County sees more deaths associated with COVID-19

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has reported more deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the number up to 16. County active cases continue remain high with more hospitalizations reported due to the virus.

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Illegal dump cleanup in Crawford County removes four tons of waste from Mark Twain National Forest

In August, 10 volunteers from the Viburnum area removed 4.03 tons of trash and recycled 140 pounds of scrap metal and nine tires from the Mark Twain National Forest on Highway Y north of Viburnum in Crawford County.

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Bicentennial quilt and county quilt shown at TIC

The Missouri bicentennial quilt came to the Tourist Information Center from October 1 to October 5 for residents to view. A Phelps County quilt was also on display and the local quilters who made it were recognized by the St. James Chamber of Commerce for their efforts.

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SRO resumes duties at Steelville Schools

A School Resource Officer is once again working with the Steelville School District after the city and the district came to an agreement on a contract between the two entities at the end of September.

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Cuba Animal Shelter offers held to new St. James group

Phelps County Animal Rescue is preparing to open soon. They have spent countless hours cleaning and revamping what was once known as the Tri-County Humane Society in St. James. The new organization which occupies the existing building is excited to re-open and begin taking animals soon.

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Cuba

Viva Cuba receives another tree grant

on 16 October 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation announced last week that Viva Cuba will be receiving another $10,000 TRIM grant for its continuing project to replace dying trees along Highway 19. Work...

Council approves splash park

on 14 October 2020

• Addition will cost nearly $250,000 During the Cuba City Council meeting on October 11, it was announced the Parks and Recreation Committee had met and recommended the city move...

Homecoming set for Friday

on 13 October 2020

Cuba High School will celebrate its annual homecoming when the varsity football Wildcats host Father Tolton on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the coronation is scheduled...

Steelville

City changes dangerous dog ordinance

on 13 October 2020

Following a request to waive required liability insurance for a pit bull dog in the city limits, Steelville City Council members voted October 5 to completely revise the city ordinance...

City residents ask council to waive fees

on 09 October 2020

Steelville City Council members heard two requests to waive city fees at a meeting held on October 5. The council determined to deny one request and said they’d look further...

SRO resumes duties at Steelville Schools

on 06 October 2020

A School Resource Officer is once again working with the Steelville School District after the city and the district came to an agreement on a contract between the two entities...

St. James

Smoke testing continues on water system

on 16 October 2020

Smoke testing on the St. James wastewater system continues with Walden Associated Technologies providing services to the city. Work is approximately half way completed and will give the city a...

Senior Center hosting estate planning seminar

on 16 October 2020

The St. James Senior Center is hosting a free seminar regarding “Investing and Estate Planning” with guest speakers from Phelps County Bank. Attorney Kim Guthrie and Financial Advisor Verna Brand,...

White receives Presidential Leadership Award for 2020

on 16 October 2020

Dr. Betty Jo White, formerly of St. James, received the Presidential Leadership Award for 2020, offered by Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo.

Crawford

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...

Collector and Assessor to close lobby to public

on 13 October 2020

Crawford County taxpayers will not be able to hand-deliver their annual property and real estate tax payments this year. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Collector Pat Schwent...

Commissioners name top road and bridge needs

on 09 October 2020

Crawford County Commissioners met with representatives from the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) on October 6 to discuss county transportation needs with the...

Phelps

McCoy chosen as Companion of the Month

on 16 October 2020

The Phelps County Senior Companion Program has chosen Linda McCoy as September’s Senior Companion of the Month.

Quilt presented to veteran

Quilt presented to veteran

on 16 October 2020

Former United States Army Staff Sergeant Michael Lewis Beesley was presented with a Quilt of Valor during the Noah Coleman Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), meeting...

County cases of COVID-19 continue to rise

on 13 October 2020

Phelps County continues to see a rise in cases of COVID-19, as the Phelps/Maries Health Department reported that active cases are increasing in the area. There was no report released...

Bourbon

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...

Fire chief suspended following fight with cops

on 15 October 2020

Bourbon Fire Chief Daniel Whatley has been placed on “indefinite suspension pending further investigation of serious charges” by the Bourbon Fire Protection District Board of Directors. The board issued a...

State and Regional

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...

East Central College Nursing Program ranked No. 4 in region

16 October 2020

The East Central College Nursing Program is ranked No. 4 among 660 nursing schools offering associate's degrees in the Midwest. NursingProcess.org evaluated nursing schools throughout the region on four factors...

Watch for deer, says MSHP

16 October 2020

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. Deer behavior...

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

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.

S&T theatre students to perform live

06 October 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology theater students will present a series of live improvisational performances where writers, performers and audiences constantly change roles.

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...