On December 26, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the winning applicants for medical marijuana growing facilities to be established in the state. A total of 60 winners—including two in Cuba—were selected from approximately 500 that applied.
The Cuba Police Department hosted its annual Shop With A Cop event for area youngsters on December 14, taking approximately 60 kids on shopping sprees at the local Walmart. The city received approximately $17,000 in donations for this year’s program, which allowed the children to spend about $170 each on presents for themselves and their families, with some money left as a starter for the 2020 event.
The Crawford County Library District has announced it will host a new exhibit—Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces—at the Recklein Auditorium in Cuba January 3 through February 7.
Future Farmers of America (FFA) members at Cuba High School have been busy this fall, competing in contests and attending conventions. Membership is up and the program expects continued growth, school board members were told during their December 19 meeting.
During its January 19 meeting, the Cuba Board of Education approved a change to its existing student and staff tobacco, alcohol and drug policies to include CBD, or cannabidiol, while another policy change on the administration of NARCAN by school administrators was tabled.