When Cuba students return to class on Thursday, they’ll be coming back to lots of improved facilities. Much of the work completed over the summer will be easily seen, but the biggest project will be out of sight.
Cuba Elementary School is welcoming in a new principal for the 2019-2020 school year. Joe Cross took over the position of Elementary Principal, following the retirement of former CES Principal Kim Shockley this year. Cross, an Arkansas native, began his career in Cuba last fall when he stepped in to serve as Assistant Principal under Shockley. Now, he’s stepping up and taking on even more administrative responsibility, and he’s excited about the new challenge.
Libraries in the Crawford County Library District will be closed August 30 through September 2 for updates to the system and Labor Day holiday.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce is preparing for this year’s annual Grape and Fall Festival, which will be held from September 3-7. Volunteers are still needed for this year’s events and the Chamber is asking anyone who would be willing to donate some time to sign up for various events.
St. James now has rules regarding the placement of medical marijuana dispensaries and grow houses, after the council passed the first and second reading of an ordinance setting the zone to 1,000 feet from any school, daycare, or church. This comes after the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) board last month recommended the city accept the state guidelines, giving the largest restrictions possible under state law.
Phelps County Genealogical Society presents Murder, Bankruptcy, Whiskey, and Revenuers - Myron Colony’s Excellent Adventures presented by Lynn Morrow, Archivist and Historian, on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2p.m. at the Wellington Clubhouse located at 1200 East 10th Street (just past Rolla Nazarene Church).