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.
Large crowd enjoys duck race - PHOTO GALLERY
Nearly 1,000 little yellow ducks (and gold ducks, and one red duck) floated, swirled, and bobbed their way down the Yadkin Creek on Saturday in the annual duck race that serves as a fundraiser for Project Graduation for the current year’s Steelville High School senior class.
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 able to come to an agreement on a contract for the program. After aldermen approved a new contract at a special meeting held on April 14 and sent it to the club, members responded with a counter proposal and asked for clarification on some of the details. Discussion and approval of the Sports Club’s proposal took place at Monday’s regular city council meeting.