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

Palmer recognized as Volunteer of the Month

on 04 December 2020

Maxine Palmer was recently recognized as the December Volunteer of the Month at the St. James Caring Center. Palmer has been a volunteer at the St. James Caring Center since...

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...

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

Spring classes at Missouri S&T to begin Jan. 19 

Spring classes at Missouri S&T to begin Jan. 19 

on 04 December 2020

The spring semester at Missouri University of Science and Technology will begin Tuesday, Jan. 19, with similar practices in place to minimize the potential impact of COVID-19.

Missouri S&T alumnus contributes $5 million to the university’s new Arrival District

on 04 December 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology alumnus Tim Bradley and his wife, Kay, have contributed $5 million to Missouri S&T in support of an Arrival District that will create a...

Rolla Chamber hosting Give Christmas Program

on 04 December 2020

The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting their Give Christmas program. Give Christmas provides much-needed clothing items and special gifts to area children in need. The program...

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

ECC Foundation awards six mini-grants

04 December 2020

The East Central College Foundation is awarding six mini-grants this year totaling $8,380 to departments and programs at the college. The grants are funded annually through the Albert C. Buescher...

Missouri partners with CDC, Washington University, St. Louis University to learn more about COVID-19 transmission in K-12 schools

04 December 2020

On Thursday, Governor Mike Parson announced that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partners will arrive in the Springfield and St. Louis areas this weekend to assist local schools...

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,...

Outdoors

Gray shrew is a really unusual find

04 December 2020

By Larry Dablemont I don’t have much trouble social distancing. I live on a high ridge miles from any towns. This ridge is completely timbered, with a nice pond I...

Deer camp 2020 was just one big disaster

04 December 2020

By Bill Cooper Deer hunters make annual treks to the woods in hopes of bagging the 30-point buck. Or, to at least enjoy themselves and hang out with their buddies....

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...

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

Shop safe and shop local

on 04 December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events to be cancelled this year, but it does not take away the opportunity to shop local during the holiday season. Communities across the...

Doesn’t understand other opinions

on 04 December 2020

I don't understand Gene Policinski in his Guest Editorial in the November 19 edition. While he makes a good case for the 1st Amendment right of protest, he appears to...

Christmas parade canceled by COVID

on 04 December 2020

Unfortunately, with the rise of COVID-19 cases within our community the Cuba Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel the annual Christmas parade. We know this comes at a time...

Opinions

Taxpayers will never know if city got fair price for land it sold

on 04 December 2020

It wasn’t illegal. They didn’t even try to hide it. Does that make it okay? Not when it comes to city property and there’s a lesson that all governmental bodies...

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...