Cuba News

School board discusses impact of HB 161 on school calendar

A legislative bill that is currently working its way through the Missouri House would directly impact the calendar for public schools and has administrators reconsidering their plans for the 2019-20 school calendar for Cuba Schools. The Cuba School Board had intended to discuss and possibly approve a school calendar for the 2019-20 year in February, but instead, the board has postponed the matter for a time to see what comes of HB 161.

Council agrees to lease antique truck to fire district

City councilmen have agreed to offer the Cuba Fire District a long-term contract for Cuba’s oldest fire engine, so that the district can continue using the antique truck for parades and other promotional events and the city can maintain ownership. The fire district would be responsible for storing the vehicle in a safe location.

City installing drive-up drop box for utility payments

The city is installing an outdoor drop box for customers wishing to make their utility payments without having to leave their vehicles. The drive-up drop box will be located in the parking lot area adjacent to City Hall.

Aldermen on the Cuba City Council had first discussed installing a drive-up window at City Hall, where customers could pay their utility bills, but the council decided instead to install a permanent, metal drop box outside of the building.

Cuba PD moving forward with K9 program

The Cuba Police Department took another step toward reimplementing a K9 officer program last week. At a meeting held on February 26, the Cuba City Council unanimously approved a letter of intent for the K9 program that was presented to them by Police Chief Doug Shelton.

Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 3-9 

Missouri’s 2019 statewide tornado drill will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10 a.m. In case of severe weather on the day of the drill, it will be moved to Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. This is an opportunity for Missourians to practice their sheltering plans and ensure readiness in case of a severe weather emergency while at home, work or school.