Although the state of Missouri has had few confirmed cases of COVID-19—just one in St. Louis and one in Springfield as of Friday, March 13—that hasn’t stopped the Cuba School District from stepping up its effort to keep students and staff from contracting the virus. Superintendent Jon Earnhart let parents know what steps are being taken in a letter send home on March 10.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Running the Rails on Route 66 event that was scheduled for March 21 has been postponed. Organizers are now planning to hold the race in October.
A former Cuba resident has released a new book entitled “The 15 Percent,” which hit bookstore shelves on March 10. It is also available on Amazon.
The Cuba License office has been locally operated since 2005, but that is coming to an end. After losing a bid in November and later an appeal, the Missouri Department of Revenue (DRR) has notified JKM Management, of Cuba, that its contract will be officially ending on March 12.
Connie Echols, a former member of the Cuba Tourism Commission who has been seeking an extensive list of public records from the city, addressed the Cuba City Council during its March 3 meeting to voice some of her concerns about the commission. She was told by Mayor Ray Mortimeyer the council would “look into it.”