Cuba

Blunt staff to hold mobile office at the Cuba City Hall

on 29 July 2015

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Mobile Office on Monday, August 3, 2015 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the Cuba City Hall.

Kindergarten students plant garden next to school

on 28 July 2015

The Cuba Elementary kindergarten classes planted a very special garden this past school year. The Cuba Elementary “kinder-garden” became a reality when Mrs. Matousek’s class was studying butterflies and insects....

School board to review designs for future building plans

on 28 July 2015

Preliminary architectural drawings were handed out to members of the Cuba School Board at the July 23 meeting, as they consider future phases of campus construction projects. No action was...

Steelville

Portrait Artist to paint in Steelville during August

Portrait Artist to paint in Steelville during August

on 28 July 2015

One of the glories of art is how it outlives us. You now have the chance of a lifetime—of more than a lifetime—to have your portrait, or a family member’s...

Steelville City Council Notes

on 28 July 2015

July 6 Meeting During Executive Session, Christopher Hussey was hired as a police officer. He was approved to begin at the fourth step on the salary schedule at $12.67 per...

Peak and Cornick take on Chicago

Peak and Cornick take on Chicago

on 28 July 2015

Editor’s Note: Steelville High School Class of 2015 graduates Hannah Peak and Taylor Cornick competed at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference (FBLA NLC) in Chicago in...

St. James

School open houses and registrations coming in August

on 29 July 2015

Area students will be returning for another year of school beginning on Friday, August 13. Parents and students should be aware of some upcoming dates that will be important in...

Fair vendor applications due August 15

on 29 July 2015

Fairground vendors interested in having a booth during this year’s 80th Annual Grape and Fall Festival should fill out an application as soon as possible. The St. James Chamber of...

Three hurt in wrong-way crash

on 28 July 2015

Three people were seriously injured, including a five-year-old girl, on Friday in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 44. The wreck took place at the 203.3-mile-marker, about five miles west of...

Crawford

First Annual Youth Pageant Winners Crowned at the 2015 Fair

First Annual Youth Pageant Winners Crowned at the 2015 Fair

on 24 July 2015

The Crawford County Fair has added something fun and exciting for the youth in our community this year. The new Youth Pageant program is designed to help coach girls from...

County resident requests road name change

on 17 July 2015

Crawford County resident and business owner Ken Price approached commissioners at their July 14 meeting to ask about changing a road name near Sullivan. He cited issues with people getting...

DNA evidence leads to felony charges

on 17 July 2015

A DNA match to a Steelville man confirmed a report of his presence at a home where an active meth lab was located during a burglary call in February. As...

Phelps

Gov. Nixon appoints Rolla woman to board

on 28 July 2015

Gov. Jay Nixon announced his appointments to six boards and commissions, including appointments to the Missouri Ethics Commission and the Board of Regents of Northwest Missouri State University. The appointees...

Sheriff seeking help to find missing woman

Sheriff seeking help to find missing woman

on 28 July 2015

On May 30, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a missing person. They are now asking for the public’s help in finding Jacquelyn (Jackee) L. Auten-Metz, 52,...

Missouri S&T receives EPA grant to study climate change effects on indoor air quality

Missouri S&T receives EPA grant to study climate change effects on indoor air quality

on 23 July 2015

The Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) at Rolla, Mo., will receive a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund research on the impacts...

Bourbon

Ice Cream Social being held at First United Methodist Church on August 7

First United Methodist Church of Bourbon is getting ready for their annual "Ice Cream Social," to be held Friday, August 7 from 4-7 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall.

A day of fun and fundraising for Bourbon High School class of 2016

Bourbon On The Way Café and On the Run joined efforts on June 27, 2015 to raise funds for the 2016 Bourbon Senior class Project Graduation.

Ozark Rivers Earth Day Contest winners announced

Three Bourbon students place in Earth Day contest ST. JAMES–Ozark Rivers Solid WasteManagement District (ORSWMD) announced three Crawford County students were awarded prizes of the 48 winners and 26 honorable...

State and Regional

Adult education classes begin, new site opens in Owensville

29 July 2015

People wanting to prepare to take the high school equivalency (formerly GED) exam can take advantage of free adult education and literacy classes offered in nine area communities. Owensville becomes...

Solid waste grant workshop set for Aug. 4

28 July 2015

Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) will host a pre-applicationgrant workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 4 at Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC), to share information on the...

Night striping of I-44 to start

28 July 2015

The stripes on Interstate 44 between Conway and Sullivan will get a new coat of paint beginning Sunday, August 2.

Outdoors

Red wasps, yellow-jackets and black vultures

Red wasps, yellow-jackets and black vultures

28 July 2015

I want to warn all you readers about something…red wasps! The whole month of August and much of September are the days in which they become most aggressive, as their...

Catching salmon on Prince of Wales Island

Catching salmon on Prince of Wales Island

27 July 2015

Sea-run salmon are very strong fish and anglers come to Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, from all over the world to try their hand at catching the sporty fish.

MDC staff forced to euthanize nuisance black bear in Christian County

MDC staff forced to euthanize nuisance black bear in Christian County

23 July 2015

On Monday, July 20, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff had the unfortunate responsibility of humanely euthanizing a 250-pound, healthy, adult, male black bear that had become an ongoing nuisance...

Entertainment

Enjoy a Honeymoon on Mars at the Lyric Live Theater July 31 and Aug. 1

29 July 2015

“Honeymoon on Mars” written by playwright Greg Story of Rolla, Missouri will hit the stage of the Lyric Live Theater on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1.

OAT presents Lucky Stiff July 30-August 9

28 July 2015

Ozark Actors Theatre presents the musical murder mystery farce LUCKY STIFF starting Thursday, July 30 and running through August 9, at the Cedar Street Playhouse, 701 North Cedar Street in...

Walter Plant to perform July 26

23 July 2015

Gospel pianist Walter Plant will appear in concert Sunday evening, July 26 at 6 p.m. at Forest City Christian Church. The public is invited to hear this talented musician.

Letters to the Editor

What does God have in store for us?

on 24 July 2015

Listening to the news about abortion and the harvesting of the babies’ organs to research and profit.

I’ve got a great deal on an Edsel

on 24 July 2015

I am writing in defense of President Obama and the nuclear deal with Iran. I feel that this is a good deal for America and the rest of the Free...

Tear down Lincoln Memorial?

on 16 July 2015

Upon learning the mentally deranged, drugged-up, young man that recently killed nine people in a Charleston church had his picture taken with a Confederate flag, the totalitarian socialists amongst us—“progressives”...

Opinions

Most say it’s okay to take down ‘that flag’

on 24 July 2015

The Confederate battle flag has come down in South Carolina, off store shelves and is going, gone or never coming to auto license plates. For a majority of Americans, that's...

After gay marriage, can we move from battleground to common ground?

on 16 July 2015

In recent years, religious freedom — or, more precisely, religious-freedom claims — have been front and center in the battle over same-sex marriage. From bitter debates in Arizona and Indiana...

After Charleston

on 03 July 2015

The brutal murder of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17 was an act of "racial terrorism" — to quote NAACP...