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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Holiday stocking adoption program is underway

The annual adopt a senior and teen program has begun and stockings are ready for adoption. The St. James Caring Center has readied this year’s stockings and residents can fill a stocking and return it to the St. James Caring Center for distribution this Christmas.

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Citizen voices complaint about poor air quality

A citizen came forward at a meeting of the Cuba City Council last month to complain about dust in his eastside neighborhood. The mayor vowed to look into the matter further.

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City grants extension for demo of condemned building at the four-way intersection

What’s left of the old Midway Motel property will be demolished early next year, after an extension for the demo work was granted last week by the Cuba City Council.

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Cuba

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...

Cuba Chamber planning Christmas events on December 7

on 11 November 2019

Mark your calendars! The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that this year’s Cuba Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 7.

Council gets update on plane project

on 09 November 2019

The Cuba City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 5 to discuss the following items of city-related business: • Roll call was taken, with Ward 3 Alderman Jeff...

Steelville

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...

Teachers working to improve instruction

Teachers working to improve instruction

on 25 October 2019

Steelville teachers are working on goals to continually improve instruction in the classroom. Steelville School District Director of Learning Matt Hammonds presented an update on the district’s continuous improvement initiative...

St. James

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....

Holiday stocking adoption program is underway

Holiday stocking adoption program is underway

on 07 November 2019

The annual adopt a senior and teen program has begun and stockings are ready for adoption. The St. James Caring Center has readied this year’s stockings and residents can fill...

City receives three bids for water line installation

on 07 November 2019

The City of St. James received three bids for the construction of a 10-inch water line, which will run from Wishon Street down to the end of Scioto and tying...

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

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.

CSTS to host conference November 8-9 in Rolla

CSTS to host conference November 8-9 in Rolla

on 29 October 2019

The Center for Science, Technology and Society (CSTS) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host “Technologies of the Everyday,” the 41st annual meeting of the Humanities and Technology...

Bourbon

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...

BHS students named to GVC choir

BHS students named to GVC choir

on 30 October 2019

Six Bourbon students were selected to perform with the 2019 GVC Choir. Members of the choir rehearsed Tuesday, October 22 and performed two concerts Wednesday, October 23 in Bourbon and...

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 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,...

Rainy weather dampens muzzleloader hunt

Rainy weather dampens muzzleloader hunt

06 November 2019

By Bill Cooper Several days of rainy weather put the damper on a Missouri Department of Conservation managed muzzleloader deer hunt at Drury-Mincy Conservation Area, in Taney County, October 26-27.

Saying goodbye to a great friend and avid outdoorsman

06 November 2019

By Larry Dablemont In October of 1958, I turned 11 years old. Dad had promised that when I turned 11, I could go with him on a duck hunt down...

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...