It began as a dream of Marie Marr and Percy Pascoe and the first Cuba Fest was on May 27, 1961, on Smith Street between Route 66 and the railroad tracks. The street was closed to traffic and the first Cuba art show began.
The superintendent of the Cuba School District is concerned about Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s proposed tax cuts that will be discussed in a special legislative session to begin on September 6. “It could have a big impact on educational funding,” he told the board on August 25.
During a special meeting on August 23, Ward 2 Alderman Sam Black announced that he was resigning his position. His replacement is expected to be named at the next council meeting, which is scheduled for September 6.
The Cuba City Council approved four new ordinances at its August 16 meeting. One made it illegal to feed feral cats.
Following discussion held earlier this month, the Cuba City Council approved a motion at its August 16 meeting to transfer an existing city employee into the electric department. Bids for transformers were also approved with the high bidder getting the award due to being able to get the equipment delivered much quicker than the low bidder.