Viva Cuba has completed the first phase of its project to replace trees that had died or were damaged along Highway 19 in Cuba north of the railroad underpass. After planting 38 trees in December, the group hopes to finish the project later this year.
Students at Cuba Elementary School show off the December Book Buzz books recently donated to the Cuba school library by the Cuba Kiwanis Club as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program.
Several students at Cuba Middle School were chosen as Principal’s Pride students recently. Pictured with Mrs. Siebert and Mrs. Shoemaker are Hallie Turnbough, Nathan Gilmore, Braden Gipson, Chase Schmelz, Natalie Barron, Cheyenne Heitgerd, Ashlynn Hunter, Tori Hawkins, Michael Highley, Jarrod Bright, Shaley Downing, Landin Spurgeon, Kolbi Poynter and Wyatt McMillian. Not pictured: Jasey Greenwalt and Marissa Chepley.
The Cuba area made lots of news—both good and bad—during 2019. Here is a look back at just some of the stories covered by the Cuba Free Press last year.
On December 26, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the winning applicants for medical marijuana growing facilities to be established in the state. A total of 60 winners—including two in Cuba—were selected from approximately 500 that applied.