Fair’s return a big success

    Not having a fair due to the pandemic apparently left a lot of area residents with a bit of an empty feeling in 2020, but they more than made up for it last week. Big crowds enjoyed the 74th Annual Crawford County Fair, which was held at Hood Park in Cuba July 13-17, thanks in part to some of the best weather the event has had in decades.

Head Start to host health fair

    Crawford County Head Start will be hosting a Community Health and Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 28, at Recklein Auditorium in Cuba from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be free food, face painting, a bounce house, animals, school physicals, dental screenings, COVID shots, and more.

Governor will tour murals

    Missouri Governor Mike Parson and his wife, Teresa, will be visiting Cuba as part of their statewide Bicentennial Tour on Tuesday, July 27.

Dinos on display at Heartland Arts

    The dinosaurs have arrived at Heartland Arts. "Cryptic Creations" by Braeden Lamberth is on display until July 31. The gift shop and gallery is located on Main Street in Steelville and is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Surge of RSV causes some concern

    In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory about an increase in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity for this time of year across parts of the southern United States. Earlier this month, a local childcare facility reported concerns with the illness in Crawford County, too.

It’s topwater fishing time

By Larry Dablemont
    Most reservoir bass fishermen fish deep in the summer, trying to lure a lunker by bouncing jigs over ledges and rocks. But if you want to fish a topwater lure, there are places and ways to do it even in the heat of the summer. It's easiest when you can concentrate your efforts toward those waters where bass can be found in six or eight feet of water or less.