Some area residents got a bit of a thrill, or perhaps a scare, over the weekend when they spotted a black bear. The animal was first seen in Steelville and was later reported in Cuba and near Leasburg.
Members of the Cuba American Legion, Disable American Veterans (DAV), and Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW, along with several area residents, gathered at Kinder Cemetery in Cuba at 10 a.m. Monday—Memorial Day—to remember those who died in service to the United States of America.
The Cuba Board of Education held its monthly meeting on May 20, when the board recognized several staff members who will be retiring this year, including high school counselor Dr. Amanda Espinoza, custodian Debbie Hewkin, paraprofessional Nancy Hotz, fifth-grade teacher Tammy Priest, third-grade teacher Lynn Rardin, and bookkeeper Mary Reeves.
The Cuba Board of Aldermen met in an open session on May 18, where a representative from Your Community Health Center (YCHC) gave a presentation to the council about expanding their reach in the community.
For the first time since 2014, the Cuba Wildcats are district baseball tournament champions. Cuba defeated Steelville 12-2 Thursday to claim the title and advance into the Class 3 state tournament and will host Jefferson High School, of Festus, in the opening round on Tuesday.