County sees more deaths associated with COVID-19

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has reported more deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the number up to 16. County active cases continue remain high with more hospitalizations reported due to the virus.

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Illegal dump cleanup in Crawford County removes four tons of waste from Mark Twain National Forest

In August, 10 volunteers from the Viburnum area removed 4.03 tons of trash and recycled 140 pounds of scrap metal and nine tires from the Mark Twain National Forest on Highway Y north of Viburnum in Crawford County.

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Bicentennial quilt and county quilt shown at TIC

The Missouri bicentennial quilt came to the Tourist Information Center from October 1 to October 5 for residents to view. A Phelps County quilt was also on display and the local quilters who made it were recognized by the St. James Chamber of Commerce for their efforts.

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SRO resumes duties at Steelville Schools

A School Resource Officer is once again working with the Steelville School District after the city and the district came to an agreement on a contract between the two entities at the end of September.

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Cuba Animal Shelter offers held to new St. James group

Phelps County Animal Rescue is preparing to open soon. They have spent countless hours cleaning and revamping what was once known as the Tri-County Humane Society in St. James. The new organization which occupies the existing building is excited to re-open and begin taking animals soon.

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Cuba

Campos, Hancock are crowned CHS royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

Campos, Hancock are crowned CHS royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

on 20 October 2020

Cuba High School seniors Adal Campos and Maddie Hancock were crowned homecoming king and queen Friday before the Wildcats football team took the field against Father Tolton Catholic High School....

COVID case puts more than 100 into quarantine at Cuba schools

on 20 October 2020

After two consecutive weeks of declining quarantine numbers at the Cuba School District, the school reported its highest quarantine numbers of the school year on Friday. As of October 16,...

Viva Cuba receives another tree grant

on 16 October 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation announced last week that Viva Cuba will be receiving another $10,000 TRIM grant for its continuing project to replace dying trees along Highway 19. Work...

Steelville

SHS teacher promotes face coverings

on 20 October 2020

Steelville High School teacher Deb Schuey spoke to the school board at its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 15. The topic she addressed to the board was a concern about...

City changes dangerous dog ordinance

on 13 October 2020

Following a request to waive required liability insurance for a pit bull dog in the city limits, Steelville City Council members voted October 5 to completely revise the city ordinance...

City residents ask council to waive fees

on 09 October 2020

Steelville City Council members heard two requests to waive city fees at a meeting held on October 5. The council determined to deny one request and said they’d look further...

St. James

Hybrid learning model added to COVID-19 plan

on 20 October 2020

A hybrid learning plan has been added to the St. James School District’s COVID-19 plan as an alternative way to teach students should it be needed. The plan was outlined...

Smoke testing continues on water system

on 16 October 2020

Smoke testing on the St. James wastewater system continues with Walden Associated Technologies providing services to the city. Work is approximately half way completed and will give the city a...

Senior Center hosting estate planning seminar

on 16 October 2020

The St. James Senior Center is hosting a free seminar regarding “Investing and Estate Planning” with guest speakers from Phelps County Bank. Attorney Kim Guthrie and Financial Advisor Verna Brand,...

Crawford

COVID cases close in on 600 in Crawford County

on 19 October 2020

In the week between Monday, October 12 and Monday, October 19, another 77 positive cases of COVID-19 have been added to the total in Crawford County, the largest weekly increase...

County COVID case total nears 500

on 13 October 2020

Fifty-two new cases of COVID-19 have been added to the total in Crawford County over the past week to total 495 as of Monday, October 12. According to numbers released...

Collector and Assessor to close lobby to public

on 13 October 2020

Crawford County taxpayers will not be able to hand-deliver their annual property and real estate tax payments this year. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Collector Pat Schwent...

Phelps

Missouri S&T to celebrate engagement week Oct. 26-30

on 20 October 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology will celebrate Extension and Engagement Week 2020 this October along with the University of Missouri System.

McCoy chosen as Companion of the Month

on 16 October 2020

The Phelps County Senior Companion Program has chosen Linda McCoy as September’s Senior Companion of the Month.

Quilt presented to veteran

Quilt presented to veteran

on 16 October 2020

Former United States Army Staff Sergeant Michael Lewis Beesley was presented with a Quilt of Valor during the Noah Coleman Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), meeting...

Bourbon

Bus driver’s COVID case leads to changes in Bourbon routes

on 20 October 2020

The Bourbon School District announced Monday that is was making numerous changes to its bus routes after six of its transportation department staff members have been forced into quarantine due...

FUMC supports Bourbon PD

FUMC supports Bourbon PD

on 16 October 2020

At their last Church Council meeting the members of the First United Methodist Church in Bourbon unanimously voted to show the local Bourbon Police Department their continued support of the...

Park Board receives grant

Park Board receives grant

on 16 October 2020

The Bourbon Park Board Commission received a $5,000 grant for continued park improvements from Impact 100 Crawford County. The board submitted an application to continue to work on shading for...

State and Regional

Statewide winter weather drill set for October 21-22

20 October 2020

In an attempt to get a jump on this year’s winter season, the Missouri Department of Transportation will hold its annual winter operations drill on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday,...

Oct. 16 is Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri

16 October 2020

Gov. Mike Parson has proclaimed Oct. 16 as Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri and fellow Missourian and former race car driver Carl Edwards is lending his famous name...

East Central College Nursing Program ranked No. 4 in region

16 October 2020

The East Central College Nursing Program is ranked No. 4 among 660 nursing schools offering associate's degrees in the Midwest. NursingProcess.org evaluated nursing schools throughout the region on four factors...

Outdoors

Common sense climate change

16 October 2020

By Larry Dablemont My dad and I had lots of talks on river gravel bars; from the time I was a boy to the years after I had kids of...

MDC to hold virtual Basic Hunting Safety program Oct. 27

09 October 2020

There’s no mistaking that fall is finally here, and that means deer hunting will soon kick into high gear in Missouri. Archery season is already underway; round one of youth...

What to do when webworms invade your trees

09 October 2020

By Larry Dablemont A couple of years back, I talked about a surefire way to destroy fall webworms by using a long pole with a newspaper page or two taped...

Entertainment

Missouri S&T theatre to host virtual ‘choose your own adventure’ play

16 October 2020

Students of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present a two-part interactive Zoom play this October that allows attendees to create their own stories.

Vichy Fire Department to hold fried chicken dinner on Oct. 18

16 October 2020

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host its last dinner of 2020 – a fried chicken dinner on Sunday, Oct. 18.

S&T theatre students to perform live

06 October 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology theater students will present a series of live improvisational performances where writers, performers and audiences constantly change roles.

Letters to the Editor

Follow our ancestors

on 16 October 2020

In response to Ellen Bowles and James Vokac letters. Nothing in your letters were the truth!

Let’s lesson the risk

on 16 October 2020

In the October 8 issue of the Steelville Star-Crawford Mirror, page 7A, there were two short articles about risks of traffic deaths. In these articles the Missouri Coalition for Roadway...

Vote your values

on 16 October 2020

How many of your children would you be willing to have killed in order to have good economic times? I assume none. Well then, how many of your friends' children...

Opinions

Like it or not, it is time for action

on 16 October 2020

By Rik Hafer Whoever wins the upcoming presidential election, whichever party takes control of the House and Senate, our elected officials will face a formidable task. Obviously they will face...

Getting flu shot more important than ever

on 09 October 2020

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center “It’s September, and I’ve already had my flu shot.” If you want to know how important it is to get the flu...

Revamped biotechnology oversight good for Missouri

on 01 October 2020

By Eric Bohl In recent years, Missouri has become the worldwide epicenter of biotechnology and animal sciences research. No other place on earth has as dense a concentration of scientific...