Black bear struck crossing Route 66 at westside city limits

A black bear was struck by a vehicle traveling on Route 66 and seriously injured near the Cuba city limits at Kinder Cemetery. The animal had to be destroyed by a Cuba police officer at the scene.

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STARCO says Plein Air was best yet - PHOTO GALLERY

The Steelville Art Council’s 6th Annual Plein Air event is in the books and by all accounts, it was another successful week as 50 painters from eight states invaded the area to show off their talents. If you missed out on the event, don’t worry, numerous paintings from the week are now for sale and on display through the end of June at Gallery Zeke in downtown Steelville.

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Park dedicated as ‘certified’ Trail of Tears site

The Steelville Community Park is now officially a “Certified Site” on the Trail of Tears, which is part of the National Trails System operated by the U.S. National Parks Service.

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Homemade hot rods have made ‘Street Outlaws’ out of the Littrell family - PHOTO GALLERY

Back in the day, Wes Littrell might have done a little street drag racing in Crawford County. Did that make him a “Street Outlaw”? Maybe. Last month, during a trip to Tennessee, however, he officially became street outlaw after being part of a group of St. Louis area racers who took part in the TV show “Street Outlaws: Memphis,” which airs on the Discovery Channel.

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Relay For Life raises $35,000 for American Cancer Society – PHOTO GALLERY

The 2018 Crawford County Relay For Life has raised $35,000 to date, with some funds still trickling in this week. The Relay Committee is very close to reaching its $40,000 goal for this year and hopes to reach that milestone when all the fundraising is done.

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Cuba

Garden of the Month announced

on 20 June 2018

Cuba Hills Garden Club is happy to present the Garden of the Month Award to Rick and Brenda Byrd, 412 James Street, Cuba, Missouri. The Byrds creatively make use of...

No changes to war memorial requirements

No changes to war memorial requirements

on 19 June 2018

Two city aldermen were tasked with reviewing eligibility requirements for veterans to be added to the Cuba War Memorial, as the city takes responsibility for its oversight management from brothers...

Cuba Eastern Star members honored for years of service

on 19 June 2018

Cuba Order of the Eastern Star honored 25, 50, and 70 year members for their service to Eastern Star Monday evening. Cuba chapter has consolidated with St. James, Dixon, Steelville,...

Steelville

Kids decorate cookies at Steelville Library

on 13 June 2018

Story time at Steelville on June 6 hosted 48 kids as Chef Jimmy West read "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." After the story, they decorated cookies to take...

STARCO says Plein Air was best yet - PHOTO GALLERY

STARCO says Plein Air was best yet - PHOTO GALLERY

on 12 June 2018

The Steelville Art Council’s 6th Annual Plein Air event is in the books and by all accounts, it was another successful week as 50 painters from eight states invaded the...

Park dedicated as ‘certified’ Trail of Tears site

Park dedicated as ‘certified’ Trail of Tears site

on 12 June 2018

The Steelville Community Park is now officially a “Certified Site” on the Trail of Tears, which is part of the National Trails System operated by the U.S. National Parks Service....

St. James

Cherokee 'Remember the Removal' rides passes through St. James

Cherokee 'Remember the Removal' rides passes through St. James

on 20 June 2018

Cherokee riders participating in the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride rode through St. James on Thursday, June 14 as part of their approximately 950-mile ride along the Trail of...

Kiwanis horse pull returning

on 20 June 2018

Kiwanis Club will hold a Family Fun Day and Miniature Horse Pull on Saturday, June 30 at Nelson Hart Park. Sponsored by the St. James Kiwanis Club, the event will...

Lortz is awarded at the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen competition

Lortz is awarded at the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen competition

on 19 June 2018

Abilene Lortz was a contestant in the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen competition last week and was awarded as a top place finalist, Sash Group overall winner, rookie evening gown/on stage...

Crawford

Southwestern Area Salvation Army holding Christmas in July fundraiser

on 19 June 2018

Did you know that there was a Salvation Army here locally to aid the community? The Southwestern Area Salvation Army serves the Cuba, Leasburg, Steelville and Cherryville area and have...

Jason Smith hosts students from Crawford Electric Co-op

Jason Smith hosts students from Crawford Electric Co-op

on 18 June 2018

U.S. Representative Jason Smith (MO-08) hosted Missouri students participating in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Wanted suspects flee from local cops

on 15 June 2018

Over the course of the last couple of months, the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney has charged 10 people with resisting arrest, some for incidents that occurred in 2017. Resisting an...

Phelps

 Smith hosts students from Intercounty Electric Co-op

Smith hosts students from Intercounty Electric Co-op

on 19 June 2018

U.S. Representative Jason Smith (MO-08) hosted Missouri students participating in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Class on energy savings being held on July 13 in St. James

on 18 June 2018

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) and Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) Family Self-Sufficiency program will host a free Energy Savers Class July 13.

Phelps County scholarship awarded

Phelps County scholarship awarded

on 13 June 2018

The Phelps County Retired Teachers and Public School Personnel Association’s scholarship is an annual award given to a full-time teacher or support staff member who has been working in Phelps...

Bourbon

Local man participates in rare military reenlistment while piloting airplane

Local man participates in rare military reenlistment while piloting airplane

Bourbon native and current student in the University of Central Missouri’s professional pilot program, Master Sgt. Rob Martin recently repeated a rare experience that previously landed him recognition in U.S....

Nashville man drowns in Meramec River

Nashville man drowns in Meramec River

A Nashville man drowned on Saturday, June 16 in the Meramec River in Crawford County.

Teen charged with false murder report, hiding a missing juvenile

A Crawford County youth stands charged with three misdemeanors after allegedly calling 911 to falsely report a murder and being found with a missing juvenile in his residence. All three...

State and Regional

Pavement blow-ups likely to become more prevalent during summer months

Pavement blow-ups likely to become more prevalent during summer months

20 June 2018

Pavement blow-ups are the summer’s version of potholes, created by a combination of hot temperatures, moisture, and weakening pavement.

Results of 2018 School Bus Inspection program announced

19 June 2018

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division's 2018 annual school bus inspection program. A total of 12,018...

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt launches annual effort to find owners of $1 billion worth of Unclaimed Property in Missouri

18 June 2018

Starting this week, the names of more than 100,000 Missourians who have Unclaimed Property will be listed in over 100 publications across the state of Missouri. State Treasurer Eric Schmitt...

Outdoors

Fly fishing and religion share a long history

Fly fishing and religion share a long history

20 June 2018

University of Chicago English professor Norman McLean is the modern day famous person of writings about the relationship between religion and fly fishing. “In our family, there was no clear...

Daughter came to the rescue of fawn stuck along stream

20 June 2018

You get to thinking you have seen everything in the outdoors when you get to my age, but this past week my daughter, Christy, and I were on the river...

MDC sets CWD sampling efforts for upcoming deer season

MDC sets CWD sampling efforts for upcoming deer season

19 June 2018

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and help...

Entertainment

Chicken dinner taking place June 24 at Vichy

18 June 2018

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual fried chicken dinner Sunday, June 24. Baked chicken will also be available.

Second Annual Heritage Music Festival expands to a two-day celebration

15 June 2018

Hosted by St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company, the Second Annual Heritage Music Festival brings together music lovers in a unique outdoor venue. A diverse mix of up-and-coming...

Leach Theatre announces 2018-2019 season

Leach Theatre announces 2018-2019 season

12 June 2018

Leach Theatre will open its 27th season with a performance by the violin and viola duet “Black Violin.” The 2018-19 Campus Performing Arts Series (CPAS) will feature a mix of...

Letters to the Editor

Abuse of safety net hurts rural America

on 14 June 2018

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes billions of dollars in payments to farmers across the country. Farmers rely on this money as part of a safety net,...

Important legislation passed in Missouri

on 14 June 2018

Congratulations are in order to state legislators for their work completed during the 2018 regular session. Important legislation passed the chambers that will, among other things, lower income tax rates,...

Undue process

on 08 June 2018

At age 70, Stan Schell, representing himself, has been battling sex offender civil commitment since 2011. During those years, numerous continuances have been granted to both Stan and the State,...

Opinions

Don’t fear your fruits and vegetables

on 14 June 2018

By Eric Bohl We all want to eat healthy food and keep our children safe from toxic substances, and simple lists and clean-versus-dirty shopping guides appeal to some consumers. But...

What everyone needs to know about interventions

on 14 June 2018

By Luke Nichols Dealing with loved ones can be difficult sometimes and that only gets harder when they have a problem with drugs and alcohol. A big part of dealing...

The possible legacy of Gov. Eric Greitens

on 08 June 2018

By Phill Brooks From the first time I met him, Eric Greitens struck me as an odd fit for statewide elected office. He seemed too intense and too confrontational to...