Board hears construction update

    The St. James School District construction project is quickly nearing completion. Eric Sherrill, of Branco Enterprises Inc., project manager, gave the St. James Board of Education an update on the progress that continues on campus during a November 19 virtual board meeting.

Chamber planning Chrsitmas events

The St. James Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and its Christmas Committee are hosting two Christmas Celebrations this year.

CC COVID cases increase by more than 100 for third straight week

    More than 100 new COVID-19 cases were again reported over the past week in Crawford County, making this the third week in a row that number has been over that mark. The county now has a total of 1,112 cases, increasing by 129 over the previous week’s total. The new total reflects numbers as of November 22 as reported on the state’s COVID website.

City council stalls on COVID measures

    The Cuba City Council met November 17 and discussed the possible implementation new closures for city offices due to the pandemic. Emergency Preparedness Director Rodney Neff reported his recommendations to the council following a meeting with the Crawford County Health Department earlier in the week, but no actions were taken.

Registration open for Missouri Master Gardener training

Gardening is an activity with many rewards. “One of them is the satisfaction of sharing your plant knowledge with others,” said David Trinklein, University of Missouri Extension state horticulture specialist.

MDC thanks deer hunters for help with CWD sampling

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) thanks the many deer hunters who participated in its tissue sampling efforts in 30 counties Nov. 14 and 15 to find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in harvested deer. Thanks to hunter participation, MDC collected tissue samples of lymph nodes from approximately 2,780 hunter-harvested deer for CWD testing. Lymph nodes are one area in deer where CWD is concentrated.