The Cuba High School boys basketball teams held a Toys for Tots drive during their December 10 homes games against Union. A total of 98 toys and $285 in cash were collected during the drive. Athletic Director Ryan Bobbitt gave special recognition to Trice Davis for heading up all of the school’s charitable events throughout the year and Coach Beth Kight for her hospitality in welcoming a U.S. Marine to be part of the event.
During the citizens participation portion of its December 10 meeting, the Cuba City Council approved a request to have a temporary radio station antenna put on a city water tower and the movement of electric lines on private property located on N. Franklin Street, but tabled a proposed ordinance to create one-hour parking on Rock Creek Road after the mayor and a business owner couldn’t agree on exactly what needed to be done on the street.
During its meeting on December 10, the Cuba City Council approved several bids for the Public Works Department that will make improvements needed in the sewer, water, and electric departments. The council also accepted numerous bids for the sale of surplus equipment.
The old Midway Motel, which was scheduled for demolition in February, burned to the ground early Friday morning. The Cuba Fire Department reported via Facebook about 1 a.m. that it was battling the blaze with several other area fire departments.
Bruce Nebel with the DAV Meramec Valley Chapter 65 presented a donation to Pastor Don Martin for the Ministerial Alliance for food baskets.