The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking initial public input on a proposed limited and highly regulated hunting season for black bears, which would be open only to Missouri residents. If approved by the Missouri Conservation Commission, a season could occur as soon as the fall of 2021. MDC is asking for initial public comments through June 5.
Crawford County has received $2.8 million in funding from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES” Act). These funds are to be solely allocated to necessary expenditures incurred as a result of the public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Danny Marshall, former regional manager of The James Foundation, has written a new book on the history of Maramec Spring Park from 1877 through 1940 and how Lucy Wortham James impacted the region. Marshall has donated a copy to the James Memorial Public Library and plans to give copies to libraries in Crawford County.
The Cuba School District is tentatively planning to hold summer school July 13 through August 12, Superintendent Jon Earnhart informed parents on May 15. The plan would give students and teachers 12 days off before the planned start of the 2020-21 school year.
Now that the 2019-20 school year has officially ended, the Bourbon School District is looking toward summer school plans and will be offering two plans for students—a virtual summer school for high school students, and an in-seat summer school for all grade levels.
The St. James High School will be offering virtual summer school courses due to COVID-19 and the deadline to enroll will be Monday, May 25. Courses are open to students in grades 9-12 at no cost and they can earn up to one unit of credit.