After a discussion was tabled last month, the Cuba School Board has unanimously approved a new NARCAN policy designed to give more district personnel the ability to administer the life-saving drug in the event of an opioid overdose. The approval came at the January 23 board meeting after a recommended policy change from Missouri Consultants for Education, the district’s policy writer.
Citizens participation dominated the discussion at the January 21 meeting of the Cuba City Council. People came forward to address the mayor and aldermen about flooding issues, medical marijuana, a problem with the local license bureau, a new Cuba app, and to provide an update about efforts to help Georgia-Pacific employees.
Cuba High School’s annual courtwarming basketball games and coronation ceremony are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, when the Wildcats host the Newburg Wolves. Activities at the high school are planned throughout the week.
Some Cuba residents were apparently not happy with the city’s latest snow-removal efforts, which led one alderman to propose changing how street department workers are called out during wintry weather. As it turned out, however, his proposal is already standard policy.
Filing for the April election officially ended on January 21 and a flurry of late filings created numerous races that will have to be decided by area voters. In the city of Cuba alone, there will be four contested contests for five city positions, including mayor.