Protect yourself from tick and mosquito bites this summer

    The summer heat has arrived! Although COVID-19 awareness and prevention continues to be a top priority, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) wants to remind Missourians to also take simple steps to prevent illnesses that are spread by ticks and mosquitoes when they spend time outdoors.

Ward 1 voters heading back to polls

    In the June 2 Cuba municipal election, incumbent Ward 1 Alderman Warren Graddy and challenger Harold Halbert finished in a dead heat. The result has prompted a new election, which is scheduled for next week.

School board honors retirees, gets graduation update

    The Cuba Board of Education honored four retirees and one board member for their service to the district during its meeting on Thursday, June 25. Updates on graduation and summer school were also presented.

New resale shop aims to help women find thrifty fashions

    Fashion is meeting Facebook in Cuba’s newest resale shop. Fantastic Fashion Finds, located at 201 N. Franklin Street, is a unique business that aims to help women find great outfits at even better prices.

Iron Hill Armory opens downtown

    Iron Hill Armory held a grand opening on Saturday, June 20, at its new home located at 120 North Jefferson Street in downtown St. James. Owned and operated by Jeremy and Miranda Clark, they hope to bring their passion of firearms to provide for the needs of gun lovers in the community.

School board approves finishing CSIP

    The St. James Board of Education voted last week to move forward with FirEd up Consulting to finalize the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) after it was delayed due to COVID-19. Work had started on the process, with FirEd Up Consulting being hired by the district, holding public meetings involving business leaders, residents, students, staff, and district administration to develop new short- and long-term plans.