Workshops at Wurdack Research Center successful

Two recent workshops held at MU’s Wurdack Research Farm in Cook Station, Missouri drew huge crowds and were great successes! The workshop entitled “Managing Forest Resources: Timber Stand Improvement, Forest Farming and Mushroom Cultivation was held on March 10th and then again on April 24th at Wurdack.

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Todd recognized as public administrator of the year

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 administrators, held in April at Poplar Bluff.

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Senior class commencement held at Cuba High School – PHOTO GALLERY

 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.
 

STJ Class of 2018 celebrates graduation - PHOTO GALLERY

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, the senior class received their diplomas in front of a capacity crowd of family and friends as they celebrated the end of their high school journey together.

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Class of 2018 graduates from SHS - PHOTO GALLERY

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 with the graduating seniors of the Class of 2018 and to celebrate this accomplishment.

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Cuba

Plans being made for another Christmas tree lighting ceremony

on 25 May 2018

The Cuba City Council approved a request by Gordon Kitson to hold another Christmas tree lighting ceremony outside Recklein Auditorium in December.

Easter being revisited in Cuba on June 9

on 25 May 2018

You’ve heard of Christmas in July? Well, what about Easter in June? Victorian Place of Cuba & The Arbors will be celebrating the delayed arrival of the Easter bunny on...

Cuba City Council Notes

on 25 May 2018

The Cuba City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 15. The following items of city business were discussed at that time:• Gordon Kitson addressed the council regarding a...

Steelville

A street poet named Devaney

on 25 May 2018

So, what do you think about poetry? Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so is the fudge at the shop on Main Street.It’s okay to think...

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...

St. James

Chamber delivers boxes of goods to MVH

Chamber delivers boxes of goods to MVH

on 25 May 2018

The St. James Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Missouri Veteran’s Home (MVH) Volunteer Services, challenged the community to fill boxes of goods off the annual wish list to...

Top 10 students honored at banquet

on 24 May 2018

The top ten academic students for the Class of 2018 were honored last week during a top ten banquet.

YEP donates to the St. James Community Tennis Association

YEP donates to the St. James Community Tennis Association

on 24 May 2018

Members of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) donated $650 to the St. James Community Tennis Association on Tuesday, May 15. The Tennis Association is currently fundraising to replace old tennis...

Crawford

Former commissioner airs complaints

Former commissioner airs complaints

on 25 May 2018

Crawford County resident Ed Worley, who once served as presiding county commissioner, has been back in attendance at commission meetings during the month of May. Worley has attended meetings on...

Committee formed to oversee Fairview Cemetery

Committee formed to oversee Fairview Cemetery

on 25 May 2018

A committee has recently been established to oversee the operations of the Fairview Cemetery at Butts Missouri.

Totes given to CASA

Totes given to CASA

on 25 May 2018

On April 30, Totes For Tots and Teens delivered 20 duffle bags and 20 emergency hygiene kits to Janet Jones of the Crawford County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) office...

Phelps

Diabetes support group to meet June 2

on 25 May 2018

Phelps County Regional Medical Center will be hosting monthly Diabetes support group meeting on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to noon in the private dining room #2.

Missouri S&T to host youth sports camp this summer

Missouri S&T to host youth sports camp this summer

on 25 May 2018

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host its 43rd annual Joe Miner Sports Camp May 29-June 1. The camp is designed for children entering grades three through eight in...

Thinking about a construction or renovation project in Phelps County? You may need a floodplain development permit

on 24 May 2018

Second of a three-part series PHELPS COUNTY—Phelps County does not have a building codes program that requires a permit. However, you may need a floodplain development permit if you are...

Bourbon

Bottle filling water fountain installed at BHS

Bottle filling water fountain installed at BHS

By Emily Gargus and Faith Skaggs Eighty percent of plastic water bottles purchased each year end up in landfills. That amounts to approximately 35 billion bottles annually. Recycling is a...

Tea party hosted by library

The Bourbon Library hosted a tea party on Wednesday, May 16. The ladies enjoyed tea, light refreshments and a program on the history and tradition of an English afternoon tea.

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...

State and Regional

Troop I prepared for busy Memorial Day weekend

Troop I prepared for busy Memorial Day weekend

25 May 2018

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer Troop I, Rolla announces that troopers assigned to the six-county region of Troop I will once again be participating in the Memorial Day weekend...

May is National Drug Court Month

25 May 2018

By Jon Kiser, 42nd Circuit Drug Court Commissioner Drug and Treatment Courts throughout Missouri will join more than 3,000 such programs nationwide in celebrating May as National Drug Court Month....

Missourians have differing thoughts on Gov. Greitens

24 May 2018

By Joe Siess, Columbia MissourianThe way Marvin Hammond sees it, "if you're gonna play, you gotta pay."That sums up the way Hammond, a retired carpenter from Wellington, feels about Gov....

Outdoors

Fishing the bass spawn at Stockton Lake

Fishing the bass spawn at Stockton Lake

24 May 2018

Crappie fishermen look forward to fishing the spawn every spring. It’s that magical time when anyone can cast a minnow or jig to 18-inches of water and pull out bragging...

The Mr. Wilson of my boyhood

24 May 2018

In January, I came in to load my boat after dark and was surprised by a man standing there in the darkness. He identified himself as a Missouri Conservation agent....

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.

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

Good year for rural MO

Despite the tremendous distractions in Missouri politics this spring, the 2018 Missouri legislative session ended with several big wins for both rural Missourians and the entire state. Lawmakers were able...

Why move city hall?

It has only been a short time that money was needed to remodel Cuba City Hall. Why do you want it moved now? It is within walking distance to the...

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.

Opinions

Drug Court Month offers opportunities for help, hope

on 24 May 2018

By Melissa Fitzgerald A courtroom is not a place where you would expect to find scenes of celebration and tears of joy. Unless, of course, it is drug court. This...

They’re not scary, they are scared

on 24 May 2018

By Vince Hillyer There’s no tougher job than being a parent. I think about that every day. While I’m busy raising my own, I also lead an organization that’s busy...

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...