After talking to officials at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and several school superintendents from rural and urban areas across the state, Governor Mike Parson announced Friday that all Missouri public and charter school buildings will remain closed through the remainder of the academic year. The announcement immediately put local school districts into discussions about what to do about prom and graduation.
Undoubtedly, the Cuba City Council set a record on April 9 for its shortest meeting ever. The entire thing lasted 90 seconds.
Mayor Ray Mortimeyer called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. with no public in attendance due to the ongoing pandemic and city emergency order. The meeting was streamed live on the city’s website.
Percy Pascoe, who founded the Cuba Free Press in 1960 and operated the newspaper until his retirement in 2002, died last week. He was 90 years old.
The Cuba Police Department is reaching out to the community to offer help to those in need during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
With the announcement on April 9 by the governor that schools would remain closed for the reminder of the academic year also came the realization to student athletes that spring sports would not return. Cuba High School Athletic Director Ryan Bobbitt offered some heartfelt words to all the Wildcats who never made it on the field this spring.