High school students honor veterans

Lieutenant Commander Carl Behr was the guest speaker at a Veterans Day Assembly presented by the John F. Hodge High School on Friday. During the assembly, local veterans in attendance were honored during the assembly, which celebrated those who have served or are currently serving and their families.

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Gazebo roof is removed; plans made to reinstall on new base - PHOTO GALLERY

In spite of continued questions and some heated discussions, the roof was successfully removed from the Crawford County Courthouse gazebo on Wednesday and the remainder of the structure demolished on Thursday. Plans are moving forward to replace the base of the structure and reinstall the old roof on top of it.

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Two area veterans take Honor Flight

Two area veterans took an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. on September 22, spending a busy day visiting important sites along the way. Air Force veteran Dale Copeland and Army veteran Paul Moreland were two of 56 who took the trip to view the veteran memorials there.

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PCRMC Auxiliary donates $220,000 for new ambulance equipment

Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff have a new ambulance thanks to the generosity of the PCRMC Auxiliary and Volunteer Services.

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Sheriffs' Association questions validity of state audit on sex offender registration

In early October, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway sent out a press release regarding an audit report, with the startling headline, “Local law enforcement can’t locate more than 1,200 registered sex offenders.”
 

Cuba

Homeless man charged with trespassing, stealing, meth possession

on 16 November 2018

A homeless man stands charged with felony drug possession after police responded to a call for him trespassing at the Cuba Walmart.

Chamber Christmas Parade takes place on December 8

on 16 November 2018

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the holiday season with a Christmas Parade and Santa’s Village taking place on Saturday, December 8.

American Precision workers complete Six Sigma training

American Precision workers complete Six Sigma training

on 15 November 2018

Six employees of American Precision Die Casting (APDC) have completed the Six Sigma Green Belt training program that was held over a 10-week period at the Cuba Schools administrative building....

Steelville

Steelville man faces illegal gun charges

on 16 November 2018

Following an investigation on November 5, a Steelville man has been charged with 20 felony counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, along with one felony count possession of a...

SMS students send relief to FL

on 12 November 2018

Steelville Middle School students have once again spearheaded an effort to help others – this time in a hurricane relief effort to a small town in Florida.

Steelville City Council Notes: October 2018

Steelville City Council Notes: October 2018

on 02 November 2018

The Steelville City Council met twice in October to conduct business as follows.

St. James

Murphy wins state piano competition

Murphy wins state piano competition

on 16 November 2018

Tara Murphy, age six of St. James, Missouri, competed and won second place in the Missouri Music Teachers State piano competition held Sunday, November 4th at the University of Missouri...

Your Community Health Center partners with St. James schools to prepare for flu season

Your Community Health Center partners with St. James schools to prepare for flu season

on 16 November 2018

During the month of October Your Community Health Center partnered with the St. James School district to administer over 150 flu vaccinations during parent teacher conferences. Influenza is one of...

Country Mart Supports St. James High School Senior Beta Club

Country Mart Supports St. James High School Senior Beta Club

on 16 November 2018

On October 18, 2017, the St. James Country Mart grocery store donated 10% of the day’s sales to the High School Senior Beta Club. Students and sponsors promoted the shopping...

Crawford

Suspicious activity leads to arrest of Viburnum man

on 16 November 2018

A Viburnum man has been charged with drug possession, after a state trooper noticed he was acting suspiciously following a traffic stop.

CCSO finds sex offenders out of compliance

on 16 November 2018

Deputies with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office conducted compliance checks on sex offenders residing in the county on October 31 for Halloween.

Crawford County Commission Notes: October 2018

Crawford County Commission Notes: October 2018

on 16 November 2018

Commissioners for Crawford County met weekly in October to discuss county-related business, as follows:

Phelps

Volunteers honored at MRPC dinner in Hermann

Volunteers honored at MRPC dinner in Hermann

on 14 November 2018

Each year, Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) honors residents of the Meramec Region who give to their communities by volunteering their time, talents and support. This year, 13 awards in...

Environmental achievement awards being presented by ORSWMD

Environmental achievement awards being presented by ORSWMD

on 13 November 2018

The Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) has recognized individuals and organizations through its public recognition program for 24 years. The purpose of the program is to recognize those...

Candidates sought for Phelps County Extension Council

Candidates sought for Phelps County Extension Council

on 13 November 2018

Nominations are being accepted for the January 21– 25, 2019 election to the University of Missouri Extension Council of Phelps County, says Council Chair Michael Collins.

Bourbon

Bourbon High hosts Veterans Day assembly – PHOTO GALLERY

on 16 November 2018

Students at Bourbon Schools paid tribute to local soldiers and their families at a public assembly held at the Bourbon High School gymnasium on Monday, in observance of Veterans Day.

MBSH hosts two community health events

MBSH hosts two community health events

on 16 November 2018

By Natalie Counts, MBSH Community Health Educator On Saturday, November 4, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital hosted their annual Community Health Fair at the MBSH Specialty Clinic and also had a...

Rep. Jason Chipman presents resolution to centenarian Opal Rohrer

Rep. Jason Chipman presents resolution to centenarian Opal Rohrer

on 01 November 2018

State Representative Jason Chipman, R-Steelville, presented Opal W. Rohrer, resident of Bourbon, a House Resolution commemorating her on her 100th birthday at a celebration held on Sunday, October 21st at...

State and Regional

Safety belt usage continues to rise

16 November 2018

Safety belt usage in Missouri has climbed to its highest rate ever. The latest Missouri Seat Belt Usage Survey, which has been taken annually since 1998, shows 87.1 percent of...

Missouri unemployment ties record low

15 November 2018

Missouri’s unemployment rate tied a record low in October, edging down another tenth of a point to 3.1 percent. In the history of the data set, the only other time...

Be a courteous, attentive driver this Thanksgiving holiday

Be a courteous, attentive driver this Thanksgiving holiday

15 November 2018

Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds everyone that being courteous and attentive drivers increases safety on our roadways. Driving with the highest...

Outdoors

Missouri State Parks encourages people to #OptOutside on Black Friday

16 November 2018

Missouri State Parks has joined REI, the nation’s largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, and its effort to offer the outdoors as a healthy, carefree, natural alternative to the...

Join MDC Wild Webcast on Bald Eagles and Eagle Days Dec. 4

16 November 2018

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Wild Webcast on Bald Eagles and Eagle Days Tuesday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about bald eagles in Missouri...

MDC reports 99,567 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend

14 November 2018

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 99,567 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms...

Entertainment

‘Forbidden Broadway’ being performed at the Mineral Area College Theatre Nov. 28-Dec. 1

15 November 2018

Mineral Area College’s Little Theatre Guild is getting ready to perform “Forbidden Broadway”, a satirical comedy by Gerard Alessandrini that was first performed on Broadway and has since been seen...

S&T choirs to perform fall concert on November 15

S&T choirs to perform fall concert on November 15

13 November 2018

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Chamber Choir and University Choir invite the public to attend their annual fall concert in November. The concert will be held at 7...

Les Miserables plays at the Fox December 11-16

13 November 2018

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, has been announced for its much anticipated St. Louis engagement at the...

Letters to the Editor

Disappointed about ambulance vote

on 15 November 2018

As a resident of St. James and a family of two members of the EMS field, I would like to voice my concern about the failure of the Life Safety...

Malcontents

on 08 November 2018

Just a thought for NFL fans on Veterans Day. Malcontents

Above the law?

on 08 November 2018

Since November 2011, I have been involved in ongoing litigation in the Crawford County Circuit Court, wherein my personal freedom is at stake. As is the same for everyone involved...

Opinions

Transportation service is needed for rural workers

on 15 November 2018

During a gathering of industrial leaders at Cuba City Hall for Manufacturing Day, a topic was brought up during the roundtable about a need for transportation for rural residents that...

Increase freedom to increase prosperity

on 15 November 2018

By Dean Stansel, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University Missouri’s economy has lagged behind the rest of the nation for many years. My recent article in the “Missouri Policy Journal” examined how...

Term limits have often been bad for Missouri

on 08 November 2018

By Phill Brooks I was inspired to write this column by a Missouri newspaper publisher who asked me to dedicate a column to one of the most dominating factors in...