School board approves tax rate for 2019

    The Steelville School Board met in regular session on August 15. During the meeting the board:
    • Held the annual tax rate hearing as required by law and approved the 2019 tax rate at $3.9521 per $100 assessed valuation for the 2019 tax year, up from $3.9225 in 2018. These rates are established by the state and are based on assessed valuation changes within the district. The new rate is expected to bring in an additional $99,333 in revenue for the district.

Food pantry moving into new location

Big changes are underway at the Cuba Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. After a lengthy search for a relocation site, the food pantry is moving from its current location on North Franklin Street to a new one on West Spencer Street that was formerly being used by Car/X Auto Sales as a used car lot.

Auditions announced at Fine Linen Theatre

    Fine Linen Theatre is excited to announce auditions for the upcoming season.  More information about all of these auditions, registration information, and audition materials are available on their website at  Each person auditioning will sign up for only one-hour audition slot within the audition period.

Bourbon Elementary School receives $2,500 to address substance abuse

    The Bourbon Elementary School received a $2,500 grant from Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) through the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative to address health issues in relation to substance abuse. The group will use the grant to implement a staff educational training program focusing on addiction and substance abuse. The training will be provided by Prevention Consultants located in Rolla.