Cuba native has photo on new postage stamp

A man who grew up in Cuba recently had one of his photographs chosen to appear on a new series of Winter Scenes stamps by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

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Council hears animal shelter was shut down two weeks due to leaking floor

Phelps County Animal Rescue (PCAR) had to be shut down for two weeks after the floor leaked, causing water to back up into the facility. City Councilman Joe Boulware informed the council the facility is now back up and running, in part because of local use tax money approved for the shelter last month.

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SHS Homecoming tickets available next Thursday

Steelville High School Basketball Homecoming will be held on Friday, January 22. Restrictions for game attendance are still in place. School staff ask that individuals who want to obtain general admission tickets to contact the high school office on Thursday, January 21 at 9 a.m.

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Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will be at Recklein Memorial Library in Cuba January 28-31

The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt is traveling through the state during the bicentennial year of 2021. It will be on display in Cuba at the Recklein Memorial Library.

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BHS homecoming planned for Friday

Students at Bourbon High School are celebrating homecoming this week. Activities began on Monday and will conclude with the annual homecoming basketball games and coronations ceremony on Friday.

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Cuba

Man charged in Public Works burglary

on 19 January 2021

A Cuba man has been charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor for his alleged burglary and theft from the city of Cuba’s Public Works Department on January 2. The...

Work begins on splash park

Work begins on splash park

on 19 January 2021

During their January 7 meeting, Cuba City Council members got an update on work being done on the construction of a new splash park at the city pool. Alderman also...

Woman fights cop near airport

on 18 January 2021

A woman who claimed to be the owner of Boeing and demanded to know why no one was guarding the Cuba airport was taken to jail after fighting with the...

Steelville

April election will include school board, alderman races

on 21 January 2021

There are only three candidate races on the April ballot in Steelville at this time. Voters will select two school board members and will choose an alderman for Ward 2...

Fatal crash claims life of Steelville man

on 21 January 2021

A Steelville man was killed in a single-car crash on January 19. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Online Traffic Crash Report stated James L. Vaughn, 78, was pronounced deceased at...

Steelville man charged with auto theft

on 20 January 2021

A Steelville man faces felony charges in two cases against him for incidents that occurred on January 6.

St. James

St. James Tire and Auto Center supports Book Buddy program

St. James Tire and Auto Center supports Book Buddy program

on 21 January 2021

Jayce Foust shows off the November Book Buddy books recently donated to the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School library by St. James Tire & Auto Center as part of Three...

Community Hall set for renovation

Community Hall set for renovation

on 20 January 2021

Community Hall, located in Nelson Hart Park, is set to be renovated in the coming months. Plans include demolishing the stage and repurposing the space for better heating, cooling, and...

Mayor explains dusk-to-dawn lighting phase out

on 20 January 2021

On Friday during his weekly Facebook live address, St. James Mayor Rick Krawiecki explained the city’s dusk-to-dawn lighting policy, which was changed in 2019 as the city decided to no...

Crawford

Virtual line starts to form for COVID-19 vaccinations

on 20 January 2021

Some area health agencies are beginning to vaccinate area residents for COVID-19, while local pharmacies have started taking applications from people who would like to get vaccinated.

COVID cases slow in Crawford County

on 19 January 2021

Following several weeks with high counts, including one at the top spot in the state for its infection rate, Crawford County is reporting fewer positive COVID-19 cases and a correlating...

County taxes put on April ballot

on 19 January 2021

Crawford County will ask voters to renew two sales taxes in April. Two half-cent taxes will expire at the end of 2021 unless voters agree to extend them. One funds...

Phelps

TAC/MRPC confirm Highway 63 and 50 as top transportation priorities

on 21 January 2021

The expansion of Highways 63 and 50 to four-lane corridors remain the number one and two regional transportation priorities, respectively, the Meramec Region’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) confirmed at its...

Active COVID-19 cases continue slight decline

on 20 January 2021

The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported active COVID-19 cases have continued to decline slightly just as Missouri rolls out its COVID-19 vaccination plan. The health department did not report as...

Local agencies prepare for Phase 1B of the statewide vaccination plan

on 20 January 2021

Area health agencies have begun vaccinations of area frontline workers for COVID-19 and additional vaccinations are also soon to begin as the state has announced activation of Phase 1B of...

Bourbon

Handicap access is added to Bourbon Community Center

Handicap access is added to Bourbon Community Center

on 21 January 2021

Installation of the new entrance doors to the Bourbon Community Center is now complete. We appreciate the local community organizations who generously donated to the project, the 30 year old...

Police officers attacked by woman in Bourbon

on 20 January 2021

A woman who allegedly fought with law enforcement in Bourbon was arrested and taken to the Crawford County Jail as a result of the January 5 incident. She now faces...

Snow cancels BHS homecoming

on 19 January 2021

Bourbon High School was scheduled to host Viburnum last Friday for its annual homecoming games and coronation but the event had to be canceled due to winter weather. Homecoming has...

State and Regional

Governor announces mass vaccination, targeted vaccination sites across the state 

21 January 2021

On Wednesday during a briefing at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri National Guard will begin assisting the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and...

31 new Troopers graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

21 January 2021

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 31 troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The ceremony was...

Missouri State Museum launches Missouri state Capitol virtual tour series

21 January 2021

Missouri State Museum recently launched a Missouri state Capitol virtual tour series for educators and the public. The video series is an introduction to the history and artwork of the...

Outdoors

Remembering a chipmunk from long ago

21 January 2021

By Larry Dablemont When a twelve-year-old boy becomes a hunter he gets to where he longs to shoot something! When I was 12, I started tying my single-shot16-gauge Iver Johnson...

Excitement builds for outdoor adventure in 2021

21 January 2021

By Bill Cooper The greatest excitement about the outdoors in 2020, for me personally, centered around the cancellation of numerous media trips, which I had been scheduled attend. COVID became...

MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 296,500

20 January 2021

Missouri's 2020-2021 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 296,516. Of the deer harvested, 140,468...

Entertainment

OAT acquires Pine Street property

OAT acquires Pine Street property

10 December 2020

Ozark Actor’s Theatre (OAT) has acquired a property located at 612 Pine Street, Rolla, MO through a grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development and a generous gift from...

ECC Theatre to tell tales from the shadows

ECC Theatre to tell tales from the shadows

28 October 2020

Join the East Central College Theatre Department on campus for a chilling theatrical experience featuring storytelling and surprises. Tales from the Shadows is a unique outdoor event that includes a...

OAT Radio Show planned for October 29-30, November 6-7

21 October 2020

The Cedar Street Players, the Community Theatre branch of Ozark Actors Theatre’s, are pleased to present the ​OAT Radio Show,​ October 29, and 30, and November 6 and 7. This...

Letters to the Editor

Fundamental focus

on 21 January 2021

As the Missouri General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session gets underway, Missouri Farm Bureau is focusing on issues that have long been foundational to its members’ core philosophy. After a 2020...

I choose life

on 21 January 2021

The unthinkable has happened. I’m pregnant. What do I do? My plans were to finish college and start my career. But I’m pregnant. How can I finish college? How can...

Reap what you sow

on 21 January 2021

On January 6, a group of American citizens surrounded the U.S. Capitol, broke a few windows and entered. The citizens went to Washington because they questioned the validity of the...

Opinions

Protest is how we talk to ourselves as a nation, but violence isn’t protest

on 14 January 2021

By Gene Policinski Assembling to protest is our right under the First Amendment—it’s how we talk to each other as a nation. Sometimes politely. But often not. Occasionally at the...

Public opinion and costs support putting an end to the death penalty

on 14 January 2021

By David Dozier A study in California revealed that the cost of capital punishment in the state has been over $4 billion since it was reinstated in 1978. Since California...

You can help KC’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum honor its great American legacy

on 07 January 2021

By Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver II On a mild Chicago afternoon on Oct. 20, 1924, the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team took the field...