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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School Board appoints two to fill vacancies

The St. James Board of Education appointed two new members to the board during a special session held on Wednesday, July 25. The board interviewed four interested candidates to fill the two vacancies left open after former board members Barb Wilson and Diana Rinehart resigned in June.

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Cuba

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.

Domestic dispute leads to meth charge for Salem woman

on 16 August 2018

A Salem woman faces a felony drug possession charge, following a domestic disturbance at a Cuba residence on August 3.

VBS participants help support local food pantry

on 16 August 2018

Children participating in the Cuba Christian Church VBS collected 427 items to donate to the Cuba food pantry recently.

Steelville

StL man charged for passing counterfeit bill

StL man charged for passing counterfeit bill

on 16 August 2018

A St. Louis man was charged in Crawford County after giving a woman a fake $100 bill to pay for her soda. On his way to jail, he reportedly admitted...

Two charged with drug possession after pipe found in man’s pocket

on 16 August 2018

Drug charges were filed against a Steelville man and a Cuba woman as a result of a theft investigation.

Steelville man accused of choking victim in domestic attack

on 16 August 2018

Brandon Joe Black, 28, of Steelville, has been charged with domestic assault in the second degree, a class D felony, for allegedly choking a woman.

St. James

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...

Wilson’s remember brother killed in Vietnam on 50th anniversary of his passing

Wilson’s remember brother killed in Vietnam on 50th anniversary of his passing

on 15 August 2018

The family of Dick Wilson, one of three residents of St. James who were killed in Vietnam, honored the 50th anniversary of his passing this week. Wilson served as in...

Crawford

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...

Route FF to close at the BNSF Railroad Crossing

on 14 August 2018

Railroad crossing work by a contractor for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will close Crawford County Route FF just south of Historic Highway 66. Track and railroad crossing maintenance...

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

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...

Missouri FIRST initiative results in 136% increase in agriculture investments

10 August 2018

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced his Missouri FIRST initiative has increased agriculture investments through the state’s linked deposit program by 136%. Since the launch of Missouri FIRST in March,...

Outdoors

Time to finalize your deer hunting plans

15 August 2018

Hard-core deer hunters begin planning for the next year’s season as soon as the current season closes. Many others procrastinate until the next spring turkey season ends, while others yet...

Significant restrictions are placed on Lake of the Ozarks for August 25 Shootout event

14 August 2018

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the boating public about the significant navigational restrictions in effect during the 2018 Lake of...

MDC offers atlatl workshop at Runge Nature Center Aug. 21

MDC offers atlatl workshop at Runge Nature Center Aug. 21

10 August 2018

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a Discover Nature skills workshop to teach techniques and strategies for success with atlatls at Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City....

Entertainment

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...

‘As You Like It’ to close out summer season at OAT

06 August 2018

The Ozark Actors Theatre summer season is coming to a close this weekend, but not before celebrating the return to campus of Missouri S&T. For the final weekend of performances...

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....