Historical District getting 75,000 Christmas lights

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at in the Recklein Historical District, thanks to the efforts of small group of volunteers and workers from the city of Cuba’s Electric Department. A month-long effort to put up 75,000 lights is nearing completion, with plans to flip the switch just in time for Thanksgiving.

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High school students honor veterans

Retired United State Air Force Captain Sandi Troup was a guest speaker at a Veterans Day assembly held at St. James High School Monday morning. Students organized the ceremony, which was held in the gymnasium, to recognize and honor area veterans for their service.

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Cuba High School honored veterans at an assembly held on Wednesday, November 13. The gathering, which was postponed on Nov. 11 due to inclement weather, included words and music from and for those who have served in our nation’s armed forces.

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City discusses selling property

City Administrator Jim Fleming and Public Works Director Lyle Thomas spoke to the St. James City Council on Tuesday, November 12, inquiring about selling several pieces of unused city property. The city has no plans to use the property, with some pieces dating back to the 1930s without any use, and the council voiced their interest in learning more before proceeding.

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Leasburg Fire Department receives $5,000 GP grant

The Leasburg Fire Department is one of more than 30 fire departments receiving a Georgia‐Pacific Bucket Brigade grant this year. The department was awarded $5,000 to help fund equipment needs, specifically personal protective gear.

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Cuba

Fundraiser brings in $5,000 for injured soldier

on 21 November 2019

National Medical Billing held a rummage sale fundraiser at its facility in Cuba to raise money for Sgt. Ian Ives, the son of Steve and Theresa Ives, of Cuba, who...

Historical District getting 75,000 Christmas lights

Historical District getting 75,000 Christmas lights

on 20 November 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at in the Recklein Historical District, thanks to the efforts of small group of volunteers and workers from the city of Cuba’s...

Cuba ADA, other area road work nearly completed

Cuba ADA, other area road work nearly completed

on 19 November 2019

Approximately $1.5 million in handicapped sidewalk improvements in Cuba and a major sealing project on Highway 19 throughout Crawford County are just about to be completed, with contractors hoping to...

Steelville

Alderwoman questions decisions made outside council chambers

on 21 November 2019

Steelville Alderwoman Amanda Sherrill has questions about decisions being made without approval of the council. At the November 18 council meeting, she questioned a change made to the health insurance...

Mayor injured in crash

on 21 November 2019

Steelville Mayor Michael Keen was injured in a one-vehicle accident this morning.

Steelville Ag program grows successful students

Steelville Ag program grows successful students

on 21 November 2019

Students in Steelville are raising pigs, growing flowers and vegetables, fabricating metal benches and trailers, creating wood-burned tabletops, and more—all as part of the growing agriculture department in the Steelville...

St. James

St. James students attend Future Teachers of America meeting

St. James students attend Future Teachers of America meeting

on 21 November 2019

Students from across the state met in Columbia last week for the Future Teachers of America (FTA) state leadership meeting. The theme for the meeting was "Teachers Rise to the...

Traffic safety measures put into place along St. Ann Avenue

on 21 November 2019

The St. James City Council met on Tuesday, November 12 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council: • Approved an ordinance to make a...

Rich named new sports director

Rich named new sports director

on 20 November 2019

Kristy Rich has been named new sports director for the city of St. James and brings over 25 years of experience of organizing, implementing, and overseeing sporting events. Rich has...

Crawford

Woman assaults man with pepper spray

on 20 November 2019

A woman who allegedly pepper-sprayed her mom’s boyfriend during an argument faces assault charges in Crawford County. Krysanya Lynn Degonia, 25, of Park Hills, stands charged with class E felony...

CCSO gives up razors in favor of gifts for kids

CCSO gives up razors in favor of gifts for kids

on 20 November 2019

There’s a new look taking over the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office this month. Male members of the department are giving up the clean-shaven norm for some facial hair for a...

Drunk driver hits tow truck

on 19 November 2019

A Steelville man has been charged with felony DWI after being involved in a wreck on November 9.

Phelps

Extension council members resigning

on 21 November 2019

By Rachel Buenemann The University of Missouri thank Phelps County Extension Council members Michael Collins and Marla Striped Face-Collins for their combined seven years of leadership and advocacy for the...

Phelps Health’s Cindy Butler receives MRPC award for community service

Phelps Health’s Cindy Butler receives MRPC award for community service

on 20 November 2019

Cindy Butler, administrative director of patient care services at Phelps Health, was one of 13 individuals recently honored for outstanding community service by the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC).

Meeting canceled, decoration taking place

on 19 November 2019

Noah Coleman Chapter DAR November 23 meeting will NOT meet as usual at 11:30 at Sybill’s in St. James.

Bourbon

Santa delays his visit to Bourbon

on 19 November 2019

The Bourbon Boosters had announced that Santa would make his annual visit to Bourbon for the Christmas Tree Lighting on December 5, but due to a glitch in his schedule,...

Leasburg Fire Department receives $5,000 GP grant

Leasburg Fire Department receives $5,000 GP grant

on 16 November 2019

The Leasburg Fire Department is one of more than 30 fire departments receiving a Georgia‐Pacific Bucket Brigade grant this year. The department was awarded $5,000 to help fund equipment needs,...

Halloween celebrated at Senior Center

Halloween celebrated at Senior Center

on 14 November 2019

On October 31 the Bourbon Senior Meal Program held a Halloween party. It was a spooktacular event with several participants and staff dressing up as unicorns, lady bugs, pumpkins, and...

State and Regional

Thanksgiving marks start of period of higher fire risk as more people gather indoors to celebrate the holidays

21 November 2019

Thanksgiving begins a five-week period of elevated fire risks, with the three tops days of the year for cooking fires all occurring between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to State...

WGU Missouri will award scholarships for first responders

20 November 2019

In celebration of National First Responders Day, online, nonprofit university WGU Missouri has announced it will award up to $50,000 in scholarships to EMTs, police officers, firefighters, corrections officers –...

Governor announces weight allowance for heavier than normal loads of heating fuel

19 November 2019

On Monday, Governor Mike Parson announced an allowance for heavier-than-normal truckloads of heating fuel such as propane, natural gas, and heating oil to travel on Missouri highways in relief of...

Outdoors

Missouri State Parks asking assistance from trail users to test trail app

21 November 2019

Missouri State Parks is asking for assistance from trail users to test a new trail app. Missouri State Parks is testing the new mobile trail app at four of its...

MDC needs information on elk illegally shot in Carter County

MDC needs information on elk illegally shot in Carter County

21 November 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking the public for information regarding a female adult elk found shot and left for dead Monday morning, Nov. 18, on National Park...

New approaches needed to help keep hunting alive

21 November 2019

By Bill Cooper Only four percent of Americans hunt. The days are long gone when our population was primarily rural, and it was a given that every farmhouse had a...

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

Tell us why you believe it’s okay to kill unborn

on 20 November 2019

The Horgans made a good point last week about abortion in saying, "An issue of this magnitude should have been put to the voters Missouri..."

Must work together to solve gun violence

on 20 November 2019

It has happened again, another school shooting. This time the shooter was a 16-year old boy who then shot himself and later died. What is it going to take to...

Article brought back many memories

on 20 November 2019

Percy Pascoe’s article about the Berlin Airlift brought back memories of my stay there. In West Berlin is a large monument in memory of the pilots killed during the Airlift.

Opinions

The (silent) one percent

on 20 November 2019

By Matthew Evans What does it take to be in the one percent? Well, in our four counties (Maries, Phelps, Pulaski, & Texas) it takes a lot. In fact, to...

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...