Adams reigns as Harvest Festival Queen - PHOTO GALLERY

Timber Adams is the 2018 Harvest Festival Queen. She was crowned at the annual pageant held on Thursday, September 6 at the Meramec Music Theatre.

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Cale crowned Miss St. James - PHOTO GALLERY

Courtney Cale was crowned Miss St. James on Tuesday, September 4. Held at the St. James middle school, a crowd watched as four contestants competed for the crown. Also crowned was Tanner Satterfield as Little Mr. St. James and Logan Murphy as Little Mrs. St. James.

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Harvest Festival 2018 celebrates “Home Sweet Home” - PHOTO GALLERY

Rain may have dampened the area at the end of Harvest Festival 2018, but not the spirits of those who came out to enjoy the festivities anyway. In spite of hard rain on Friday and drizzle through much of Saturday, many still attended the annual rodeo and parade. The festival’s theme for this year was “Home Sweet Home.”

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Stewart inducted into Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame

“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Sandy Stewart a Crawford County 4-H volunteer from Cuba, Mo., was inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 18 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

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Cuba

Senator meets with supporters at Mexican restaurant

Senator meets with supporters at Mexican restaurant

on 20 September 2018

US Sen. Claire McCaskill made a brief campaign stop in Cuba on Wednesday, September 19, as she barnstormed across the state, making several public appearances this week. The Democrat incumbent...

Mace recognizes 16-year employee

on 20 September 2018

Paula Golightly is celebrating 16 years of working with Mace Supermarket. She started in 2002 as a cashier, when the store was in the Fairway Shopping Center. She continued when...

Cuba girls basketball program taking over Cuba Fest 5K as fundraiser

on 18 September 2018

Want to support Cuba Lady Wildcat basketball? Then put on your running shoes at Cuba Fest.

Steelville

Large claims plague school insurance consortium

Large claims plague school insurance consortium

on 21 September 2018

The Steelville School Board heard a report from the district’s health insurance consortium manager at their September 20 meeting. He reported the overall financial health of the consortium is not...

School board discusses facilities planning

School board discusses facilities planning

on 21 September 2018

Steelville School Board members are moving forward with considering future facilities options for the district. At a meeting on September 20, the group approved plans for the construction of a...

City council divided over school resource officer

City council divided over school resource officer

on 18 September 2018

Tensions ran high in two Steelville City Council meetings during discussions about contracting for a School Resource Officer (SRO) with the Steelville School District. Both meetings included raised voices and...

St. James

Friends of the Library to hold picnic fundraiser on Saturday

on 18 September 2018

The Friends of the Library, a group of local volunteers supporting the James Memorial Public Library, will be holding a fundraising picnic this Saturday, September 22. This is the fourth...

Paving for three city streets begins next week

on 18 September 2018

Paving will begin on South Louise, Bourbeuse Street, and St. Ann Avenue next week, completing the largest paving projects the city is conducting this year. While there have been several...

Old Oak Tree remembered by local veteran now in MVH

on 13 September 2018

A recent entry into the St. James Veterans Home (MVH) is Walter “Parky” Parkinson, a native of Rolla. He wrote the poem “Ode to the Old Oak Tree in St....

Crawford

Old Iron Works Days is October 13-14 at Maramec Spring Park

on 20 September 2018

One of the most popular travel destinations in Missouri continues to be Maramec Spring Park. This beautiful1800 acre park offers many activities for history and outdoor enthusiasts alike, regardless of...

Crawford County Commission Notes: August

Crawford County Commission Notes: August

on 17 September 2018

CASE, posted In August, commissioners did not meet on the first Tuesday, as that was the date of the primary election. Weekly meetings for the month were held on August...

Commission plans to replace old courthouse gazebo

Commission plans to replace old courthouse gazebo

on 17 September 2018

The old gazebo on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn will be torn down soon, but there will be another one built in its place. The aging structure is currently leaning,...

Phelps

Rolla SERVPRO disaster recovery specialist offers property owners tips for preparing for, surviving, and recovering from the unexpected

on 20 September 2018

Local disaster restoration specialist Steve Luecke, owner of SERVPRO® of Rolla, reminds Rolla property owners that September is National Preparedness Month. This annual event, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management...

Record number of recruiters expected at S&T Career Fair

on 20 September 2018

Missouri University of Science and Technology students and alumni seeking full-time employment after graduation or co-op or internship for the semester will have an opportunity to meet with employers at...

The Family Center of Rolla to hold 2018 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days

on 20 September 2018

The Family Center, a Purina® Certified Expert Dealer, is announcing their 2018 Purina®Check-R-Board®Days, a customer appreciation event. Stop by The Family Center located at 1200 East Highway 72 in Rolla...

Bourbon

Man arrested after cursing and fleeing from police chief

on 21 September 2018

An aggravated driver wound up in police custody after an altercation with the Bourbon police chief on September 18. The man was charged with resisting a lawful stop and with...

Leasburg remembers a blast from the past

on 18 September 2018

The Leasburg Revitalization Organization, more commonly know as LRO, is sponsoring a day of remembrance of Civil War Days and the Battle of Leasburg, on September 29 in Fulton Park...

Rippeto crowned 2018 Bourbon Jr. Miss during Fall Festival - PHOTO GALLERY

Rippeto crowned 2018 Bourbon Jr. Miss during Fall Festival - PHOTO GALLERY

on 17 September 2018

Chloe Rippeto is Bourbon’s new Junior Miss, after being crowed on Friday evening during the opening night of the Bourbon Boosters 2018 Fall Festival. The annual event kicked off Saturday...

State and Regional

Moles, voles, gophers and armadillos are topic of next Master Gardener class

20 September 2018

September is the month when gardeners and farmers often say nuisance animals do the most damage. These animals re-surface after the heat of August, and search for food before the...

Smith named ‘Hero of Main Street’

20 September 2018

U.S. Representative Jason Smith (MO-08) was named a “Hero of Main Street” for consistently supporting small businesses and cutting taxes while serving in Congress. The “Hero of Main Street” Award...

Smith introduces bill to fight rural poverty, create jobs

20 September 2018

Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) introduced H.R. 6627, the Rural Jobs Act, which would enhance the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) to spur more investments in rural areas with persistent poverty...

Outdoors

Lake of the Ozarks State Park hosting unique Women's Outdoor Camp Sept. 28-30

17 September 2018

Women can experience the outdoors in a unique way at a special three-day workshop Sept. 28-30 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Miller County. Called Glamp Pin Oak,...

Paddlers traveling from Hermann to St. Chalres on the Missouri River during Paddle MO Sept. 19-23

17 September 2018

On Wednesday September 19th, participants of Paddle MO 2018 will depart from the Hermann riverfront to float the last 100 miles of the Missouri River. Participants travel by canoe or...

Float and camp on Current River - fun and refreshing

Float and camp on Current River - fun and refreshing

12 September 2018

Current River, a part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, is the stage for thousands of float and camp trips each year. People come from around the world to float...

Entertainment

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway comes to the Fabulous Fox Theatre

18 September 2018

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Fabulous...

Vacuum Cleaner Museum to host 6th annual free ‘Scoops and a Movie’ event

11 September 2018

To celebrate the St. James community and their support of everything vacuums, the Vacuum Cleaner Museum will host the sixth annual “Scoops and a Movie” night Friday, September 21. This...

Old Iron Works Days takes place on October 13-14

29 August 2018

One of the most popular travel destinations in Missouri continues to be Maramec Spring Park. This beautiful1800 acre park offers many activities for history and outdoor enthusiasts alike, regardless of...

Letters to the Editor

Fake News

on 13 September 2018

There has been much discussion about fake news. The news media deny that such a thing exists. However, many TV stations and newspapers seem to be directed as organized propaganda.

Activists targeting new meat law

on 13 September 2018

Missouri’s new truth-in-labeling law governing the sale of meat is facing a court challenge from activist groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Supports Schmitt

on 06 September 2018

Who among us doesn’t want truly affordable healthcare that covers preexisting conditions? Or a living pay scale for hardworking folks on the lower rungs of the income ladder?

Opinions

Can Brennan make a First Amendment case? Yes, to 'us'

on 13 September 2018

By Gene Policinski Does former CIA director John Brennan have a First Amendment case against President Trump for pulling Brennan's national security clearance? Definitely—in the court of public opinion, if...

Echoes of John McCain in Missouri

on 06 September 2018

By Phill Brooks The death of John McCain has led me to reflect about his similarities with a Missouri state senator. Like the deceased Arizona senator, the person about whom...

Trade Commission gives victory to newspapers

on 06 September 2018

By Rick Edmonds, Poynter Institute The newspaper industry won an important victory in the International Trade Commission (last week), voiding so-called "dumping" penalties that had raised the price of Canadian...