Bourbon Boosters receive $250 community grant for accessibility upgrades to park stage

Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) awarded the Bourbon Boosters a $250 grant for its project to upgrade the accessibility a stage in Bourbon park. The check was presented at MRCF’s invite-a-friend luncheon March 12 at MRPC in St. James.

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Commission votes not to reinstall gazebo at courthouse

Despite a late plea to continue with the project to restore the gazebo to the front lawn of the courthouse, Crawford County Commissioners voted on Tuesday not to move forward with that proposal.

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SHS Class of 2019 sends ten to serve their country - PHOTO GALLERY

Ten students from the Steelville High School Class of 2019 will go into the military after graduation. Two of those students are going to West Point, and they were recognized at a special assembly held at the high school on Friday, April 12. United States Congressman Jason Smith spoke at the gathering.

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Electric lines damaged by truck caused power outage

On Wednesday, April 10, hundreds of St. Jams Municipal Utility customers were left without power after four utility poles were broken when a logging truck struck a line. The incident occurred at 3:20 p.m. and it took hours to fully restore the system. Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle.

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Arson suspected at Cherryville church fire

Fire severely damaged the Cherryville Church of God last week, and the blaze is currently under investigation as authorities suspect arson was the cause. Fire units were dispatched to the second alarm blaze at around 5:45 a.m. on Friday, April 12.

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Cuba

Students show off April Book Buzz books

Students show off April Book Buzz books

on 17 April 2019

Students at Cuba Elementary School show off the April Book Buzz books recently donated to the school library by the Cuba Kiwanis Club as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers...

Cuba City Council Notes: April 4, 2019

on 11 April 2019

The Cuba City Council met in regular session at City Hall on Thursday, April 4. The following items of business were discussed at the meeting:• The meeting was called to...

Alderman calls for preconstruction meetings to discuss bid specs

on 11 April 2019

Ward 2 Alderman Cody Leathers has suggested that the city hold preconstruction meetings with contractors, so that questions about bid specifications can be ironed out beforehand. He believes this will...

Steelville

SHS Class of 2019 sends ten to serve their country  - PHOTO GALLERY

SHS Class of 2019 sends ten to serve their country - PHOTO GALLERY

on 16 April 2019

Ten students from the Steelville High School Class of 2019 will go into the military after graduation. Two of those students are going to West Point, and they were recognized...

Steelville City Council Meeting Notes – March

Steelville City Council Meeting Notes – March

on 15 April 2019

The Steelville City Council met twice in March to conduct business as follows for the city:

GVC Art Show is in Steelville this year

GVC Art Show is in Steelville this year

on 15 April 2019

The Steelville Arts Council will host the Gasconade Valley Conference Art Show this year at Gallery Zeke. This exhibit showcases art created by high school art students from Steelville, Cuba,...

St. James

High and middle school choirs earn honors at state and district contests

High and middle school choirs earn honors at state and district contests

on 17 April 2019

St. James high and middle school choral students completed state contest, with several students earning honors for their efforts. Students competed in a variety of solos, ensembles, and larger choirs....

Scholar Bowl team finishes fourth in the conference

on 17 April 2019

By Destiny Penfield, SJP Intern The St. James High School Scholar Bowl team had a tough time getting to several of its scheduled meets this season due to winter weather,...

PCB gives $6,000 to school district to help kids

on 17 April 2019

Phelps County Bank (PCB) has agreed to donate $6,000 to the St. James School District to be used for classroom needs. As part of the School-Business Partnership, PCB gives money...

Crawford

Museum open for the season

Museum open for the season

on 17 April 2019

The Crawford County Historical Museum, located at 308 N. Smith Street, is now open for the 2019 season. Stop by and take a walk through history!

Commission votes not to reinstall gazebo at courthouse

Commission votes not to reinstall gazebo at courthouse

on 16 April 2019

Despite a late plea to continue with the project to restore the gazebo to the front lawn of the courthouse, Crawford County Commissioners voted on Tuesday not to move forward...

CASA looking for volunteers

on 16 April 2019

Do you have a few hours a month that could be used to benefit a child in foster care? Mid-Ozark CASA is looking for a few good volunteers willing to...

Phelps

Meeting being held April 20

on 17 April 2019

The Noah Coleman Chapter April 20 meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Sybill’s in St. James, Missouri.

MRDC, SBA hosts April 24 loan workshop in St. James

MRDC, SBA hosts April 24 loan workshop in St. James

on 16 April 2019

Meramec Regional Development Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are partnering to offer a small business loan workshop about resources in the area on Wednesday, April 24 from...

Sewing machine donated

Sewing machine donated

on 11 April 2019

Uniquely Yours Quilt Shop donated the Husqvarna Viking Opal 650 sewing machine for a raffle at the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show, Ozark Festival of Quilts, held October...

Bourbon

Bourbon Boosters receive $250 community grant for accessibility upgrades to park stage

Bourbon Boosters receive $250 community grant for accessibility upgrades to park stage

Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) awarded the Bourbon Boosters a $250 grant for its project to upgrade the accessibility a stage in Bourbon park. The check was presented at MRCF’s...

Booster, R-1 Award Banquet planned

By Alice Bremer The annual Bourbon Booster and R-1 School Awards Banquet will be held on May 9 at the Bourbon Community Center. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.,...

Egg hunt planned

By Alice Bremer The Bourbon Boosters have completed plans for the annual Booster Club Easter Egg Hunt.

State and Regional

House narrowly gives initial OK to online sales tax, income tax cut for wealthy

17 April 2019

By Ian Nickens, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri General Assembly’s newest plan to bring in money for the state introduces new taxes on out-of-state sellers but lowers taxes...

How does Mo. pay for bridges? Senators don't agree with House, each other

17 April 2019

By Tom Coulter and Natasha Vyhovsky, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Members of the Senate weighed in on a House proposal to repair Missouri’s roads and bridges through general revenue...

Bill would limit use of restraints, seclusion rooms in Missouri schools

17 April 2019

By Kathryn Palmer, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Tracy Bono’s son cries every time they drive past his old school building in the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles.That’s...

Outdoors

MDC encourages public to Be Bear Aware this spring

MDC encourages public to Be Bear Aware this spring

17 April 2019

An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department...

Photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral caves offered at Onondaga Cave State Park April 28

17 April 2019

Are you an avid and artistic photographer looking for a new and unique canvas? Then look no further than Onondaga Cave State Park. Join a member of the Onondaga Friends...

Late Night Cathedral Cave tours offered at Onondaga Cave State Park April 27

17 April 2019

Join representatives from the Onondaga Friends Association for a unique, guided, late night Cathedral Cave Tour from 9:30 p.m. to approximately midnight April 27.

Entertainment

Come From Away playing at the Fox May 14-26

16 April 2019

St. Louis is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make...

Easter pageant being held at First Baptist Church of Salem

09 April 2019

The First Baptist Church of Salem will hold their 2019 Easter Pageant presented by the Celebration Choir and cast on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 and Saturday, April...

Vichy Fire Dept. to hold dinner April 14

09 April 2019

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host its spring dinner, featuring whole hog sausage and chicken and dumplings on Sunday, April 14.

Letters to the Editor

Facts of the Bible

on 11 April 2019

This letter is about facts of the Bible. Whether or not a person believes them is their choice. Fact 1: the Jew Jesus of Nazareth said "I am the way...

Workers didn’t need to know

on 04 April 2019

In an article in the “Sullivan Independent News,” residents asked the county to take over Crow Lane. Mr. Boast said the county had situations with other roads. One road was...

Beware of proposed voting change

on 04 April 2019

The Missouri House of Representatives is voting on a measure that would limit our right to vote for whom we want in primary elections.

Opinions

Floodplains are just not suitable for development

on 11 April 2019

While some of our elected officials are calling for bigger and taller levees to hold back the annual spring flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, which would ultimately just...

Crowdsourcing oppression: America’s Online Censorship Militia

on 11 April 2019

By C. Dale Walton The United States is, increasingly, a country in which free speech exists only in the most limited, legalistic sense. First Amendment jurisprudence still makes it very...

Missourians should continue to lead in fight against WOTUS

on 04 April 2019

By Eric Bohl One of the most egregiously-overreaching regulations of the Obama era is nearing its end. Until April 15, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking public comments...