A former lifeguard at the Steelville City Pool was found guilty of sex crimes against children last week. On Wednesday, April 24, a Phelps County jury found Spenser Farr, 25, currently of Springfield, guilty of three felony counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree and not guilty on two other counts of the same crime.
The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet is scheduled for this Friday night at Recklein Auditorium. This year’s theme is 50s Night, so be sure to break out your poodle skirts and saddle shoes.
This year’s awards night features a whopping 87 award nominees in a wide variety of award categories, many of them new for this year. Social hour and the silent auction will start at Recklein Auditorium on North Smith Street at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3. The dinner catered by Cuba Lakes Golf Club will be served at 7 p.m.
Cuba VFW Post 7147 and its Ladies Auxiliary hosted their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Hood Park on Saturday, April 20. Many kids showed up for the egg hunt and prize giveaways held at the Veterans Pavilion. Here is a gallery of photos we took of the egg hunters that day:
Today, the Department of Mental Health (DMH), Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a “Tech Fest” to showcase the announcement of Missouri becoming a Technology First state. The event will be held at the Public Library, 711 Clark Street, Cape Girardeau. This initiative encourages the understanding and use of technology in lieu of direct support staffing, which improves the quality of life for some individuals needing services. It also increases an individual’s safety and health and promotes independence.
BY KYRA HAAS, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — The Federal Aviation Administration considers drones aircraft, but a prospective drone pilot doesn’t necessarily need a license to take flight. One impulsive online purchase can be all that stands between that person and the open sky.
By Galen Bacharier, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — In Cape Girardeau, you can take a few different “driving tours” of the city. One of them shows off the Civil War landmarks, and another details the Lewis and Clark trail.