CHS students make pillows for young patients

An attack of appendicitis turned into a project at Cuba High School that is now providing small pillows that are helping recovery for young patients at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo.

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Board hears construction update

The St. James School District construction project is quickly nearing completion. Eric Sherrill, of Branco Enterprises Inc., project manager, gave the St. James Board of Education an update on the progress that continues on campus during a November 19 virtual board meeting.

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Fire strikes Steelville Cemetery

Fire burned through part of the Steelville Cemetery last week, leaving patches of black ground among the stones and trees. Crawford County 911 Emergency Services reported the fire was first called in at around 10 p.m. on November 18.

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MBSH receives three PB 840 vents from BJC Emergency Supply

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital was able to secure three PB 840 Ventilators from BJC Emergency Supply.  With the potential high demand for ventilators during the pandemic, MBSH was grateful to be able to have these units available should they be needed in their Critical Care Unit.

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Virtual instruction goes well, Graves says

After closing down on November 6 due to a large number of students and staff in quarantine, the Cuba School District was scheduled to return to in-person learning on Monday, but a lack of bus drivers pushed that back one day. During the closure, teachers and staff used virtual instruction methods.

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Cuba

CHS students make pillows for young patients

CHS students make pillows for young patients

on 24 November 2020

An attack of appendicitis turned into a project at Cuba High School that is now providing small pillows that are helping recovery for young patients at Mercy Hospital in Washington,...

City council stalls on COVID measures

on 23 November 2020

The Cuba City Council met November 17 and discussed the possible implementation new closures for city offices due to the pandemic. Emergency Preparedness Director Rodney Neff reported his recommendations to...

Kiwanis provide October books

on 18 November 2020

Students at Cuba Schools show off the October Book Buddy books recently donated by the Cuba Kiwanis Club to the school library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In...

Steelville

Fire strikes Steelville Cemetery

Fire strikes Steelville Cemetery

on 24 November 2020

Fire burned through part of the Steelville Cemetery last week, leaving patches of black ground among the stones and trees. Crawford County 911 Emergency Services reported the fire was first...

Country Mart Pharmacy supports Book Buddy program

on 24 November 2020

Clayton Earhart, PharmD of Country Mart Pharmacy, is joined by Steelville Elementary students (from left) Baylee Stringer, Clara Garrison and Tristian Damo to show off the October Book Buddy books...

School staff not deemed 'essential workers'

on 21 November 2020

Although the Steelville School Board voted to implement a mask mandate for students and staff in order to keep more students in school during the COVID-19 pandemic, the board did...

St. James

Board discusses empty facility, other business

on 24 November 2020

The St. James Board of Education held discussions on what to do with an empty facility on campus during a November 19 virtual meeting. Several other items were also discussed...

St. James schools receive antigen test kits

on 24 November 2020

The St. James School District has received 2,000 antigen test kits from the State of Missouri to help the district quickly test suspected COVID-19 cases on site. Testing has already...

Kiwanis Club makes donation to Russell House

Kiwanis Club makes donation to Russell House

on 24 November 2020

The St. James Kiwanis Club made a donation to the Russell House. Cheryl Palmer, St. James Kiwanis Club Vice President, (left) presented the check to Amy Beechner-McCarthy, Russell House Executive...

Crawford

MBSH receives three PB 840 vents from BJC Emergency Supply

MBSH receives three PB 840 vents from BJC Emergency Supply

on 24 November 2020

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital was able to secure three PB 840 Ventilators from BJC Emergency Supply. With the potential high demand for ventilators during the pandemic, MBSH was grateful to...

CC COVID cases increase by more than 100 for third straight week

on 23 November 2020

More than 100 new COVID-19 cases were again reported over the past week in Crawford County, making this the third week in a row that number has been over that...

CCSO canine locates lost hunter

CCSO canine locates lost hunter

on 21 November 2020

Canine Max, with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, led a successful search and rescue effort to locate a missing hunter on November 19.

Phelps

Health Department continues to struggle with number of COVID-19 cases

on 24 November 2020

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department continues to struggle with the overwhelming number of cases of COVID-19 in the area. As testing expands and cases continue to rise across the state,...

Rolla Chamber to celebrate Small Business Week

on 23 November 2020

Earlier this year, National Small Business Week was cancelled, so the RACC has decided to host our own local Small Business Week celebration (November 28-December 5). Below are the details...

UM System to invest in Missouri S&T humanities research

on 20 November 2020

Two research projects involving faculty at Missouri University of Science and Technology are among the research and creative works projects in the areas of arts, humanities, and social and behavioral...

Bourbon

New Mexican restaurant open in Bourbon

on 24 November 2020

Maria and Figo Moreno recently opened Figo’s Mexican Barn in Bourbon at the former location of the Barn and Grill near Interstate 44. This is the family’s second location after...

Bourbon schools unlikely to make mask policy change

on 17 November 2020

Following an announcement by the state that last week that schools can stop quarantining students and staff if they have possibly been exposed to the coronavirus as long as everyone...

More charges filed in Bourbon shooting case

on 03 November 2020

The man who allegedly fired shots at another person outside of Bourbon on October 20 is in jail. The 21-year-old was originally charged with three felonies and held on a...

State and Regional

MSHP seeking applicants for next class

MSHP seeking applicants for next class

24 November 2020

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing...

State of Missouri issues public health warning

21 November 2020

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in conjunction with an extension of the state’s state of emergency order issued by the governor on November 20, issued a...

Governor signs Executive Order 20-19 extending state of emergency in Missouri

20 November 2020

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Missouri and across the Midwest, Governor Mike Parson on Thursday signed Executive Order 20-19 extending the state of emergency in Missouri...

Outdoors

Maramec Spring Park season passes on sale

24 November 2020

2021 Maramec Spring Park Season Passes will be available Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The James Foundation Office located at 21506 Maramec Spring Drive and...

MDC thanks deer hunters for help with CWD sampling

23 November 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) thanks the many deer hunters who participated in its tissue sampling efforts in 30 counties Nov. 14 and 15 to find cases of chronic...

Nov. 25 MDC online program offers tips on frying fish

23 November 2020

Turkey and dressing aren’t the only food choices at this time of year. Watching and listening to fish filets sizzle in a skillet or fish fryer is a great ending...

Entertainment

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...

Missouri S&T theatre to host virtual ‘choose your own adventure’ play

16 October 2020

Students of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present a two-part interactive Zoom play this October that allows attendees to create their own stories.

Letters to the Editor

Food pantry will accept food items

on 19 November 2020

Since the Boy Scouts will not be helping to garner non-perishable food products for the Food Pantry in Bourbon this year, we will be accepting these products at the shop.

Disappointed

on 12 November 2020

I am disappointed and saddened. Not mainly, however, because Donald Trump may not ultimately be president, but mainly because 70 million adult people voted for two attitudinal preborn baby killers,...

Be civil before, during and after the election

on 30 October 2020

Discussion and debate has always been a part of rural America.

Opinions

We cannot allow our 1st Amendment rights to become ‘wrongs’

on 19 November 2020

By Gene Policinski When do our First Amendment rights become “wrongs?” Well, when it comes to exercising your rights of free speech, assembly and petition in Tennessee, be careful. Setting...

On behalf of the First Amendment: ‘Dear Mr. President’

on 12 November 2020

By Gene Policinski Dear Mr. President: Congratulations on your election victory. That’s a non-partisan congratulations. The First Amendment, with its 45 words encompassing our core freedoms of religion, speech, press,...

Election night reporting history

on 12 November 2020

By Phill Brooks There are four Missourians who helped develop the systems that provide you with accurate and prompt election night returns. To understand this column, you need to realize...