With an inability to get medical-grade masks and a directive from local, state, and federal governments that people wear masks in public to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, residents throughout the area are stepping up to make masks for first responders, medical workers, nursing homes, and the general public.
Cuba High School seniors and their parents overwhelmingly support having a traditional graduation and prom, so the district is working toward doing just that even though it remains unclear when that will happen.
After talking to officials at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and several school superintendents from rural and urban areas across the state, Governor Mike Parson announced Friday that all Missouri public and charter school buildings will remain closed through the remainder of the academic year. The announcement immediately put local school districts into discussions about what to do about prom and graduation.
Undoubtedly, the Cuba City Council set a record on April 9 for its shortest meeting ever. The entire thing lasted 90 seconds.
Mayor Ray Mortimeyer called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. with no public in attendance due to the ongoing pandemic and city emergency order. The meeting was streamed live on the city’s website.
Percy Pascoe, who founded the Cuba Free Press in 1960 and operated the newspaper until his retirement in 2002, died last week. He was 90 years old.