Bob Baldwin has announced his retirement as Cuba Public Works Director, effective at the end of the calendar year 2018. At an October 16 meeting at City Hall, the Cuba City Council discussed the need to find a qualified replacement for Baldwin’s position as chief supervisor at Public Works. The council agreed to advertise the job opening both internally to its employees and externally through newspaper ad listings.
The Cuba Alumni Dinner and Dance was held Saturday, October 13 at Recklein Auditorium in Cuba, Missouri. Members of the class of 1968 present were (from left) Penny (Dorf) Sanders, Christy (Sanazaro) Moreland, Robert Gunn, Carol (Licklider) Wheeler, Glenda (Halbert) Ferris, Jackie (Bruner) Bottoms, David Cloninger, Rick Enloe, Ted Zucker, Doug Rutz, Wanda (Brennan) Lovan, Nancy (Skyles) Vincent, Tom Menz, Joy (Hendrickson) Brandenburger, Kay (Martin) Thomas, Jack Hansel, Duane Gray, Don Bast and Steve New. Those attending but not pictured: Sarah Joe (Prickett) Robinson, Linda (Reiner) Palmer, Darrel Eads and Jacquelyn (Shafferkoetter) Hunt.
For more than 50 years Cuba, Missouri has hosted Cuba Fest, a delightful small-town fall festival that enhances the sense that the village is a living Norman Rockwell print. The 2018 festival scheduled for October 20 and 21 reflects the changing face of the community and of Route 66, the historic highway that bisects the city.
Viva Cuba is inviting area residents to take part in two events the group is sponsoring during the upcoming Cuba Fest, which will take place October 20-21 in the Recklein Distirct. Viva Cuba is once again sponsoring a chili cookoff and mural tours.
Author Jim Hinckley will hold two book events in Cuba, Missouri for his travel book, “100 Things to Do on Route 66 Before You Die.”