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

Quarantine numbers go up at Cuba schools

on 29 September 2020

The Cuba School District was on track to lower its coronavirus quarantine numbers last week, until Friday when some new positive cases led to a 27 percent increase over the...

Police chief requests $120,000 computer purchase

on 29 September 2020

The Cuba Police Department could be receiving several news upgrades for the force in the coming weeks. On September 22, the Board of Aldermen heard Police Chief Doug Shelton’s request...

Man charged with stabbing in Cuba

on 29 September 2020

A homeless man who allegedly knifed his girlfriend has been charged with domestic assault.

Steelville

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...

Schools adapt to meet COVID concerns

on 24 September 2020

School has been in session in Steelville for two weeks and, although there have been some challenges in the inclusion of virtual learning, and some related to COVID-19, overall, administrators...

St. James

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...

District hears update on Walmart agreement

on 25 September 2020

On September 17, the St. James Board of Education heard that an agreement between the Walmart Distribution Center and the city of St. James has been reached and the district...

Satterfield promoted to Brigadier General, takes command of Special Operations Command North

on 25 September 2020

The U.S. Army promoted Col. Shawn R. Satterfield to the rank of Brigadier General at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado on August 28. Satterfield, a native of St. James, Missouri,...

Crawford

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.

Man leads deputies on high-speed chase

on 29 September 2020

A man led deputies on a high-speed chase throughout northern Crawford County last week before his vehicle was stopped and he apparently tried to kill himself before being flown to...

Phelps

Ashcroft discusses voting options

Ashcroft discusses voting options

on 29 September 2020

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visited the Rolla City Hall to meet with city and county employees to discuss voting options and safety for the November election. Missouri voters...

Research links sinking land to regions of high groundwater demand

Research links sinking land to regions of high groundwater demand

on 25 September 2020

Excessive pumping from underground aquifers can cause the surrounding land to sink and lead to damage to streets, bridges and other infrastructure, reduced groundwater storage, and contaminated drinking water, according...

Rolla man charged with 11 alleged sex crimes against juvenile victim

on 25 September 2020

From the Phelps County Focus A Rolla man has been indicted in connection to series of sex crimes he allegedly inflicted on a juvenile girl, according to documents filed in...

Bourbon

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.

Trespasser flees from police, charged with felony

on 11 September 2020

The Bourbon man who was allegedly caught trespassing at a local business and then ran from the cops stands charged with a felony as a result. Ronald L. Peters, 40,...

State and Regional

State expands COVID-19 Dashboards

29 September 2020

Following three consecutive days of record high hospitalizations, Governor Mike Parson announced Monday that the state of Missouri has expanded its COVID 19 dashboards. The new dashboards, now located on...

Fire Prevention Week 2020 focuses on kitchen fires, the leading cause of residential fires in the U.S.

Fire Prevention Week 2020 focuses on kitchen fires, the leading cause of residential fires in the U.S.

25 September 2020

The historic forest fires burning in the western United States have focused attention on the dangers of wildland fires, but across the nation, but more than three-quarters of fire deaths...

State releases new nursing home COVID guidelines

25 September 2020

This week, the state released revised guidance for long-term care facilities in Missouri that choose to establish an Essential Caregiver program and/or resume general visits either inside or outside the...

Outdoors

September is a month of beginnings

25 September 2020

By Bill Cooper September is a bittersweet month for many outdoorsmen. Generally speaking, outdoorsmen love every month of the year, especially in the Ozarks. One can literally enjoy some sort...

Hunting a flying biscuit

25 September 2020

By Larry Dablemont A teal is a duck… a little duck about half the size of a half-grown chicken. Most of them have a wingspan just shy of 24 inches...

MDC reminds anglers of regulation change regarding the use of live bait

24 September 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds anglers that a definition for “invasive fish” has been added to the Wildlife Code of Missouri and effects what type of fish is...

Entertainment

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.

Vichy Fire Department plans annual tractor cruise and fall dinner on Sunday, Sept. 13

01 September 2020

The Vichy Fire Dept. will host the Seventh Annual Leroy Tipton Memorial Tractor Cruise on Sept. 13, 2020, at the Vichy Community Park.

Vichy Fire Department to hold carry out dinner on Sunday, August 9

04 August 2020

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host a grilled pork steaks and chicken and dumpling dinner on Sunday, Aug. 9.

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...