Cuba News

CUBA PROGRESS: Mayor says city's future looks bright

Mayor Ray Mortimeyer sees Cuba as an economic and tourism hub, where life is good and small business thrives. He thinks the future looks bright for this growing community, and he said the council continues to strive to keep Cuba moving forward in a positive way.

Woman jumps off the Cuba interstate overpass

A 44-year-old Cuba woman took her own life, jumping from the Exit 208 overpass at Cuba onto the pavement below. She died at the Sullivan hospital from injuries suffered from her fall.

Cuba City Council Notes: February 5

The Cuba City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 5. The following items of city business were discussed at the meeting:

• Roll call was taken. Ward 3 Alderman Kevin Copling and Ward 2 Alderman Cody Leathers were absent.

• The council approved the regular meeting minutes of January 22, 2019. Alderman Jeff Bouse abstained from the motion to approve the minutes, because he was absent from the January 22 meeting.

Cuba Firehouse hosting storm spotter class

A storm spotter class is being offered at the Cuba Firehouse in March. It is open to the general public.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in St. Louis, in coordination with local emergency managers, is offering storm spotter classes at several locations in the area to better prepare for the severe weather season this spring. If you would like to assist your community by becoming a volunteer storm spotter who reports severe weather incidents to the National Weather Service, or if you simply want to learn more about severe weather conditions, attend the storm spotter class that is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at the Cuba Firehouse, located at 600 South Franklin. The class lasts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.