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

Cuba High School courtwarming set for Friday

Cuba High School courtwarming set for Friday

on 27 January 2021

CHS QUEEN AND KING CANDIDATES – Cuba High School is celebrating its western-themed “2021 Courtwarming Hoedown Showdown” this week with Take a Southern Siesta PJ day on Monday, Dress as...

Public Works employees eligible for vaccinations

on 26 January 2021

The Board of Aldermen met in an open session on Tuesday, January 19, where City Clerk Christine Nash informed the board that public works would be the only city employees...

Ballot takes shape for April election

on 26 January 2021

Filing for city, school, and emergency services boards officially closed last week and the ballot is set for the April 6 election. Anyone wanting to run as a write-in candidate...

Steelville

Mabe and Pryor crowned SHS homecoming royalty

Mabe and Pryor crowned SHS homecoming royalty

on 27 January 2021

The 2021 Steelville High School Homecoming king is Landon Mabe and the queen is Daylan Pryor. They were crowned on Friday, January 22, at the annual basketball homecoming games in...

Cape questions rescue group’s part in new dog pound

on 27 January 2021

Alderwoman Tamra Cape has concerns about the construction of a new dog pound in the city of Steelville, questioning the city’s involvement with a local animal rescue organization that has...

Nominations needed for Citizen of the Year

on 26 January 2021

The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Citizen of the Year for 2020.The Citizen of the Year award is presented to an individual or group of...

St. James

Behr resigns, board discusses other business

Behr resigns, board discusses other business

on 27 January 2021

St. James Board of Education President Carl Behr announced his resignation last week, saying he was moving outside the district. The board will be accepting applications from interested parties who...

Awards deadline quickly approaching

on 27 January 2021

The deadline for nominations for the St. James Chamber of Commerce annual awards is next Monday, February 1. The awards recognize those individuals, businesses, and organizations who give back to...

City to bring back youth sports leagues

on 26 January 2021

Mayor Rick Krawiecki announced on Friday plans to bring back spring and summer youth sports leagues. Those leagues, which were cancelled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, have been an...

Crawford

Just 41 new COVID cases reported in Crawford County this week

on 26 January 2021

COVID-19 cases in Crawford County, while still increasing total numbers, are not increasing at the rapid rate seen earlier in the month. As of January 24, the state website reported...

CCHD releases info on COVID-19 vaccine availability

on 22 January 2021

Crawford County Health Department issued a press release on January 21 about the upcoming availability of COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

Phelps

Active COVID-19 cases continue to decline quickly

on 27 January 2021

The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported active COVID-19 cases continue to decline sharply over the past several weeks, dropping to below 150 cases this week. While the department has applied...

Phelps Health nurse shares her personal experience with COVID-19

Phelps Health nurse shares her personal experience with COVID-19

on 27 January 2021

Tiffany Henry, RN, nurse coordinator for the Phelps Health Comprehensive Breast Center, has witnessed first-hand the effects of COVID-19 in both her professional and personal lives. Within a short amount...

Missouri S&T student earns national research award

on 27 January 2021

Julian Kosacki, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering from Katy, Texas, recently earned the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The award...

Bourbon

Handicap access is added to Bourbon Community Center

Handicap access is added to Bourbon Community Center

on 21 January 2021

Installation of the new entrance doors to the Bourbon Community Center is now complete. We appreciate the local community organizations who generously donated to the project, the 30 year old...

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...

State and Regional

Governor announces launch of new COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard

27 January 2021

Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard containing Missouri-specific data submitted by providers from across the state.

Ashcroft announces State Archives Virtual Tour for Missouri third and fourth graders

26 January 2021

Today Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced a new video available online for Missouri’s third and fourth grade students, providing them a virtual tour of the Missouri State Archives.

USDA invests $11.65 Million to control destructive feral swine

25 January 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $11.65 million in 14 projects to help agricultural producers and private landowners trap and control feral swine as part of the Feral...

Outdoors

Learn how trout are raised in hatcheries at MDC virtual programs

Learn how trout are raised in hatcheries at MDC virtual programs

26 January 2021

Trout are a popular fish to catch in Missouri, but they’re not native to the Show-Me State. Many of the rainbow and brown trout found in Missouri streams and at...

MDC proposes regulation changes for more uses of grass carp, common carp, including as live bait

25 January 2021

The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval at its Jan. 22 open meeting to proposed regulation changes from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) that would add to personal and...

Apply online during February for MDC spring managed turkey hunts

25 January 2021

Missouri turkey hunters can apply online during February for 2021 spring turkey managed hunts through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) website at mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts. Managed hunt details and application procedures...

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

Fundamental focus

on 21 January 2021

As the Missouri General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session gets underway, Missouri Farm Bureau is focusing on issues that have long been foundational to its members’ core philosophy. After a 2020...

I choose life

on 21 January 2021

The unthinkable has happened. I’m pregnant. What do I do? My plans were to finish college and start my career. But I’m pregnant. How can I finish college? How can...

Reap what you sow

on 21 January 2021

On January 6, a group of American citizens surrounded the U.S. Capitol, broke a few windows and entered. The citizens went to Washington because they questioned the validity of the...

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...