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

Cuba natives team up to promote mental health

Cuba natives team up to promote mental health

on 24 September 2020

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...

Cuba School providing free meals through December 22

on 24 September 2020

Due to waivers provided through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the United States Department of Agriculture, all students in the Cuba School District will have access...

School reports uptick in those quarantined

on 22 September 2020

Just a week after reporting a drop in both COVID-19 cases and the number of teachers and students quarantined due to possible exposures to the disease, the Cuba School District...

Steelville

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...

Suicide prevention walk to be held Sept. 27

on 22 September 2020

The Steelville Missouri Community Betterment group is hosting its first annual suicide prevention walk on Sunday, September 27 at 1 p.m. at the Steelville City Park.

St. James

HS construction moving forward

HS construction moving forward

on 24 September 2020

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...

Board discusses extracurricular activities

on 24 September 2020

The St. James Board of Education discussed extracurricular activities and how a 100 percent virtual environment would impact what activities students can participate in during a September 17 meeting of...

Board approves SRO contract

on 24 September 2020

St. James schools will continue to have a School Resource Officer (SRO) after an agreement was reached for funding between the school district and the city. After months of negotiating,...

Crawford

Mail-in, absentee voting officially began Tuesday

on 24 September 2020

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.

Two killed in separate wrecks

on 24 September 2020

Two people were killed in Crawford County last week in unrelated wreck. One of the victims was from Nebraska, but the other lived in St. James. An 87-year-old woman was...

County reports biggest jump yet in new COVID cases

on 22 September 2020

Crawford County’s positive COVID-19 cases have increased by 145 in the past two weeks, due in part to mass testing and facility-wide testing resulting in new cases being identified in...

Phelps

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

on 24 September 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...

Four more COVID-related deaths reported by health department

on 22 September 2020

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 S&T to host virtual race to help celebrate 150th anniversary

on 17 September 2020

Join Missouri University of Science and Technology campus community, Miner Athletics, alumni and friends in a virtual 5K and support Missouri S&T students in the process. Participants can run, walk...

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 of Missouri receives five StateScoop 50 Awards

24 September 2020

The state of Missouri has been awarded five StateScoop 50 Awards, which celebrate the outstanding achievements of states to make a positive impact in the government information technology (IT) community...

September 21-27 is Rail Safety Week

24 September 2020

Each year, on average, there are 35 highway rail crossing collisions and five fatalities in Missouri, in addition to injuries and fatalities suffered by people trespassing on train tracks.

DHSS reinforces continued message of importance of using COVID-19 prevention measures during gatherings

22 September 2020

Fall weather has arrived, and although the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) encourages taking activities outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, this does not imply that prevention measures...

Outdoors

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...

Firearms turkey hunting expected to be similar to recent seasons

24 September 2020

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1 - 31 and archery turkey season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises turkey hunters it could be another challenging season.

Enjoying a day on Current River with Billy Smith

Enjoying a day on Current River with Billy Smith

17 September 2020

By Bill Cooper Billy Smith is the owner and operator of Scenic Rivers Guide Service and Tours based in Eminence. A local legend, Billy spent his working life with the...

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

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...

We are all in this together

on 10 September 2020

 We are all in this together, You and I; All of us must work whether we live and if we die. We are all in this together; black, red and...

Food pantry doing a wonderful job

on 24 August 2020

I want to commend Administrator Linda Plank and the volunteers at the Cuba Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry for the well-organized and diligent work they do in distributing food to those...

Opinions

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...

Area is headed in wrong direction on coronavirus

on 03 September 2020

If you follow the weekly updates provided by the Crawford and Phelps counties health departments that regularly appear in our three newspapers, or keep track of cases on the Missouri...