CCHD announces second positive COVID-19 case

The Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) has reported its second positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case is not travel related and the patient, a female, and her family are currently quarantined at home. She was at two local retailers in recent days.

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State of Missouri recruiting medical personnel to boost COVID-19 response

Additional medical professionals are needed by hospitals across Missouri to help meet the challenges posed by COVID-19. To supplement the state’s current health care workforce, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start Division are teaming up to recruit medical professionals not currently part of the workforce to join a specialized state team that responds to critical health emergencies.

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First COVID-19 case reported in Phelps County

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has received notification of its first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Phelps County. The private lab test results came back as inconclusive (low-level positive), but is being handled by the health department as if positive.

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Cuba man charged with making terrorist threat

The Cuba Police Department has arrested a local man for making terrorist threats after he allegedly coughed toward customers and wrote COVID on the inside of a cooler door at a local business on Tuesday.

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Cuba schools changing meal distribution plan on Friday

The Cuba School district is changing the meal distribution plan effective Friday. District officials anticipate these changes will facilitate greater participation and also provide greater ease for some to participate.

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Cuba

Educational pages being printed in the Cuba Free Press

on 06 April 2020

Starting this week, the Cuba School District is using the Cuba Free Press to get educational assignments to students while school remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Inside this...

Cuba schools changing meal distribution plan on Friday

on 02 April 2020

The Cuba School district is changing the meal distribution plan effective Friday. District officials anticipate these changes will facilitate greater participation and also provide greater ease for some to participate.

Cuba man charged with making terrorist threat

Cuba man charged with making terrorist threat

on 31 March 2020

The Cuba Police Department has arrested a local man for making terrorist threats after he allegedly coughed toward customers and wrote COVID on the inside of a cooler door at...

Steelville

Steelville schools will have new food service provider

on 08 April 2020

At a special meeting on April 1, the Steelville School District Board of Education voted unanimously to extend a new food service contract to Fresh Ideas. Pending approval from the...

Steelville man charged with brandishing a shotgun

Steelville man charged with brandishing a shotgun

on 07 April 2020

A Steelville man stands charged with unlawful possession of a firearm on March 27. Tylor Scott DeRennaux, 24, was charged with the class D felony following an investigation into the...

SHS alumni banquet canceled

SHS alumni banquet canceled

on 06 April 2020

The Steelville High School Alumni Association has announced that its 2020 annual banquet has been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. There are no plans to reschedule the event, which...

St. James

Tickets still available for gun raffle

on 08 April 2020

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is holding a gun raffle to raise money to pay for the new carnival coming to the annual Grape and Fall Festival. To help...

St. James schools to use newspaper for student assignments

St. James schools to use newspaper for student assignments

on 07 April 2020

Last week, the St. James School District announced it will remain closed through May 1, with the district planning on reopening schools on May 4. To ensure student learning, staff...

Chamber providing signs for open businesses

Chamber providing signs for open businesses

on 06 April 2020

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is providing signs for open Chamber businesses to help indicate which businesses are still providing services during this time. Large signs with “We Are...

Crawford

Crawford County has four COVID-19 cases

on 08 April 2020

On April 7, the Crawford County Health Department released information on its fourth positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The individual is a contact to a positive case from...

Crawford County has third positive COVID-19 case

on 05 April 2020

On April 5, the Crawford County Health Department released information on its third positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case may be travel related and the patient, a...

CCHD announces second positive COVID-19 case

on 04 April 2020

The Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) has reported its second positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case is not travel related and the patient, a female, and her...

Phelps

Missouri S&T students, alumni help housebound kids with virtual STEM outreach

Missouri S&T students, alumni help housebound kids with virtual STEM outreach

on 08 April 2020

Students from Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Mars Rover Design Team are adapting their traditional onsite K-12 outreach visits to virtual learning sessions for curious kids who are housebound...

Researchers create unique DNA biosensor for early stage disease detection


on 08 April 2020

Disease detection at an early stage is one of the biggest challenges biochemists and materials scientists are trying to meet by combining their expertise at Missouri University of Science and...

MRPC board, TAC cancel April 9 meetings

MRPC board, TAC cancel April 9 meetings

on 07 April 2020

Due to public health concerns, Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) Board of Directors and the MRPC Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) will not meet April 9. The board meets monthly, except...

Bourbon

Dispute between neighbors leads to assault charges

Dispute between neighbors leads to assault charges

Assault charges have been filed against a Bourbon man who allegedly threatened a neighbor with a shotgun on March 27. Joseph Anthony Myskiew, 30, stands charged with class B felony...

Bourbon Boosters make March Book Buzz donation

Jenna Kuenzel of the Bourbon Boosters shows off the March Book Buzz books recently donated to the Bourbon Elementary School library by the organization as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s...

Bourbon officials sued by former police chief

The city of Bourbon, mayor, and entire Bourbon City Council is being sued in their official and personal capacities by former police chief Paul Satterfield in the wake of his...

State and Regional

Work starting on state’s first alternative health care site

08 April 2020

CLAIRE COLBY, Missouri News NetworkMissouri National Guard troops have started work on Missouri’s first alternative health care facility to help respond to an influx of COVID-19 patients."We know there is...

$6 billion COVID 19 spending plan approved in bipartisan vote

08 April 2020

BY MADISON CZOPEK AND EMILY WOLF, Missouri News NetworkOn a nearly deserted floor, lawmaker by lawmaker, the House approved a $6.2 billion spending plan focused on COVID-19 relief through the...

Governor announces state of Missouri is moving forward with First alternate care site in St. Louis region

08 April 2020

In today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri is moving forward with its first alternate care site to assist hospitals in the St. Louis region treating an increased...

Outdoors

MDC sets migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

08 April 2020

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations at its April 8 meeting from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for upcoming 2020 migratory-game-bird-hunting seasons and 2020-2021 waterfowl-hunting seasons.

MDC announces Missouri’s first elk-hunting season coming this fall

08 April 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it will offer Missourians the state’s first elk-hunting season in modern history starting this fall. At its April 8 meeting, the Missouri Conservation...

It is 'Mushroom Week' in the Ozarks

It is 'Mushroom Week' in the Ozarks

08 April 2020

By Larry Dablemont It is “Mushroom Week” here in my area of the Ozarks. I found the first ones on the second day of April, which is unusual because the...

Entertainment

Storytellng festival goes virtual

02 April 2020

Many events this spring have been postponed due to COVID-19. The St. Louis Storytelling Festival did the opposite, launching a month early—as a virtual festival, of course.

Dent County Courthouse holding 150th birthday celebration Monday, March 30

12 March 2020

By Deloris Gray Wood A 150th birthday ceremony will be held on the exact date, when the contract was let to build the Dent County Courthouse at 4 p.m. on...

Vichy Fire Department to host dessert auction and cake walk on March 14

10 March 2020

The Vichy Vol. Fire Department's Annual Old-Fashioned Pie Supper, Dessert Auction and Cake Walk is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the Vichy Firehouse and Community Hall. The...

Letters to the Editor

Think about the price Jesus paid

on 02 April 2020

Jesus. Can we even begin to comprehend what He has done for us? His death on the cross is one of the most painful ways a person can die, yet...

What is the truth?

on 02 April 2020

It is extremely difficult to decipher the truth when our contemporary media bring the news. Not since the time of Walter Cronkite and Tom Brokaw do people accept what is...

No toilet paper, no loan

on 25 March 2020

My wife and I had a totally unbelievable experience this week. We went to our bank to see about getting a loan and they wouldn’t even talk to us about...

Opinions

Business owners should try to get enrolled in PPP

on 08 April 2020

If you are a local business owner that has been seriously impacted by the ongoing pandemic, you may have considered applying for a forgivable loan through the Payroll Protection Program...

Higher education takes brunt of governor’s spending freeze

on 07 April 2020

By Rik W. HaferGovernor Parson recently announced a coronavirus-induced freeze of over $170 million in planned spending by the state. His decision to target higher education as a major source...

The coronavirus and local job loss

on 02 April 2020

By Rik W. HaferYou already have seen how efforts to thwart the spread of the coronavirus have led to significant jobs loss. Early forecasts see it getting worse before it...