Homecoming set for Friday

John F. Hodge High School will celebrate its fall football homecoming this Friday, October 18, as the St. James Tigers take on Union.

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Old Iron Works Days brings thousands to park - PHOTO GALLERY

Old Iron Works Days returned to Maramec Spring Park over the weekend, drawing a huge turnout to the park. This was the 41st annual event held and thousands came out to celebrate the way of life in the mid-1880s.

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Wounded warrior honored at CHS football homecoming – PHOTO GALLERY

A former student at Crawford County R-2 Schools now serving in the US armed forces was seriously injured in Afghanistan recently, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED).

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CHS Band and Drill Team earn top honors - PHOTO GALLERY

Cheers rang out as CHS Band and Drill Team members heard Class II Parade Competition results Saturday, October 5 at the Washington Marching Festival.

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Phelps Health Foundation donates $25,000 for patient transport van

A generous donation of $25,000 from the Phelps Health Foundation has helped purchase a van to transport patients with limited mobility to and from their appointments at Phelps Health.

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Cuba

Starks, Elrod crowned royal couple at CHS homecoming – PHOTO GALLERY

on 18 October 2019

Hail to the new king and queen of Cuba High School! Seniors Ivy Starks and Luke Elrod were crowned the 2019 football homecoming royal couple at a coronation ceremony held...

Burglars steal stereo from Cuba business

Burglars steal stereo from Cuba business

on 18 October 2019

A man and woman who said they unlawfully entered a Cuba business to use the restroom have been charged with a felony. The two also allegedly took a stereo while...

Wounded warrior honored at CHS football homecoming – PHOTO GALLERY

Wounded warrior honored at CHS football homecoming – PHOTO GALLERY

on 14 October 2019

A former student at Crawford County R-2 Schools now serving in the US armed forces was seriously injured in Afghanistan recently, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED)....

Steelville

Pottery show features local artists’ tableware

on 17 October 2019

The Ozark Potters' Guild, an amazing and talented local group of ceramic artists, is once again offering a unique pottery show. It is titled Ceramic Tableware: Art in Service, and...

Life-saving app available to Steelville

Life-saving app available to Steelville

on 14 October 2019

Liz Bennett, who owns and operates Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville with her husband Bill, approached the city council at their meeting on October 7 to present information about a...

City council considers changes to employee PTO

City council considers changes to employee PTO

on 14 October 2019

Steelville City Council members were asked to consider two potential changes to policies related to paid time off for employees at their October 7 meeting.

St. James

Band nearing end of competition season

on 18 October 2019

The Red Regiment Marching Band only has one competition left this year, following three tough outings to begin the season. Most recently, the band made finals at Branson over the...

MOCA Head Start celebrates 55 years

MOCA Head Start celebrates 55 years

on 17 October 2019

The Missouri Ozarks Community Action (MOCA) head Start celebrated Head Start’s 55th year on Thursday, October 10. Members of the City of St. James, St. James School District, and supporters...

Fourteen selected to All-District bands

Fourteen selected to All-District bands

on 17 October 2019

St. James high school band students auditioned on October 8 for a spot on several All-District bands, with all fourteen students who auditioned making a spot or alternate. They will...

Crawford

Repair work to close one lane of Interstate 44 in Crawford County

Repair work to close one lane of Interstate 44 in Crawford County

on 18 October 2019

Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin concrete repair work on Interstate 44 in Crawford County next week.

Domestic assault charges filed against Sullivan man

Domestic assault charges filed against Sullivan man

on 18 October 2019

A Sullivan man stands charged with domestic assault after an incident that took place on October 12 on Sappington Bridge Road.

Commission hears proposal to locate coroner’s office in Cuba

Commission hears proposal to locate coroner’s office in Cuba

on 14 October 2019

Current Assistant Coroner Darren Dake approached Crawford County Commissioners at their October 8 meeting to discuss plans for a new coroner’s facility. The commission has been researching the issue in...

Phelps

Natural Resources classes and network opportunities aimed at women in Phelps County

on 18 October 2019

Studies show that women landowners that are the primary decision maker has doubled from 2006 to 2013, says University of Missouri Extension natural resources field specialist, Sarah Havens. “These women...

Public invited to participate in community events during Engagement Week at S&T

Public invited to participate in community events during Engagement Week at S&T

on 18 October 2019

Community members are invited to join in the celebration of the University of Missouri System’s inaugural Engagement Week October 21-25. Missouri University of Science and Technology will host three live-stream...

DAR meeting planned for October 19

on 17 October 2019

Noah Coleman Chapter DAR will hold their October 19 meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Sybill’s in St. James, Missouri. The Chapter is pleased to welcome esteemed member and returning presenter,...

Bourbon

Camper thief apprehended

Camper thief apprehended

on 18 October 2019

A stolen camper was recovered in Leasburg and a Bourbon man has been charged with the theft. Timothy Ash, 37, stands charged with class D felony receiving stolen property in...

Kids learn about Halloween safety at library

on 11 October 2019

Kids at Bourbon Library had fun learning about Halloween safety during last week’s story time.

Warhawk Marching Band competes in Sullivan

on 10 October 2019

The Bourbon Warhawk Marching Band recently performed in the Sullivan Marching Festival on September 21, 2019. The Bourbon High School Band received 6th place in their division. The Bourbon High...

State and Regional

Survey shows insight into challenges and opportunities Missouri employers are facing

17 October 2019

The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center's (MERIC) 2019 Missouri Economic and Workforce Report included a survey of more than 1,600 Missouri employers. The report provided data on key economic...

Unemployment rate continues downward trend in September  

17 October 2019

Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.1 percent in September 2019, down a tenth of a percentage point from August.

Treasurer Fitzpatrick highlights National Disability Employment Awareness Month

17 October 2019

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced plans to recognize National Disability Employee Awareness Month with activities across the state throughout October.

Outdoors

NRCS, MDC partner to improve conservation delivery to Missourians

17 October 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) signed an agreement today with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide support for a staff of biologists, private land conservationists, and wetland...

MDC and partners need public’s help to reverse declining bird numbers

17 October 2019

A recent study from prominent bird researchers in the U.S. and Canada, including Cornell Lab of Ornithology, found that North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds in the last...

Belle Fontaine Park - first military installation west of Mississippi

Belle Fontaine Park - first military installation west of Mississippi

17 October 2019

It is a well-known fact that my wife, Dian, is an award winning outdoor photographer. She loves the outdoors but is not as active as she had been in years...

Entertainment

‘Jersey Boys’ to show at Leach Theatre

18 October 2019

The nationally touring Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” will be performed for one night only at Missouri University of Science and Technology this October.

S&T theater students to perform at Leach Theatre October 17-20

17 October 2019

Theater students in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will perform “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, this October.

Missouri S&T Haunted Mine opens this Friday

15 October 2019

Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will “haunt” the Experimental Mine in Rolla this Halloween season and they invite the public to visit.

Letters to the Editor

All amendments are equally important

on 17 October 2019

In last week’s (newspaper), Jim Zachary made a fine and impassioned case for local print media. The accompanying cartoon, however, cast Mr. Zachary’s article into a questionable level of hyperbole....

Use tax proposal is a ‘fair tax’

on 10 October 2019

The (St. James) City Council voted to submit to the voters Proposition A on November 5. The legal language states the revenue will be used for the operation and improvement...

Chamber supports use tax proposals

on 02 October 2019

The St. James Chamber of Commerce fully supports the passage of Proposition A, the proposed use tax. Use tax is the application of the local sales tax rate on purchases...

Opinions

Banning panhandlers does not solve their problems, just ours

on 17 October 2019

Are we willing to violate someone’s free speech because we are uncomfortable? It’s not hate speech or threatening speech, but it makes us uncomfortable. Many times, it’s not even speech,...

In a small town, it takes a village of volunteers

on 17 October 2019

By Barb Condren, President, Bourbon Area Community Center How do you thank all the people who show up when a project needs to be done and, sometimes, people you don’t...

Newspapers protect your First Amendment rights

on 10 October 2019

By Jim Zachary With just 45 words the founders guaranteed five — no six — basic freedoms, fundamental American rights.