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 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...

School changes meal delivery days

School changes meal delivery days

on 06 April 2020

Steelville Schools has changed the process of providing meals to local children this week. The same amount of food will be provided, but the delivery procedure will change in order...

St. James

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...

Chamber postpones spring events

on 06 April 2020

The St. James Chamber of Commerce announced it will be postponing a spring demolition derby, Sip n’ Savor, and a job fair due to state and local shelter in place...

Crawford

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...

BJC HealthCare’s Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital opens COVID-19 collection site

on 03 April 2020

BJC HealthCare’s Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital opened a COVID-19 specimen collection site today to help create more widely available testing resources throughout the region.

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

Governor announces implementation of $600 federal pandemic unemployment compensation program, workers’ compensation for first responders

08 April 2020

In today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) has received its first operational guidance related...

Missouri Services Navigator helps Missourians in need instantly find essential services

08 April 2020

Missourians in need can find essential services, such as nearly 240 food pantries, food banks, school meal programs for students, diaper banks, and more through the online Missouri Services Navigator...

Missouri first responders affected by COVID-19 will receive compensation

08 April 2020

BY JORDAN MEIER, Missouri News NetworkA first responder’s job is not easy, and with the COVID-19 outbreak their jobs have gotten harder and more dangerous. Across Missouri, police officers, firefighters...

Outdoors

Fish safely in face of COVID-19 pandemic

Fish safely in face of COVID-19 pandemic

07 April 2020

By Bill Cooper The COVID-19 Pandemic has touched every arena of our lives bringing the masses of our society virtually to a standstill. Extreme cautions have been taken by government...

MDC needs birders for annual breeding bird survey

06 April 2020

Calling all Missouri birders! The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs volunteers to assist with five 2020 North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) routes to be surveyed one morning between...

Most area Forest Service campgrounds closed due to COVID-19

06 April 2020

The Mark Twain National Forest Service office in Rolla has announced numerous temporary closures to campgrounds and other facilities in the area. In an April 2 news release, the Forest...

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

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...

Capitol Perspectives: Issues in covering coronavirus

on 02 April 2020

By Phill BrooksThe coronavirus pandemic has raised some difficult journalistic questions for which there are not easy answers.Journalists are facing conflicts between stessing good health practices while, at the same...