Former Soulard bluesman now calls Cuba his home
Guitarist's new band to play at East Office on Oct. 4
It has been a long road to recovery for a St. Louis-born blues guitarist that now calls Cuba his home. After suffering a debilitating mini-stroke that ended his musical career, the bluesman Little David is coming out of retirement to perform again. His new band is scheduled to play at East Office Bar & Grill on the first Saturday night of October.
City installs lighting after vandalism at park bathrooms
New nighttime lighting will be installed at Tangle Creek Park to help counteract ongoing vandalism problems on the city park property.
Construction going as planned at R-2 Schools
Renovations at the Cuba R-2 School District campus went smoothly this summer, with the interior work finished on schedule and on time for the start of the school year. New construction at the high school is now under way, with a target date of mid-October to finish the outside work. All construction projects should be completed at the campus by Christmastime.
Disaster plan for city almost complete
According to Emergency Preparedness Director Rodney Neff, the city’s emergency plan has been updated and is almost ready to have its changes approved, so that it may be implemented by all departments. There will be one additional meeting held before the final revised plan goes before the council for their okay.
Montgomery taking over grounds department
Jerry Montgomery has been promoted to replace the retiring Buddy Hughes as supervisor of the Grounds Department. He will now oversee a department being renamed Parks & Grounds Maintenance.
Friends Helping Friends has resumed its sheltered workshop operations, and the new woodshop and other programs are working out well with the participants.