GFF queen applications now available

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applicants for the annual Grape and Fall Festival queen pageant. This year’s pageant will be held on Saturday, August 27 and the deadline to apply is June 30.

Phelps Health reports data breach

            Phelps Health announced on Friday, June 17, that some of its patients may have been the victims of a data breach. The incident occurred earlier this spring and came to light in April.

Interim comptroller is taking conservative budget approach

           The city of Cuba may be looking to rein in some spending as it heads into a new budget year on July 1. Interim Comptroller Tonya Farace told city council members last week that she has “some concerns” with the electric fund and a hiring freeze should be considered.

Commissioners address county road concerns

            Crawford County Commissioners have been facing a nearly constant stream of complaints about road conditions in the county, many on social media sites, with most people expressing dissatisfaction not only with the conditions, but also with the response or lack of response they have received from county officials on the matter.

Treasurer encourages Missourians to check Unclaimed Property List

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is launching an annual effort to return Unclaimed Property to Missourians. Beginning today, the names of more than 129,400 individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations with Unclaimed Property will be listed in over 100 publications across the state. Missourians can also search and view the lists by county on