Cuba native has photo on new postage stamp

A man who grew up in Cuba recently had one of his photographs chosen to appear on a new series of Winter Scenes stamps by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

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Council hears animal shelter was shut down two weeks due to leaking floor

Phelps County Animal Rescue (PCAR) had to be shut down for two weeks after the floor leaked, causing water to back up into the facility. City Councilman Joe Boulware informed the council the facility is now back up and running, in part because of local use tax money approved for the shelter last month.

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SHS Homecoming tickets available next Thursday

Steelville High School Basketball Homecoming will be held on Friday, January 22. Restrictions for game attendance are still in place. School staff ask that individuals who want to obtain general admission tickets to contact the high school office on Thursday, January 21 at 9 a.m.

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Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will be at Recklein Memorial Library in Cuba January 28-31

The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt is traveling through the state during the bicentennial year of 2021. It will be on display in Cuba at the Recklein Memorial Library.

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BHS homecoming planned for Friday

Students at Bourbon High School are celebrating homecoming this week. Activities began on Monday and will conclude with the annual homecoming basketball games and coronations ceremony on Friday.

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Cuba

Woman fights cop near airport

on 18 January 2021

A woman who claimed to be the owner of Boeing and demanded to know why no one was guarding the Cuba airport was taken to jail after fighting with the...

Cuba native has photo on new postage stamp

Cuba native has photo on new postage stamp

on 14 January 2021

A man who grew up in Cuba recently had one of his photographs chosen to appear on a new series of Winter Scenes stamps by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will be at Recklein Memorial Library in Cuba January 28-31

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will be at Recklein Memorial Library in Cuba January 28-31

on 13 January 2021

Since the pioneer days of the American Midwest, quilts have been a cornerstone of Missouri culture, fashion and tradition. In honor of our Missouri’s 200 years of statehood, the State...

Steelville

Steelville man fires gun at bowling center

on 15 January 2021

A Steelville man faces a felony charge after allegedly firing a gun into the air at the bowling alley on December 29, 2020.

Candidate filing ends January 19

on 13 January 2021

Tuesday, January 19, is the last day for anyone interested in serving on local boards in the community to declare their intentions to run for a seat. There are positions...

SHS Homecoming tickets available next Thursday

on 12 January 2021

Steelville High School Basketball Homecoming will be held on Friday, January 22. Restrictions for game attendance are still in place. School staff ask that individuals who want to obtain general...

St. James

Chamber still accepting award nominations

on 15 January 2021

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is still accepting nominations for annual awards, which recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations which make St. James a better place to live. These nominations...

Council hears animal shelter was shut down two weeks due to leaking floor

Council hears animal shelter was shut down two weeks due to leaking floor

on 14 January 2021

Phelps County Animal Rescue (PCAR) had to be shut down for two weeks after the floor leaked, causing water to back up into the facility. City Councilman Joe Boulware informed...

Council hears plan to repair Recreation Center, discusses other business

on 14 January 2021

The St. James City Council heard a report from Parks Supervisor John Cutsinger about planned repairs at the Recreation Center. Cutsinger informed the council there are several floor tiles in...

Crawford

More drug trafficking charges filed against Wade, Carty

on 15 January 2021

Additional drug trafficking charges have been filed against a Steelville man and Cuba woman by the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney. The class A felony charges were filed on January 4...

Benches donated to livestock supporters

Benches donated to livestock supporters

on 14 January 2021

Following the cancelation of the 2020 Crawford County Fair, the Livestock Committee hosted the Crawford County Youth in Ag Show & Sale at Interstate Regional Stockyards in July.

County discusses ATV permits

on 13 January 2021

County ATV permits were a topic of discussion at the January 5 and 12 Crawford County Commission meetings, as County Clerk John Martin talked about the upcoming Riding 4 a...

Phelps

Phelps Health plans vaccination event

on 15 January 2021

Beginning Monday, January 18, Phelps Health will hold a vaccination clinic from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Phelps Health Delbert Day Cancer Institute (please enter from the west...

Entrepreneurial STEM students wanted for new Ph.D. program

on 14 January 2021

Powered by a $300 million gift to strengthen entrepreneurship and innovation in the STEM fields, Missouri University of Science and Technology has established a new Ph.D. fellowship program for innovation-minded...

Senior Companions hold parade

Senior Companions hold parade

on 14 January 2021

The Phelps County Senior Companion Program, once again, comes up with innovative ways of keeping their essential volunteers motivated and connected. On December 19, the Senior Companions held a Recognition...

Bourbon

Charges filed for drug sale near elementary school

on 18 January 2021

The man who allegedly sold meth near the elementary school in Bourbon in 2019 now faces felony charges for the incident.

BHS homecoming planned for Friday

BHS homecoming planned for Friday

on 12 January 2021

Students at Bourbon High School are celebrating homecoming this week. Activities began on Monday and will conclude with the annual homecoming basketball games and coronations ceremony on Friday.

Bourbon man runs from cops, caught with drugs

on 08 January 2021

A Bourbon man has been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after allegedly attempting to flee from law enforcement the day after Christmas.

State and Regional

Tax Form 1099-G available online For Missourians
who claimed unemployment benefits

18 January 2021

Missourians who received unemployment benefits in 2020 can now view, print and download their 1099-G tax form online at uinteract.labor.mo.gov.

Governor announces activation of First Tier of Phase 1B of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

14 January 2021

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the activation of Phase 1B - Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.Federal partners have informed the state that they plan to significantly increase vaccine...

Literacy Council establishing county committees

14 January 2021

The East Central Area Literacy Council is establishing county committees comprised of volunteers to support adult education programs. Each committee will be comprised of local volunteers, an Adult Education and...

Outdoors

MDC offers free virtual field to freezer sausage making class Jan. 19

18 January 2021

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free virtual class in sausage making from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Venison or elk are especially popular...

Powder Valley Nature Center’s Evening with Raptors goes virtual Jan. 29

15 January 2021

Bird buffs, falcon fanciers, and anyone enraptured by raptors are invited to meet the objects of their admiration online during this year’s An Evening with Raptors virtual event.

A magnificent place with unusual sights

14 January 2021

By Larry Dablemont You see some strange things in nature when you spend as much time outdoors as I do. I live in the woods far from people, and I...

Entertainment

OAT acquires Pine Street property

OAT acquires Pine Street property

10 December 2020

Ozark Actor’s Theatre (OAT) has acquired a property located at 612 Pine Street, Rolla, MO through a grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development and a generous gift from...

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...

Letters to the Editor

Violence can’t be allowed

on 14 January 2021

Our government cannot allow violence—whether against itself or its citizens and their properties. And sometimes drastic measures need to be taken to prevent it. Romans 13:1 in the Bible says...

Museum needed in Steelville

on 31 December 2020

As an active member of the community who cares in the preservation of our history, I believe that Steelville needs a museum. For several years the idea of building a...

We must take our country back

on 31 December 2020

I am bitter about the socialist communist progressives which aren’t Democrats in our government.

Opinions

Protest is how we talk to ourselves as a nation, but violence isn’t protest

on 14 January 2021

By Gene Policinski Assembling to protest is our right under the First Amendment—it’s how we talk to each other as a nation. Sometimes politely. But often not. Occasionally at the...

Public opinion and costs support putting an end to the death penalty

on 14 January 2021

By David Dozier A study in California revealed that the cost of capital punishment in the state has been over $4 billion since it was reinstated in 1978. Since California...

You can help KC’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum honor its great American legacy

on 07 January 2021

By Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver II On a mild Chicago afternoon on Oct. 20, 1924, the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team took the field...