Cuba

New welcome banners adorn Cuba utility poles

New welcome banners adorn Cuba utility poles

on 01 July 2015

New welcome banners have gone up on utility poles in Cuba, featuring the Route 66 Mural City logo. The nonprofit Viva Cuba beautification organization sponsored the purchase of the green...

Budget cuts having an effect on local library system

Budget cuts having an effect on local library system

on 01 July 2015

Two positions eliminated at Recklein branch Drastic budget cutting measures by the Ozark Regional Library (ORL) Board of Trustees has had an immediate effect on the Recklein Memorial Library in...

School board makes annual transfer for capital projects

on 30 June 2015

Discussion of next construction project to take place at July meeting With plans for another building project again being put on the table, the Cuba School Board has made financial...

Steelville

Riverat Challenge Competitor Spotlight: Jessie Turnbough

Riverat Challenge Competitor Spotlight: Jessie Turnbough

on 01 July 2015

Run, Kayak, Get Muddy! The Second Annual “Riverat Challenge” will be held on September 19 in Steelville and offers the opportunity for people of all fitness levels to participate in...

Steelville Fire Protection District Report

on 01 July 2015

The SFPD wishes the community a happy Independence Day and hopes everyone will stay safe for the holiday. When shooting off fireworks, it’s important to keep away from structures and...

Steelville alderman resigns

on 01 July 2015

Ward I Alderman Mike Pounds resigned last week at the conclusion of a special Steelville City Council meeting called on Tuesday, June 23 to discuss moving City Hall and the...

St. James

Board approves insurance by-laws

Board approves insurance by-laws

on 01 July 2015

This past year, the St. James School District joined the South Central Education Insurance consortium, offering self-funded insurance to the teachers in the district. After a full year of using...

Chamber seeking queen candidates

on 01 July 2015

Interested candidates for this year’s Grape and Fall Festival Queen pageant have until Friday to register. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring” and girls going into their junior or...

Fireworks set for July 4 at Veterans Home

on 30 June 2015

The Independence Day fireworks display will be returning to St. James during the holiday at the Missouri Veteran’s home. Sponsored jointly by the Veteran’s Assistance League, the St. James Chamber...

Crawford

Disguise doesn’t help man escape arrest

on 01 July 2015

A Steelville man stands charged with four felonies from two separate incidents that occurred within two weeks of one another. Michael A. White, 37, has been charged with class C...

Crawford County Felony Report

on 01 July 2015

The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney filed felony charges against the following people between June 5 and 20: Andrew Bradley Weir, 27, of Aurora, Co., for class B felony possession of...

Steelville man and woman face drug charges

on 25 June 2015

Expired plates and erratic driving led to a traffic stop that then exposed a cache of drugs in the car of a Steelville woman and man. Crystal Bernice Cummings, 38,...

Phelps

 Troop I prepares for Independence Day holiday traffic

on 01 July 2015

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer Troop I, Rolla, Missouri, announces that Troop I will be participating in several special enforcement operations over the Independence Day weekend. The objective of...

County Recorder ready to issue same-sex marriage licenses

on 30 June 2015

Phelps County Recorder of Deeds Robin Kordes expects to issue same-sex marriage licenses immediately. Despite an update needed to the office’s system software to allow for the appropriate paperwork, Kordes...

Brent named National CASA Board Member of the Year

on 24 June 2015

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of South Central Missouri’s Emma Lou Brent has been named the National CASA Board Member of the Year.

Bourbon

Local students represent Crawford Electric on 2015 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

BOURBON – Three local students sponsored by Crawford Electric Cooperative have returned from a unique educational and leadership experience in the nation’s capital this summer. All three will enter their...

Free homeownership workshops planned in Bourbon and Leasburg

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission and the Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) Family Self-Sufficiency Program will host two free workshops in Bourbon and Leasburg June 10.

Bourbon High School sends off Class of 2015 - PHOTO GALLERY

Seventy-eight seniors walked across the stage at Bourbon High School last Friday night during the annual BHS commencement to officially mark the change from seniors to alumni. Leading the class...

State and Regional

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that fails to solve problems of unaccredited schools, creates new problems for districts across the state

26 June 2015

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed House Bill 42, saying it fails to solve the problems of unaccredited school districts in the St. Louis region and creates new...

Missouri’s many public fireworks displays provide the biggest thrills and are safest way to enjoy Independence Day fireworks

26 June 2015

• Even smaller consumer fireworks present hazard, particularly to children JEFFERSON CITY – As the nation prepares to celebrate the July 4th weekend, the Division of Fire Safety reminds Missourians...

Summer Weather Safety Week is June 21-27

24 June 2015

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the State Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are promoting Missouri Summer Safety Week (June 21-27) to highlight the risks...

Outdoors

Zebra mussels and yellow perch

Zebra mussels and yellow perch

30 June 2015

Norfork Lake is a heckuva fishing lake. It is where my good friend and fellow outdoor writer Jim Spencer catches big catfish on a rod and reel. A year or...

Cooler weather prompts a day hike

Cooler weather prompts a day hike

29 June 2015

Temperatures in the 70s in late June are rare. Dian and I decided to take advantage of the unseasonable cool temperatures last weekend. We tossed together a quick plan to...

MDC urges reducing firewood movement

MDC urges reducing firewood movement

25 June 2015

Missouri's northern borders continue to be on the front lines of stopping the spread of invasive tree pests. In early June, the emerald ash borer (EAB) was found in Davis...

Entertainment

ECC presents ‘The 1940s Radio Hour’ July 16-19

23 June 2015

Tickets are now on sale for East Central College’s summer musical, The 1940’s Radio Hour. John Anglin directs the Walton Jones production for four performances at ECC July 16-19.

Scout camps make summer fun

18 June 2015

Looking for fun ways to spend summer vacation? Come and experience the fun and adventure of Cub Scout summer camp. Kids learn new skills and make new friends while enjoying...

Poets Cabaret performance set for Monday

18 June 2015

Ozark Actors Theatreʼs cabaret performances return this summer with My Poets by Pamela Reckamp on Monday, June 22, at 7:30pm.

Letters to the Editor

Honored with flight

on 25 June 2015

What do you know about Central Missouri Honor Flight? Well, let me tell you a little about it. On May 28, 2015, I had the honor to go on Central...

Sign of tolerance

on 25 June 2015

My great-great grandfather was an activist and student protester in Bavaria. He spent six years in prison for his beliefs. Political intolerance. He had a near death experience, and the...

The Land of the Fee

on 25 June 2015

Today is the 943rd morning I awoke in prison. The question I ask myself, who will I write today? Despite over 600 letters, handwritten to judges, congressmen, state legislatures, attorney...

Opinions

Was no need to close discussion

on 18 June 2015

An anxiously awaited report from the Cuba city attorney about the legality of a recent appointment to the council was presented to aldermen last Thursday, but the taxpayers didn’t get...

Officials must do better job with open meetings

on 03 June 2015

Despite hours of training and easy access to the Missouri Sunshine (open meetings and records) law, it’s painfully obvious that many of our elected officials simply don’t know or don’t...

Reexamining the news—with a free-press purpose

on 28 May 2015

The public furor and the televised flames that reached from Ferguson to Baltimore over the last 10 months have faded—for now—from the headlines.For some, though, consideration of what happened and...