Seven seek crown in Harvest Festival pageant

Seven Steelville High School students will compete for the title of 2018 Harvest Festival Queen. The annual pageant will be held on Thursday, September 6 at the Meramec Music Theatre.

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Community garden thriving following change in location

The community garden was moved from James Boulevard near the Caring Center to its new location on Sydney Street when construction of the St. James Senior Center began. Since the move in April, the garden has thrived under the gardening skills of Paul Forister, and produce has been given away locally to support others in the community.

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Cuba Fire Department receives equipment grant from MDC

Through its Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has awarded $1,784.50 in matching grant funding to the Cuba Fire Department to be used to upgrade its firefighting equipment.

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Steelville has $3.7 million budget for FY2019

The City of Steelville has a Fiscal Year 2019 budget in place, one that includes raises for city employees and will “meet the requirements that beginning balances and revenues will meet or exceed expenditures in all funds,” according to City Comptroller and Budget Officer Roben Griggs.

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Senior center to feature local artists

The St. James Senior Center will be supporting local artists by featuring an artist per month on an art wall. Artists can feature their pieces and sell them at the facility, with a long list of artists already signed up to be featured.

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Cuba

Citizens speak at public hearing on moving Cuba City Hall

Citizens speak at public hearing on moving Cuba City Hall

on 21 August 2018

Residents of Cuba got their chance to voice opinions either in favor or in opposition to a proposal to move city offices into one centralized location at the former home...

Cuba City Council Notes

on 17 August 2018

The Cuba City Council met in regular session on August 7 at City Hall. The following items of business were discussed at that meeting:• The council went into closed session...

Traffic stop leads to drug and gun charges for Cuba man

on 16 August 2018

Felony drug and gun charges have been issued against a Cuba man after his car was stopped for having expired license plate tags.

Steelville

Come “Home Sweet Home” for Harvest Festival 2018

Come “Home Sweet Home” for Harvest Festival 2018

on 20 August 2018

“Home Sweet Home” is the theme for the 2018 Harvest Festival in Steelville. The annual celebration features a variety of fun activities and events for the whole family to enjoy....

Seven seek crown in Harvest Festival pageant

Seven seek crown in Harvest Festival pageant

on 20 August 2018

Seven Steelville High School students will compete for the title of 2018 Harvest Festival Queen. The annual pageant will be held on Thursday, September 6 at the Meramec Music Theatre.

School board VP volunteers as SHS softball coach

School board VP volunteers as SHS softball coach

on 17 August 2018

Steelville School Board Vice President Scott Perkins will be the high school girls’ softball coach this year. The volunteer position was approved by the school board at their regular meeting...

St. James

Council hears nuisance complaint, again

on 17 August 2018

The St. James City Council met on Monday, August 14 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:• Heard from citizen Louis Lehmer, who asked...

TRP makes donation to St. James Chamber

on 16 August 2018

Three Rivers Publishing advertising representatives Dailene Forbes (left) and Kelli Rapp (right) presented a check of $682.14 to Terri Smith, director of the St. James Chamber of Commerce on Thursday...

City approves purchase of new police cars, radio equipment

on 16 August 2018

Discussions got heated when the St. James City Council discussed purchasing four new police cars. Two cars were included in the fiscal budget that was approved by the council earlier...

Crawford

County tax sale is August 27

on 21 August 2018

The 2018 Crawford County Tax Sale will be held on Monday, August 27. As of Tuesday morning, Collector Linda Hamilton reported there were still 183 properties with delinquent real estate...

Crawford County Commission Notes

Crawford County Commission Notes

on 16 August 2018

 Crawford County Commissioners met each week in July to conduct business, as follows:

St. Clair man accused of burglarizing home

on 16 August 2018

A St. Clair man stands accused of unlawfully entering a home in an effort to take money for gas. He was surprised to find the homeowners there, and the burglar...

Phelps

Rolla man facing felony drug charges

Rolla man facing felony drug charges

on 14 August 2018

On August 8, 2018, at approximately 7:00 PM, a resident of Rolla, Missouri was arrested during a drug trafficking investigation by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, Rolla Police Department, and...

Troop I to conduct hazardous moving enforcement operation in Phelps County

on 10 August 2018

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that during the month of August, troopers assigned to Troop I will conduct a hazardous moving operation in Phelps County....

Patrol issues advisory for missing Rolla man

Patrol issues advisory for missing Rolla man

on 09 August 2018

Endangered Person Advisory - State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory The Rolla Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 10232 Natural...

Bourbon

Charges filed in Leasburg shooting

Charges filed in Leasburg shooting

on 13 August 2018

Felony charges have been filed in connection with a domestic shooting incident on Lick Creek Road, near the Village of Leasburg. Caleb Riley Gaston, 30, of Leasburg, has been charged...

Three charged with selling pot in Leasburg bust

Three charged with selling pot in Leasburg bust

on 09 August 2018

Two guys doing donuts in the middle of a Leasburg intersection caught the attention of a state trooper on June 29. His subsequent investigation led to felony gun and drug...

Bus routes announced for Bourbon schools

on 07 August 2018

As the new school year begins, we want to welcome all students. The following information is provided to assist students in boarding buses for school. During the first couple of...

State and Regional

Karsten named acting director of Misssouri Department of Public Safety

17 August 2018

Charles A. (Drew) Juden, current Director of Department of Public Safety, will depart the agency effective August 31, 2018. Governor Mike Parson has asked Colonel Sandra K. Karsten to serve...

Schools back in session, watch out for students

14 August 2018

As summer vacation comes to a close, students across Missouri are preparing to begin their 2018-2019 school year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers this brings a change in...

Getting arrested could be the least of your worries

14 August 2018

Labor Day weekend brings a surge of travel across the nation. During the summer’s last holiday many will make the conscious mistake of driving impaired. Getting arrested could be the...

Outdoors

MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in 11 new Missouri counties

MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in 11 new Missouri counties

20 August 2018

Foresters with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), in conjunction with the Missouri and U.S. departments of agriculture, have confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in 11 new...

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center hosting CWD Symposium Aug. 20

17 August 2018

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is in Missouri and it poses a threat to our state’s deer herd. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs your help stop the spread. The...

WOW St. Louis outdoor skills day and overnight campout helps families discover the outdoors

WOW St. Louis outdoor skills day and overnight campout helps families discover the outdoors

17 August 2018

Are you looking for a safe and easy way for you and your family to discover outdoor adventures? The WOW St. Louis Outdoor Skills Day and Campout event is for...

Entertainment

Kraus will play Cedar Street Playhouse on Aug. 23

20 August 2018

The 2018 OAT After Dark: Concerts and Cabarets series comes to a close on August 23 with a concert from local musician Bob Kraus at the Cedar Street Playhouse. Mr....

Dent County Historical Society holding program on UFO sightings in the area

08 August 2018

Dr. Emmett Reary will speak about the local history of UFO sighting in Dent and surrounding counties, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Salem Pizza Inn. The...

Dinner being held in Vichy

07 August 2018

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host a pork steak and chicken and dumpling dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12 at the firehouse, 14812 Highway...

Letters to the Editor

The voters have spoken on right to work

on 16 August 2018

On August 7, the people of Missouri, once again, defeated attempts to make Missouri a so-called “Right to Work” state. Proposition A, as it was identified on the Primary ballot,...

Agritourism provides unique activities

on 09 August 2018

As more people shift their roots from rural to urban settings, rural areas have been forced to be creative in how to grow their economic opportunities and get people back...

Right-to-Work or Pay-to-Play?

on 02 August 2018

The question before Missouri voters on August 7 is whether to live in a "Right-To-Work" state or a "Pay-To-Play" state. If all workers must pay union dues, then our state...

Opinions

Keep the state legislature from passing right to work again by exercising your right to vote

on 16 August 2018

Many people have been quoted as saying, “The very definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.” No matter who said...

Contingency fees are not always warranted

on 16 August 2018

From the “Unterrified Democrat” It would be difficult to find someone that has not heard about the duck boat accident near Branson that resulted in the deaths of 17 people....

What’s up with Dablemont?

on 09 August 2018

If you’ve been missing Larry Dablemont’s column on our Outdoor page recently, then you’re not alone. We miss it, too, but we’re glad to report it will be back soon....