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Fredbird coming to Midwest grand opening

    The Midwest Petroleum Travel Plaza in Cuba has recently completed some major upgrades, including...

City agrees to fund summer ball program

    Kids in Steelville will get to play ball this summer after the city and the Sports Club were abl...

Nixon touts Medicaid expansion at PCRMC

Nixon touts Medicaid expansion at PCRMC

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) on April 1...

Laptops likely coming to SJMS

    The St. James Board of Education is moving forward with bringing laptops to the middle school in...

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Fredbird coming to Midwest grand opening

    The Midwest Petroleum Travel Plaza in Cuba has recently completed some major upgrades, including a rebranding to Phillips 66, and the company is celebrating with a “Grand Opening Extravaganza” May 5-10. The truck stop will be offering great deals all week, along with events and chances to win some fantastic prizes. Attendees might also run into Fredbird.

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Sobering message delivered about driving drunk

Sobering message delivered about driving drunk

    The Tau Iota Gamma fraternity held its annual Safe and Sober Prom program at John F. Hodge High School last week to raise awareness about drinking and driving. Held the week of prom each year, the fraternity alternates four different programs to encourage students to make responsible decisions before, during, and after prom as the time between prom and graduation can be a dangerous period for ...

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School bond approved

    Voters in Cuba extended a city sales tax and selected members to the school board on Tuesday. In Bourbon, voters also approved a school bond issue.

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Sheltered workshop board considers relocation

    While no formal offer has been put onto the negotiating table yet, there are clear indications that Friends Helping Friends (Sheltered Workshop) could have a way out of its aging building on North Franklin Street in Cuba, if the board overseeing the program ever decides to relocate to a new facility.

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Mercy doctor retires after nearly four decades in Rolla
• Dr. William Cottingham leaving Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine – Rolla

Mercy doctor retires after nearly four decades in Rolla
• Dr. William Cottingham leaving Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine – Rolla

• Dr. William Cottingham leaving Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine – Rolla
ROLLA, Mo. (April 23, 2014) – Anyone who says laughter is the best medicine must know Dr. William Cottingham. The admired physician and self-proclaimed prankster at Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine – Rolla is about to have one last laugh: he’s throwing in the towel after nearly four decades of practicing.

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Avoid planting invasive trees such as the Bradford pear

Spring is a wonderful time to plant new trees and shrubs, but landscapers should be careful not to plant species that can harm native habitats such as woodlands. Bradford pear, or Callery pear, for one, is an ornamental tree that has become invasive and chokes out native species in natural areas and parks. Gardeners and homeowners are urged to consider native alternatives for spring planting, such...

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Concert to close out Woodystock

    Woodystock 2014 will close out its month-long celebration of the legendary American musician and folk troubadour Woody Guthrie this weekend at Gallery Zeke in Steelville. Woodystock has recognized both Guthrie and his musical legacy with Saturday night folk music events at the gallery throughout the month of April.

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Cardinals fall to Bismarck, beat Newburg

   The Steelville varsity baseball boys traveled to Bismarck on March 23 and lost a close one, by the final of 6-5. Steelville had just six hits in the game.


    Preston Griggs led the team in hits going 2-2 and scoring a run. Caleb Parry, Brandon Howdeshell, Adam Volner, and Blake Schneider each contributed one hit.
    Volner started the game on the hill for the Cardinals. He threw six innings, striking out nine, walking five, and was charged with three unearned runs. Lane Becker got the loss, pitching one-third of an inning, allowing three runs, one of which one was earned. Brandon Howdeshell pitched the final third of the last inning, walking two and striking out one.
    The team earned it first victory of the season against Newburg April 2, after dropping their first two games of the season. The Cardinal bats were hot in this one. The boys rattled out 12 hits, scored 11 runs, and won by the final score of 11-8.
    Caleb Earney led the offensive attack for Steelville going 3-3 at the plate, with two doubles, three stolen bases, and two RBI. Griggs went 2-3 with three RBI. Becker had a single, double, and two RBI.
    Becker earned the victory pitching four innings. He allowed two earned runs, struck out three, and walked three.
    The Cardinals will be back in action at 6:30 p.m. today (April 5) in the semifinals of the GVC tournament. They will also play in the final round of the tourney on Saturday at the Community Park.

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