Winter storms in the month of December have necessitated changes to the current school calendar. The Cuba Board of Education authorized amending the calendar last week, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Johnny Thompson.
Chymiak Family Foundation supporting literacy program at R-2 Schools
With financial underwriting made possible by the Chymiak Family Foundation, the Cuba school district will begin participating in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library next spring. The program promises to put free books in the hands of preschool-aged children, in an effort to encourage good reading habits and improve overall reading skills as kids enter the elementary education system.
Check batteries in smoke detectors, SFPD urges
With the change to Daylight Savings Time, the Steelville Fire Protection District reminds residents to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their residences to ensure the devices are working properly. Using the spring and fall time changes as a reminder to change the batteries and test the detectors is important in reducing the chances of a life-threatening fire.
Empty Bowls set for March 20
Eat soup, receive an empty bowl, buy some art, and you can help feed the hungry in our community. The 7th Annual Empty Bowls Event will be held on Thursday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Steelville High School. This event is sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council Volunteers and the Steelville Schools Art Departments and all proceeds will go to benefit the Steelville Food Pantry.
Antique store has new owner
All sorts of vintage bits and pieces can be found at Backwoods Antiques on Main Street in Steelville. The shop was purchased by Wayne and Judy Baumstark and is now operated with the assistance of three local women: Susan Bunch, Peggy Adams, and Janice Crisp.
Foundation makes $5,000 in local grants
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.