Humanitarian Jobs Grant will offer employment during COVID-19 Recovery

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development will receive an emergency $1.33 million grant for COVID-19 Disaster Recovery from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Humanitarian Jobs Grant will create temporary employment opportunities to assist in Missouri’s COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Missouri State Parks campgrounds to begin phased reopening on May 18

Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, today announced the phased reopening of campgrounds as a part of its continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan.

Two Cuba wards have aldermanic races in June 2 election

    Three positions on the Cuba City Council will be decided in the June 2 election, which was originally scheduled for April before being rescheduled due to the ongoing pandemic. There are races in two of the city’s three wards.

City to eliminate SRO program

    With uncertainty in the city budget due fear of lower sales tax revenue from the impact of COVID-19, the St. James City Council chose to eliminate one of the two School Resource Officer (SRO) positions on Monday night. The council voiced their support of the program and would be willing to revisit it when the city is in a better financial position.

Lewis takes over as library director

    The James Memorial Public Library has a new director after former director Linda Ray retired last month. Michael Lewis took over the position in May and brings his love of the library to the position.