The 58th Annual Cuba Fest will take place on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. Cuba Fest is hosted by the Tri-C Club of Cuba, and it has something for everyone to enjoy. The fall arts and crafts festival takes place in the historic uptown part of Cuba that includes Recklein Auditorium, Recklein Memorial Library, Holy Cross School, and the Crawford County Museum.
An equipment thief from Hillsboro has been charged in Crawford County for allegedly stealing a zero-turn mower and side-by-side from Wayde’s Equipment in Cuba. John G. Idlet, 57, has also been implicated in other lawn mower thefts in Eureka and O’Fallon, Mo.
Panhandlers looking for a dollar or two at the I-44 overpass aren’t new to Cuba, but Ward 2 Alderman Sam Black is worried about the growth of panhandling in town and fears that it could get worse now that it has been outlawed in Sullivan.
Cuba Fire Chief Mike Plank of the Cuba Fire Protection District was the guest speaker at the October 2 meeting of the Cuba Chamber of Commerce, and he took the opportunity to come before the Chamber membership to talk about the volunteer fire department and what safety programs it can offer to businesses in the community. The Cuba Firehouse served as the host site for the monthly meeting of the Chamber, providing a sandwich lunch to its guests.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.