Cuba News

Tree Programs planned for Cuba students and residents

    Viva Cuba, a community beautification group, has announced two upcoming events as part of the Tree Resource and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). TRIM is a competitive, cost-share tree care program administered by MDC in partnership with the Missouri Community Forest Council to assist government entities and nonprofit groups with the management, improvement, or conservation of trees on public lands.

School board receives budget update

    The Cuba School District’s budget is in good shape for the remainder of the 2019-20 fiscal year, despite the fact the school had to make a $350,000 health insurance assessment payment last November, Superintendent Jon Earnhart told the board at its regular meeting on February 19. Work is also beginning on next year’s budget.

Tourism records request sparks alderman’s interest

    A request by local motel operator Connie Echols to have fees waived for an open records request involving the city’s Tourism Commission was rejected by the Cuba City Council at its February 18 meeting in a vote that was ultimately decided by Mayor Ray Mortimeyer. The issue of payment likely became moot shortly after the vote, however, when an alderman requested the records be given to the entire council.