Fair’s return a big success

Not having a fair due to the pandemic apparently left a lot of area residents with a bit of an empty feeling in 2020, but they more than made up for it last week.

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New R-2 administrators getting quickly to work

New Cuba Superintendent Dr. Curt Graves and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Scott Davidson won’t officially attend their first monthly meeting of the Board of Education until Tuesday, July 27, after nearly a month on the job.

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Phelps County deemed hotspot for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) on Monday provided a situational summary regarding the increases in COVID-19 cases across Missouri, marking Phelps County, along with Laclede and Pulaski Counties, as COVID-19 hotspots.

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Fair auction records smashed

In what was undoubtedly the best livestock auction in the history of the Crawford County Fair, buyers spent nearly $430,000 on Saturday and set record single sale prices for a steer, hog, and rabbits. The total sales nearly doubled those from a year ago.

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Homebound delivery available through St. James Caring Center

The neighborhood grocer may be conveniently located just a few short blocks away, but for many persons with disabilities and the elderly participating in the St. James Caring Center homebound food delivery, the store might as well be on the other side of the world.

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Cuba

Weber receives scholarship

Weber receives scholarship

on 23 July 2021

Fischer & Frichtel Homes has announced that Lauren Weber, a graduate of Cuba High School, is the recipient of their 2021 Jacqueline A. Iffrig Scholarship.

New R-2 administrators getting quickly to work

New R-2 administrators getting quickly to work

on 21 July 2021

New Cuba Superintendent Dr. Curt Graves and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Scott Davidson won’t officially attend their first monthly meeting of the Board of Education until Tuesday, July 27, after nearly...

Fair’s return a big success

Fair’s return a big success

on 20 July 2021

Not having a fair due to the pandemic apparently left a lot of area residents with a bit of an empty feeling in 2020, but they more than made up...

Steelville

Dinos on display at Heartland Arts

Dinos on display at Heartland Arts

on 20 July 2021

The dinosaurs have arrived at Heartland Arts. "Cryptic Creations" by Braeden Lamberth is on display until July 31. The gift shop and gallery is located on Main Street in Steelville...

School budget includes salary increases

on 14 July 2021

Prior to leaving for his new job on July 1, now former Steelville Schools Superintendent Mike Whittaker presented the board with an annual budget for fiscal year 2021-22. It was...

City approves annual budget

on 13 July 2021

“I feel that this budget—I have looked it over, worked it through many, many times—and I feel confident in this budget that we can stay within our means,” said Steelville...

St. James

Sidewalk repairs slowed due to broke stormwater pipe

Sidewalk repairs slowed due to broke stormwater pipe

on 23 July 2021

A sidewalk replacement near the James Memorial Public Library was slowed after the city damaged a buried stormwater pipe leading from the St. James City Park out of the area....

Homebound delivery available through St. James Caring Center

Homebound delivery available through St. James Caring Center

on 23 July 2021

The neighborhood grocer may be conveniently located just a few short blocks away, but for many persons with disabilities and the elderly participating in the St. James Caring Center homebound...

Fall sports registration will begin soon

on 22 July 2021

Registration for city run fall sports will begin to become available this week. Summer sports are still ongoing, facing several delays and rescheduling due to weather, but city Parks Director...

Crawford

Local NSDAR chapter welcomes you

on 23 July 2021

Noah Coleman Chapter NSDAR July recess continues, and the usual meeting schedule will resume in August. July 1 found Noah Coleman’s member Pat Cookson at the Governor’s Mansion, where tea...

Fair auction records smashed

Fair auction records smashed

on 21 July 2021

In what was undoubtedly the best livestock auction in the history of the Crawford County Fair, buyers spent nearly $430,000 on Saturday and set record single sale prices for a...

Surge of RSV causes some concern

on 20 July 2021

In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory about an increase in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity for this time of year across parts...

Phelps

S&T alumnus John Warmack to speak at Missouri S&T commencement July 31

S&T alumnus John Warmack to speak at Missouri S&T commencement July 31

on 23 July 2021

John Warmack of Texarkana, Arkansas, principal at Warmack and Co. LLC, will deliver the commencement address at a special July ceremony at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

S&T adds medical lab science certification as a biology emphasis area

on 23 July 2021

A new program at Missouri University of Science and Technology will allow those interested in the field of medical laboratory science to study in the Missouri S&T biological sciences department...

Huerta honored as Webster University Rolla’s Outstanding Graduate Student

Huerta honored as Webster University Rolla’s Outstanding Graduate Student

on 23 July 2021

When Allen Huerta was assigned to Fort Leonard Wood as his next duty station with the United States Army in August 2019, he wasn’t sure what to expect. He was...

Bourbon

County approves EEZ benefits for Bourbon business

The Crawford County Enhanced Enterprise Zone (CCEEZ) has approved a real estate tax abatement for a factory renovation and modernization project in Bourbon that will include a $250,000 capital investment...

Domestic assault charges filed against Bourbon man

A Bourbon man faces domestic assault charges after he allegedly attacked a pregnant woman.

Bourbon School Board receives Governance Team Award

Bourbon School Board receives Governance Team Award

On June 19, the Crawford County R-1 School District's Board of Education earned the Governance Team Award for the third year in a row. The district is one of only...

State and Regional

Governor launches “MO VIP” campaign giving vaccinated Missourians a chance at $10,000 

22 July 2021

On Wednesday, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a statewide COVID-19 vaccination incentive program, MO VIP, to encourage vaccination among all...

New troopers to graduate from MSHP academy

22 July 2021

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 29 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, July 23, 2021.

Governor announces $4 million in gs to combat crimes against children

21 July 2021

Governor Mike Parson today announced $4 million in new grant opportunities to combat crimes against children and to provide additional funding to agencies that provide services to crime victims.

Outdoors

Crawdads are bait, breakfast

23 July 2021

By Larry Dablemont The crawdad is an unusual creature, always looking back where he has been, and going where his isn’t looking. Quite often where he has been appears quite...

Gascosage Buddy Bassmasters-Cowtown USA Tournament held at Bell Chute

23 July 2021

By Bill Cooper Twenty-three bass fishing teams from across south central Missouri converged on Bell Chute, on the Gasconade River near Vienna, Missouri, to compete in the 15th Annual Gascosage...

It’s topwater fishing time

16 July 2021

By Larry Dablemont Most reservoir bass fishermen fish deep in the summer, trying to lure a lunker by bouncing jigs over ledges and rocks. But if you want to fish...

Entertainment

ECC Theatre to present ‘Grits: The Musical’

ECC Theatre to present ‘Grits: The Musical’

22 July 2021

The East Central College Theatre Department will present “Grits: The Musical” for its summer performance.

OAT to present 'Always...Patsy Cline'

01 July 2021

Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) is proud to present ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, as their first production of the Summer 2021 season! ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE will run July 8-18, 2021. Check Ozark Actor’s Theatre’s...

David Phelps to perform July 18 at Meramec Music Theatre in Steelville

30 June 2021

The unmistakable sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps will be featured in Steelville, Missouri on Sunday, July 18 at the Meramec Music Theatre. This exciting concert...

Letters to the Editor

Wonderful story

on 23 July 2021

What a wonderful story about the Gladden twins. I must confess, I cried when I read it. Ina was my Sunday School teacher and a wonderful Christian lady. I didn’t...

White supremacy

on 23 July 2021

There has been much discussion around the country concerning the meaning of white supremacy. Therefore it is necessary to air this idea to more fully understand its importance.

America is in grave trouble

on 09 July 2021

It goes without saying that our country is in grave trouble and it is getting worse every day. People are dying by the dozen by violent means

Opinions

With COVID surging, vaccinated must stay alert for symptoms

on 23 July 2021

Breakthrough COVID, it’s a rare thing but it can happen. It happened to me last week.

Founding farms pass the test of time, build 200 years of Missouri tradition

on 23 July 2021

By Garrett Hawkins Missouri has seen a lot of changes in its first 200 years. Since gaining statehood on August 10, 1821, we have survived countless floods, droughts, a Civil...

Start your scholarship search this summer

on 16 July 2021

By Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick As a kid, summer is often a time to relax, forget about the rigors of school, sit by the pool and get a tan,...