Keep the Faith night is big success for Lady Warhawks

On Saturday, February 9, the Lady Warhawks Basketball Team hosted the “Keep the Faith” night at their game against the Lady Blue Jays from Viburnum. The night was held to raise money for senior Faith Skaggs. Skaggs was involved in a serious car accident in December and is currently going through rehabilitation at Ranken Jordan.

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Governor Parson visits bridge in St. James, discusses repair plans

Governor Mike Parson visited a bridge on State Route B in St. James on Thursday February 14 as part of a tour of five of the 250 bridges scheduled for immediate repair or replacement in his proposed funding program. Should his program be passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year, this nearly 85-year-old bridge will be the beneficiary of funds to improve its condition.

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Cody Johnson returning to 2019 Crawford County Fair

Fans of country music performer Cody Johnson were more than a little disappointed after his concert was rained out on the final night of the 2018 Crawford County Fair. Those same fans, however, will get another shot to see Johnson this summer, as he is set to open the 2019 fair, which runs July 9-13.

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Clerk praises voters for balanced budget

Crawford County has a truly balanced budget for the first time in many years, and it’s due in large part to the increased sales tax approved by voters in April of last year. County Clerk John Martin, budget officer for the county government, detailed what all the increased tax revenue has allowed for in his annual budget message submitted to the state along with the 2019 budget.

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Pankey, Crocker earn all-state wrestling honors - PHOTO GALLERY

Senior Heather Pankey and junior Kaylynn Crocker of the St. James High School girls wrestling team are the first Lady Tigers to earn all-state honors, each placing third in their respective weight class at the inaugural Missouri Girls Wrestling Tournament, held Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 14-16 at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

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Cuba

Expansion project underway at American Precision Die Casting

on 21 February 2019

American Precision Die Casting (APDC) is growing. Construction is underway on a new 16,000 square foot building addition. When the project is finished in the spring of this year, the...

Lions district governor visits local club

Lions district governor visits local club

on 21 February 2019

The February Program Meeting of the Cuba Lions Club featured a visit by Lions District 26-M2 Governor, Lion Joe Foster (center). Eye care and hearing have always been a primary...

Cuba FFA holding annual community breakfast

on 13 February 2019

The Cuba FFA is holding a community breakfast on Wednesday, February 20 from 6-8 a.m. at the Cuba High School Ag Department shop, located behind the high school.

Steelville

Firefighters battle four fires in recent weeks

Firefighters battle four fires in recent weeks

on 18 February 2019

Steelville fire personnel have responded to four structure fires in the local district in the last two weeks, and they assisted at a fourth alarm fire in Potosi on Saturday...

Steelville’s Sutton takes top awards in New Orleans races

on 18 February 2019

Luke Sutton loves to run. “I enjoy running so much because it’s been something humans have done for thousands of years in order to survive, something we’ve adapted to do,”...

College student show opens at Gallery Zeke in March

on 15 February 2019

To know the direction art is heading in the 21st century, just watch what college and university art students are creating. The Steelville Arts Council is presenting the sixth annual...

St. James

PTO still seeking new board members

on 21 February 2019

The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is still accepting new board member nominations as several seats will be expiring this spring. Nominations will be accepted until April 2 and...

Kiwanis Pancake Day tickets on sale now

on 20 February 2019

The St. James Kiwanis Club is hosting Pancake Day Saturday, March 2 and tickets are on sale now. The annual event will be held at the St. James middle school...

Ordinance approved to subdivide property

on 20 February 2019

The St. James City Council met on Monday, February 11to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:• Approved an ordinance to subdivide a plat of...

Crawford

County treasurer disagrees with minutes, news article

on 19 February 2019

Crawford County Treasurer Karen Sikes has expressed her disagreement with information reported in the commission meeting minutes, and in the Crawford County Commission Notes for January as printed in the...

Stolen car found near Birds Nest

on 19 February 2019

A Sullivan woman has been charged with stealing a car in Cuba and abandoning it in a ravine near the Birds Nest river access point. According to court documents, the...

Clerk praises voters for balanced budget

Clerk praises voters for balanced budget

on 18 February 2019

Crawford County has a truly balanced budget for the first time in many years, and it’s due in large part to the increased sales tax approved by voters in April...

Phelps

Missouri S&T design teams on display at St. Louis Science Center

Missouri S&T design teams on display at St. Louis Science Center

on 21 February 2019

The St. Louis Science center will celebrate National Engineers Week 2019 with a program called SciFest: Engineering Expo. Visitors are invited to see, touch and interact with student engineering projects...

MRPC staff attends DRA training

MRPC staff attends DRA training

on 20 February 2019

Executive directors and staff from Missouri’s five Local Development Districts joined more than 80 leaders from across the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) region and DRA staff for a training workshop...

PPQG celebrates member’s accomplishment

PPQG celebrates member’s accomplishment

on 20 February 2019

Recently several members of the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild (PPQG) gathered at a guild workshop; learning the Braided Star quilt block pattern designed by member Dana Moore. Many of...

Bourbon

Keep the Faith night is big success for Lady Warhawks

Keep the Faith night is big success for Lady Warhawks

on 20 February 2019

On Saturday, February 9, the Lady Warhawks Basketball Team hosted the “Keep the Faith” night at their game against the Lady Blue Jays from Viburnum. The night was held to...

Car thief caught in Bourbon

Car thief caught in Bourbon

on 15 February 2019

A Leasburg man stands charged with stealing a car from a Bourbon home, with an investigation showing that he had attempted to steal several other vehicles on the same date....

Man robs Bourbon convenience store at gunpoint

Man robs Bourbon convenience store at gunpoint

on 14 February 2019

Armed robbery and assault charges have been filed against a Union man who stole money from the ZX gas station in Bourbon on February 10. Mark Tanner Lusty, 25, stands...

State and Regional

Auditor Galloway releases compilation of Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) seizure reports for 2018

21 February 2019

• Reports from prosecuting attorneys and Attorney General show $9.1 million seized under CAFA, up from $7 million in 2017 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Feb. 21, 2019) Missouri State Auditor Nicole...

Should those on Medicaid have to work for coverage? Some senators say yes

21 February 2019

By Elizabeth Elkin, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — Able-bodied Medicaid recipients would have to meet minimum work requirements to keep their benefits under a proposal being debated by state senators.

Changing Missouri's Constitution could be harder under slew of Senate bills

Changing Missouri's Constitution could be harder under slew of Senate bills

21 February 2019

By Yue Yu, Columbia MissourianJEFFERSON CITY — She stood out day and night. She stood out in cold and heat.Sherry Golden, a home care worker in St. Louis, fought hard...

Outdoors

Plenty going on involving outdoors in winter

21 February 2019

We may be in the grip of winter, but the hardiest outdoorsmen are enjoying outdoor activities. However, there are plenty of activities and actions going on in the great outdoors...

MDC offering four prescribed burn workshops during March in the St. Louis region

20 February 2019

Prescribed fire is a valuable tool that can help landowners achieve their land management goals and benefit native plants and wildlife at the same time.The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)...

Hasn't February just been grand?

20 February 2019

At my corn feeder here on my wooded ridge-top, a pair of deer fed while it snowed, and in the cedars around it, there was a covey of quail, nine...

Entertainment

Waitress to play the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 25-April 7

20 February 2019

St. Louis is thrilled to announce WAITRESS will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre for a limited 2-week engagement March 26-April 7.

Cody Johnson returning to 2019 Crawford County Fair

Cody Johnson returning to 2019 Crawford County Fair

20 February 2019

Fans of country music performer Cody Johnson were more than a little disappointed after his concert was rained out on the final night of the 2018 Crawford County Fair. Those...

Ethel performing at the Leach Theatre

19 February 2019

The string quartet ETHEL will perform alongside three-time Grammy Award winner Robert Mirabal this February as a part of the 2018-19 Campus Performing Arts Series at Missouri University of Science...

Letters to the Editor

Seek forgiveness

on 21 February 2019

In his letter last week Stan Schell gives a scenario that, if true, would be reason for complaint. However, I noticed that he does not mention the actual crime for...

Just propaganda

on 21 February 2019

A recent missive from Congressperson (Jason) Smith states the federal government should be run like a family farm in terms of dealing with a budget. That is wrong.

More food control?

on 07 February 2019

The latest entry in the perpetual quest to “fix” the food system, the EAT-Lancet Commission, has released its report urging nothing less than a Great Food Transformation, to be kicked...

Opinions

Transit funding—the deficit vs. the need

on 21 February 2019

By Denny Ward As one of the nation’s largest rural public transportation providers, and the second largest rural provider in the state of Missouri, Southeast Missouri Transportation Service (SMTS) began...

Drugs, cops, politics and some compromise

on 21 February 2019

By Phill Brooks Ever since the first narcotic monitoring bill was introduced into Missouri's legislature 14 years ago, I've wondered about the real motivations and forces behind the bill. Has...

How to win money for state highways

on 07 February 2019

By Phill Brooks Missouri's governor and legislators should look to 1987 to find an effective way to address the financial problems of our state highways being addressed this year by...