Prop P sales tax for law enforcement is off the ballot

Crawford County voters will not be asked to approve an additional half-cent sales tax for law enforcement on the April ballot. Following the county budget preparation completed at the end of January, Sheriff Darin Layman came to commissioners at their February 5 meeting to request that the Proposition P question be removed from the April 2 ballot, and the commission agreed to his request.

Rescue organization wants to help with new dog pound

Proponents for a new city pound spoke to the Steelville City Council at their February 4 meeting. Several people associated with the Santana’s Hope 4 Paws rescue group were in attendance at the meeting to address the need for a new facility to house unwanted dogs.

Tax board allocates funds to senior service providers

The Crawford County Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Tax Board met on Monday, February 11 to disburse funds to three entities serving those over age 60 in the county. The board decided last month to make this year’s disbursement of funds in two payments, instead of one lump sum as has been past practice. Once award amounts were determined, the entities were cut a check for 50 percent of that amount, and they will come back to the board in August to show how those funds have been spent before receiving the remainder of their funding.

Woman jumps off the Cuba interstate overpass

A 44-year-old Cuba woman took her own life, jumping from the Exit 208 overpass at Cuba onto the pavement below. She died at the Sullivan hospital from injuries suffered from her fall.

Ozark Farmer & Artist Connect Public Planning Meeting is Tuesday

Ozark Connect, the grassroots organization responsible for hosting the Steelville and Cherryville Farmer & Artist Markets will be holding a public planning meeting at Spare Rib Inn on Tuesday, February 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Ozark Connect invites all shareholders – vendors, attendees, performing musicians, and the general public to give their input on the 2019 vending season. Drinks and eats will be available for purchase.

Annual catch-and-keep season at trout parks coming up March 1

Friday, March 1, marks the opening of catch-and-keep trout fishing in Missouri at the state’s four trout parks: Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Montauk State Park near Licking, Roaring River State Park near Cassville, and Maramec Spring Park near St. James. The catch-and-keep season at the trout parks runs through Oct. 31.