Council discusses ARPA funding

The city of St. James has been working with Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) on ways American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funding can be spent and members of the city council this week heard an update on several projects which could be funded using those funds.

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County taxpayers can choose emailed tax statements in 2021

Taxpayers in Crawford County now have the option to receive their annual tax statements electronically via email as opposed to a paper copy in their mailbox.

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Cuba

CHS ALC offers learning options

CHS ALC offers learning options

on 19 October 2021

Cuba High School is offering three alternative learning options for students this year. One is for virtual learning for those who are choosing not to attend classes in person, but...

Cuba couple publishes children’s book, plans more

Cuba couple publishes children’s book, plans more

on 14 October 2021

K.J. and Rhonda Koppelmann are not only educators, but also students and they are happy to share what they learned during a trip to Africa through a children’s book they...

Council approves hiring of two new police officers

on 13 October 2021

During its meeting on October 5, the Cuba City Council unanimously approved hiring two new police officers to replace two that recently resigned after accepting other jobs. Aldermen also approved...

Steelville

Fire station construction project delayed

Fire station construction project delayed

on 19 October 2021

Construction on a new fire station in Cherryville has not only come to a halt, but has also taken a step backwards. After working on new facility for Station 2...

School will host Halloween Drive-Thru

on 18 October 2021

Steelville Schools will present its 2nd Annual Spooktacular Halloween Drive-Thru event on Friday, October 29 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

City looks to address nuisance properties

on 13 October 2021

The city of Steelville is looking to crack down on nuisance violations and Police Chief Mike Sherman is working to update city ordinances to make the process more effective. At...

St. James

Council discusses ARPA funding

Council discusses ARPA funding

on 19 October 2021

The city of St. James has been working with Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) on ways American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funding can be spent and members of the city...

Tiger Trot signups open now

on 18 October 2021

The St. James School District is holding the first annual Tiger Trot Thanksgiving Break 5k/10k in November and registration is open now for those wanting to participate. The race will...

Apple butter sales to benefit scholarship

on 15 October 2021

The Gardeners of the Forest City recently spent October 3 and October 4 making apple butter at Huffman’s Flowers of the Field to sell at local St. James businesses.

Crawford

Wanted man runs from cops

on 19 October 2021

A wanted felon who allegedly used a knife during an arrest attempt now faces additional felony charges as a result of the incident. Kevin Bruce Crider, born in 1981, of...

County taxpayers can choose emailed tax statements in 2021

on 18 October 2021

Taxpayers in Crawford County now have the option to receive their annual tax statements electronically via email as opposed to a paper copy in their mailbox. The Crawford County Collector’s...

County receives $2.3 million in ARPA funds

on 12 October 2021

Crawford County has received the first half of $4.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and applications to utilize that funding will be handled through the Meramec Regional...

Phelps

Dr. Rob Connoley launches Ozark Conservation Heritage lecture series

on 18 October 2021

James Beard-nominated chef Dr. Rob Connoley will discuss his exploration of the foods of the Ozarks at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in St. Pat’s C Room in the Havener...

Phelps Health hosting vaccination clinic

on 18 October 2021

A community COVID-19 vaccination clinic will take place Thursday, October 21, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Phelps Health Delbert Day Cancer Institute, 1060 W 10th St., Rolla.

Rolla Job Center to host October 22 Walk-In Wednesdays, hosting two area employers

on 18 October 2021

The Rolla Job Center will host another Walk-In Wednesdays Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., offering both employers and job seekers the opportunity to connect and...

Bourbon

DNR awards $50,000 wastewater grant to Bourbon 

on 12 October 2021

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Clean Water Engineering Report Grant to the city of Bourbon to evaluate its wastewater system. The grant offers funding to...

Bourbon coffee shop gets new owners

Bourbon coffee shop gets new owners

on 08 October 2021

A local couple has purchased Jo’s Coffee Shack and Shave & Flave in Bourbon. They hope to be able to expand the business into Cuba.

Warhawk Athletic Boosters hosting chili contest

on 07 October 2021

The Bourbon Warhawk Athletic Booster Club will be holding its Third Annual Chili Cook-Off from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 16.

State and Regional

Department of Social Services warns of new Community Services Block Grant fraud scheme using social media

19 October 2021

The Department of Social Services warns Missourians to be alert of new fraud activity involving Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. Individuals are reporting that they are now getting messages...

Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill is October 21

15 October 2021

Registration is open for the 2021 Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Oct. 21. More than 320,000 people are already registered for this year’s ShakeOut drill, which is...

MSHP seeking applicants for recruit class

13 October 2021

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing...

Outdoors

MU Extension hosts webinar series on food plots for wildlife

18 October 2021

University of Missouri Extension will offer a three-night webinar series on “Establishing and Maintaining Food Plots for Wildlife.”

Nothing beats a good, sharp knife in your pocket

15 October 2021

By Larry Dablemont I found an old pocket knife the other day, fairly rusty, and with part of the handle gone. It had three blades, but one was broken. If...

Writers group gathers for conference at Lebanon

15 October 2021

By Bill Cooper The Missouri Outdoor Communicators recently held their 2021 Annual Conference at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Missouri. Lebanon has three times been named to Outdoor Life’s...

Entertainment

Missouri S&T’s Haunted Mine opens Friday, Oct. 22

18 October 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Experimental Mine will be haunted once again this October.

World-renowned bio-artist to present at Missouri S&T

18 October 2021

 Dr. Eduardo Kac, artist and professor of art and technology studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will present a lecture at Missouri University of Science and...

Leach Theatre announces 2021-22 season

24 September 2021

Leach Theatre’s 30th season will open with a one-man show about former president Harry S. Truman’s life and presidency. The 2021-22 Campus Performing Arts Series will feature a mix of...

Letters to the Editor

Sound familiar?

on 15 October 2021

If anyone wishes to learn about Communism or Marxism, he would be well advised to read The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn who lived under the communist government of Joseph Stalin....

No laughing matter

on 07 October 2021

Often I find humor in Ray Plank’s letters...but not this time. And it’s not because it is aimed at me, but rather, because it makes light of what I believe...

Now flying the Union Jack

on 30 September 2021

Will my troubles never end? Now I found out that this great country of ours was founded on a sinful act.

Opinions

Farmers committed to caring for land, water

on 15 October 2021

By Garrett Hawkins My sons farm thousands of acres, or at least that is what they say when they have their farm toys set up in our basement. They love...

Four First Amendment cases to watch this Supreme Court term

on 15 October 2021

By David L. Hudson Jr. The Supreme Court’s October 2021 term, which officially began on the first Monday of the month, promises to be an eventful one for those concerned...

Mourning loss of a major state leader, Jim Mathewson

on 07 October 2021

By Phill Brooks Missouri has lost one of the most influential Senate leaders in at least the past half century. It would be difficult to exaggerate the accomplishments of Jim...