Cuba native has photo on new postage stamp

A man who grew up in Cuba recently had one of his photographs chosen to appear on a new series of Winter Scenes stamps by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

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Council hears animal shelter was shut down two weeks due to leaking floor

Phelps County Animal Rescue (PCAR) had to be shut down for two weeks after the floor leaked, causing water to back up into the facility. City Councilman Joe Boulware informed the council the facility is now back up and running, in part because of local use tax money approved for the shelter last month.

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SHS Homecoming tickets available next Thursday

Steelville High School Basketball Homecoming will be held on Friday, January 22. Restrictions for game attendance are still in place. School staff ask that individuals who want to obtain general admission tickets to contact the high school office on Thursday, January 21 at 9 a.m.

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Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will be at Recklein Memorial Library in Cuba January 28-31

The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt is traveling through the state during the bicentennial year of 2021. It will be on display in Cuba at the Recklein Memorial Library.

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BHS homecoming planned for Friday

Students at Bourbon High School are celebrating homecoming this week. Activities began on Monday and will conclude with the annual homecoming basketball games and coronations ceremony on Friday.

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Cuba

Man charged in Public Works burglary

on 19 January 2021

A Cuba man has been charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor for his alleged burglary and theft from the city of Cuba’s Public Works Department on January 2. The...

Work begins on splash park

Work begins on splash park

on 19 January 2021

During their January 7 meeting, Cuba City Council members got an update on work being done on the construction of a new splash park at the city pool. Alderman also...

Woman fights cop near airport

on 18 January 2021

A woman who claimed to be the owner of Boeing and demanded to know why no one was guarding the Cuba airport was taken to jail after fighting with the...

Steelville

Steelville man charged with auto theft

on 20 January 2021

A Steelville man faces felony charges in two cases against him for incidents that occurred on January 6.

SHS homecoming scheduled for Friday

SHS homecoming scheduled for Friday

on 19 January 2021

It’s homecoming week in Steelville, and high school students are participating in Spirit Days leading up to the boys basketball games and coronation of this year’s king and queen on...

Steelville man fires gun at bowling center

on 15 January 2021

A Steelville man faces a felony charge after allegedly firing a gun into the air at the bowling alley on December 29, 2020.

St. James

Community Hall set for renovation

Community Hall set for renovation

on 20 January 2021

Community Hall, located in Nelson Hart Park, is set to be renovated in the coming months. Plans include demolishing the stage and repurposing the space for better heating, cooling, and...

Mayor explains dusk-to-dawn lighting phase out

on 20 January 2021

On Friday during his weekly Facebook live address, St. James Mayor Rick Krawiecki explained the city’s dusk-to-dawn lighting policy, which was changed in 2019 as the city decided to no...

Police Chief warns of scams

on 19 January 2021

St. James Police Chief Ron Jones warned of scams being encountered in the area during Mayor Rick Krawiecki’s weekly Facebook update last week. Jones provided information about these scams, such...

Crawford

Virtual line starts to form for COVID-19 vaccinations

on 20 January 2021

Some area health agencies are beginning to vaccinate area residents for COVID-19, while local pharmacies have started taking applications from people who would like to get vaccinated.

COVID cases slow in Crawford County

on 19 January 2021

Following several weeks with high counts, including one at the top spot in the state for its infection rate, Crawford County is reporting fewer positive COVID-19 cases and a correlating...

County taxes put on April ballot

on 19 January 2021

Crawford County will ask voters to renew two sales taxes in April. Two half-cent taxes will expire at the end of 2021 unless voters agree to extend them. One funds...

Phelps

Active COVID-19 cases continue slight decline

on 20 January 2021

The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported active COVID-19 cases have continued to decline slightly just as Missouri rolls out its COVID-19 vaccination plan. The health department did not report as...

Local agencies prepare for Phase 1B of the statewide vaccination plan

on 20 January 2021

Area health agencies have begun vaccinations of area frontline workers for COVID-19 and additional vaccinations are also soon to begin as the state has announced activation of Phase 1B of...

Phelps Health physician answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine

on 20 January 2021

Cory Offutt, MD, a family medicine physician with the Phelps Health Medical Group, answers common questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

Bourbon

Police officers attacked by woman in Bourbon

on 20 January 2021

A woman who allegedly fought with law enforcement in Bourbon was arrested and taken to the Crawford County Jail as a result of the January 5 incident. She now faces...

Snow cancels BHS homecoming

on 19 January 2021

Bourbon High School was scheduled to host Viburnum last Friday for its annual homecoming games and coronation but the event had to be canceled due to winter weather. Homecoming has...

Charges filed for drug sale near elementary school

on 18 January 2021

The man who allegedly sold meth near the elementary school in Bourbon in 2019 now faces felony charges for the incident.

State and Regional

Tax Form 1099-G available online For Missourians
who claimed unemployment benefits

18 January 2021

Missourians who received unemployment benefits in 2020 can now view, print and download their 1099-G tax form online at uinteract.labor.mo.gov.

Governor announces activation of First Tier of Phase 1B of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

14 January 2021

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the activation of Phase 1B - Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.Federal partners have informed the state that they plan to significantly increase vaccine...

Literacy Council establishing county committees

14 January 2021

The East Central Area Literacy Council is establishing county committees comprised of volunteers to support adult education programs. Each committee will be comprised of local volunteers, an Adult Education and...

Outdoors

MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 296,500

20 January 2021

Missouri's 2020-2021 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 296,516. Of the deer harvested, 140,468...

Brown trout hatching project appears successful

20 January 2021

On December 12, members of the Gateway Chapter of Trout Unlimited (GTU) placed brown trout eggs in Vibert egg boxes in Dry Creek and the Westover Spring branch southeast of...

MDC offers free virtual field to freezer sausage making class Jan. 19

18 January 2021

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free virtual class in sausage making from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Venison or elk are especially popular...

Entertainment

OAT acquires Pine Street property

OAT acquires Pine Street property

10 December 2020

Ozark Actor’s Theatre (OAT) has acquired a property located at 612 Pine Street, Rolla, MO through a grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development and a generous gift from...

ECC Theatre to tell tales from the shadows

ECC Theatre to tell tales from the shadows

28 October 2020

Join the East Central College Theatre Department on campus for a chilling theatrical experience featuring storytelling and surprises. Tales from the Shadows is a unique outdoor event that includes a...

OAT Radio Show planned for October 29-30, November 6-7

21 October 2020

The Cedar Street Players, the Community Theatre branch of Ozark Actors Theatre’s, are pleased to present the ​OAT Radio Show,​ October 29, and 30, and November 6 and 7. This...

Letters to the Editor

Violence can’t be allowed

on 14 January 2021

Our government cannot allow violence—whether against itself or its citizens and their properties. And sometimes drastic measures need to be taken to prevent it. Romans 13:1 in the Bible says...

Museum needed in Steelville

on 31 December 2020

As an active member of the community who cares in the preservation of our history, I believe that Steelville needs a museum. For several years the idea of building a...

We must take our country back

on 31 December 2020

I am bitter about the socialist communist progressives which aren’t Democrats in our government.

Opinions

Protest is how we talk to ourselves as a nation, but violence isn’t protest

on 14 January 2021

By Gene Policinski Assembling to protest is our right under the First Amendment—it’s how we talk to each other as a nation. Sometimes politely. But often not. Occasionally at the...

Public opinion and costs support putting an end to the death penalty

on 14 January 2021

By David Dozier A study in California revealed that the cost of capital punishment in the state has been over $4 billion since it was reinstated in 1978. Since California...

You can help KC’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum honor its great American legacy

on 07 January 2021

By Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver II On a mild Chicago afternoon on Oct. 20, 1924, the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team took the field...