Cuba

Two officers rehired, another fired from Cuba PD

on 26 June 2015

Two police officers hired after Police Chief Paul Crow returned to the Cuba Police Department—who were then subsequently fired—have been rehired in the department. Another officer was also terminated by...

CMA holds monthly meal in a bowl

on 24 June 2015

On June 18, 2015 the Cuba Ministerial Alliance (CMA) held its eighth consecutive monthly meal for the public at the Cuba Lion’s Club Den. Nearly 60 people were served a...

Altar Society to celebrate 100 years

on 24 June 2015

On Sunday June 28 the Holy Cross Altar Society will be celebrating it's 100 Anniversary. Following the Mass at Holy Cross Church at 11:30 am the Altar Society will be...

Steelville

Steelville youth attend fire academy

Steelville youth attend fire academy

on 25 June 2015

Six aspiring firefighters from Steelville traveled to Sullivan for a week-long Junior Firefighting Academy from June 15 to 19. The academy gives young people the opportunity to learn about what...

Steelville Ambulance District Report

Steelville Ambulance District Report

on 25 June 2015

The Steelville Ambulance District board met on June 9 to conduct the following business:

Steelville Police Report

Steelville Police Report

on 25 June 2015

The Steelville Police Department responded to a total of 352 calls logged through the Crawford County E-911 office for the month of May.

St. James

Team Lois participates in the Hospital Hill Run

Team Lois participates in the Hospital Hill Run

on 25 June 2015

Team Lois, a local group of the Association ALZ Star team, competed against a field of more than 3,000 athletes participating in the Hospital Hill Run to raise money for...

Copenhaver qualifies for National High School Finals Rodeo

Copenhaver qualifies for National High School Finals Rodeo

on 25 June 2015

Kayla Copenhaver recently qualified for 67th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR, which will be held next month. She will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyoming,...

Woman to meet her mother for the first time for a documentary

Woman to meet her mother for the first time for a documentary

on 24 June 2015

Area resident Anita Rateliff will soon meet her biological mother for the first time, with a television crew filming the entire event. Held in Germany, the reunion will be a...

Crawford

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,...

Location For Driver License Testing At Steelville Temporarily Changed Due To Flooding

on 24 June 2015

Due to flooding in Steelville, MO, the location for driver license testing has been temporarily changed for Monday June 29, 2015, and Monday, July 6, 2015. The new temporary location...

Ozark Regional Library forced to slash budget due to state cuts

on 24 June 2015

At a special meeting on June 1, the Ozark Regional Library Board of Trustees voted to enact significant budget cuts due to reductions in state aid to public libraries.

Phelps

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.

S&T’s ‘pilot program’ a national PLTW model

on 24 June 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology is the state’s education leader in Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a national organization that develops K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum...

Man charged with first-degree rape, sodomy

Man charged with first-degree rape, sodomy

on 23 June 2015

A Rolla man was arrested and charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy following an alleged sexual assault of a real estate agent. Julian H. Rowland, age 24, of Rolla,...

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

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...

Great to see an old gobbler at dusk

23 June 2015

There was a break in the rain a week or so ago, 10 minutes after eight in the evening just before dark. And there he was, just like you would...

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...