School asking parents for help with traffic, COVID control

The Cuba School District is asking for parents’ help in getting their children to school and keeping them home.

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COVID cases continue to climb in Crawford County

COVID cases are still on the rise in Crawford County, with 59 confirmed cases reported for the week ending on August 25. A month ago, there had been 40 new cases reported for the week ending July 23, and that had been more than almost the whole month of June.

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MRPC offers services for ARPA funds

Crawford County will receive approximately $4.6 million under the COVID-related American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and two representatives from the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) met with the Crawford County Commission on August 17 to do a brief review of ARPA and offer MRPC’s administrative services.

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City working on stormwater project near Industrial Park

The city of St. James began work on a major stormwater project on North Springfield Street near the Industrial Park. Several new culverts are being installed under residential driveways to aid in water travelling to the area, trying to divert it to the nearby creek.

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County Opioid Awareness Walk held in Steelville

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) hosted an opioid use disorder awareness walk in Steelville.

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Cuba

Museum is keeping the past alive

Museum is keeping the past alive

on 17 September 2021

History is a mere moment in time. To capture such a moment is priceless. To keep history alive is a big responsibility. The Crawford County Historical Society Museum has taken...

Cuba and Bourbon fire departments need personnel

on 16 September 2021

In reflecting on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, many Americans gave thanks for the first responders in their community. In northern Crawford County, more of them...

Cuba Fest returning for 59th year

on 16 September 2021

After a year of canceled events in 2020, the Tri-C Club of Cuba is again planning to host Cuba Fest in the historic Recklein area, including Recklein Auditorium, the Recklein...

Steelville

Murder trial will continue in shooting death of Steelville man

on 17 September 2021

The woman and man implicated in the murder of Terry “T.J.” Barton were in court on Monday, September 13. Only one case was heard before the judge, but both suspects...

Steelville man faces charges in three drug cases

on 17 September 2021

A Steelville man has been charged in three separate drug cases that span the more than a year’s time. Following an investigation on August 17 where the man was allegedly...

Steelville celebrates Harvest Festival 2021

on 16 September 2021

Harvest Festival 2021 featured a week of sunny, warm weather and all sorts of fun activities for all ages. The theme of the annual event, sponsored by the Steelville Area...

St. James

FFA Rodeo raised more than $8,000

FFA Rodeo raised more than $8,000

on 17 September 2021

The St. James FFA announced last week the August 13-14 rodeo raised $8,482.61 and was a huge success. Money will be used to aid the FFA fund its many programs.

Fans get free food at football game

on 17 September 2021

Phelps County Bank is giving $5 concession stand gift certificates for next Friday’s home football game against the St. James Tigers and the Cuba Wildcats.

Council approves contract with HFL Consultants for IT services

on 17 September 2021

The St. James City Council approved a contract with HFL Consultants, which will provide IT services for city departments. The change of providers, which was approved Monday night, is hoped...

Crawford

Dillard Mill State Historic Site hosts public information meeting Oct. 2

on 20 September 2021

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to attend an informational meeting at Dillard Mill State Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 2. The meeting will begin at 12 p.m....

Big early voting turnout launches Crawford Electric annual meeting

on 17 September 2021

More than 1,700 Crawford Electric members took the time to vote in the co-op’s annual director election in spite of the fact there were no contested races on the ballot....

Berryman Assembly of God welcomes National Evangelist

on 17 September 2021

National Evangelist Eric Melton and The Melton Family Revival Evangelistic Ministries will be at Berryman Assembly of God on Sunday, September 19.

Phelps

MRPC board hears update on Wastewater Operator Study

on 17 September 2021

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) heard an update from Assistant Director Tammy Snodgrass on the Wastewater Study completed by MRPC at its Aug. 12, 2021 meeting. The study examined...

Celebration of Nations is Sept. 25

on 16 September 2021

The 12th annual Celebration of Nations will return to downtown Rolla this year on Saturday, September 25. The event, a partnership between Missouri S&T and the city of Rolla, will...

S&T to establish global engineering scholarships

S&T to establish global engineering scholarships

on 16 September 2021

Future engineers planning for international careers as part of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s global engineering program will soon have additional support to help offset the costs of studying...

Bourbon

Carol's Cooking offers home cooking

Carol's Cooking offers home cooking

on 17 September 2021

Carol’s Cookin', located at 450 Highway H in Leasburg, is family owned and operated by Brad and Carol Cartwright.

Bourbon Fall Festival parade set for Friday

on 16 September 2021

The annual Bourbon Fall Festival will be underway at 6 p.m. Friday with the parade, which will be followed by games, entertainment, food, and more all evening.

 Playground equipment purchased through grant

Playground equipment purchased through grant

on 16 September 2021

A Bourbon Coover COVID grant of $2,000 was awarded to the park for new playground equipment. Two musical instruments have been installed in the hilltop play area. It is an...

State and Regional

Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill set for Oct. 21

16 September 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...

State Tech tops 2,000 students, announces record enrollment for fifth year in a row

16 September 2021

On the heels of being ranked the number one college in the country for the third year in a row by Wallethub, State Technical College of Missouri has set another...

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 15-22

16 September 2021

The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Safety Council, Safe Kids Worldwide, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety...

Outdoors

Need money, don’t cut that walnut tree, sell the walnuts

20 September 2021

By Larry Dablemont I always figure the yellow leaves on the walnut trees tell me a lot about the upcoming fall. This year that yellowing foliage on the walnuts here...

The autumn hunting season has finally arrived

20 September 2021

By Bill Cooper September first ushered in dove season in Missouri. It’s the start of a menagerie of seasons that start this month. Teal season opens September 11, followed by...

MDC, Missouri Community Forestry Council announce Award of Excellence winners

MDC, Missouri Community Forestry Council announce Award of Excellence winners

17 September 2021

For more than 30 years, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Community Forestry Council (MCFC) have honored Missourians for making significant and long-lasting efforts to care for...

Entertainment

ECC Film and Lecture Series to present ‘Crip Camp’ and guest speaker on September 17

16 September 2021

The East Central College Film and Lecture Series will present the award-winning documentary “Crip Camp” Friday, Sept. 17, to kick off its 2021-2022 series.

Vichy Fire Department plans Eighth Annual Leroy Tipton Memorial Tractor Cruise on September 12

07 September 2021

The Vichy Fire Dept. will host the Eighth Annual Leroy Tipton Memorial Tractor Cruise on September 12, 2021, at the Vichy Community Park.

Chamber hosting music festival on Saturday

24 August 2021

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Music Festival in Uptown Cuba on Saturday. Events are scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m.

Letters to the Editor

A must read

on 20 September 2021

We will not be silenced by Erwin W. Lutzer, pastor emeritus of the Moody Church is a must read.

Tell your story

on 20 September 2021

I assume the letter of 09/09/21 that appeared on the opinion page signed by Mary Young was intended to accomplish two things—sympathy for her and the impression that she was...

Help available for vets

on 03 September 2021

I would like to tell my fellow veterans that I know this is troubling times with the pandemic and now Afghanistan.

Opinions

National Farm Safety and Health Week provides awareness, reminders for agriculture industry

on 20 September 2021

By Garrett Hawkins It seems like every time you turn around, there’s a day or a week devoted to a cause or event. Some are traditional, such as Christmas or...

Restricting speech in the name of safety, from panic to pandemic

on 20 September 2021

By Kevin Goldberg, Freedom Forum First Amendment Specialist The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred on a Tuesday. By the end of that week, we saw the beginnings of...

Can First Amendment protect educators from being fired for teaching about race?

on 03 September 2021

By Tony Mauro Officials in more than 25 states have in the past year introduced or enacted measures to penalize the teaching of racial issues in ways that might be...