Cuba

Citizen wants to put together event in support of local law enforcement

on 26 July 2016

In response to the recent acts of violence being carried out against members of law enforcement, a local citizen wants to hold a block party in support of the peace...

CHS students getting laptops

CHS students getting laptops

on 26 July 2016

Tech workers at the Cuba School District are currently working to get more than 300 new laptop computers ready for the start of school on August 11. All Cuba High...

Windows 10 program being presented

on 21 July 2016

Questions about Windows 10? Join us in welcoming Connie Reed and John Jones to Ozark Regional Library Cuba for a comprehensive program on Windows 10. This program is free and...

Steelville

Creekside mowing stirs controversy

Creekside mowing stirs controversy

on 26 July 2016

Yadkin Creek was again a topic of discussion at the Steelville City Council meeting on Monday, July 18. Luci Martin, who owns property along the creek in the city, voiced...

Howdeshells named to dean’s list at C of O

on 21 July 2016

Jacob and Lena Howdeshell of Steelville, Missouri, were named to the College of the Ozarks spring 2016 dean’s list. They are graduates of Mother of Divine Grace School.

Storm strikes Steelville

Storm strikes Steelville

on 20 July 2016

• High winds cause damage and power outages Severe storms swept through the area last Wednesday, resulting in power outages and damage throughout Crawford County. Some in the county were...

St. James

Man charged with growing pot on national forest land

on 26 July 2016

Felony charges have been filed against a St. James man for allegedly growing marijuana in the Mark Twain National Forest. The alleged grow site was located in Crawford County, and...

Middle school to add speed bumps

Middle school to add speed bumps

on 26 July 2016

School Grounds and Buildings Supervisor Wes DeLuca spoke to the St. James Board of Education last Thursday night about possible solutions to speeding near the middle school. During last month’s...

Chamber rodeo coming this weekend

on 26 July 2016

The St. James Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the city of St. James, will hold a rodeo in the Nelson Hart Park arena this weekend. Tickets are available now...

Crawford

Primary Election is August 2

on 26 July 2016

Voters at the polls on August 2 Primary Election will decide several Crawford County office holders, and whether to allow an additional half-cent sales tax to be collected for the...

Voters to determine sales tax increase

Voters to determine sales tax increase

on 26 July 2016

Crawford County voters will determine whether to double the sales tax allocated to the county’s General Revenue Fund at the August Primary Election on Tuesday, August 2. Ballots ask the...

Five seek primary vote for county commission

on 26 July 2016

Three Rivers Publishing invited candidates for Crawford County Commissioner to write their own candidate profiles for the upcoming August 2 election. Each was given the opportunity to tell voters about...

Phelps

Grant workshop for solid waste management planned for July 26

on 20 July 2016

Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) will host a pre-application grant workshop from 10 a.m. to noon July 26 at Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) to share information on...

County tax sale to be held next month

on 19 July 2016

Phelps County Collector David Haas is in the process of finalizing the list of properties that will be included in the delinquent real estate tax sale. The sale is set...

Ozark Rivers board learns about 2016 ‘Waste Wise’ program at June meeting

on 15 July 2016

During a June 21 meeting, the Six Little Lego Girls presented the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District’s (ORSWMD) board with their “Waste Wise” Lego project, promoting youth recycling, funded...

Bourbon

Auditor Galloway issues follow-up report after Village of Leasburg operations rated 'poor' in 2015

• Previous audit identified altered records, $10k in missing fundsMissouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued a follow-up report on the operations of the Village of Leasburg, located in Crawford...

Bourbon R-1 School Board Notes: July 21, 2016

The Bourbon R-1 Board of Education met in open session on July 21, 2016 to discuss the following items of school board business:

Bourbon resident recognized at WGU Missouri commencement

Bourbon resident Anthony Terry was recognized for receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at WGU Missouri’s commencement ceremony, held Saturday, June 25, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center...

State and Regional

Gov. Nixon highlights Missouri’s increased investment in start-ups

21 July 2016

Gov. Jay Nixon highlighted Missouri’s increased investment in start-up companies and the dividends that investment is paying for Missourians and the economy during a visit today to BioGenerator Accelerator Labs,...

Gov. Nixon grants pardons to eight offenders

15 July 2016

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced he has granted pardons to five men and three women convicted of non-violent offenses. Each of the individuals has completed his or...

Missouri leads in Mental Health First Aid training, per capita, among states with the most people trained

15 July 2016

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today said that Missouri is among the top five states in the number of people trained in Mental Health First Aid and, among that...

Outdoors

MDC, St. Louis Zoo and teen volunteers help restore federally-endangered beetle

MDC, St. Louis Zoo and teen volunteers help restore federally-endangered beetle

18 July 2016

Is there a reason to care about a bug that spends most of the time underground and eats dead flesh? Conservation experts nation-wide, and 12 St. Louis area high school...

A tale of two outdoorsmen

18 July 2016

Born in the Ozarks of Southern Missouri, I moved to the Ozarks of Arkansas in 1970. In 1990, I moved back to the Missouri Ozarks. That first spring I was...

MDC offers revised “Wild Mammals of Missouri” reference book

15 July 2016

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering for sale a newly revised, third-edition of the popular “The Wild Mammals of Missouri” reference book by Charles and Elizabeth Schwartz. The...

Entertainment

OAT finishes 29th season with ‘Damn Yankees’

OAT finishes 29th season with ‘Damn Yankees’

21 July 2016

Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, Missouri, proudly continues its 29th professional summer season with Damn Yankees directed by Andy Scott. The production runs July 28- August 7, 2016 at the...

Route 66 Parrot Heads donate to Russell House

Route 66 Parrot Heads donate to Russell House

21 July 2016

On July 16, 2016, 32 members of the Route 66 Parrot Head Club presented a check in the amount of $2,350 to Randi Turntine, Development & Volunteer Coordinator at Russell...

ECC and other Missouri Community Colleges Team up with CMT to Present Free Courtney Cole Concert August 10

21 July 2016

Rising CMT artist Courtney Cole will bring her unique musical style to Missouri on Wednesday, August 10, for a free concert in Sedalia, Missouri. The concert is presented by the...

Letters to the Editor

For the good of the county

on 21 July 2016

Celebration of community—the willing cohesive hands that coalesce, demonstrated this past week in Cuba. It is to these thoughtful, proactive people that this is written. The Fair is the culmination,...

Examine candidates’ qualifications

on 21 July 2016

I greatly appreciate Crawford County residents allowing me to serve as County Assessor for 20 years. The job of assessor is often misunderstood.

Beware of the con

on 21 July 2016

Home repair fraud. Professional con artists prey on seniors with homes in need of repair. They will overcharge, take money in advance, but not complete the work or complete work...

Opinions

Social unrest spans nearly a century in Missouri

on 21 July 2016

This summer's social unrest, which began last year with the outbreak of violence in Ferguson, comes nearly a century after another dark chapter of Missouri social strife: the Lead Belt...

Power lines won’t be buried anytime soon

on 21 July 2016

If you were one of the thousands of area residents who were without power due to last week’s storm, one question probably crossed your mind while you were sitting in...

Don’t trust commission with more tax money

on 14 July 2016

Crawford County has a general revenue budget deficit of about $280,000 this year. On August 2, officials are hoping you’ll pass a one-half cent sales tax increase to give them...