Cuba natives team up to promote mental health

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri (MHA-EM) is marking its 75th anniversary on October 3 and two Cuba High School alums are helping to bring the organization’s outreach to Crawford County. As part of a broad celebration, there will be an event in Cuba and an online auction featuring three items being donated from two businesses and a resident of Steelville.

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Four more COVID-related deaths reported by health department

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has reported four more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the county to six total coronavirus deaths. Positive cases continue to increase, with several from the Missouri University of Science & Technology (S&T).

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Steelville nurse working to save lives in Navajo Nation

COVID-19 is impacting the nursing industry in new ways every day and one local nurse is on the front lines, seeing those changes first hand. Anita Donal, a long-time resident of Steelville, is employed as a traveling nurse on the Mother-Baby Unit at the Tsehootsooi Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona.

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Mail-in, absentee voting officially began Tuesday

Missouri voters have until October 7 to register for the November 3 general election. Those who are registered will have three options for casting their ballots this year.

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HS construction moving forward

Eric Sherrill, of Branco Enterprises, Inc., gave an update on construction efforts at the John F. Hodge High School to the St. James Board of Education on September 17. He outlined where work stands and gave a timeline of when the new classrooms in the construction zone could be reopened for use.

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Cuba

Fight over $30 lands one man in jail

on 01 October 2020

A dispute over $30 led to a physical fight where one man ended up in the hospital and the other charged with assault. Jake Biddlecomb, 26, of Cuba, faces the...

You can Run the Rails on October 24

on 01 October 2020

The annual Running the Rails on Route 66 was canceled in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 24 and registration is...

School district looking to brighten the holidays

on 01 October 2020

The Cuba School District is hoping to brighten the holidays, both Thanksgiving and Christmas, by providing food baskets and presents to those in need. The deadlines for donations are in...

Steelville

Steelville man faces robbery and assault charges

on 01 October 2020

The Steelville man who allegedly used a gun to hit another man in the face, punched a woman several times, and shot a dog in front of a four-year-old child...

Street work raises questions for VFW post

Street work raises questions for VFW post

on 29 September 2020

Local VFW Quartermaster Don Gummersheimer is questioning why the city of Steelville paved through the post’s property in recent weeks, asking if the city has plans to take over ownership...

Steelville nurse working to save lives in Navajo Nation

Steelville nurse working to save lives in Navajo Nation

on 24 September 2020

COVID-19 is impacting the nursing industry in new ways every day and one local nurse is on the front lines, seeing those changes first hand. Anita Donal, a long-time resident...

St. James

Bunks Across America sees over 40 bunk beds built for local kids

Bunks Across America sees over 40 bunk beds built for local kids

on 01 October 2020

The local Sleep in Heavenly Peace chapter held a bunk-building event in front of the St. James Municipal Center on Saturday, as part of a nationwide Bunks Across America event....

Chamber selling flags for Veteran’s Day honor walk

on 30 September 2020

The St. James Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Warrior’s Walk in honor of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, and is selling American flags for the event. Each...

Resident questions city’s PILOT program

on 29 September 2020

St. James resident Jesse Singleton is questioning the payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), which is a line item on every municipal utility customers monthly bill. The PILOT was established...

Crawford

Prosecuting attorney files numerous felony charges

on 30 September 2020

Felonies filed in recent weeks in Crawford County include the following: Natisha Kennison, 34, of Bourbon, stands charged with class D felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). The charges...

Fatal crash leads to felony charge

on 29 September 2020

The out-of-state driver involved in a fatal crash in Crawford County on September 14 now stands charged with a DWI felony.

COVID cases pass 400-mark in Crawford County

on 29 September 2020

COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Crawford County, but the increase over the past week has slowed compared to that of the previous two weeks.

Phelps

Missouri S&T wins grant for high resolution 4-D X-ray CT scanner

on 01 October 2020

By this time next year, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology who study the properties of various types of materials will have a highly sophisticated scanning tool available...

Phelps Health’s 10th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit area families

on 30 September 2020

Phelps Health, along with G.R.A.C.E. (Greater Rolla Area Charitable Enterprise) and Good Samaritan of the Ozarks, are teaming up to provide Thanksgiving meals to local families in need this year.

Missouri COVID-19 numbers continue to spike, more deaths in Phelps County

on 30 September 2020

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has reported more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the county’s to 11. As Missouri numbers continue to spike, local positive tests are also on the...

Bourbon

Leasburg man charged with arson

on 01 October 2020

A Leasburg man has been charged in the intentional setting of a fire to a mobile home in 2019. Nicholas Barnes, 29, faces the charge of class B felony arson...

Bourbon Park needs you!

on 15 September 2020

Having a safe and fun place to play is one of the most transformative things human beings do. Play engages and inspires by bringing fun and laughter to children and...

Bourbon School District providing free meals to all students

on 14 September 2020

The Bourbon School District has announced that its summer feeding program, which provided free meals to all students has been extended through the end of 2020.

State and Regional

Statewide Bicentennial Poster Contest ends Oct. 31

30 September 2020

Missouri students in grades 3-12 have until Oct. 31. 2020 to submit their poster design to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial in 2021. Judges representing the Missouri Bicentennial Commission will select four...

Ashcroft urges Missourians to get registered and to verify registration on National Voter Registration Day

30 September 2020

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging Missourians to register to vote or verify their registration on National Voter Registration Day.

Watch for slow moving farm vehicles on the road during harvest season

30 September 2020

This autumn, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm vehicles. Please remember that farmers are just doing their jobs...

Outdoors

Great adventures in the outdoors

Great adventures in the outdoors

01 October 2020

By Bill Cooper Great things are happening in the outdoors this month. Mornings have cooled and the grasp of fall is approaching quickly. Colors are appearing in low lying areas....

Making scents of things

01 October 2020

By Larry Dablemont I think if it stays cool, I may go out and bow-hunt on the backside of my place, along the oak-hickory ridge where acorns are dropping. I...

Uncover the secrets of caves and cave life Oct. 13 at MDC virtual program

30 September 2020

Many of us may not see them, but caves are very special habitats in Missouri; just as significant, important and diverse as forests or prairies. The Show-Me-State has more than...

Entertainment

Winery hosting Ozark Actors Theatre's 'Whose Wine is it Anyway?'

30 September 2020

Ozark Actors Theatre is pleased to present Paper Slip Theatre in Whose Wine is it Anyway? Thursday, October 8, 2020 on the patio at Meramec Vineyards in St. James. Doors...

ECC Theatre to deliver ‘Epic Proportions’ 

30 September 2020

The East Central College Theatre Department is preparing for its second outdoor performance In the Glen.

Missouri S&T to host Hispanic Heritage Month events

15 September 2020

From mid-September to mid-October, various student groups and initiatives at Missouri University of Science and Technology will offer educational opportunities to the community about Hispanic cultures and identities.

Letters to the Editor

Get set to vote

on 25 September 2020

The General Election set for November 3, 2020, is quickly approaching. Many have had concerns or questions over how they will be able to cast their ballot with the current...

Democratic questions

on 25 September 2020

I have a question for all those who are planning to vote for Joe Biden. Do you ever wonder why Biden and the Democrat party is not condemning the riots...

Farm Bureau celebrates friends of agriculture

on 10 September 2020

We thank nurses, police, waiters and other service providers. We designate one week a year to Thank a Farmer. But we don’t often take the time to thank our political...

Opinions

What comes before freedom of speech?

on 25 September 2020

By David Callaway The next time you are with a group of friends or colleagues, ask them this piece of trivia: “What freedoms are all Americans guaranteed by the First...

The right to peacefully protest needs better supporters

on 10 September 2020

By Lata NottFreedom Forum Institute On Friday, Aug. 28, Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana introduced a bill called the “Support Peaceful Protest Act.” Despite the cheery title, its very purpose...

Thank a first responder

on 10 September 2020

We hope you will take time this week to check out our annual salute to area first responders, which can be found inside this week’s newspapers. And if you get...