Commission rescinds bid award, gives to different supplier

    The annual propane bidding process for Crawford County ran into a snag when commissioners received a complaint that the lowest bidder had reportedly utilized a state inspection to undercut the competition’s price per gallon. That knowledge led to a vote to pull the award and reissue it to another company.

Voters turn out to participate in Crawford Electric’s virtual meeting

    The 80th meeting of members of Crawford Electric Cooperative drew near-record voter participation to a completely virtual event on September 16.

COVID total reaches 343 in Crawford County, including 117 active cases

    With Thursday’s report on numbers of COVID-19 cases in the county, the Crawford County Health Department issued the following statement:
    Due to the sharp rise in cases since our reporting last Thursday, we are separating our data to better illustrate the distribution of these new cases. We have our original table that we will continue to use to show total cases throughout the county and we also have a new table specific to cases within congregate living facilities.

Enjoying a day on Current River with Billy Smith

By Bill Cooper
    Billy Smith is the owner and operator of Scenic Rivers Guide Service and Tours based in Eminence. A local legend, Billy spent his working life with the National Park Service, but the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers have been Billy’s lifelong passion. I’ve been on the rivers with Smith numerous times, but a recent day I spent with him on Current River shall remain one of my favorites.

Catching catfish on Norfolk

By Larry Dablemont
    Most all waters in the Midwest have catfish, but if you want to eat some, you should go after those in ponds, lakes or rivers that are not muddy or of substandard water quality.

Missouri S&T to host virtual race to help celebrate 150th anniversary

Join Missouri University of Science and Technology campus community, Miner Athletics, alumni and friends in a virtual 5K and support Missouri S&T students in the process. Participants can run, walk or bike their way to 3.1 miles anywhere and anytime they can.