CHS Scholar Bowl team places fourth at state

 At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, over 100 Class 3 scholar bowl teams set their goal of winning one of the four trophies awarded at the state tournament.
 

Cuba Chamber doles out awards at annual banquet – PHOTO GALLERY

The 22nd Annual Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held at Recklein Auditorium on Friday, May 5, with a great attendance turning out for this year’s event. An extra table had to be brought in to accommodate the overflow crowd, with a Roaring Twenties dinner theme instilling lots of fun and excitement into the event.

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Group works to preserve Snelson-Brinker chimney - PHOTO GALLERY

Preserving a relic of the old 1835 Crawford County Courthouse is a huge undertaking. The chimney was the only thing that survived the July 4, 2017 fire that destroyed the historic Snelson-Brinker cabin that had once served as the county courthouse.

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Two score well at state speech and debate

Myla Picker and Juliet Mattingly each qualified for the state speech and debate competition, which was held on April 21 at Mizzou.

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Commissioners here update on PCRMC

Phelps County Commissioners visited St. James on April 26 in honor of National County Government Month. The meeting gave citizens and city officials the opportunity to speak on what is taking place in St. James. During the meeting, Commissioners heard from Ed Clayton, President and CEO of the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC), who gave an update on the status of the county hospital.

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Cuba

Rowden earns Animal Control Association certification

on 18 May 2018

Congratulations to ACO Shanna Rowden for passing the Missouri Animal Control Association certification (MACA) course. She is now officially a Certified Animal Control Officer/Humane Investigator. Rowden is a valued member...

Night at the Museum held at CMS - PHOTO GALLERY

on 18 May 2018

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Cuba Middle School held its annual eighth grade Night at the Museum. Students completed projects with the help from family and in Mrs. Pope’s American...

School board approves bus and roof repair bids

on 17 May 2018

Cuba School Board members authorized the purchase of one new bus for the school district’s bus fleet, as well as approving a bid for roof repairs at the April board...

Steelville

City and school to explore resource officer option

on 18 May 2018

Both the Steelville City Council and the Steelville School Board have agreed to discussions about the possibility of sharing a police officer whose primary role would be as a School...

City pound should see improvements

on 18 May 2018

Steelville’s City Pound should get some upgrades or perhaps even a new location. Volunteers with the Friends of the Steelville Pound were at the May 7 city council meeting to...

Humphrey celebrates 100th birthday

Humphrey celebrates 100th birthday

on 18 May 2018

The purple lilac bushes and purple iris were growing in front of the house on May 3, 1918 when Tressie was born. And, on Saturday, May 6, 2018, while the...

St. James

STJ seniors enjoy final day barbecue - PHOTO GALLERY

on 18 May 2018

Seniors celebrated their final day of school on Friday by spending an afternoon in the park while enjoying barbecue hamburgers and refreshments.

Seniors give elementary students a taste of graduation

on 17 May 2018

Seniors held a senior walk through the halls of Lucy Wortham James Elementary School on Monday morning. Students moved throughout the building being greeted by elementary students and staff in...

Ashcroft Welcomes Lucy Wortham James Elementary Students to Archives Alive!

Ashcroft Welcomes Lucy Wortham James Elementary Students to Archives Alive!

on 17 May 2018

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft recently welcomed students from Lucy Wortham James Elementary to Archives Alive!, an educational program offered annually by the Secretary of State’s State Archives in Jefferson...

Crawford

Todd recognized as public administrator of the year

Todd recognized as public administrator of the year

on 18 May 2018

Franky Todd has been recognized by the Missouri Association of Public Administrators with the Public Administrator of the Year Award. The announcement came at the annual conference of statewide public...

Impaired driver enforcement planned for Crawford County

Impaired driver enforcement planned for Crawford County

on 16 May 2018

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that sometime during the month of May, troopers assigned to Troop I will be conducting an impaired driving enforcement patrol...

AmeriCorps NCCC serving at Mound Ridge

on 15 May 2018

A new team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members is in town conducting trail maintenance and supporting summer camp programming. The group of 10 young adults arrived on...

Phelps

Missouri S&T helps students save money on textbooks

Missouri S&T helps students save money on textbooks

on 17 May 2018

With the rising cost of college textbooks adding to many students’ debt load, the University of Missouri System is encouraging faculty to explore using more affordable and open educational resources...

Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild members attend class

Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild members attend class

on 16 May 2018

Recently quilters attended classes instructed by Gyleen X Fitzgerald, hosted by the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild, Rolla Missouri. Fitzgerald shared techniques, color blend, engineered tools and design with the...

Register a student for engineering camp this summer

Register a student for engineering camp this summer

on 15 May 2018

Students can still register for the five-day Jackling Introduction to Engineering Camp at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The camp will be offered at three different times this summer:...

Bourbon

Sullivan Knights make donation to BHS Project Graduation

Crawford County R-1 employee Sherry Horn (right) accepts a check for Project Graduation from Billy Wyland of the Sullivan Knights of Columbus. Bourbon High School's Project Graduation committee appreciates the...

$500,000 grant will help Bourbon rebuild East Pine Street

$500,000 grant will help Bourbon rebuild East Pine Street

In the coming year, Bourbon’s citizens will benefit from a full reconstruction of utility lines and other city infrastructure along East Pine Street, the main downtown thoroughfare. Bourbon was awarded...

BHS senor headed to Air Force

Bourbon High School senior Trevor Goodbar has enlisted in the Air Force for six years with a job in Aircraft Maintenance. Goodbar, the son of Rusty and Barb La Plant...

State and Regional

Please watch out for MoDOT crews

15 May 2018

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will soon begin mowing roadsides across the state. "Our mowing focuses on visibility and safety," said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth. “Motorists will see...

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend, says MSHP

11 May 2018

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like the public to make safety a priority this Memorial Day weekend. The long weekend is an opportunity...

Governor's lakeside home has complicated financial history

10 May 2018

y Kaitlin Washburn, Kathryn Hardison, Daphne Psaledakis and Max Fillion, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — Shortly after the start of his term last year, Gov. Eric Greitens and his wife, Sheena,...

Outdoors

Tough turkey season is now in the books

Tough turkey season is now in the books

17 May 2018

Missouri turkey hunters turned in one of the lowest kill counts for the 2018 Missouri spring turkey season in many years. Although exact numbers weren’t available at this writing, predictions...

Squirrel and black bass seasons open Memorial Day weekend

16 May 2018

Memorial Day weekend brings an extra-special celebration for squirrel hunters and bass anglers in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds them that the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend,...

Missouri State Parks seeks to recruit and hire more veterans

15 May 2018

Missouri State Parks has launched a new website designed especially for recruiting military veterans for positions within the state parks system. This new site is a significant step forward in...

Entertainment

Legends of Conservation: The Tramp and the Roughrider event planned for May 18-19

09 May 2018

“Legends of Conservation: The Tramp and the Roughrider,” a two-man historical re-enactment featuring two American legends of conservation, will take place on May 18-19, 2018, at the Prairie Star Restoration...

National 4-H film festival in Columbia this summer

08 May 2018

Youth from across the nation go on location to Columbia, Mo., this summer for FilmFest 4-H, the national 4-H film festival.

CAC presents ‘Wedding Styles of Yesteryear’

CAC presents ‘Wedding Styles of Yesteryear’

04 May 2018

By Jim Welch On Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 2 p.m., the Cuba Arts Council will present "Wedding Styles of Yesteryear." This vintage wedding style show and reception will be...

Letters to the Editor

Farmers must focus on land stewardship

In recent past, the Great Plains has experienced extreme weather conditions. Most recently, we witnessed very high winds combined with dry conditions, resulting in dust clouds reminiscent of the 1930s.

ECC working hard to make improvements

I want to keep you informed about East Central College and our affirmation of accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in...

Meth impacts many

Across most of the US, states are struggling to quell a worsening opiate epidemic. While this is happening, one problem continues to rage on in states across the country.

Opinions

Honest labeling of fake meat may soon be required

on 18 May 2018

By Eric Bohl Missouri may soon become the first state in the nation to require food marketed as “meat” to be harvested from an actual animal. This seemingly obvious definition...

My fight to get transparency for Missourians

on 18 May 2018

By Claire McKaskill Several years ago, I started to work on what I thought was a pretty commonsense, simple proposal: the government should be open and transparent with taxpayers about...

Join the lifecycle of a community bank

on 04 May 2018

By Scott Perkins,FCNB President & CEO If you’ve ever participated in career day at a local elementary school, you’ll probably relate to this story. A banking colleague visits her son’s...