Mayor responds to article that appeared in St. Louis newspaper

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In response to a story that was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last week entitled “COVID-19 comes to Cuba, Mo., and hardly anyone is wearing a mask,” Cuba Mayor Cody Leathers sent the following response to the newspaper.

Dear Sir,
    Thank you very much for your article about COVID-19 in our community. I hope your time here felt welcoming and was enjoyable. My name is Cody Leathers, and I am the mayor of our respective city.

FB helping protect livestock from predators

By Kelly Smith
    In recent years, black vultures have been extending their range into southern Missouri. A cousin of the more-common turkey vulture, these aggressive birds with a five-foot wingspan are now a common sight in our state. Until recently, the average farmer or rancher has had few options to deal with these pests. Thankfully, a new Missouri Farm Bureau program is providing relief.

At one year of the pandemic, Americare looks back at lessons learned

By Clay Crosson, President and Chief Operating Officer, Americare Senior Living
    On March 31, the last two Americare communities conducted the final of their three COVID-19 vaccine clinics. With these clinics, each community has now administered vaccines to every resident and team member interested. In fact, 91% of residents and 40% of employees have now received the vaccine protection.