Chamber of Commerce presents annual awards

Members of the Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at Recklein Auditorium on Friday, May 6, for the Chamber’s 26th Annual Awards Banquet. Several local citizens, businesses, and organizations were honored for their work in the community.

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Scott joins coroner’s office as deputy

The Crawford County Coroner’s office has a new deputy coroner, Amber Scott. Scott was officially hired in January of this year but began assisting with the office in the fall of last year.

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Sip n’ Savor is a huge success

Hundreds filled the downtown plaza on Saturday as the annual Sip n’ Savor returned to St. James. Sponsored by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, the event featured wineries, food trucks, a beer garden, games, boutiques, and more for participants to enjoy.

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Viva Cuba holds 38th Annual Trash Bash

On Saturday, May 7, Viva Cuba held its 38th Annual Trash Bash in Cuba. This year’s volunteers gathered early in the morning at the Viva Cuba Garden at the corner of Highway 19 and Route 66 to clean up the garden and pick up trash around the city.

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Council plans for summer at the parks, pool, museum

Steelville City Council members spent a large portion of the May 2 council meeting discussing parks, the pool, and the Jonas Museum.

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Cuba

An Osage story of life in Missouri

An Osage story of life in Missouri

on 20 May 2022

By Mary young On May 10, Cuba Middle School hosted a fun-filled event. CMS Variety Show was an evening of food, activities, new book giveaways, art exhibit and a talent...

Local scholarships presented to CHS seniors

on 18 May 2022

Members of the Cuba High School Class of 2022 gathered on May 12 for the school’s annual Scholarship Celebration as a long list of local scholarships were presented.

CHS graduation will be streamed

on 18 May 2022

Cuba High School has announced that this year’s graduation ceremony, which is scheduled for Saturday, will be live streamed on YouTube.

Steelville

City pool will open May 27

on 20 May 2022

The Steelville swimming pool in the community park will open on Friday, May 27, with a kickoff for summer celebration from 5 to 8 p.m.

Council hears updates on city business

Council hears updates on city business

on 20 May 2022

At their May 16 meeting, Steelville city council members heard about two new businesses, approved use of the city park for a fundraiser, agreed to change a street to allow...

SMS presents Treasure Island - PHOTO GALLERY

on 19 May 2022

Steelville Middle School students under the direction of Shelley Beers presented “Treasure Island,” a musical adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic with musical arrangements by Mary Donnelly & George...

St. James

St. James R-1 schools named National Beta District of Distinction

on 20 May 2022

National Beta is proud to announce St. James R-1 Schools as a 2021-2022 National District of Distinction. This award is given to those deserving districts who offer National Beta in...

Portion of Highway B to be closed through August

on 19 May 2022

Those who use Highway B should be advised the road will be closed down for removal and replacement of a bridge beginning June 1 through August 24 in the 20500...

Leatherwood to hold grand opening celebration

on 19 May 2022

Leatherwood Handmade Cigars will hold a grand opening celebration this Friday, May 2,0 with an all-day event downtown. Cosponsored by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, events will take place...

Crawford

Commission approves second assistant PA

Commission approves second assistant PA

on 20 May 2022

Crawford County Commissioners have approved a request from Prosecuting Attorney David Smith to hire an additional assistant prosecutor for his office at a cost of $50,000 annually.

911 completes project to improve emergency communication

on 20 May 2022

Crawford County has a new public safety radio system in place following the completion of a huge project over the past year funded through a portion of the county’s CARES...

County moved to new congressional district

County moved to new congressional district

on 19 May 2022

Crawford County will no longer be in the 8th Congressional District under a redistricting plan approved by the Missouri Senate last week, provided the bill is signed by the governor....

Phelps

Missouri S&T makes Money’s list of top universities

Missouri S&T makes Money’s list of top universities

on 20 May 2022

Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the nation’s best universities for the money and tops in the state, according to Money’s Best Colleges ranking.The ranking, released Monday,...

S&T opens registration for summer day camps focused on invention, subsurface engineering

on 20 May 2022

Missouri University of Science and Technology has officially opened registration for two additional summer day camps. Camp Invention is for students entering grades 2-6; Subsurface Engineering Day Camp is open...

MRCF community grants presented to two Phelps County nonprofits

MRCF community grants presented to two Phelps County nonprofits

on 20 May 2022

Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) awarded two Phelps County nonprofits with grants for community projects.

Bourbon

Greenlee and Hilse crowned BHS prom royalty

Greenlee and Hilse crowned BHS prom royalty

Bourbon High School held is prom last Saturday and this year’s king and queen were Joshua Greenlee and Eme Hilse.

Bourbon Elementary School seeking donations for bike program

Kindergartners at may soon be riding bikes in their PE classes as Bourbon Elementary School is currently working to start the All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program.

Memorial rodeo planned for April 29-30

The First Annual Lane Bridgeman Memorial Rodeo will be held at the Sullivan Fairgrounds April 29-30. The event will raise money for scholarships.

State and Regional

Make safety a top priority for Memorial Day weekend       

Make safety a top priority for Memorial Day weekend       

20 May 2022

Memorial Day weekend is a highly anticipated opportunity for people to enjoy Missouri’s state parks, lakes, sporting events, and attractions.

Troopers graduate from MSHP academy

18 May 2022

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 10 troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, April 29, 2022.

Governor announces launch of website for Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act funds

16 May 2022

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a public website to help guide access to Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The website, moarpa.mo.gov, enables visitors to learn...

Outdoors

MDC May 25 virtual program offers information on preparing fish

MDC May 25 virtual program offers information on preparing fish

20 May 2022

Frying isn’t the only method people can use to get caught fish onto the dinner table.People who would like to learn more about the variety of ways to prepare fish...

Wild gobblers, now, yesterday, and tomorrow

19 May 2022

By Larry Dablemont There is only one answer to bringing wild turkeys back to the numbers seen many years ago! Hunters will have to do it! The Missouri Department of...

Bass fishing starting to heat up as spawn approaches

19 May 2022

By Bill Cooper Missouri bass fishermen have never had it better. Dozens of lakes and streams scattered across the state offer superb fishing for largemouth bass, and in some cases...

Entertainment

Missouri Quilt Museum opening new exhibit

20 May 2022

The Missouri Quilt Museum in Hamilton is pleased to announce a new exhibit of quilts from the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky.

OAT presents 35th season featuring broadway, television and touring talent

17 May 2022

OAT is proud to present productions of MAMMA MIA!, RUMORS, and THE GREAT GATSBY on their main stage. In the months of June, July, and August, OAT will bring talent...

‘Missouri Music and Musicians’ coming to Leach Theatre

02 May 2022

A six-piece ensemble from the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis will present “Missouri Music and Musicians” at Leach Theatre this May.

Letters to the Editor

Rural investment being prioritized

With the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law last November—a $1.3 trillion investment in our nation’s infrastructure—major funding is now available to rural communities. These funds can be used to...

Don’t take away business rights

To the Members of the Missouri General Assembly, In these final days of session, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling on you to stand up against government...

Leftist hypocrisy

When conservatives protest anything we are “domestic terrorists.” So what should be the lefts hysterical tantrum about abortion—yelling, stomping, giving out personal information about members of the Supreme Court, implying...

Opinions

Legislative session was dysfunctional

on 19 May 2022

By Phill Brooks The 2022 regular session of the Missouri General Assembly was the most dysfunctional I can remember in more than 50 years covering the statehouse. Endless Senate filibusters...

Roe v. Wade leak shows the benefit of a free press

on 19 May 2022

By Gene Policinski Well, at least, we know: Roe v. Wade, which has protected abortion rights in the U.S since 1973, seems likely to be overturned.

Make and keep public land open to the public

on 12 May 2022

A recent trespassing case in Wyoming involving four area men may have created more questions than answers when it comes to accessing public land for recreation. But one thing is...