Local livestock processing plant awarded state grant

A group of Cuba area investors is breathing new life into an old livestock processing plant and they’ve been getting a little help from the state of Missouri. Earlier this month, Cuba Processing Plant, LLC, which is doing business as Oak Hill Meats and Processing, was awarded a $45,540 grant from the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA).

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New high school classrooms now in use

Construction at the John F. Hodge High School is nearly complete, with new classrooms now being utilized after work was finished last week. Eric Sherrill, of Branco Enterprises Inc., and Brandon Dake, of Dake Wells Architecture, updated the St. James Board of Education February 18 on what remains before construction is officially finished.

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Bourbon’s Taylor Louderman part of new NBC sitcom

Bourbon actress Taylor Louderman is part of the cast in the new situation comedy series “Kenan” on NBC. The show premiered on February 16 and airs on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. local time.

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Cuba Fire Department: 87 Years and Counting

A volunteer fire department is at the heart of every rural community. Here in Cuba, brave and heroic residents give their time to protect and serve the community. Local frontline firefighters put out fires, respond to vehicle accidents, provide search and rescue support, and deal with hazardous situations all on their own time.

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Steelville group promotes bike park on city property

Steelville could become a destination for outdoor enthusiasts for another reason in addition to floating on area rivers. The Steelville MTB (Mountain Biking) Collective is a newly formed group pitching a bike park to the city of Steelville, and they have met with support from the council so far.

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Cuba

Mass vaccination event planned for Monday and Tuesday in Cuba

on 25 February 2021

A mass vaccination event will be held in Cuba on Monday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, which...

Cuba Fire Department: 87 Years and Counting

Cuba Fire Department: 87 Years and Counting

on 25 February 2021

By Lori Malcolm on behalf of Viva Cuba A volunteer fire department is at the heart of every rural community. Here in Cuba, brave and heroic residents give their time...

Local livestock processing  plant awarded state grant

Local livestock processing plant awarded state grant

on 24 February 2021

A group of Cuba area investors is breathing new life into an old livestock processing plant and they’ve been getting a little help from the state of Missouri. Earlier this...

Steelville

Steelville group promotes bike park on city property

Steelville group promotes bike park on city property

on 23 February 2021

Steelville could become a destination for outdoor enthusiasts for another reason in addition to floating on area rivers. The Steelville MTB (Mountain Biking) Collective is a newly formed group pitching...

Steelville Schools see drop in COVID cases, miss days for snow

on 19 February 2021

COVID-19 cases were at the lowest for the school year, reported Steelville School District Superintendent Mike Whittaker at the February 17 school board meeting. At the time, only one person...

SHS will have a new barn for ag classes

SHS will have a new barn for ag classes

on 17 February 2021

Construction of a new barn at Steelville High School will offer students who may not have access to the space to house farm animals the opportunity to be involved in...

St. James

Donation will benefit student programs

Donation will benefit student programs

on 25 February 2021

Earl Bodyn, of the Walmart Distribution Center #6069, presented St. James Schools Athletic Director Greg Harlan with a $2,000 donation on February 4. The money was raised through the Miles...

District hears air quality assessment

on 25 February 2021

The St. James Board of Education heard from Performance Solutions after it performed an indoor air quality assessment and provided the district with recommendations on HVAC upgrades in each building....

New high school classrooms now in use

New high school classrooms now in use

on 24 February 2021

Construction at the John F. Hodge High School is nearly complete, with new classrooms now being utilized after work was finished last week. Eric Sherrill, of Branco Enterprises Inc., and...

Crawford

Assessment forms due March 1

on 24 February 2021

Personal property assessment forms must be submitted to the Crawford County Assessor’s office by March 1.

FirstNet expands network access to Crawford County first responders

on 24 February 2021

Missouri’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites in 18 counties across the state, including Crawford County.

County has lowest COVID vaccination rate in region

on 23 February 2021

COVID cases continue to decline in Crawford County but, as vaccines become available, fewer residents are receiving doses than surrounding counties.The state COVID website reports only an estimated 5.9 percent...

Phelps

Missouri S&T prepares for a socially distanced St. Pat’s celebration 

Missouri S&T prepares for a socially distanced St. Pat’s celebration 

on 26 February 2021

Missouri University of Science and Technology will celebrate a socially distanced 113th annual “Best Ever” St. Pat’s in March, with many traditional events moving to virtual venues or held on-campus....

S&T researchers in the mix to develop new super-hard materials to stir steel

on 26 February 2021

Three researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology are part of a nationwide collaboration to synthesize inexpensive materials hard enough to literally stir two pieces of steel together and...

State Farm provides grant to Newburg School District for STEM program

State Farm provides grant to Newburg School District for STEM program

on 25 February 2021

A STEM program in a school setting provides a space where students can explore past the regular classroom and an environment to ask questions, try different ways to solve a...

Bourbon

Bremer makes Book Buddy donation

Bremer makes Book Buddy donation

on 25 February 2021

Alice Bremer shows off the January Book Buddy books recently donated to the Bourbon School library by the Bourbon Booster Club as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education...

Beta members compete at state

Beta members compete at state

on 25 February 2021

The Bourbon Beta Club competed in the State Beta Convention held virtually in early January. The State Beta Convention has been held in St. Louis, Branson and most recently Springfield.

Bourbon’s Taylor Louderman part of new NBC sitcom

Bourbon’s Taylor Louderman part of new NBC sitcom

on 23 February 2021

Bourbon actress Taylor Louderman is part of the cast in the new situation comedy series “Kenan” on NBC. The show premiered on February 16 and airs on Tuesday nights at...

State and Regional

Charter school expansion, 'school choice' scholarships divide lawmakers

26 February 2021

BY CAITLIN R. KING AND ADAM SATRYA JACKSON, Missouri News NetworkJEFFERSON CITY — Senate Bill 55 is chock-full of contentious education measures.The subject of a debate that lasted until about...

Plan Your Next Adventure with the 2021 Missouri Travel Guide

26 February 2021

Road trips, museums, hikes and everything in between are waiting for visitors in the Show-Me State. With the 2021 Official Missouri Travel Guide, travelers can begin planning their next adventure.

Governor Parson Announces Timeline for Activation of Phase 1B -Tier 3

26 February 2021

During Thurday's press briefing at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1B - Tier 3 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan will be activated on Monday, March...

Outdoors

MDC explores expanding proposed regulation to allow bicycles on conservation-area service roads

26 February 2021

The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at its Jan. 22 open meeting on a proposed change to the Wildlife Code of Missouri...

MDC invites public to March 11 virtual tree-planting workshop

26 February 2021

Trees are planted for many reasons, including aesthetics, wildlife habitat, shade, energy conservation, erosion reduction, and in remembrance of an event or person. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds...

Would you go fishing with a politician?

25 February 2021

By Larry Dablemont I don’t want to make anyone real awful mad here but I can’t tell you the name of one politician that I would want to go fishing...

Entertainment

Missouri S&T theater students to livestream one-woman show

25 February 2021

Theater students in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s arts, languages and philosophy department will perform “To Bathe or Not to Bathe,” a dark-comedy memoir by Gwyneth Strope, this February.

Smithsonian traveling exhibition exploring water’s environmental, cultural impact arrives at State Tech

28 January 2021

State Tech, in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council, is pleased to host the local showing of “Water/Ways,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. “Water/Ways” will be on view through March...

OAT acquires Pine Street property

OAT acquires Pine Street property

10 December 2020

Ozark Actor’s Theatre (OAT) has acquired a property located at 612 Pine Street, Rolla, MO through a grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development and a generous gift from...

Letters to the Editor

Bills could hurt local education

on 25 February 2021

The attack on public education in Missouri is a comment on the importance of education for the future. At this time there are 33 bills in the Missouri House at...

Why is office closed?

on 18 February 2021

Casey’s pizza girls are working for minimum wage. People at Country Mart are working.

Opinions

Should legislators be punished, or expelled?

on 25 February 2021

By Phill Brooks Missouri history provides a fascinating contrast to the U.S. House vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Greene, R-Georgia, from committee assignments. Unlike Greene, similar disciplinary actions in Missouri...

Eroding trust can also erode the U.S. economy

on 18 February 2021

By Rik Hafer Recent events surrounding the presidential election and the transfer of power to a new administration has widened a rift amongst U.S. citizens. Many have lost trust in...

Governor puts money where his mouth is

on 11 February 2021

By Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEOMissouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Missouri, did you happen to watch the big speech on January 27? It was Gov. Mike Parson’s annual...