Cuba natives team up to promote mental health

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri (MHA-EM) is marking its 75th anniversary on October 3 and two Cuba High School alums are helping to bring the organization’s outreach to Crawford County. As part of a broad celebration, there will be an event in Cuba and an online auction featuring three items being donated from two businesses and a resident of Steelville.

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Four more COVID-related deaths reported by health department

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has reported four more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the county to six total coronavirus deaths. Positive cases continue to increase, with several from the Missouri University of Science & Technology (S&T).

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Steelville nurse working to save lives in Navajo Nation

COVID-19 is impacting the nursing industry in new ways every day and one local nurse is on the front lines, seeing those changes first hand. Anita Donal, a long-time resident of Steelville, is employed as a traveling nurse on the Mother-Baby Unit at the Tsehootsooi Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona.

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Mail-in, absentee voting officially began Tuesday

Missouri voters have until October 7 to register for the November 3 general election. Those who are registered will have three options for casting their ballots this year.

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HS construction moving forward

Eric Sherrill, of Branco Enterprises, Inc., gave an update on construction efforts at the John F. Hodge High School to the St. James Board of Education on September 17. He outlined where work stands and gave a timeline of when the new classrooms in the construction zone could be reopened for use.

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Cuba

Cuba man asks cops to shoot him

on 30 September 2020

The man who allegedly punched his girlfriend and two other women, then tried to get cops to shoot him, stands charged with four felonies as a result. Robert Clarence Phillips,...

School runs simulation for possible closure

School runs simulation for possible closure

on 30 September 2020

The Cuba Board of Education recognized a high school counselor during its meeting on September 24. Board members also heard technology updates and reports from building principals.

CHS homecoming postponed

CHS homecoming postponed

on 30 September 2020

Cuba High School’s annual football homecoming, which was scheduled for Friday, October 2, has been postponed. It will now be held on October 16.

Steelville

Street work raises questions for VFW post

Street work raises questions for VFW post

on 29 September 2020

Local VFW Quartermaster Don Gummersheimer is questioning why the city of Steelville paved through the post’s property in recent weeks, asking if the city has plans to take over ownership...

Steelville nurse working to save lives in Navajo Nation

Steelville nurse working to save lives in Navajo Nation

on 24 September 2020

COVID-19 is impacting the nursing industry in new ways every day and one local nurse is on the front lines, seeing those changes first hand. Anita Donal, a long-time resident...

Schools adapt to meet COVID concerns

on 24 September 2020

School has been in session in Steelville for two weeks and, although there have been some challenges in the inclusion of virtual learning, and some related to COVID-19, overall, administrators...

St. James

Chamber selling flags for Veteran’s Day honor walk

on 30 September 2020

The St. James Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Warrior’s Walk in honor of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, and is selling American flags for the event. Each...

Resident questions city’s PILOT program

on 29 September 2020

St. James resident Jesse Singleton is questioning the payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), which is a line item on every municipal utility customers monthly bill. The PILOT was established...

District hears update on Walmart agreement

on 25 September 2020

On September 17, the St. James Board of Education heard that an agreement between the Walmart Distribution Center and the city of St. James has been reached and the district...

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Crawford

Prosecuting attorney files numerous felony charges

on 30 September 2020

Felonies filed in recent weeks in Crawford County include the following: Natisha Kennison, 34, of Bourbon, stands charged with class D felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). The charges...

Fatal crash leads to felony charge

on 29 September 2020

The out-of-state driver involved in a fatal crash in Crawford County on September 14 now stands charged with a DWI felony.

COVID cases pass 400-mark in Crawford County

on 29 September 2020

COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Crawford County, but the increase over the past week has slowed compared to that of the previous two weeks.

Phelps

Phelps Health’s 10th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit area families

on 30 September 2020

Phelps Health, along with G.R.A.C.E. (Greater Rolla Area Charitable Enterprise) and Good Samaritan of the Ozarks, are teaming up to provide Thanksgiving meals to local families in need this year.

Missouri COVID-19 numbers continue to spike, more deaths in Phelps County

on 30 September 2020

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has reported more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the county’s to 11. As Missouri numbers continue to spike, local positive tests are also on the...

Blair DDS joins YCHC

on 30 September 2020

Oral Surgeon, Robert Blair DDS, has joined the Your Community Health Center dental team. His addition enables the clinic to provide oral and maxillofacial surgery services to the patients of...

Bourbon

Bourbon Park needs you!

on 15 September 2020

Having a safe and fun place to play is one of the most transformative things human beings do. Play engages and inspires by bringing fun and laughter to children and...

Bourbon School District providing free meals to all students

on 14 September 2020

The Bourbon School District has announced that its summer feeding program, which provided free meals to all students has been extended through the end of 2020.

Trespasser flees from police, charged with felony

on 11 September 2020

The Bourbon man who was allegedly caught trespassing at a local business and then ran from the cops stands charged with a felony as a result. Ronald L. Peters, 40,...

State and Regional

Statewide Bicentennial Poster Contest ends Oct. 31

30 September 2020

Missouri students in grades 3-12 have until Oct. 31. 2020 to submit their poster design to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial in 2021. Judges representing the Missouri Bicentennial Commission will select four...

Ashcroft urges Missourians to get registered and to verify registration on National Voter Registration Day

30 September 2020

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging Missourians to register to vote or verify their registration on National Voter Registration Day.

Watch for slow moving farm vehicles on the road during harvest season

30 September 2020

This autumn, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm vehicles. Please remember that farmers are just doing their jobs...

Outdoors

Uncover the secrets of caves and cave life Oct. 13 at MDC virtual program

30 September 2020

Many of us may not see them, but caves are very special habitats in Missouri; just as significant, important and diverse as forests or prairies. The Show-Me-State has more than...

September is a month of beginnings

25 September 2020

By Bill Cooper September is a bittersweet month for many outdoorsmen. Generally speaking, outdoorsmen love every month of the year, especially in the Ozarks. One can literally enjoy some sort...

Hunting a flying biscuit

25 September 2020

By Larry Dablemont A teal is a duck… a little duck about half the size of a half-grown chicken. Most of them have a wingspan just shy of 24 inches...

Entertainment

Winery hosting Ozark Actors Theatre's 'Whose Wine is it Anyway?'

30 September 2020

Ozark Actors Theatre is pleased to present Paper Slip Theatre in Whose Wine is it Anyway? Thursday, October 8, 2020 on the patio at Meramec Vineyards in St. James. Doors...

ECC Theatre to deliver ‘Epic Proportions’ 

30 September 2020

The East Central College Theatre Department is preparing for its second outdoor performance In the Glen.

Missouri S&T to host Hispanic Heritage Month events

15 September 2020

From mid-September to mid-October, various student groups and initiatives at Missouri University of Science and Technology will offer educational opportunities to the community about Hispanic cultures and identities.

Letters to the Editor

Get set to vote

on 25 September 2020

The General Election set for November 3, 2020, is quickly approaching. Many have had concerns or questions over how they will be able to cast their ballot with the current...

Democratic questions

on 25 September 2020

I have a question for all those who are planning to vote for Joe Biden. Do you ever wonder why Biden and the Democrat party is not condemning the riots...

Farm Bureau celebrates friends of agriculture

on 10 September 2020

We thank nurses, police, waiters and other service providers. We designate one week a year to Thank a Farmer. But we don’t often take the time to thank our political...

Opinions

What comes before freedom of speech?

on 25 September 2020

By David Callaway The next time you are with a group of friends or colleagues, ask them this piece of trivia: “What freedoms are all Americans guaranteed by the First...

The right to peacefully protest needs better supporters

on 10 September 2020

By Lata NottFreedom Forum Institute On Friday, Aug. 28, Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana introduced a bill called the “Support Peaceful Protest Act.” Despite the cheery title, its very purpose...

Thank a first responder

on 10 September 2020

We hope you will take time this week to check out our annual salute to area first responders, which can be found inside this week’s newspapers. And if you get...