Area first responders taking extra precautions during pandemic

While most in the U.S. are being urged to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis, first responders don’t have that option. These men and women are asked to continue to go out into the public arena and do their jobs to protect and care for the health and safety of their fellow citizens. But while they continue to serve, many agencies are implementing precautionary measures to avoid exposure to the virus.

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Crawford County has four COVID-19 cases

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 another county. The female patient and her family are currently quarantined at home.

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Area grocery stores taking steps to combat coronavirus

Area grocery stores are remaining open to give residents access to essential food and household items, but all are taking steps to keep their facilities clean and customers and employees safe from the coronavirus. Stores are taking new measures to limit the number of customers allowed inside, sanitized properly, and offer seniors a chance to safely shop.

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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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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

Three Missouri S&T entrepreneur teams compete in virtual contest

on 09 April 2020

Three teams of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will pitch their ideas virtually in a “shark tank” style competition through the University of Missouri System’s Entrepreneur Quest...

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...

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

MSHSAA cancels spring post-season events

09 April 2020

Following Governor Parson’s announcement this afternoon, of in-person school closure for the remainder of the school year, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) announced the cancellation of all...

Governor orders schools remain closed for remainder of academic year

09 April 2020

In today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced that all Missouri public and charter school buildings will remain closed through the remainder of the academic year.

USDA approves Department of Social Services’ request to distribute disaster food packages due to COVID-19 

09 April 2020

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the Missouri Department of Social Services’ request to use USDA foods to operate Disaster Household Distribution in response to COVID-19.

Outdoors

MDC extends closures and trout-tag waiver due to COVID-19

09 April 2020

Following state and federal guidance, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is extending the temporary closures of its facilities and cancellations of its public events and programs through April 30....

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...

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

Let's think for ourselves

on 09 April 2020

The rumors during this tumultuous time are swirling thick and fast. The mainstream media, (and even a good deal of what is called "alternative media") is having a hay day...

Pray for our country

on 09 April 2020

American is going through some rough times but luckily our leaders are on top of things. President Trump says, “So far we have avoided the coronavirus but if it does...

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...

Opinions

Capitol Perspectives: The passing era of bipartisanship in missouri

on 09 April 2020

By Phill BrooksThis spring, Missouri lost one of the key partners in the most dynamic cross-party legislative collaboration I've seen in half a century.Jack Buechner was a founding member of...

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...