Cuba News

Winner announced

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.

Sickened trees to be replaced

    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.

Campaign on to designate Route 66 as historic trail

    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.

City approves contractor’s bid for shelter expansion

Construction of an isolation area at the Cuba animal shelter is ready to move ahead, after the city council approved a bid from local contractor Kevin Britton in the amount of $31,500. Britton will oversee the building addition project, which will allow for an isolation room at Cuba Animal Control that can be used for animals that require quarantine.