A large group of avid cyclists is expected to ride through Cuba on a cross-state trek along Route 66 this month. The Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) border-to-border ride takes place June 17 through June 22, starting in Joplin and ending in Eureka. Cyclists will have an overnight stay in Cuba’s Hood Park on Thursday, June 21. Cuba is one of six cities along the route that will host bikers for overnight camping.
Cuba’s newest and only comic book shop, Little Shop of Comics, has opened at 112 South Buchanan Street. The new business will hold a grand opening event this weekend, featuring special guest comic author Cullen Bunn.
For 10 years, Trenton Myers was in a business partnership with his older brother Layton. The Myers boys had a summertime lemonade stand on Oak Hill Avenue that did a very good business. It was a way for the kids to learn important lessons in capitalism, such as how to handle money, count change for customers, promote your business, and work hard.
The Crawford County Libraries kicked off their Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” on Friday, June 1 with the book, “Everybody Needs a Rock” by Byrd Baylor and rock painting. There will be programs every week at Cuba, Bourbon and Steelville, along with special Friday programming every other week until the closing party on August 1. Schedules and start-up packets are available at any of the Crawford County libraries.
The Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety and Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) awarded the Kiwanis Club of Cuba with a Project Graduation grant to assist with expenses for the drug and alcohol-free after graduation celebration for Cuba High School seniors.