Two unsafe utility poles replaced Monday

Municipal Utility workers spent most of the day Monday replacing two broken utility poles near Anthony Street. Power had to be shut off for approximately 50 customers as the poles were taken down and new poles and transformers were installed.

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Black bear struck crossing Route 66 at westside city limits

A black bear was struck by a vehicle traveling on Route 66 and seriously injured near the Cuba city limits at Kinder Cemetery. The animal had to be destroyed by a Cuba police officer at the scene.

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STARCO says Plein Air was best yet - PHOTO GALLERY

The Steelville Art Council’s 6th Annual Plein Air event is in the books and by all accounts, it was another successful week as 50 painters from eight states invaded the area to show off their talents. If you missed out on the event, don’t worry, numerous paintings from the week are now for sale and on display through the end of June at Gallery Zeke in downtown Steelville.

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Park dedicated as ‘certified’ Trail of Tears site

The Steelville Community Park is now officially a “Certified Site” on the Trail of Tears, which is part of the National Trails System operated by the U.S. National Parks Service.

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Homemade hot rods have made ‘Street Outlaws’ out of the Littrell family - PHOTO GALLERY

Back in the day, Wes Littrell might have done a little street drag racing in Crawford County. Did that make him a “Street Outlaw”? Maybe. Last month, during a trip to Tennessee, however, he officially became street outlaw after being part of a group of St. Louis area racers who took part in the TV show “Street Outlaws: Memphis,” which airs on the Discovery Channel.

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Cuba

Garden of the Month announced

on 20 June 2018

Cuba Hills Garden Club is happy to present the Garden of the Month Award to Rick and Brenda Byrd, 412 James Street, Cuba, Missouri. The Byrds creatively make use of...

No changes to war memorial requirements

No changes to war memorial requirements

on 19 June 2018

Two city aldermen were tasked with reviewing eligibility requirements for veterans to be added to the Cuba War Memorial, as the city takes responsibility for its oversight management from brothers...

Cuba Eastern Star members honored for years of service

on 19 June 2018

Cuba Order of the Eastern Star honored 25, 50, and 70 year members for their service to Eastern Star Monday evening. Cuba chapter has consolidated with St. James, Dixon, Steelville,...

Steelville

Kids learn about farm animals at Steelville library

on 21 June 2018

Libraries Rock and so do Farm Animals! This week at story time on Tuesday, June 12 in Steelville Miss Ciara and Miss Joy read to the kids about the music...

Kids decorate cookies at Steelville Library

on 13 June 2018

Story time at Steelville on June 6 hosted 48 kids as Chef Jimmy West read "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." After the story, they decorated cookies to take...

STARCO says Plein Air was best yet - PHOTO GALLERY

STARCO says Plein Air was best yet - PHOTO GALLERY

on 12 June 2018

The Steelville Art Council’s 6th Annual Plein Air event is in the books and by all accounts, it was another successful week as 50 painters from eight states invaded the...

St. James

Pizza Company named Business of the Quarter

Pizza Company named Business of the Quarter

on 21 June 2018

Missouri Pizza Company was selected as Business of the Quarter by the St. James Chamber of Commerce. Chamber Treasurer Trish Howdeshell and Chamber Director Teri Smith, presented this pizza paddle...

Two unsafe utility poles replaced Monday

Two unsafe utility poles replaced Monday

on 21 June 2018

Municipal Utility workers spent most of the day Monday replacing two broken utility poles near Anthony Street. Power had to be shut off for approximately 50 customers as the poles...

Search for replacement board member underway

on 21 June 2018

The St. James Board of Education has begun the process of finding a replacement board member after Barb Wilson submitted her resignation from the board. Plans are to begin accepting...

Crawford

Southwestern Area Salvation Army holding Christmas in July fundraiser

on 19 June 2018

Did you know that there was a Salvation Army here locally to aid the community? The Southwestern Area Salvation Army serves the Cuba, Leasburg, Steelville and Cherryville area and have...

Jason Smith hosts students from Crawford Electric Co-op

Jason Smith hosts students from Crawford Electric Co-op

on 18 June 2018

U.S. Representative Jason Smith (MO-08) hosted Missouri students participating in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Wanted suspects flee from local cops

on 15 June 2018

Over the course of the last couple of months, the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney has charged 10 people with resisting arrest, some for incidents that occurred in 2017. Resisting an...

Phelps

 Smith hosts students from Intercounty Electric Co-op

Smith hosts students from Intercounty Electric Co-op

on 19 June 2018

U.S. Representative Jason Smith (MO-08) hosted Missouri students participating in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Class on energy savings being held on July 13 in St. James

on 18 June 2018

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) and Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) Family Self-Sufficiency program will host a free Energy Savers Class July 13.

Phelps County scholarship awarded

Phelps County scholarship awarded

on 13 June 2018

The Phelps County Retired Teachers and Public School Personnel Association’s scholarship is an annual award given to a full-time teacher or support staff member who has been working in Phelps...

Bourbon

Farm animals rock at Bourbon library

Story time was held on Wednesday, June 13 at the Bourbon Library. Beth read about farm animals and Joy helped with the craft. Visitors from Germany (below) attended story time.

Local man participates in rare military reenlistment while piloting airplane

Local man participates in rare military reenlistment while piloting airplane

Bourbon native and current student in the University of Central Missouri’s professional pilot program, Master Sgt. Rob Martin recently repeated a rare experience that previously landed him recognition in U.S....

Nashville man drowns in Meramec River

Nashville man drowns in Meramec River

A Nashville man drowned on Saturday, June 16 in the Meramec River in Crawford County.

State and Regional

MSHP joins Operation Dry Water

MSHP joins Operation Dry Water

21 June 2018

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol's participation in Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water is in its 10th year and Missouri has...

Pavement blow-ups likely to become more prevalent during summer months

Pavement blow-ups likely to become more prevalent during summer months

20 June 2018

Pavement blow-ups are the summer’s version of potholes, created by a combination of hot temperatures, moisture, and weakening pavement.

Results of 2018 School Bus Inspection program announced

19 June 2018

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division's 2018 annual school bus inspection program. A total of 12,018...

Outdoors

Veterans enjoy special day at Maramec Spring Park - PHOTO GALLERY

21 June 2018

Veterans and their families enjoyed a day of free fishing at Maramec Spring Park on Saturday as the park celebrated the annual Veterans Fishing Day.

Fly fishing and religion share a long history

Fly fishing and religion share a long history

20 June 2018

University of Chicago English professor Norman McLean is the modern day famous person of writings about the relationship between religion and fly fishing. “In our family, there was no clear...

Daughter came to the rescue of fawn stuck along stream

20 June 2018

You get to thinking you have seen everything in the outdoors when you get to my age, but this past week my daughter, Christy, and I were on the river...

Entertainment

Chicken dinner taking place June 24 at Vichy

18 June 2018

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual fried chicken dinner Sunday, June 24. Baked chicken will also be available.

Second Annual Heritage Music Festival expands to a two-day celebration

15 June 2018

Hosted by St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company, the Second Annual Heritage Music Festival brings together music lovers in a unique outdoor venue. A diverse mix of up-and-coming...

Leach Theatre announces 2018-2019 season

Leach Theatre announces 2018-2019 season

12 June 2018

Leach Theatre will open its 27th season with a performance by the violin and viola duet “Black Violin.” The 2018-19 Campus Performing Arts Series (CPAS) will feature a mix of...

Letters to the Editor

Stand up for those who are not being heard

on 21 June 2018

I am responding to the articles in the paper concerning the relocation of the trash dump that the city wants to move. I am familiar with St. James and visit...

‘No tolerance’ for cruel actions at the border

on 21 June 2018

Dear Representative Jason Smith, I have “no tolerance” for the cruel practice of separating children from their parent(s) at our border. How a person can claim Christ and yet tolerate...

Abuse of safety net hurts rural America

on 14 June 2018

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes billions of dollars in payments to farmers across the country. Farmers rely on this money as part of a safety net,...

Opinions

Some regulations are just plain dumb

on 21 June 2018

By U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill Some regulations are just plain dumb. One of the more egregious examples I’ve encountered is a rule that required a Springfield-area magician to register his...

Ranked-choice voting comes to Maine, why not here, too?

on 21 June 2018

There’s an electoral revolution of sorts going on in Maine right now and voters in Missouri, and across the country, might want to sit up and take notice. By voter...

Don’t fear your fruits and vegetables

on 14 June 2018

By Eric Bohl We all want to eat healthy food and keep our children safe from toxic substances, and simple lists and clean-versus-dirty shopping guides appeal to some consumers. But...