Cuba Mayor Cody Leathers announced Tuesday that next week’s city council meeting will be closed to the public due to the recent increase in local coronavirus cases. The city had closed meetings earlier this year when the pandemic began, but later reopened them.
Three people have been charged with felonies related to property damage and theft at Tangle Creek Park in Cuba last year. The charges were filed by the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office on August 4 for the incident that took place in September of 2019.
Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program held at Amazing Grace Community Church in Cuba.
The potential sale by LMI Aerospace of its manufacturing plant in Cuba could have a dramatic impact on the local economy and the city of Cuba. Any closure of the factory before a new owner could ramp up production could not only mean a loss of about 100 local jobs, but also a dramatic decrease in utilities revenue for the city.
According to a story in today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch, plunging commercial jet orders have aircraft parts and engineering service provider LMI Aerospace eyeing a sale of its Cuba manufacturing plant as a way to unload excess capacity as it weathers the aviation downturn. Local employees were reportedly informed of the plan last week.