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Two Missouri bills duel to address absentee voting

By Anna Lewis, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — It could be a bit harder to vote absentee in the future. Or, it could be easier.
It all depends on the decisions of the House Committee on Elections and Elected Officials, which heard two bills Wednesday related to the casting of absentee ballots.

House supports effort to allow physical therapy without doctor referral

BY IAN NICKENS, COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN
JEFFERSON CITY – Adding amendments to a physical therapy bill turned out to be backbreaking labor for the lawmakers who wrote them.
The House rejected all of the amendments for House Bill 410 by a large margin.

Rally racers face rough roads - PHOTO GALLERY

Sunshine graced the weekend for the annual 100 Acre Wood Rally, held in the area on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16. But that sun followed rainy weather in the week leading up to the event and left the gravel road surfaces soaked in many places, but rough and dried out in others, and there were lots of puddles for big water splashes. The conditions made the traditionally fast gravel roads of the 100 Acre Wood Rally more difficult for drivers because of the unpredictable grip levels.

Cuba City Council Notes

The Cuba City Council held meetings at City Hall on February 26, March 5 and March 11 to discuss the following items of business:

February 26 Regular Meeting
• The regular meeting minutes of February 5 were accepted as presented. Aldermen Kevin Copling and Cody Leathers abstained, as they were absent from that meeting.

• Mike Lowes and Bruce Nebel of the Disabled American Veterans organization asked the council for the office space in the old firehouse that had been used in the past by the American Red Cross. City Attorney Lance Thurman stated someone from the Red Cross would need to contact City Hall before the DAV could take it over, due to an existing contract between the city and Red Cross. The city clerk was to contact the Red Cross to confirm the current status on the space. Alderman Cody Leathers suggested offering the DAV the same $1 lease that the Red Cross had with the city. Lowes said the DAV planned to make improvements to the office space to make it better.

Alderman wants to move forward with plans for new police station and city hall

Alderman Kevin Copling is all about moving Cuba forward, and he thinks building a new police station and city hall will be a huge step in the right direction.