Chamber of Commerce presents annual awards

Members of the Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at Recklein Auditorium on Friday, May 6, for the Chamber’s 26th Annual Awards Banquet. Several local citizens, businesses, and organizations were honored for their work in the community.

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Scott joins coroner’s office as deputy

The Crawford County Coroner’s office has a new deputy coroner, Amber Scott. Scott was officially hired in January of this year but began assisting with the office in the fall of last year.

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Sip n’ Savor is a huge success

Hundreds filled the downtown plaza on Saturday as the annual Sip n’ Savor returned to St. James. Sponsored by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, the event featured wineries, food trucks, a beer garden, games, boutiques, and more for participants to enjoy.

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Viva Cuba holds 38th Annual Trash Bash

On Saturday, May 7, Viva Cuba held its 38th Annual Trash Bash in Cuba. This year’s volunteers gathered early in the morning at the Viva Cuba Garden at the corner of Highway 19 and Route 66 to clean up the garden and pick up trash around the city.

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Council plans for summer at the parks, pool, museum

Steelville City Council members spent a large portion of the May 2 council meeting discussing parks, the pool, and the Jonas Museum.

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Cuba

Depositions requested for several city officials in lawsuit

on 16 May 2022

Seven current and former officials with the city of Cuba have been notified that they must submit to depositions in the age discrimination lawsuit filed by a city employee.

Pool set to open May 28

on 16 May 2022

The Cuba Municipal Pool is set to open on May 28. Hours will be from noon to 6 p.m.

Viva Cuba holds 38th Annual Trash Bash

Viva Cuba holds 38th Annual Trash Bash

on 12 May 2022

By Lori Malcolm On Saturday, May 7, Viva Cuba held its 38th Annual Trash Bash in Cuba. This year’s volunteers gathered early in the morning at the Viva Cuba Garden...

Steelville

Steelville nominated for Small Town Showcase

on 16 May 2022

The town of Steelville has been nominated for the 2023 Small Town Showcase sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. on July 1 and can...

Citywide trash pickup is June 8

on 16 May 2022

The city of Steelville’s spring large trash pickup is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8.

SHS student council reports on activities

on 12 May 2022

Student Council members from Steelville High School shared a presentation on their activities for the year to the school board at their April meeting, focusing on the Challenge Day held...

St. James

Getaway Trolley offering rides to promote St. James

Getaway Trolley offering rides to promote St. James

on 16 May 2022

The Getaway Trolley, a new trolley service owned and operated by Jake and Erin Harlan, is now in operation, offering rides to various tourist locations throughout St. James. The goal...

Sip n’ Savor is a huge success

Sip n’ Savor is a huge success

on 12 May 2022

Hundreds filled the downtown plaza on Saturday as the annual Sip n’ Savor returned to St. James. Sponsored by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, the event featured wineries, food...

Historic train depot reopens for rentals

on 12 May 2022

Residents can once again rent the downtown historic train depot after over a year of the building being shut down. Beginning on May 15, anyone interested in renting the facility...

Crawford

Several county residents charged with drug possesison, other crimes

on 16 May 2022

The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has filed felony charges against the following people. Each person is presumed innocent of the charges until proven guilty in a court of competent...

Scott joins coroner’s office as deputy

Scott joins coroner’s office as deputy

on 11 May 2022

The Crawford County Coroner’s office has a new deputy coroner, Amber Scott. Scott was officially hired in January of this year but began assisting with the office in the fall...

New equipment received by MBSH EMS

New equipment received by MBSH EMS

on 11 May 2022

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s (MBSH) emergency medical services (EMS) works to provide the best emergent care to those in Sullivan and the surrounding communities.

Phelps

Blunt, Short honor graduates at Missouri S&T commencement ceremonies

on 16 May 2022

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, who has served Missouri in the Senate since 2010, and Ellis Short IV, a Missouri University of Science and Technology graduate and founder of Kildare Partners,...

Phelps County Bank’s Take-a-Stand against Child Abuse Lemonade Stands return for 27th year

Phelps County Bank’s Take-a-Stand against Child Abuse Lemonade Stands return for 27th year

on 11 May 2022

Preparations are in full swing for the 27th annual Take-a-Stand against child abuse on July 15 and July 16. This spring, students from Rolla, St. James, Newburg, and Edgar Springs...

Phelps Health to host Safe Sitter class

on 07 May 2022

Phelps Health’s Safe Sitter® class is designed to prepare students in grades six through eight to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting.

Bourbon

Greenlee and Hilse crowned BHS prom royalty

Greenlee and Hilse crowned BHS prom royalty

Bourbon High School held is prom last Saturday and this year’s king and queen were Joshua Greenlee and Eme Hilse.

Bourbon Elementary School seeking donations for bike program

Kindergartners at may soon be riding bikes in their PE classes as Bourbon Elementary School is currently working to start the All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program.

Memorial rodeo planned for April 29-30

The First Annual Lane Bridgeman Memorial Rodeo will be held at the Sullivan Fairgrounds April 29-30. The event will raise money for scholarships.

State and Regional

Governor announces launch of website for Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act funds

16 May 2022

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a public website to help guide access to Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The website, moarpa.mo.gov, enables visitors to learn...

Driver examination stations to closed for Memorial Day holiday

11 May 2022

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following date:

Patrol to offer accelerated academy for 116th class

10 May 2022

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the agency will offer another 15-week accelerated academy to law enforcement professionals interested in becoming a trooper. To...

Outdoors

MDC reminds public squirrel and black bass seasons open May 28

12 May 2022

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters and anglers squirrel and black bass seasons open Saturday, May 28.

Get hooked with MDC Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12

12 May 2022

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get hooked on fishing through its Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish...

MDC reports final CWD results for 2021 season

06 May 2022

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that it sampled and tested more than 32,000 deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) between July 2021 and April 2022. Of the more...

Entertainment

‘Missouri Music and Musicians’ coming to Leach Theatre

02 May 2022

A six-piece ensemble from the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis will present “Missouri Music and Musicians” at Leach Theatre this May.

Work of ECC Art and Design students on display in Gallery

27 April 2022

The work of East Central College art and design students is on display now in the ECC Art Gallery.

‘Missouri Music and Musicians’ coming to Leach Theatre in May

22 April 2022

A six-piece ensemble from the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis will present “Missouri Music and Musicians” at Leach Theatre this May.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t take away business rights

To the Members of the Missouri General Assembly, In these final days of session, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling on you to stand up against government...

Leftist hypocrisy

When conservatives protest anything we are “domestic terrorists.” So what should be the lefts hysterical tantrum about abortion—yelling, stomping, giving out personal information about members of the Supreme Court, implying...

Out of the tomb

on 14 April 2022

God’s creation was perfect. Imperfection came when Satan tempted Eve. Eve and then Adam yielded to temptation, eating of the forbidden fruit. Sin came into the world where it remains...

Opinions

Make and keep public land open to the public

on 12 May 2022

A recent trespassing case in Wyoming involving four area men may have created more questions than answers when it comes to accessing public land for recreation. But one thing is...

Divisive ideological fights in Missouri's Legislature

on 06 May 2022

By Phill Brooks Missouri's legislature enters its final days of the 2022 legislative session facing an unusually large pile of partisan and ideological divisive issues.

It’s time to protect private property rights

on 06 May 2022

By Garrett Hawkins The clock is ticking. Not only on this year’s legislative session, but for Missouri legislators to enact landowner protections before more electrical transmission projects start knocking on...