Cuba

Winner and loser in Ward 3 council election tangle at meeting

on 24 April 2015

• Copling says Bouse will be biased as alderman Tempers flared at the April 21 Cuba City Council as words were exchanged between the former alderman serving Ward 3 and...

Cuba City Council Notes - April 9, 2015

on 23 April 2015

The Cuba Board of Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, April 9. The following items of business were discussed at that time:

Hafley chosen as state finalist

on 23 April 2015

Samantha Hafley, age 18 of Cuba, Missouri, daughter of Jim and Reyna Hafley, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Missouri Pageant to be held...

Steelville

Plan now for fall race

Plan now for fall race

on 26 April 2015

Run, Kayak, Get Muddy! The second annual Riverat Challenge will be held on September 19 this year and promises another year of demanding and exciting physical fun for all ages....

PHOTO GALLERY: Steelville Schools Spring Concerts

on 22 April 2015

Steelville Middle and High School music students presented spring concerts on Sunday, April 12 in the Paul E. Simmons Auditorium. The concerts featured the sixth grade band, the seventh and...

Steelville will support new county food service ordinance

on 22 April 2015

New restaurants in Steelville will be required to show proof of a health department inspection before opening. City council members agreed to a proposal from the Crawford County Health Department...

St. James

Kiwanis public forum teaches healthy living

Kiwanis public forum teaches healthy living

on 23 April 2015

As part of the Kiwanis Club’s initiative to bring helpful information to the community, Monday night was the second of quarterly public forums held. Speakers Tracy Limmer and Carolyn Tilford,...

Great Circle’s educational program for students with autism meets local needs

on 23 April 2015

World Autism Awareness month kicked off on April 2 with the Light It Up Blue celebration in which global landmarks displayed blue lights to shine a light on autism awareness....

Annual prom program raises alcohol awareness

Annual prom program raises alcohol awareness

on 22 April 2015

As part of an annual program to ensure a safe prom for students, on Friday, April 17, students witnessed a simulation of the dangers of drinking and driving. Performed by...

Crawford

North County resident angered by county’s snow plowing method

North County resident angered by county’s snow plowing method

on 21 April 2015

Frank Jost is angry about how the county plows his road during winter, and he wants a change. He may not get one.

MOCA to hold informational tour stops in Bourbon, Steelville

on 21 April 2015

Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Inc. (MOCA) is hitting the road on a tour of their eight county service area during the month of May. On May 13, in both Steelville...

Relay for Life - what does your dollar do?

on 16 April 2015

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer, uniting communities across the globe to finish the fight. Dollars raised by more...

Phelps

World-renowned leaders to speak in Rolla

on 23 April 2015

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® brought to you by Leadership Phelps County at Christian Life Center in Rolla on May...

Route 66 Summerfest looking for contestants, scholarships available

on 23 April 2015

Rolla’s 21st Annual Route 66 Summerfest is June 5-7, 2015. This annual event originally began to promote downtown Rolla, however, it has evolved into an area wide celebration for all...

TAC, MRPC support proposed gas tax for roads and bridges

on 22 April 2015

During its April 9 meeting, the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) board authorized Chairman T.R. Dudley to sign a letter in support of the proposed 2+2+2 gas tax and share...

Bourbon

Bourbon School Board Notes

BOARD REORGANIZATIONAL AND REGULAR MEETING NOTES - APRIL 16, 2015 The Crawford County R-I Board of Education reorganized prior to the regular meeting agenda items. During this portion of the...

Calvary Southern Baptist Church holding service

On the day of Jesus’ resurrection the Bible says that there was a great earthquake. Then the stone rolled away. On Sunday morning, April 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Calvary...

World Day of Prayer service held at Bourbon First United Methodist Church

The Bourbon First United Methodist Church hosted the 2015 World Day of Prayer service on Friday, March 6. Members from area churches gathered to celebrate this annual service which occurs...

State and Regional

Experience Civil War history in Jefferson City May 1

27 April 2015

A special event featuring living history and live entertainment will be held in Jefferson City on Friday, May 1. “The Civil War in Living History” will take place at the...

Missouri Capitol ceremony honors crime victims and advocates during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

23 April 2015

JEFFERSON CITY – Department of Public Safety Director Lane Roberts was among the speakers today at a Missouri Capitol ceremony that recognized crime victims, survivors and victim advocates for the...

MRPC TAC learns about seatbelt ordinance, supports gas tax and re-elects officers

23 April 2015

The city of Richland recently passed a primary seatbelt ordinance that allows its officers to ticket drivers and passengers for not wearing their seatbelts within the city limits of Richland....

Outdoors

Turkey Camp on the Big Piney was best ever

Turkey Camp on the Big Piney was best ever

27 April 2015

A pair of wood ducks zoomed past with their high-pitched squeals ringing off the dogwood-covered hillsides. Shortly an osprey followed their path and lit in an ancient sycamore tree overhanging...

Gobblers don’t gobble like they used to

27 April 2015

As I drove up to old Wooley’s house, I could see a big gobbler hanging on the porch, and he was sitting there in his rocking chair. His name wasn’t...

Ulman bags turkey during annual Governor’s youth turkey hunt

22 April 2015

April 11 and 12 marked the 7th Annual Missouri Governor’s Youth Turkey Hunt sponsored by the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM), the National wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and Governor Jay...

Entertainment

S&T Jazz Band to perform spring concert

S&T Jazz Band to perform spring concert

23 April 2015

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Jazz Band will perform its spring concert on the Missouri S&T campus this April.

Art event being held in Owensville

23 April 2015

We all love and enjoy art, even if some of us are not very artistic when it comes to drawing or painting. But have you ever come across an artist...

Art in The Park being held April 25 at the Steelville Community Park

22 April 2015

If you missed all the fun last year when Steelville Arts Council sponsored the first annual 'Art in the Park' at Steelville Community Park; no worries, the event is back...

Letters to the Editor

Let’s hear from fired officers

on 23 April 2015

The recent article on the front page of The Cuba Free Press, April 16, about the controversy in the Cuba Police Department, and the special, closed council meeting to deal...

Can’t fix stupid

on 23 April 2015

You can’t fix stupid and stupid annoys me. Really people, is this the best we can do? Here is our city council:

Pound was found in good shape

on 23 April 2015

A visit to the Cuba Animal Shelter Friday, April 17 revealed a well-maintained kennel for the dogs and cats. Several of the animals in residence, the keeper informed, were adopted...

Opinions

Fixing police problems means radical thinking

on 23 April 2015

What is best for the city of Cuba, its residents and taxpayers? That’s the question the members of the city council should be asking themselves every time before they vote...

Remembering the Holocaust, speaking the truth

on 16 April 2015

In another of his patented truth-to-power moments, Pope Francis triggered international debate this week by having the temerity to call genocide "genocide."

Indiana fallout poisons well for religious freedom

on 02 April 2015

Nationwide outrage over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) — signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence on March 26 — is a remarkable sign of just how far the...