Cuba Fire Department was honored to help the local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts earn a badge. They learned how to handle fire related emergencies as well as basic first aid. Afterward they got to see the trucks. It was a very fun and educational evening.
Students at Cuba Elementary show off the October Book Buzz books recently donated to the school library by the Cuba Kiwanis Club as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program.
The 57th Annual Cuba Fest fall festival in the Historic District of Cuba was held on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. Great weather for the weekend helped produce large turnouts for both days, with highlights of the two-day festival including the Gravel Crisis bike marathon, a 5K walk/run to support Cuba Lady Wildcat basketball, the Viva Cuba Chili Cookoff, trolley tours of the city's murals, and a Haunted Grave tour on Sunday. Check out more than 150 photos taken by staff photographers at Cuba Fest.
The Knights of Columbus #8920 are collecting items for the flood victims of North Carolina. The Knights will collect the items through the month of October. The items will be brought to a Knight’s Council in North Carolina in mid-November as a Thanksgiving offering.
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.