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

School board discusses curriculum, school reopening

on 01 December 2020

The Cuba Board of Education met for its monthly meeting on November 23 to recognize several students for their outstanding work ethic and behavior for the quarter, as well as...

Cuba Christmas parade, events canceled

on 27 November 2020

The Cuba Chamber of Commerce has announced that has canceled its Christmas parade, which was scheduled for December 5, due to the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in the area....

City Hall closed again, special meeting scheduled

on 25 November 2020

The Cuba City Council will be meeting on Tuesday, December 1, even though officials had not originally planned to meet in December until December 17.

Steelville

SES gym project is nearly complete, four months behind schedule

SES gym project is nearly complete, four months behind schedule

on 01 December 2020

Students are using the new Steelville elementary gymnasium, but school board members and the superintendent are displeased with the execution of the contract. During a facilities update at the November...

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...

St. James

Santa at the Library canceled

on 03 December 2020

Due to the dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases in the area and the closure of the James Memorial Public Library to walk-in patrons, the Friends of the Library have announced...

City prepares for winter

on 03 December 2020

The City of St. James has received its salt allotment for the year, as the Street Department readies for the winter months. Public Works Director Lyle Thomas explained the material...

City begins camera work on sewer system

on 02 December 2020

The City of St. James has contracted with Ace Pipe Cleaning, of Kansas City, to send cameras into sewer lines throughout town to identify cracks, failing pipes, or areas needing...

Crawford

Coroner Paul Hutson honored for service

Coroner Paul Hutson honored for service

on 02 December 2020

Family and friends of Crawford County Coroner Paul Hutson gathered on Wednesday, November 25 to recognize his service to the community over the past 28 years, and to wish him...

Business owner asks county to forgive taxes

on 02 December 2020

A Crawford County business owner has asked the county to forgive the taxes due on his business for 2020, citing lack of revenue due to COVID-19 as the reason for...

CC records almost 500 new COVID cases in November

on 01 December 2020

Crawford County has recorded another week of more than 100 new COVID-19 cases. This is the fourth consecutive week that has occurred, but the latest increase is slightly lower than...

Phelps

Missouri S&T ranked No. 1 public university in engineering

on 03 December 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology is the top public university in the nation for college students wanting to pursue an engineering degree, according to the latest rankings by the...

MRCF community grant program is accepting applications until Jan. 29

MRCF community grant program is accepting applications until Jan. 29

on 03 December 2020

Schools, churches, local governments or charitable organizations contemplating a community project that needs a small amount of funding can apply for a grant from the Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF).

Rolla Job Center to host ribbon cutting ceremony at new location this Friday

on 03 December 2020

The Rolla Job Center will host an outside ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, December 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at its brand new location at 1117 Kingshighway in Rolla.

Bourbon

Thanksgiving shooting lands Leasburg man in jail

Thanksgiving shooting lands Leasburg man in jail

on 01 December 2020

A Leasburg man who was acquitted of murder several years ago is again in jail after allegedly shooting at a vehicle and injuring two people on Thanksgiving Day.

Wall hanging and blankets donated to MBSH Cancer Treatment Center

Wall hanging and blankets donated to MBSH Cancer Treatment Center

on 26 November 2020

Karen Rohrer recently delivered a cancer wall hanging and a variety of fleece blankets to the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Cancer Treatment Center. The fleece tie quilts were made by...

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...

State and Regional

Governor announces partnership with health care services company Vizient to expand statewide hospital capacity

03 December 2020

As hospitals across Missouri continue to face staffing challenges due to COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson today announced a 12-week partnership with Vizient, the nation’s leading health care performance improvement company,...

Missouri 2021 presenting program series

25 November 2020

Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th anniversary of statehood. Leading up...

Governor announces launch of new COVID-19 vaccine website for missourians

24 November 2020

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson today announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri...

Outdoors

Missouri State Parks enthusiasts can share the love with a December gift card special

03 December 2020

Missouri State Parks enthusiasts can share their love for state parks and historic sites with the December gift card special. A Missouri State Parks gift card is a great holiday...

MDC to hold virtual Cooking Wild for the Holidays class Dec. 15

26 November 2020

For many, an important part of the Christmas holiday season is reconnecting with traditions of the past. Before the modern era of frozen turkeys, boxed stuffing, and canned vegetables, there...

Give holiday fifts from MDC

26 November 2020

Have any nature lovers on your holiday gift list? The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) online Nature Shop makes holiday shopping a breeze for anyone interested in nature-themed gifts. Offerings...

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

Jaywalking should disqualify ballot

on 25 November 2020

At a recent press conference President Trump announced that he now has his own cure for the coronavirus and he is making it available to the world free of charge....

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,...

Opinions

Economic freedom in Missouri improves

on 25 November 2020

By Rik W. Hafer How about some good economic news. According to the just released 2020 edition of Economic Freedom of North America, Missouri ranks as the 12th most economically...

What is coming next?

on 25 November 2020

By Phill Brooks The title of this column is a question that kept popping into my head during Missouri's gubernatorial campaign. That question repeatedly was asked by fictional Pres. Jed...

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...