The owner of Little Jack Horner’s bakery has expressed to the Cuba City Council her concerns about how the city’s grease management ordinance is being enforced. The mayor ensured her that the issues she raised would be investigated.
The Cuba City Council met on Monday, July 2 for a regular meeting at City Hall. The following items of city business were discussed at that time:
• Shirley Carroll of the Cuba Optimist Club requested permission to use Hood Park for a Trail of Lights event during the Christmas holiday season. She asked that the city donate the use of electricity in the park for the Christmas lights on Friday and Saturday nights in the month of December. The council agreed to Carroll’s request for use of the park.
Cuba Masonic Lodge #312, in partnership with Mace Supermarket, has completed their first scholarship fundraiser drawing. The winner, Ray Breese (second from left), won a $500 Mace Supermarket gift certificate. Cuba Lodge will have a few more scholarship fundraiser drawings, with the next one starting in August. Starting in mid-August see your Masonic friends for your chance to win a $500 Roberts-Judson Lumber Do-It Best Hardware gift card. Others pictured are Mike Turnbough, Randy Mace of Mace Supermarkets and Bill Dean.
Those traveling on Highway 19 through Cuba may have noticed a problem with the city’s iconic tree-lined thoroughfare, which was Missouri’s first street to become part of the Adopt-a-Highway program more than 30 years ago. Many of the honey locust trees, which were planted along the highway from the BNSF railroad underpass to Interstate 44, have died or are dying, but plans are in the works to replace them.
On July 2, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Route 66 to its National Treasures portfolio and announced plans to pursue National Historic Trail status for one of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” The centerpiece of the campaign is a month-long road trip to help preserve the “Main Street of America.” During the road trip, which passed through the area on Sunday, the organization is sharing the stories of historic sites along Route 66 and building support for the National Historic Trail designation.