A Cuba man who allegedly fired shots in his own home has been charged for having a gun when not allowed to due to a prior felony conviction. As a result of the April 21 incident, Joshua Mark Henderson, 29, of Cuba, stands charged with class D felony unlawful possession of a firearm.
Stay-at-home orders on both the state and local levels, which included the shuttering of many “non-essential” businesses have led to business disruptions throughout Missouri. Many local businesses, including 3rd Generation Salon and Crawford County Eyecare, are hoping to greet customers once again on Monday after being closed for more than a month.
In light of COVID-19, the 36th Annual Cuba Trash Bash that was scheduled for Saturday, May 2, has been canceled. Although the pandemic prevents people from gathering as a group in the Viva Garden this year, organizers are inviting everyone to pitch-in and pick-up trash as part of a clean-up month in Cuba.
Peoples Bank announced last week that it had established a $50,000 Charitable Fund to assist with local efforts to combat COVID-19 and the area’s response to it. The fund has already benefited a food pantry and hospital.
The four banks that operate in Cuba have secured loans for more than 300 businesses totaling $27 million under the Small Business Administration’s Payroll Protection Program thus far. All are preparing to reopen their lobbies and will continue to offer both financial and physical assistance to their customers as the state, county, and city work to reopen the economy.