WWII veteran honored during BHS Veterans Day Ceremony

Bourbon veteran Reid Stephens, who served in Europe during World War II and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1945, was among those honored for their service during Monday’s Veterans Day Ceremony at Bourbon High School.

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Donations needed for Shop With a Cop program

The Cuba Police Department (CPD) has started fundraising for its Sixth Annual Shop With A Cop program. The program helped 56 area children have a better Christmas last year.

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Veterans Home to receive money for building improvements

The Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) recently announced it has received nearly $5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to make upgrades to four Missouri Veterans Homes, with the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James (MVH) to receive $618,309.

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Fundraisers will benefit injured Cuba soldier

A “Flea Market Fundraiser” is being planned for Saturday, Nov. 16, and a gun raffle currently underway to help raise funds for a Cuba soldier who was recently injured in Afghanistan.

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Scarecrow contest winners announced - PHOTO GALLERY

Scarecrows flocked to Cuba during October as part of the Cuba Fest Committee’s first annual scarecrow contest. Over a dozen businesses took part in the contest with votes being cast during the annual Cuba Fest, which was held October 19-20.

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Cuba

Chamber makes donation to Athletic Boosters

on 12 November 2019

At its November 6 meeting, the Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce presented the Cuba Athletic Booster Club with a $5,107 check donation, which was money raised for the Booster Club...

Donations needed for Shop With a Cop program

on 12 November 2019

The Cuba Police Department (CPD) has started fundraising for its Sixth Annual Shop With A Cop program. The program helped 56 area children have a better Christmas last year.

Cuba VFW post always looking for members, donations

on 11 November 2019

If Veterans Day has you thinking about how you can help local veterans, then you might want to consider getting in contact with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7147 in...

Steelville

Steelville Drug makes November Book Buzz donation

on 12 November 2019

Mahrysa Harmon of Steelville Drug (center) is joined by Kadence Harmon and Hattie Jo Harmon to show off the November Book Buzz books recently donated by Steelville Drug to the...

Steelville City Council Notes: October 2019

Steelville City Council Notes: October 2019

on 31 October 2019

The Steelville City Council met three times in October to discuss business for the municipality – twice for regularly scheduled meetings and one special meeting.

Rain moves Pumpkin Village indoors - PHOTO GALLERY

on 28 October 2019

Saturday's rain forced organizers of Steelville's Pumpkin Village to move this year's event from the Community Park to the Community Building. Despite the ongoing showers, a large crowd attended and...

St. James

Veterans Home to receive money for building improvements

Veterans Home to receive money for building improvements

on 12 November 2019

The Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) recently announced it has received nearly $5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to make upgrades to four Missouri Veterans...

Two selected to All-State Choir

Two selected to All-State Choir

on 12 November 2019

St. James had two high school students selected to the All-State Choir after auditioning and earning a spot on the choir on November 9. Kaitlyn Higgingbotham and Emma Carroll were...

Two area veterans take Honor Flight

Two area veterans take Honor Flight

on 08 November 2019

Two area veterans took an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. on September 28, spending a busy day visiting important sites along the way. U.S. Navy veteran Stanley Mitchell and U.S....

Crawford

Commission reviews bids for Thurman Lake Bridge project

on 09 November 2019

The Crawford County Commission met each Tuesday in October to conduct business as follows.

Assessor still refuses software change

on 08 November 2019

Crawford County Commissioners thought they were going to resolve software issues between the collector’s and assessor’s office on Tuesday, Nov. 5. but it didn’t happen—again. The ongoing problem with sharing...

Commissioners table plans for coroner’s facility

Commissioners table plans for coroner’s facility

on 07 November 2019

Crawford County Commissioners reported they have agreed to postpone further planning for a potential coroner’s facility, probably until they see who files as a candidate for the office next year.

Phelps

Candidates sought for Phelps County Extension Council

on 12 November 2019

Nominations are being accepted for the January 27– 31, 2020 election to the University of Missouri Extension Council of Phelps County, says Council Chair Michael Collins.

Patricia Adair named September Senior Companion of the Month

Patricia Adair named September Senior Companion of the Month

on 01 November 2019

Patricia Adair of Rolla, Missouri was named Senior Companion of the Month for the month of September. She has been a Senior Companion for ten years. She has three children,...

Retired teachers to meet November 6

on 30 October 2019

The November Retired Teachers meeting will be on Wednesday, November 6 at noon at Penelope's Restaurant on Kingshighway in Rolla.

Bourbon

WWII veteran honored during BHS Veterans Day Ceremony - PHOTO GALLERY

WWII veteran honored during BHS Veterans Day Ceremony - PHOTO GALLERY

on 12 November 2019

Bourbon veteran Reid Stephens, who served in Europe during World War II and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1945, was among...

Coldwell Banker Reeves makes Book Buzz donation

on 01 November 2019

Peggy Bryant of Coldwell Banker Reeves shows off the October Book Buzz books recently donated by the company to the Bourbon School library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers...

Rohrer attends SHL conference

Rohrer attends SHL conference

on 31 October 2019

The 46th Annual Conference of the Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) took place at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on October 23, 23 and 24. The 100 delegates in...

State and Regional

Governor encourages Missourians to honor service members on Veterans Day, highlights state resources for Missouri veterans 

Governor encourages Missourians to honor service members on Veterans Day, highlights state resources for Missouri veterans 

08 November 2019

Today, Governor Mike Parson released the following statement regarding the observance of Veterans Day:“This Veterans Day weekend, let us take the time to honor the service, sacrifice, and courage of...

WGU Missouri offering scholarships to veterans

07 November 2019

In celebration of Veterans Day, WGU Missouri is offering $75,000 in scholarships to veterans, active-duty military, reservists and military families who are interested in furthering their education.

Treasurer encourages Missourians to help return unclaimed military medals

06 November 2019

 Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today encouraged Missourians to search the Unclaimed Property database for unclaimed military medals and insignia.

Outdoors

MDC’s mandatory CWD sampling this weekend in 29 counties

MDC’s mandatory CWD sampling this weekend in 29 counties

12 November 2019

With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Saturday, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting...

Working with the new MDC enforcement chief, Randy Doman

12 November 2019

I know I promised to write more about an old outdoorsman who passed away recently who had a great impact on my life. That will be the subject of next...

MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in 16 new Missouri counties

MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in 16 new Missouri counties

07 November 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in 16 new counties across Missouri. Collaborative efforts by MDC staff, Missouri Department of Agriculture inspectors,...

Entertainment

Auditions for 9-5 The Musical planned

07 November 2019

East Central College theatre is proud to announce auditions for their spring show, 9-5 The Musical with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and the book by Patricia Resnick, the...

Mound Ridge hosting fundraiser at Steelville winery

29 October 2019

On Friday, Nov. 8, Mound Ridge Mission and Retreat Center will be holding a community fundraiser at Peaceful Bend Winery starting at 6:30 pm. This event is to support the...

‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’ to be at the Fabulous Fox Theatre November 29-30

25 October 2019

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live family holiday spectacular to St. Louis’s Fabulous Fox Theatre with five unforgettable performances. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is both a Broadway...

Letters to the Editor

Trump promised much, has delivered little

on 07 November 2019

Re: Kay Worley's letter last week about Trump's "innumerable successes." Three years ago (on Oct. 22, 2016), Trump tweeted out 10 proposed pieces of legislation called the “Contract with the...

History repeats itself

on 07 November 2019

Although Hitler was an evil person, he certainly knew how to lead people to believe that he knew better how to solve the nation’s problems.

Use tax good for city, and local businesses

on 01 November 2019

Next Tuesday, November 5, the St. James City Council has put Proposition A on the ballot. This allows the city to collect a use tax. The legal language states the...

Opinions

Broadband still elusive 50 years after Internet’s birth

on 07 November 2019

By Eric Bohl On October 29, historians and computer scientists celebrated the 50th birthday of the internet. On that day in 1969, the very first login to the internet occurred....

Some impeachment similarities, contrasts

on 07 November 2019

By Phill Brooks There are some intriguing similarities, but also contrasts between the current U.S. House investigation of Pres. Donald Trump and last year's Missouri House investigation of Gov. Eric...

Fall agritourism can be a perfect family getaway

on 01 November 2019

By Eric Bohl After being stuck indoors throughout a wet year in Missouri, now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the cool weather, beautiful leaves and rural...