Cuba

Annalee Williams appointed to Ward 2 council seat

on 20 May 2015

A woman has finally joined what for years was a male-dominated Cuba City Council, but not everyone is pleased with her appointment.

Council split on Kilmer contract, mayor's vote will result in new investigation

on 20 May 2015

After agreeing to hire an independent investigator to follow up on a previous Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation, delving further into an ever-growing list of alleged misconduct at the Cuba...

CHS graduates 71 during commencement ceremony — PHOTO GALLERY

CHS graduates 71 during commencement ceremony — PHOTO GALLERY

on 20 May 2015

A total of 71 members of the Cuba High School senior class walked onto the stage on Saturday to accept their graduate diplomas. Commencement for the Class of 2015 was...

Steelville

Community building to see improvement

Community building to see improvement

on 22 May 2015

The city council has approved donations of new lighting and a new coat of paint for the Steelville Community Building after a proposal from a local donor and from the...

PHOTO GALLERY: SES Carnival

PHOTO GALLERY: SES Carnival

on 19 May 2015

Steelville Elementary students and their families enjoyed the annual carnival held at the school on Friday, May 15. The event featured a variety of fun games and activities, prizes, food,...

Gaddis and Hammonds take top honors for graduation

Gaddis and Hammonds take top honors for graduation

on 19 May 2015

Erin Gaddis was valedictorian of the Steelville High School Class of 2015 and Megan Hammonds was salutatorian.

St. James

Senior Awards night highlighted accomplishments of the Class of 2015

Senior Awards night highlighted accomplishments of the Class of 2015

on 20 May 2015

Graduating seniors for the Class of 2015 celebrated their accomplishments on May 13 during the annual senior awards night. This class earned $1.3 million in scholarships and many seniors were...

School Board looking to replace administrators

on 20 May 2015

The St. James Board of Education met for two special sessions last week to discuss the coming changes in administration that will occur this summer. Some employees are retiring and...

Jazz combo performing this Friday

on 20 May 2015

A free evening of music and barbeque will be coming to the downtown plaza. On May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., the St. James High School jazz combo will...

Crawford

Vietnam veterans to be honored Memorial Day

Vietnam veterans to be honored Memorial Day

on 19 May 2015

Crawford County has the opportunity to pay tribute to Vietnam-era veterans at a celebration scheduled for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 in Steelville. A “Welcome Home Parade” and monument dedication...

MOCA provides assistance to low-income families

MOCA provides assistance to low-income families

on 19 May 2015

Missouri Ozarks Community Action (MOCA) representatives, along with special guest Elmo, set up in front of the Crawford County Health Department in Steelville last Wednesday. The stop was part of...

Drugs found in SUV lead to charges against four people

on 15 May 2015

Drug charges have been filed against three Cuba men and a Cook Station woman after a traffic stop in Steelville led to the discovery of a bag containing a variety...

Phelps

Electronics, appliance and tire collection being held May 30

on 20 May 2015

A special recycling collection for electronics, appliances and tires will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 30 in the Brewer Science, Inc., parking lot located at 2401...

Troop I prepares for Memorial Day traffic

on 15 May 2015

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer Troop I in Rolla has announced that Troop I will be participating in enforcement operationsthroughout the Memorial Day weekend. The objective of these operations...

Education Night held by The Community Partnership

on 28 April 2015

The Community Partnership's Education Night was held on Tuesday, April 21, at Greentree Christian Church. This event is held each year to recognize youth in the Partnership's programs who will...

Bourbon

Bourbon student is member of Missouri S&T HPVC team winning national competition

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Powered Vehicle Competition Team earned first place at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2015 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge East Coast Competition.

Bee meeting scheduled

The EZ Beekeeping group will meet Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at the Bourbon Honey Farm in Bourbon. Call Jim at 636-357-7658 for directions.

Binkholder named Des Les Scholar

Theodora Binkholder, a 2011 graduate of Bourbon High School, has been awarded the E. Desmond Lee Medal of Honor for philanthropy and named a Des Lee Scholar.

State and Regional

MoDOT begins mowing on Missouri roadsides

21 May 2015

Pushing the lawn mower back and forth across the yard is a springtime necessity, a pleasure for some and a chore for others. At the Missouri Department of Transportation, mowing...

AARP seeks 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service nominees

21 May 2015

AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ (State-ians) who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives...

Gov. Nixon visits technology incubator in St. Louis to discuss efforts to support high-tech startups

20 May 2015

ST. LOUIS – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited T-REX, a nationally recognized technology incubator in downtown St. Louis, to discuss the state’s successful efforts to promote entrepreneurship, including $15.86 million...

Outdoors

Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles Challenge receives national award

21 May 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – American Trails, a national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of the nation's hiking, biking and riding trails, has recognized Missouri with the Outstanding Media Award for the...

Meet the author of a new book at Onondaga Cave State Park May 23

20 May 2015

The author of a new book on Onondaga Cave will greet visitors and sign copies of the book on Saturday, May 23 at Onondaga Cave State Park near Leasburg.

Maramec Spring hosts damp Kids Fishing Day

Maramec Spring hosts damp Kids Fishing Day

20 May 2015

Maramec Spring Park played host to the annual Kids Fishing Day on Saturday. Despite rainy weather, the park saw a large turnout of kids and their families who spent the...

Entertainment

Licking Rodeo being held

20 May 2015

Shine your boots and dust off your cowboy hat, it’s almost rodeo time. Licking Chamber of Commerce will hold its 31st annual PRCA Rodeo May 28 – 30. The gates...

‘Broadway Beginnings Workshop’ being held

13 May 2015

The Sullivan Area Arts Council is proud to sponsor “Broadway Beginnings Workshop” with Taylor Louderman. This Sullivan High School graduate will be offering a week-long intensive workshop in Sullivan, June...

Lyric Live Theater to present Gum Shoe Diary on May 22-23

12 May 2015

The Gum Shoe Diary is a play written by Greg Story. It is a spoof on the 1940s detective noir films that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Letters to the Editor

Revolution beliefs are quite flawed

A letter by Pastor Norman Heironimus published in your April 29, 2015 edition, regarding my letter published in your March 19, 2015 edition, requires my response. The pastor says he...

Drugs made me neglect my family

Friends and family, I want to apologize to everyone. I have neglected my family for years, been a deadbeat dad, and gave up on life. I have become the selfless...

Why did student pick on Paul Crow?

In reply to May 7, 2015 edition of the Cuba Free Press by Guest Columnist Reid Foster, journalism student at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Opinions

Memorial Day is about more than barbecues

on 20 May 2015

Memorial Day means many things to many people. For some it is a day of reflection, for others it’s a time for family gatherings, and for many it marks the...

Contact senators about our poor postal service

on 14 May 2015

If you’re reading this and don’t live within the immediate vicinity of Cuba, St. James or Steelville, odds are that you reading it at least one day later than you...

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...