Board discusses extracurricular activities

    The St. James Board of Education discussed extracurricular activities and how a 100 percent virtual environment would impact what activities students can participate in during a September 17 meeting of the board. The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has made changes to its eligibility guidelines allowing students to continue to participate in extracurricular activities even if a district goes completely virtual.

Board approves SRO contract

    St. James schools will continue to have a School Resource Officer (SRO) after an agreement was reached for funding between the school district and the city. After months of negotiating, the agreement was approved by the St. James Board of Education on Thursday, September 17.

City urges caution during Halloween

    The city of St. James is asking residents planning on participating in Halloween activities this year to practice caution. The St. James City Council voted Monday night to not allow any activities to take place on city owned property and ask the public, if they are participating, to take steps for safety due to COVID-19 concerns.

Cuba natives team up to promote mental health

    Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri (MHA-EM) is marking its 75th anniversary on October 3 and two Cuba High School alums are helping to bring the organization’s outreach to Crawford County. As part of a broad celebration, there will be an event in Cuba and an online auction featuring three items being donated from two businesses and a resident of Steelville.

Wurdack to offer Virtual Field Day on Oct. 2

    Each year, the Wurdack Research Center, located in Cook Station, opens its doors to the public to share research findings and information related to agriculture and natural resources during its field day. This year is going to look a little bit different.

Cuba School providing free meals through December 22

    Due to waivers provided through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the United States Department of Agriculture, all students in the Cuba School District will have access to free lunch and breakfast through December 22, the end of first semester.