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Cuba schools may build Early Childhood Special Educaion center

    The Cuba School Board is moving forward with a plan to return the Early Childhood Special Educat...

School district receives good audit report

School district receives good audit report

    The St. James School District has received a clean audit of last year’s finances. Joe Leathers, ...

Council hears complaints about private road usage for lodge construction

    Two Steelville residents are questioning the usage of a private road for heavy equipment traveli...

Man arrested for targeting elderly with construction scam

Man arrested for targeting elderly with construction scam

    An area man has been arrested and is currently in jail on charges for allegedly exploiting sever...

State auditor releases follow-up report on Bourbon court audit

    Missouri State Auditor Thomas Schweich has released his follow-up report on the audit findings o...

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Cuba schools may build Early Childhood Special Educaion center

    The Cuba School Board is moving forward with a plan to return the Early Childhood Special Education program back onto school district grounds. Options on the table include purchasing a temporary, modular classroom to serve that purpose, building a permanent facility for long-term usage or constructing a larger building to house both the classroom space and a safe room area to serve the element...

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Steelville schools will continue to seek food service bids

    The Steelville School Board voted to continue its current food service bid plan, despite a plea from a local resident last month to consider how the current contractor has addressed employees after the Affordable Care Act went into effect. All but one board member voted in favor of continuing with the current program.

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School district receives good audit report

School district receives good audit report

    The St. James School District has received a clean audit of last year’s finances. Joe Leathers, CPA, conducted the audit and reported his findings to the Board of Education on Thursday night.
    “As of June 30, no qualifications were reported. It was a clean opinion of what was reported,” Leathers told the board.

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State auditor releases follow-up report on Bourbon court audit

    Missouri State Auditor Thomas Schweich has released his follow-up report on the audit findings of the City of Bourbon’s municipal court system. The follow-up report was recently made public, and in it the state auditor notes that many of the recommendations made in the original May 2014 audit report have been implemented by the city. The rest are still “in progress.”

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Authorities seeking information on missing woman

Authorities seeking information on missing woman

    The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department is seeking any information that may assist in finding a missing St. James woman.
    Amanda Caudill, 27, of St. James, has been missing since Monday, December 15. Family members discovered a note left in her home and last made contact with her by telephone at 1 p.m. on Monday. Caudill left her wallet and vehicle at the residence.
    Officials do not hav...

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Man arrested for targeting elderly with construction scam

Man arrested for targeting elderly with construction scam

    An area man has been arrested and is currently in jail on charges for allegedly exploiting several elderly Phelps County residents by contracting with them to do construction work that was never completed.

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Gov. Nixon discusses priorities for agriculture and rural economic development at annual conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today discussed his priorities for agriculture and rural economic development in an address to the 45th Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in Osage Beach. The annual conference brings together producers, agribusinesses and other stakeholders to discuss current issues and opportunities for the industry. Below is the text of the Governor’s prepared remarks:

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A little Christmas poem

    Christmas has come and Christmas has went, and all my money has now been spent.
    But I’ll get it back, and maybe more, when I return my presents to the Walmart store.
    I know no one will mind a bit, ‘cause they bought me clothes that wouldn’t fit.
    It’s not gonna wind anybody’s stem, ‘cause I done the same darn thing for them.

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A Christmas Story, the Musical playing at the Fox December 16-January 4

    This holiday season, for the first time in St. Louis, one of America’s favorite Christmas movies comes to life live- on-stage in a hilarious, large scale Broadway musical, at the Fabulous Fox Theatre December 16 – January 4.  

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BMS track teams do well in Vienna

    Bourbon Middle School track season got under way when the Warhawks traveled to Vienna last Thursday.


    The boys were led by Kyle Wilkenson, who finished first in the 100 meters, and Tyler Valley, who finished first in the 800. Tyler Valley, Dakota Lawrence, Eli Sheffel and Jerrod Nolie also finished first the 4x800.
    Chris Fritz finished sixth in the 100. In the 200, Lane Licklider finished second and Brandon Siess finished fourth. Jerrod Nolie finished fourth in the 400 meter. Dakota Studdard finished sixth and Garret Joslin finished eighth in the 1200. Dakota Lawrence finished third and Tyler Brust finished sixth in the 75 hurdles.
    Chance Fields, Chris Tackett, Kyle Rodriguez and Chris Fritz finished fourth in the 4x100. Kyle Wilkenson, Dakota Lawrence, Adam Walker and Jerrod Nolie finished third in the 4x400. Kyle Wilkenson finished second and Brandon Siess finished fifth in shot put. Tyler Valley and Eli Sheffel tied for second and Adam Walker finished sixth in the high jump. Kyle Wilkenson finished eighth in the Long Jump.
    For the girls, Callie Shelton finished third and Dani Baily finished seventh in the 400 meter. Hannah Mauer finished seventh in the 800 meter. Dani Baily finished seventh in the 1200 meter.
    Mackenzie Courtoise, Sierra Jones, Abby Cornman and Sam Witt finished eighth in the 4x100. Hannah Mauer, Elleni Kardashian, Jenny O'neil and Felicity Henderson finished seventh in the 4x200. Sam Witt, Carly Summers, Dani Baily and Callie Shelton finished fifth in the 4x400. Kaitlyn Nowack finished fifth in discus.  

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