CHS ALC offers learning options

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 the other two are specifically for students who may be in danger of not graduating to earn their diplomas.

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Fire station construction project delayed

Construction on a new fire station in Cherryville has not only come to a halt, but has also taken a step backwards.

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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

Wallis Foundation hosts 20th annual golf tourney

Wallis Foundation hosts 20th annual golf tourney

on 21 October 2021

Twenty years after his death, there’s little doubt that Bill Wallis would be proud of his legacy. Not only has the business he established—Wallis Companies, of Cuba—thrived and continued to...

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...

Steelville

Pumpkin Village returns on October 30

on 21 October 2021

Spooky fun in the park is back as the Steelville Tourism Committee invites area businesses and organizations to participate in the 13th annual Pumpkin Village at the Greenway Trail and...

Ozark Fiber Fling is first weekend of November

on 21 October 2021

The Ozark Fiber Fling will celebrate its 11th year at its November 5-6 event in 2021. Nestled in the Ozark hills of Steelville, this is a small, popular fiber event,...

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...

St. James

Council hears update on water system

on 21 October 2021

Members of the St. James City Council heard an update on a year-long project to smoke test and run cameras through the city’s water system. The council has been awaiting...

Chamber holding decorating contest for Halloween

on 21 October 2021

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is holding a Spooktacular 2021 contest to celebrate Halloween throughout the St. James community. The winner in each category of the decorating contest will...

Band takes second in class at Branson Invitational

on 21 October 2021

The Red Regiment Marching Band continued its strong competition season last Saturday, taking second in their class at the Branson Marching Invitational. The band performed well enough to make the...

Crawford

Supreme Court of Missouri recognizes 42nd Judicial Circuit for earning permanency award

on 21 October 2021

Missouri Chief Justice Paul C. Wilson honored the 42nd Judicial Circuit during an awards breakfast Thursday morning, September 23rd, for its timely work in cases impacting children during the fiscal...

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...

Phelps

ECC to take over health care programs in Rolla

on 21 October 2021

East Central College will assume sponsorship of two health care programs from the Rolla Public School District beginning fall 2022 — licensed practical nursing (LPN) and surgical technology.

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.

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

Missouri Department of Natural Resources releases “MGS Hub” site – a one-stop shop for ArcGIS data

21 October 2021

The “MGS Hub” site, recently released by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Missouri Geological Survey, provides a wealth of geospatial information about geology, water, earthquakes and more.

Medicare open enrollment provides Missourians with Medicare an opportunity to choose a plan that best meets their needs

21 October 2021

The Missouri Department of Commerce & Insurance is encouraging consumers who are eligible for Medicare to review their plan options and costs during this year's open enrollment. The open enrollment...

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...

Outdoors

Nothing matches a beautiful golden smallmouth in the fall

22 October 2021

By Larry Dablemont There wasn’t anything about that point to tell me it was any special hideout for bass. I knew I’d love to fish it sometimes when the wind...

Fall squirrel hunting with My Ruger .17 HMR rifle

22 October 2021

By Bill Cooper A few decades ago squirrels were the most commonly hunted small game animal in the United States. Around 1930 roughly two-thirds of Americans lived in a rural...

MDC brood survey shows improvement in turkey production compared to five-year average

21 October 2021

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) annual wild turkey brood survey for 2021, average turkey production statewide was similar to production at the statewide scale in 2020, but...

Entertainment

Leach Theatre announces 2021-22 season

21 October 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...

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...

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...