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Those ducks had to come from somewhere else

By Larry Dablemont
    Bolt and I loaded up the boat and headed for Truman Lake the day before Thanksgiving. Bolt is my big brown Labrador, the third or fourth greatest duck dog in the world. I call him that; so, all the other Lab owners who think their dog is the “best one in the world” have no reason to argue with me.

Library holding fundraiser for purchase of new books

    The James Memorial Library Teen Advisory Board will hold an art show and bake sale on December 10 to raise money to purchase new young adult books for the library. The event, called Snacks & Sketches, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and will feature baked goods and art for sale throughout the evening.

City recycling leaves as compost for possible tree nursery

    The city has plans to use leaves picked up from city streets as compost and reusable fill soil for a possible tree nursery planned to be installed near the middle school. Reliable Excavating was contracted to begin the process of spreading the leaves in the city dump.

Cuba schools looking to improve math scores

    The Cuba School District recently received data from its latest round of state-required testing and Assistant Superintendent Curt Graves presented that information to the board during its regularly monthly meeting on November 25. Overall, the district had good results in English, but lower than expected scores in math.