Campos, Hancock are crowned CHS royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

Cuba High School seniors Adal Campos and Maddie Hancock were crowned homecoming king and queen Friday before the Wildcats football team took the field against Father Tolton Catholic High School. Cuba won the game 43-14.

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School board hears COVID updates

The October meeting of the Steelville School Board, held on Thursday, October 15, included discussion on several topics that were connected to COVID-19 concerns. School personnel talked about restrictions to sporting events, current quarantine numbers, parent-teacher conferences, a Halloween event and more—all with the ongoing pandemic dictating changes in how situations are handled.

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Eastern Star donates $2,000 to school ‘Needs’ program

Several members of the local Order of the Eastern Star and Cuba Masonic Lodge visited the Cuba schools on October 15 to make a donation to the Cuba High Needs program. The group presented a $2,000 check in support of the program.

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City discusses MoDOT speed limit request

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) made a request to the city of St. James to adjust speed limits coming into town. During the October 13 meeting of the St. James City Council, the council voiced their concerns about the proposal, which was designed to stagger the speeds coming into the city limits.

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NHS holds induction ceremony

On Thursday evening, October 15, Steelville High School inducted 18 new members of the National Honor Society, utilizing Zoom for those who were not physically present. Current President Abigale Ireland officiated the ceremony. 

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Cuba

Eastern Star donates $2,000 to school ‘Needs’ program

Eastern Star donates $2,000 to school ‘Needs’ program

on 21 October 2020

Several members of the local Order of the Eastern Star and Cuba Masonic Lodge visited the Cuba schools on October 15 to make a donation to the Cuba High Needs...

City of Cuba reports COVID case

on 21 October 2020

Cuba Mayor Cody Leathers reported last week that a city employee tested positive for COVID-19 on October 9. The case also put another employee into quarantine and the city is...

Campos, Hancock are crowned CHS royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

Campos, Hancock are crowned CHS royalty - PHOTO GALLERY

on 20 October 2020

Cuba High School seniors Adal Campos and Maddie Hancock were crowned homecoming king and queen Friday before the Wildcats football team took the field against Father Tolton Catholic High School....

Steelville

School board hears COVID updates

on 21 October 2020

The October meeting of the Steelville School Board, held on Thursday, October 15, included discussion on several topics that were connected to COVID-19 concerns. School personnel talked about restrictions to...

NHS holds induction ceremony

NHS holds induction ceremony

on 21 October 2020

On Thursday evening, October 15, Steelville High School inducted 18 new members of the National Honor Society, utilizing Zoom for those who were not physically present. Current President Abigale Ireland...

Adopt a puppy or kitty!

on 21 October 2020

Santana’s Hope 4 Paws will hold a small adoption event on Saturday, October 24 from noon to 3 p.m. on Main Street at the former Turtle Earth storefront.

St. James

School board approves discretionary leave plan

on 21 October 2020

The St. James Board of Education approved 10 additional paid emergency leave days to aid teachers who are forced to quarantine this semester and held a discussion on several COVID-19...

City discusses MoDOT speed limit request

on 21 October 2020

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) made a request to the city of St. James to adjust speed limits coming into town. During the October 13 meeting of the St....

Hybrid learning model added to COVID-19 plan

on 20 October 2020

A hybrid learning plan has been added to the St. James School District’s COVID-19 plan as an alternative way to teach students should it be needed. The plan was outlined...

Crawford

911 seeks board member

on 21 October 2020

The Crawford County 911 Emergency Services Board of Directors is seeking an individual who would be interested in being appointed to the board to fill a position that has become...

COVID cases close in on 600 in Crawford County

on 19 October 2020

In the week between Monday, October 12 and Monday, October 19, another 77 positive cases of COVID-19 have been added to the total in Crawford County, the largest weekly increase...

County COVID case total nears 500

on 13 October 2020

Fifty-two new cases of COVID-19 have been added to the total in Crawford County over the past week to total 495 as of Monday, October 12. According to numbers released...

Phelps

Nuclear engineering becomes independent department, gets new name

on 21 October 2020

The nuclear engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology is gaining a higher profile as a new academic department: nuclear engineering and radiation science.

Health department sees active COVID cases decrease slightly

on 21 October 2020

Active cases of COVID-19 decreased in Phelps County, according to a weekly report from the Phelps/Maries County Health Department. There were more active cases in Maries County over the past...

Missouri S&T to celebrate engagement week Oct. 26-30

on 20 October 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology will celebrate Extension and Engagement Week 2020 this October along with the University of Missouri System.

Bourbon

Bus driver’s COVID case leads to changes in Bourbon routes

on 20 October 2020

The Bourbon School District announced Monday that is was making numerous changes to its bus routes after six of its transportation department staff members have been forced into quarantine due...

FUMC supports Bourbon PD

FUMC supports Bourbon PD

on 16 October 2020

At their last Church Council meeting the members of the First United Methodist Church in Bourbon unanimously voted to show the local Bourbon Police Department their continued support of the...

Park Board receives grant

Park Board receives grant

on 16 October 2020

The Bourbon Park Board Commission received a $5,000 grant for continued park improvements from Impact 100 Crawford County. The board submitted an application to continue to work on shading for...

State and Regional

New training standards for Missouri law enforcement officers approved on emergency basis and take effect Jan. 1, 2021

21 October 2020

New training standards that require annual continuing education training in de-escalation techniques and recognizing implicit bias for law enforcement officers have been approved on an emergency basis by Missouri Secretary...

Statewide winter weather drill set for October 21-22

20 October 2020

In an attempt to get a jump on this year’s winter season, the Missouri Department of Transportation will hold its annual winter operations drill on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday,...

Oct. 16 is Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri

16 October 2020

Gov. Mike Parson has proclaimed Oct. 16 as Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri and fellow Missourian and former race car driver Carl Edwards is lending his famous name...

Outdoors

Common sense climate change

16 October 2020

By Larry Dablemont My dad and I had lots of talks on river gravel bars; from the time I was a boy to the years after I had kids of...

MDC to hold virtual Basic Hunting Safety program Oct. 27

09 October 2020

There’s no mistaking that fall is finally here, and that means deer hunting will soon kick into high gear in Missouri. Archery season is already underway; round one of youth...

What to do when webworms invade your trees

09 October 2020

By Larry Dablemont A couple of years back, I talked about a surefire way to destroy fall webworms by using a long pole with a newspaper page or two taped...

Entertainment

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.

Vichy Fire Department to hold fried chicken dinner on Oct. 18

16 October 2020

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department will host its last dinner of 2020 – a fried chicken dinner on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Letters to the Editor

Follow our ancestors

on 16 October 2020

In response to Ellen Bowles and James Vokac letters. Nothing in your letters were the truth!

Let’s lesson the risk

on 16 October 2020

In the October 8 issue of the Steelville Star-Crawford Mirror, page 7A, there were two short articles about risks of traffic deaths. In these articles the Missouri Coalition for Roadway...

Vote your values

on 16 October 2020

How many of your children would you be willing to have killed in order to have good economic times? I assume none. Well then, how many of your friends' children...

Opinions

Like it or not, it is time for action

on 16 October 2020

By Rik Hafer Whoever wins the upcoming presidential election, whichever party takes control of the House and Senate, our elected officials will face a formidable task. Obviously they will face...

Getting flu shot more important than ever

on 09 October 2020

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center “It’s September, and I’ve already had my flu shot.” If you want to know how important it is to get the flu...

Revamped biotechnology oversight good for Missouri

on 01 October 2020

By Eric Bohl In recent years, Missouri has become the worldwide epicenter of biotechnology and animal sciences research. No other place on earth has as dense a concentration of scientific...