Several students at Cuba Middle School were chosen as Principal’s Pride students recently. Pictured with Mrs. Siebert and Mrs. Shoemaker are Hallie Turnbough, Nathan Gilmore, Braden Gipson, Chase Schmelz, Natalie Barron, Cheyenne Heitgerd, Ashlynn Hunter, Tori Hawkins, Michael Highley, Jarrod Bright, Shaley Downing, Landin Spurgeon, Kolbi Poynter and Wyatt McMillian. Not pictured: Jasey Greenwalt and Marissa Chepley.
The Cuba area made lots of news—both good and bad—during 2019. Here is a look back at just some of the stories covered by the Cuba Free Press last year.
On December 26, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the winning applicants for medical marijuana growing facilities to be established in the state. A total of 60 winners—including two in Cuba—were selected from approximately 500 that applied.
The Cuba Police Department hosted its annual Shop With A Cop event for area youngsters on December 14, taking approximately 60 kids on shopping sprees at the local Walmart. The city received approximately $17,000 in donations for this year’s program, which allowed the children to spend about $170 each on presents for themselves and their families, with some money left as a starter for the 2020 event.
The Crawford County Library District has announced it will host a new exhibit—Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces—at the Recklein Auditorium in Cuba January 3 through February 7.