A former student at Crawford County R-2 Schools now serving in the US armed forces was seriously injured in Afghanistan recently, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). Special tribute was paid to the injured soldier and his family during Friday night’s Cuba High School football homecoming celebration at the Wildcat Field of Pride.
In case you haven’t noticed, the scarecrows are up at local businesses around town. Now, it is time to pick the winner of the First Annual Cuba Scarecrow Contest.
For five consecutive years, the community of Cuba has honored and celebrated Manufacturing Day better than any other community in the State of Missouri. We are proud of our manufacturers, and we are honored to have their organizations be an active business partner to our community. Continuing with our tradition of excellence, this year, we stepped up our game. We have the greatest workforce in all of the midwestern United States, we are proud of what they do, and we are blessed by their work ethic. Without our workers and without our educators, there would be no Cuba, MO. We have a duty and a responsibility to say, “Thank you. Thank you for what you do. Every single day, grinding it out. Thank you.”
Bill Thomas, director of the Economic Development Partnership in Logan County, Illinois, spearheaded the transformation of diminutive Atlanta through Route 66 centered tourism and a simple philosophy: “Not all economic development is tourism, but all tourism is economic development.” Tourism development consultant and author Jim Hinckley in describing the importance of tourism notes that if you make a community a place that people want to visit, you make it a place where people will want to live, to raise families, to open businesses, and to retire.
A Dixon man faces felony stealing charges in Crawford County after allegedly taking televisions and clothing from the Cuba Walmart store on September 30.