The Cuba Soccer Program has asked the city to provide additional lighting – either permanent or temporary – at the soccer fields area of Hood Park, in time for the fall season and before the days grow shorter. In response, city leaders approved a temporary lighting plan for this year to get through the current soccer season.
The Cuba City Council has ponied up $10,000 to purchase Christmas lights for an old-time Christmas display at Recklein Commons. Now it’s up to the group wanting the display to come up with the rest of the funding and to raise the money quickly, so that the lights can be ordered in time for the holiday season.
Big changes are underway at the Cuba Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. After a lengthy search for a relocation site, the food pantry is moving from its current location on North Franklin Street to a new one on West Spencer Street that was formerly being used by Car/X Auto Sales as a used car lot.
A special dedication program for the Cuba aviation display will take place at the Cuba Municipal Airport on August 24, and the public is invited to attend the event to commemorate the addition of a C-12 Huron aircraft and to recognize those who participated in making it a reality.
The Cuba Police Department held its annual Youth Camp August 7-9 at Meramec Adventure Learning Ranch near Steelville. The free camp was open to children ages 6-14 and included a wide range of activities, including water sports, a high-ropes course, and a mud obstacle course. See page 1B for more photos.