Cuba News

Scholarship presented to emergency services students

On June 12, 2019, the Robert & Dorothy Wind Family Scholarship Committee presented two $1000 scholarships for studies in the field of Emergency Services.  Pictured (from left) are Cary Terrill, chair of the Scholarship Committee; Kathleen Borg, member of the Scholarship Committee; Paul Taylor, recipient from Cuba, Missouri; Faith Roberts, recipient from Salem, Missouri; Gregg Mendenhall, Chief of Montauk Rural Fire Dept and co-chair of the Scholarship Committee; Larry West, President of Montauk Rural Fire Department; and Barry Reynolds, treasurer/secretary of the Scholarship Committee.

Councilwoman opposed to mayor granting additional paid days off

Ward 1 Alderwoman Debbie Martin thinks the mayor has too much leeway in granting city employees paid days off. She wants to curb what she referred to as “Mayor’s Days,” expressing her desire for the council to take action in limiting the number of days off awarded to employees that are in addition to their paid holidays.

Bouse ready for the new challenge at Public Works

With just a few weeks under his belt serving as Cuba Public Works Director, Craig Bouse is already starting to get comfortable in his new job. In an interview with the Cuba Free Press, Bouse said he was looking forward to the challenges his new position presents.

Viva Cuba amending plans for tree replacement grant

Viva Cuba members Peggy Holland and Jill Barnett attended the June 4 meeting of the Cuba City Council regarding the city’s participation in the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant application. Holland and Barnett explained to the council that the organization’s original plan was to remove all trees and shrubs along Highway 19, starting at Ozark Street and going south to the railroad overpass, replacing the existing trees with approximately 80 native Missouri trees, as recommended by a forestry expert.