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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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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.

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School work nearing completion

School work nearing completion

    Work at the middle and high schools is progressing quickly as the school years draws to a close. Lloyd Pooker, of Creative Construction Solutions, spoke to the St. James Board of Education last week to give an update on construction.

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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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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 17 to discuss how inaction of legislators is costing Missouri tax dollars. Speaking to staff of PCRMC, Nixon gave an update on health care reform and where Missouri sits moving forward.

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State agencies exceeding energy-reduction goals established by Gov. Nixon in 2009, Office of Administration announces

• Five year benchmark shows agencies’ annualized reductions are more than double the targets laid out in Governor’s executive order  
 
JEFFERSON CITY – Efforts to reduce energy use by state agencies have exceeded expectations, OA Commissioner Doug Nelson announced today. Since 2009, the Office of Administration has worked with Missouri state agencies to successfully reduce energy consumption by 22...

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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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