School board debates hiring of financial advisor
To hire or not to hire a financial advisor to assist with future budget matters. That is the question the Cuba School Board is faced with, and the answer to it hasn’t been arrived at yet.
Cuba family injured, one seriously, in I-44 crash
Two current students at Cuba High School were injured, one of them seriously, when the SUV they were riding in struck two tractor-trailers on the interstate during Sunday’s snowstorm.
2013: Top Stories in Review
Editor’s Note: We ring in the new year at the Cuba Free Press this week by looking back at the old one and the headlines that topped our newspaper each week. It has been an eventful year in Cuba—some of the news has been good, some of it bad. We take this time to say thank you to the businesses and readers who have continued to lend us their trust and support in 2013, and we look forward to bringing you the best in local news coverage in 2014. Please enjoy this year-end review of the stories that made headlines in our town this past year.
Winter storms in the month of December have necessitated changes to the current school calendar. The Cuba Board of Education authorized amending the calendar last week, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Johnny Thompson.
Chymiak Family Foundation supporting literacy program at R-2 Schools
With financial underwriting made possible by the Chymiak Family Foundation, the Cuba school district will begin participating in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library next spring. The program promises to put free books in the hands of preschool-aged children, in an effort to encourage good reading habits and improve overall reading skills as kids enter the elementary education system.
Foundation makes $5,000 in local grants
The Community Foundation of Steelville authorized a total of $5,000 in grants to six non-profit organizations in 2013. Recipients of the funds included the South Central Missouri Literary Council, the Steelville Arts Council, Eagle Flight Ministries, the Steelville Ministerial Alliance/Food Pantry, the Community Child Care Center, and Gibbs Care Center and Manor.