Cuba High School awarded over $36,000 in local scholarships to the graduating class of 2020. The scholarship celebration was scheduled to take place on Friday, May 15 but was canceled due to social distancing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
What a difference two weeks and 100 feet make. At its May 5 meeting, the Cuba City Council rejected a proposed ordinance to vacate the end of Commerce Avenue in the Cuba Industrial Park so a medical marijuana manufacturer could fence the area as part of its security measures. During last week’s council meeting on May 19, the council approved the idea.
Viva Cuba wants to remind Cuba area residents that there is still time to participate in the group’s 36th Annual Cuba Trash Bash, which was scheduled for Saturday but canceled due to the pandemic. Although COVID-19 prevents people from gathering as a group to pick up trash, organizers have asked everyone to pitch-in and pick-up trash as part of a clean-up month in Cuba.
During a discussion at the May 19 Cuba City Council meeting, aldermen narrowly approved a measure to bring a proposed ordinance limiting the mayor’s authority to give extra days off to city employees up for discussion at a future council meeting. Mayor Ray Mortimeyer threatened to veto the measure.
Area residents gave a salute to CHS seniors during last week’s senior parade, which was held on May 14. A large crowd gathered along the route from the school to Mobil On the Run to offer congratulations and support.