in the final round of the tourney on Saturday at the Community Park.

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