Veterans honored during Memorial Day service - PHOTO GALLERY

Members of the Cuba American Legion, Disable American Veterans (DAV), and Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW, along with several area residents, gathered at Kinder Cemetery in Cuba at 10 a.m. Monday—Memorial Day—to remember those who died in service to the United States of America.

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School district honors staff

The Steelville School District didn’t host a special event but offered recognition to staff and board members for achievements and milestones reached during the 2020-21 school year.

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Bourbon Community Foundation awards Coover Regional Recovery Grants


The Bourbon Community Foundation has awarded total grants of $10,000 to five nonprofit agencies for recovery needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are made possible by the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation, managed by Commerce Trust Company in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO).

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MBSH breaks ground on new Therapy and Wellness Center

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital (MBSH) broke ground May 28 on a new $10.4 million Therapy and Wellness Center and an expansion of its Medical Office Building.

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St. James designated as National Beta District of Distinction

The St. James School District was recently designated a National Beta District of Distinction, the district announced last week.

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Cuba

Martin resigns from Board of Aldermen

on 18 June 2021

The Cuba Board of Aldermen met on Tuesday, June 15, where it was announced that Alderwoman Debbie Martin will be resigning from the board because she is moving out of...

Earnhart wrapping up superintendent duties

on 15 June 2021

Cuba School District Superintendent Jon Earnhart is a short-timer as he’s officially set to begin his new job as an assistant superintendent in Festus, Mo. on July 1. That doesn’t...

Council taking steps to finalize 2021-22 budget

on 15 June 2021

The Cuba Board of Alderman held a special meeting Monday night to discuss the upcoming budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The city has several projects planned for the upcoming...

Steelville

Ribbon cutting held for Main Stree salon

Ribbon cutting held for Main Stree salon

on 18 June 2021

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at BKT Sassy Sensation with the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce on June 5. The salon is owned by April and Thomas Verble and is...

Bargains for Missions opens new Main Street storefront

Bargains for Missions opens new Main Street storefront

on 17 June 2021

The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 27 at the newly opened location for Bargains for Missions, the resale shop that provides funding to...

STARCO's Plein Air brings Steelville a breath of fresh air

STARCO's Plein Air brings Steelville a breath of fresh air

on 17 June 2021

Story and photo by Lynn Ricci My first recognized work of art was created at about age three. Entitled "The Doctor," it was a stick figure made by applying safety...

St. James

MoASBO honors Susan Douglas

MoASBO honors Susan Douglas

on 17 June 2021

The Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO) announced recently that Susan Douglas was one of its graduates of the School Business Specialist Certification Program (SBS). The SBS program is...

Intercounty announces winners for Youth Tour Essay Contest

Intercounty announces winners for Youth Tour Essay Contest

on 17 June 2021

In January, Intercounty began contacting local high schools to share information about an opportunity for juniors to participate in the co-op’s annual Youth Tour Essay Contest.

Senior Center to hold Summer Fling

on 16 June 2021

The St. James Senior Center will be holding a Summer Fling dinner and dance on Saturday, June 26, and tickets are on sale now. This event will be used as...

Crawford

Felony charges filed by county prosecutor

on 18 June 2021

The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office recently filed the following felony charges: • Ronald Jay Robben, 60, of Steelville, has been charged with the class E felony of failing to...

Crawford Electric Co-op director election petition cycle opens Thursday, June 17

on 16 June 2021

Thursday, June 17, is the start of the open nomination period for Crawford Electric consumer-members who want to run for the co-op’s board of directors. Three positions on the board...

Contract awarded to improve several mid-Missouri roadways

on 10 June 2021

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved a contract to resurface and add shoulders to various roadways in Washington, Crawford and Jefferson counties.

Phelps

Childers appointed new Phelps County Circuit Clerk

on 18 June 2021

Governor Mike Parson has appointed Sonja Childers, of Rolla, to serve as the next Phelps County Circuit Clerk. Childers was one of five statewide elected position vacancies filled on Wednesday,...

MRPC to host opioid use disorder awareness walk in Linn on June 19

on 17 June 2021

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) Rural Opioid Initiatives, the Meramec Region’s Rural Opioid Program (MRROP) and Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI), in partnership with Mid-MO Addiction Awareness Group (MAAG)...

Rolla hosting 2021 Great Race stop

on 16 June 2021

Rolla will host a lunch stop for the 2021 “Hemmings Motor News” Great Race presented by Hagerty on Tuesday, June 22, race organizers have announced. Cars will pass through St....

Bourbon

BBQ winners announced

The Fourth Annual Bourbon BBQ contest was held Saturday, June 12, with nearly $1,000 in prizes award to the best chicken, ribs, and pork steaks cooked at the event. The...

Bourbon Elementary School awards

Principal’s Award Kindergarten Lucas Smith, Kade Cherry, Mason Giuliani and Maliyah Gotsis.

Local graduate joins staff of St. James Dental Center

Dr. Caitlin Rosemann, DMD, MPH, will be joining Dr. Ron Wilkerson at the St. James Dental Center starting in July.

State and Regional

State Fire Marshal urges caution for those who use consumer fireworks for July 4th celebrations

18 June 2021

• Fireworks sales at seasonal retailers are legal in Missouri from June 20 to July 10As vaccination rates climb, COVID-19 cases drop and more Americans plan July 4th celebrations, the...

Population trends up in Missouri, down in region

Population trends up in Missouri, down in region

16 June 2021

Although final 2020 U.S. Census data is yet to be released, initial reports show that Missouri’s population grew by about 11,000 people from 2019 to 2020. That may not be...

State Treasurer encourages Missourians to search Unclaimed Property listings

16 June 2021

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is launching an annual effort to return Unclaimed Property to Missourians.

Outdoors

Driftwood, rocks and fishing lures

17 June 2021

By Larry Dablemont If I were a young man trying to find a decent job, I would buy an old pontoon boat with a good outboard motor and strip everything...

Remember these summertime trout fishing tips

17 June 2021

By Bill Cooper As usual summer recently roared into our lives with temperatures in the nineties. Alas, humans are not the only creatures to suffer. Trout in our Ozark streams...

Cute, baby wild animals better left alone

Cute, baby wild animals better left alone

16 June 2021

What should you do if you find a fawn in your garage? That’s not a question most people have had to ask themselves, but it was one that faced a...

Entertainment

Make Music Day being held in Rolla on June 21

10 June 2021

The Rolla Choral Arts Society is organizing Make Music Rolla day on Monday, June 21, at the Downtown Bandshell and Festival area in Rolla. Times are available for area musicians...

OAT, local actress to host Summer Theatre Academy

08 June 2021

Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) will be hosting a week-long Summer Theatre Academy in three area towns, including Bourbon, this summer. Actress Taylor Louderman, who is a Bourbon native, will be...

Heritage Day taking place in Spring Bluff

02 June 2021

The forecast looks good for Saturday, June 5 so make plans to come out to Spring Bluff Campground/Retreat Center and enjoy the annual Spring Bluff Heritage Day from 10 a.m....

Letters to the Editor

A valuable tool for rural entrepreneurs

on 17 June 2021

Small business entrepreneurship is a key source of job creation for rural counties. These businesses generate economic activity that can multiply throughout the community.

More diverse meat production needed

on 11 June 2021

Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order calling for strengthening vulnerable agricultural supply chains and encouraging production here at home.

History reimagined

on 11 June 2021

According to the author of this rendition of history, our nation was founded in August 1619 when slaves were brought to the Virginia Colony. It goes on to infer that...

Opinions

Is the Supreme Court still a defender of press freedom?

on 17 June 2021

By Tony Mauro, Special Correspondent, Freedom Forum For decades, the Supreme Court has interpreted the First Amendment as the protector of the nation’s news media: • In New York Times...

Farm Bureau stands united behind America’s farmers and ranchers at the southern border

on 17 June 2021

By Garrett Hawkins In rural Missouri, we know what it’s like to feel forgotten. Coastal elites think of us as “flyover country” and have no idea what our lives are...

Missouri farmers focused on mental health

on 11 June 2021

By Garrett Hawkins On the farm, the “to do” list never seems to end—and only grows when the weather doesn’t cooperate. For my family, we found a small window when...