Numerous residents from throughout the area received their first COVID-19 vaccination during a two-day event held at the Cuba Knights of Columbus Hall this week. The drive-through shot clinic was part of the state’s mass vaccination effort being conducted in Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop regions throughout the state.
The Cuba School Board met on February 23 and Superintendent Jon Earnhart gave members of an update on quarantine procedures. Earnhart stated that after a conversation with the Crawford County Health Department, the district would be moving from a strict 14-day quarantine after COVID-19 exposure to a 10-day quarantine.
The Crawford County Clerk’s Office now has absentee ballots available for the April 6 General Municipal Election.
The city of Cuba will have two contested races on the ballot. The city had three positions open on its board of aldermen, one in each of the town’s three wards, along with the position of municipal judge. All are for two-year terms.
A mass vaccination event will be held in Cuba on Monday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, which is located at 7057 Old Route 66 east of town near the intersection of Interstate 44 at the UU exit.
By Lori Malcolm on behalf of Viva Cuba
A volunteer fire department is at the heart of every rural community. Here in Cuba, brave and heroic residents give their time to protect and serve the community. Local frontline firefighters put out fires, respond to vehicle accidents, provide search and rescue support, and deal with hazardous situations all on their own time. Their reward is simple, lives and property saved.