Despite reporting a new COVID-19 case at Cuba High School last week, the district’s quarantine numbers took a big drop. As of Friday, the school reported 22 teachers and students are now off campus due to potential exposures to the coronavirus.
It all started when Marge Fleming went on vacation. When she returned, she shared a brochure about a mural town in Athens, Ontario, Canada, with Jill Barnett. Adopting the mural idea, Barnett suggested that Peoples Bank commission a mural in celebration of the bank’s centennial. The idea quickly took shape and the first mural featuring A.J. Barnett, the bank’s president for 39 years.
Cuba writer and historian Dennis Roedemeier, who has submitted numerous articles published in the Cuba Free Press and Steelville Star-Crawford Mirror over the past year or so recently penned a new short story that has been published as a book by Three Rivers Publishing. The book, which is also available on Amazon, has been turned into a serial story and will appear over the next six weeks in both newspapers, starting this week.
On September 3, the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce presented Rodger Bridgeman with its Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. This award is designed to honor an educator who exemplifies creativity, enthusiasm, commitment, and development of a positive learning environment.
Cuba Police Department Corporal Michael Centuzi has been recognized for his efforts in taking impaired drivers off the streets. He made 30 driving while intoxicated/impaired drivers arrests in 2019.