CHS Scholar Bowl team places fourth at state

 At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, over 100 Class 3 scholar bowl teams set their goal of winning one of the four trophies awarded at the state tournament.
 

Cuba Chamber doles out awards at annual banquet – PHOTO GALLERY

The 22nd Annual Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held at Recklein Auditorium on Friday, May 5, with a great attendance turning out for this year’s event. An extra table had to be brought in to accommodate the overflow crowd, with a Roaring Twenties dinner theme instilling lots of fun and excitement into the event.

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Group works to preserve Snelson-Brinker chimney - PHOTO GALLERY

Preserving a relic of the old 1835 Crawford County Courthouse is a huge undertaking. The chimney was the only thing that survived the July 4, 2017 fire that destroyed the historic Snelson-Brinker cabin that had once served as the county courthouse.

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Two score well at state speech and debate

Myla Picker and Juliet Mattingly each qualified for the state speech and debate competition, which was held on April 21 at Mizzou.

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Commissioners here update on PCRMC

Phelps County Commissioners visited St. James on April 26 in honor of National County Government Month. The meeting gave citizens and city officials the opportunity to speak on what is taking place in St. James. During the meeting, Commissioners heard from Ed Clayton, President and CEO of the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC), who gave an update on the status of the county hospital.

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Cuba

Senior class commencement held at Cuba High School – PHOTO GALLERY

Senior class commencement held at Cuba High School – PHOTO GALLERY

on 22 May 2018

Graduating seniors at Cuba High School completed their secondary school education by accepting diplomas at a commencement ceremony held inside Mike Voigt Gymnasium on Saturday night. A total of 85...

Cuba photo essay book now on sale

on 22 May 2018

For a week in September 2016, the 68th Missouri Photo Workshop took Cuba, Missouri by storm. Besides the staff, it included 46 photographers from 15 U.S. states and 10 foreign...

Rowden earns Animal Control Association certification

on 18 May 2018

Congratulations to ACO Shanna Rowden for passing the Missouri Animal Control Association certification (MACA) course. She is now officially a Certified Animal Control Officer/Humane Investigator. Rowden is a valued member...

Steelville

SHS Class of 2018 awarded $210k for further education

on 22 May 2018

Steelville High School seniors in the Class of 2018 received a total of $210,069 in scholarship monies to continue their education after graduation. Scholarships were announced at the Senior Award...

Cook and Cottrell are top scholars of the SHS Class of 2018

Cook and Cottrell are top scholars of the SHS Class of 2018

on 22 May 2018

The top two scholars of the Steelville High School Class of 2018 were Gwendolyn Cook and Hannah Cottrell. The valedictorian and salutatorian were recognized at the graduation ceremony that took...

Class of 2018 graduates from SHS - PHOTO GALLERY

Class of 2018 graduates from SHS - PHOTO GALLERY

on 22 May 2018

Forty-seven graduates received their diplomas at Steelville High School on Sunday, May 20, during commencement ceremonies. Friends and family filled the Paul E. Simmons Auditorium to share the momentous occasion...

St. James

District approves changes to salary schedule and makes changes to Extra T.I.M.E. program

on 22 May 2018

The St. James Board of Education approved changes to the salary schedule and changes to the Extra T.I.M.E. stipend program, which provides teachers with the opportunity to earn more money...

Class of 2018 celebrates graduation - PHOTO GALLERY

Class of 2018 celebrates graduation - PHOTO GALLERY

on 22 May 2018

The John F. Hodge High School Class of 2018 celebrated the final days of their high school careers together during graduation ceremonies on Sunday. Meeting in the middle school gym,...

Tiger Shark Waterpark opening Saturday

on 21 May 2018

The Tiger Shark Waterpark will open for the summer this Saturday, May 26. The pool is filled, the concession stand is stocked, and park staff is ready for another fun...

Crawford

Library planning summer reading program

on 22 May 2018

The Crawford County Library District is “rockin” with excitement as we “tune up” for the 2018 Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is “Libraries Rock!” and we are planning...

Todd recognized as public administrator of the year

Todd recognized as public administrator of the year

on 18 May 2018

Franky Todd has been recognized by the Missouri Association of Public Administrators with the Public Administrator of the Year Award. The announcement came at the annual conference of statewide public...

Impaired driver enforcement planned for Crawford County

Impaired driver enforcement planned for Crawford County

on 16 May 2018

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that sometime during the month of May, troopers assigned to Troop I will be conducting an impaired driving enforcement patrol...

Phelps

Food, fitness workshop planned for Friday, June 8 in St. James

on 22 May 2018

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) and Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) Family Self-Sufficiency program will host a free workshop June 8 in St. James on “Food and Fitness.”

Missouri S&T helps students save money on textbooks

Missouri S&T helps students save money on textbooks

on 17 May 2018

With the rising cost of college textbooks adding to many students’ debt load, the University of Missouri System is encouraging faculty to explore using more affordable and open educational resources...

Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild members attend class

Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild members attend class

on 16 May 2018

Recently quilters attended classes instructed by Gyleen X Fitzgerald, hosted by the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild, Rolla Missouri. Fitzgerald shared techniques, color blend, engineered tools and design with the...

Bourbon

Sullivan Knights make donation to BHS Project Graduation

Crawford County R-1 employee Sherry Horn (right) accepts a check for Project Graduation from Billy Wyland of the Sullivan Knights of Columbus. Bourbon High School's Project Graduation committee appreciates the...

$500,000 grant will help Bourbon rebuild East Pine Street

$500,000 grant will help Bourbon rebuild East Pine Street

In the coming year, Bourbon’s citizens will benefit from a full reconstruction of utility lines and other city infrastructure along East Pine Street, the main downtown thoroughfare. Bourbon was awarded...

BHS senor headed to Air Force

Bourbon High School senior Trevor Goodbar has enlisted in the Air Force for six years with a job in Aircraft Maintenance. Goodbar, the son of Rusty and Barb La Plant...

State and Regional

Individual, corporate income cuts highlight tax reform

22 May 2018

By Brendan Crowley, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — Cuts to Missouri’s top income tax rate passed in 2014 are still being phased in, and lawmakers moved to bring rates down even...

Lawmakers create grant program to spread broadband in Missouri

22 May 2018

By Annika Merrilees, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — A grant program to support broadband installation was approved by the House Friday afternoon in a bill sponsored by Rep. Delus Johnson, R-St....

Legislators give final approval on change to right-to-work voting date

Legislators give final approval on change to right-to-work voting date

21 May 2018

By Titus Wu, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — Lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to moving a vote on the “right-to-work” law from the November general election to the August primary.

Outdoors

Extra caution encouraged around boat docks

22 May 2018

Colonel Sandra Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages boat dock owners to take the necessary precautions to make their dock safe from stray electrical current.

Tough turkey season is now in the books

Tough turkey season is now in the books

17 May 2018

Missouri turkey hunters turned in one of the lowest kill counts for the 2018 Missouri spring turkey season in many years. Although exact numbers weren’t available at this writing, predictions...

Squirrel and black bass seasons open Memorial Day weekend

16 May 2018

Memorial Day weekend brings an extra-special celebration for squirrel hunters and bass anglers in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds them that the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend,...

Entertainment

Newburg Days being held

22 May 2018

The Newburg Days organization will host a fish fry on Friday, June 8 at the Red Shed in Doolittle from 5-9 p.m.

Legends of Conservation: The Tramp and the Roughrider event planned for May 18-19

09 May 2018

“Legends of Conservation: The Tramp and the Roughrider,” a two-man historical re-enactment featuring two American legends of conservation, will take place on May 18-19, 2018, at the Prairie Star Restoration...

National 4-H film festival in Columbia this summer

08 May 2018

Youth from across the nation go on location to Columbia, Mo., this summer for FilmFest 4-H, the national 4-H film festival.

Letters to the Editor

Farmers must focus on land stewardship

In recent past, the Great Plains has experienced extreme weather conditions. Most recently, we witnessed very high winds combined with dry conditions, resulting in dust clouds reminiscent of the 1930s.

ECC working hard to make improvements

I want to keep you informed about East Central College and our affirmation of accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in...

Meth impacts many

Across most of the US, states are struggling to quell a worsening opiate epidemic. While this is happening, one problem continues to rage on in states across the country.

Opinions

Honest labeling of fake meat may soon be required

on 18 May 2018

By Eric Bohl Missouri may soon become the first state in the nation to require food marketed as “meat” to be harvested from an actual animal. This seemingly obvious definition...

My fight to get transparency for Missourians

on 18 May 2018

By Claire McKaskill Several years ago, I started to work on what I thought was a pretty commonsense, simple proposal: the government should be open and transparent with taxpayers about...

Join the lifecycle of a community bank

on 04 May 2018

By Scott Perkins,FCNB President & CEO If you’ve ever participated in career day at a local elementary school, you’ll probably relate to this story. A banking colleague visits her son’s...