Street vacated for marijuana manufacturing facility

    What a difference two weeks and 100 feet make. At its May 5 meeting, the Cuba City Council rejected a proposed ordinance to vacate the end of Commerce Avenue in the Cuba Industrial Park so a medical marijuana manufacturer could fence the area as part of its security measures. During last week’s council meeting on May 19, the council approved the idea.

Chamber will host fireworks display for July 4

    There will be fireworks in Steelville for the Fourth of July, but the annual Freedom Fest will not take place as it has in the past.
    Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce President Tamra Cape approached the city council at its meeting on Monday, May 18, to discuss potential plans for this year’s Fourth of July celebrations.

HHS announces  $165,385,000 distribution to nursing facilities impacted by COVID-19 in Missouri

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it has begun distributing 502 payments totaling  $165,385,000 to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in Missouri to help them combat the devastating effects of this pandemic. Nursing homes play a pivotal role in providing skilled care to our nation’s vulnerable seniors.

Missouri S&T researchers work to develop simple test for breast cancer

The American Cancer Society notes that detecting breast cancer early can lead to better outcomes, but current methods to detect cancer at its earliest stages can be invasive, uncomfortable and inaccurate. This is why a pair of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps Health are teaming up to develop a urine test to determine whether a patient may be at increased risk of having breast cancer.

Leach Theatre delays start of 2020-21 CPAS season

In the interest of public health and safety, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Leach Theatre has announced that its Campus Performing Arts Series (CPAS) will be delayed until winter 2020. The change comes after the theater canceled the last of its spring 2019 season due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Missouri launches two new online resources to help businesses and unemployed workers

The Missouri Department of Labor’s (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) has created a claims tracker for claimant ease in identifying their unemployment claim status and has launched a new web portal to help employers protect their accounts against error and fraud.