Cuba Christmas parade, santa draw large crowd - PHOTO GALLERY

The annual Cuba Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade was held Saturday, starting at the Wagon Wheel and traveling down Historic Route 66 before turning onto Smith Street and ending at the Recklein Historic District, where Santa was on hand to greet children and hand out presents.

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Walmart transports wreaths for Wreaths Across America

Two tractor trailers filled with wreaths left the St. James Walmart Distribution Center #6069 on Monday morning, to be delivered to veterans cemeteries across the United States.

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BHS ag students hoping bond issue will bring new building

Bourbon High School agriculture students could see some major improvements coming to the program, provided voters approve a no-tax increase bond issue in April. The $2.3 million measure will also include security improvements at the Elementary and a hallway renovation at the Middle School.

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CHS students get taste of ‘real world’ at Reality Fair

Parents everywhere love to tell their teens that one day they are going to have step out into the real world and take responsibility for their lives. For about 100 students at Cuba High School, Riverways Federal Credit Union provided a taste of that upcoming freedom during a Reality Fair hosted in the CHS Commons on November 20.

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Addiction recovery program implemented at county jail

Crawford County Jail inmates have a new opportunity to learn how to fight drug addiction in their lives. A support group program implemented in October gives incarcerated men and women a chance to talk about their problems, fears and addictive behaviors and learn about resources that can help them choose a new way of life.

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Cuba

Cuba Christmas parade, santa draw large crowd - PHOTO GALLERY

Cuba Christmas parade, santa draw large crowd - PHOTO GALLERY

on 10 December 2019

The annual Cuba Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade was held Saturday, starting at the Wagon Wheel and traveling down Historic Route 66 before turning onto Smith Street and ending at...

Drug raid finds meth, weapons, cash

Drug raid finds meth, weapons, cash

on 10 December 2019

A raid conducted by members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Cuba Police Department, and South Central Drug Task Force turned up drugs, cash, and...

Annual school audit report looks good

Annual school audit report looks good

on 05 December 2019

During its meeting on November 25, the Cuba School Board accepted the district’s annual audit report as presented by Catlett and Associates, of St. Peters, Mo. The audit did not...

Steelville

School band and choir do well at competitions

on 10 December 2019

The Steelville High School Music Department has had a successful first semester with marching competitions, district band, district and conference choir. The department will wrap up the semester with a...

City will replace tree on resident’s property

on 10 December 2019

The city of Steelville will buy a new tree for a woman who had one cut down by city workers on her property recently. City council members voted to pay...

Candidate filing opens next week

on 10 December 2019

The election in April 2020 will have voters choose a mayor and aldermen for Steelville, along with board members for the school district, 911, the ambulance district, the fire district,...

St. James

Walmart transports wreaths for Wreaths Across America

Walmart transports wreaths for Wreaths Across America

on 10 December 2019

Two tractor trailers filled with wreaths left the St. James Walmart Distribution Center #6069 on Monday morning, to be delivered to veterans cemeteries across the United States. Walmart sponsors 15,000...

Council approves change in insurance provider

Council approves change in insurance provider

on 10 December 2019

The St. James City Council received health insurance quotes from Sheran Ashby, of Ashby Covenant Insurance, and was presented an update by Jim Fleming about rising insurance costs. The council...

Wreaths to be laid at MVH cemetery

on 06 December 2019

Wreaths Across America will once again be held at the Missouri Veteran’s Home (MVH) in St. James on Saturday, December 14. The MVH, along with the Patriot Guard Riders, the...

Crawford

Road work to close lane on westbound I-44

on 05 December 2019

Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin concrete repair work on Interstate 44 in Crawford County next week. The work will close one westbound lane of I-44 between...

Addiction recovery program implemented at county jail

on 03 December 2019

Crawford County Jail inmates have a new opportunity to learn how to fight drug addiction in their lives. A support group program implemented in October gives incarcerated men and women...

County still seeking resolution to issues between assessor and collector

on 29 November 2019

Crawford County Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders recently reported that discussions were in progress between the county collector, assessor, and attorney to attempt to iron out the tax payment issues plaguing...

Phelps

S&T ‘Escape Room’ provides a welcome diversion during finals

on 09 December 2019

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s career opportunities and employer relations (COER) department has constructed an “Escape Room” to help students unwind during the run-up to finals week at the...

Phelps Health’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive benefits more than 200 families

Phelps Health’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive benefits more than 200 families

on 06 December 2019

Phelps Health teamed up with GRACE (Greater Rolla Area Charitable Enterprise) and Good Samaritan of the Ozarks this fall to provide Thanksgiving meals to more than 200 families in need...

S&T alumnus R. Tim Bradley to speak at Missouri S&T commencement Dec. 14

on 06 December 2019

R. Tim Bradley of Austin, Texas, retired president of Kinder Morgan C02 Co., will speak at two commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month. Bradley earned...

Bourbon

Leasburg woman killed walking along outer road

on 10 December 2019

A Leasburg woman was struck by a car and killed while walking along the Interstate 44 South Outer Road on Saturday.

Bourbon School Board gives okay to $200,000 health insurance payment

on 10 December 2019

Like several other area school districts, the Bourbon School District was recently forced to pay a hefty health insurance assessment due to a shortfall in premiums to cover more than...

New addition completed at the Bourbon City Park

New addition completed at the Bourbon City Park

on 04 December 2019

The Bourbon Park Board Commission met at 5:30 p.m. on November 14, 2019. The Park Board Commission members were updated on the big ideas for the Bourbon City Park that...

State and Regional

Minimum wage rate set for private employers for 2020

10 December 2019

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announces the state minimum wage rate for 2020 has been established, according to state law, at $9.45, effective January 1, 2020.

Veteran public safety leader Zim Schwartze named Missouri Capitol Police Chief

06 December 2019

Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten today announced that Zim Schwartze has been named Chief of Missouri Capitol Police. Schwartze, a 28-year public safety veteran who is currently Director...

Delta Dental of Missouri launches online Dental Care Resource Guide to help local Missourians in need

05 December 2019

To help address unmet oral health needs of children and adults, Delta Dental of Missouri, the state’s dental benefits leader and a non-profit organization, recently launched the first edition of...

Outdoors

Missouri State Parks encourages First Day Hikes to celebrate the new year

10 December 2019

On Jan. 1, annual First Day Hikes will take place at 31 state parks and historic sites across Missouri. Participants can choose from more than 30 free, guided hikes that...

Some wildlife hibernate, while others need a helping hand as they den up for winter

Some wildlife hibernate, while others need a helping hand as they den up for winter

06 December 2019

The first official day of winter is Dec. 21 and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says some wildlife may need a little bit of a helping hand as they...

Most of 2019 was spent in the Missouri Ozarks

Most of 2019 was spent in the Missouri Ozarks

05 December 2019

By Bill Cooper Another great year in the outdoors has come and gone. With its passing comes new opportunities in the world of outdoor media. One of the grandest things...

Entertainment

Cirque-tacular’s ‘Shimmer’ to be performed at Leach Theatre

10 December 2019

Cirque-tacular Productions will perform its holiday show “Shimmer: A Winter Cirque Reverie” at Missouri University of Science and Technology this December.

MU School of Visual Studies show coming to Rolla

04 December 2019

The University of Missouri’s School of Visual Studies (SVS) Art on the Move (AOM) Outreach Program presents SVS student, Alex Sapaugh in Rolla, on Friday, December 6 for a reception...

Auditions for 9-5 The Musical planned

07 November 2019

East Central College theatre is proud to announce auditions for their spring show, 9-5 The Musical with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and the book by Patricia Resnick, the...

Letters to the Editor

‘Prosperity Gospel’ is a plague on our country

on 05 December 2019

Christmas, of course, celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. But you know what? Jesus did not come down here to set up a luxury resort, as some seem to believe....

Many helped to brighten Christmas

on 05 December 2019

The numbers are in! A total of 12,567 shoeboxes were processed through the Central Drop-Off in Rolla compared to last year’s count of 11,093 for Operation Christmas Child.

Smith needs to quit spewing nonsense

on 05 December 2019

First, I appreciate you for allowing others to express their beliefs and thoughts. Jason Smith’s weekly comments are so one-sided yet are placed in an editorial section every week.

Opinions

Economic freedom strong in Missouri

on 05 December 2019

By R.W. Hafer Missouri is the 16th most economically-free state in the union according to the just released 2019 edition of the Economic Freedom of North America. The report is...

The (silent) one percent

on 20 November 2019

By Matthew Evans What does it take to be in the one percent? Well, in our four counties (Maries, Phelps, Pulaski, & Texas) it takes a lot. In fact, to...

Broadband still elusive 50 years after Internet’s birth

on 07 November 2019

By Eric Bohl On October 29, historians and computer scientists celebrated the 50th birthday of the internet. On that day in 1969, the very first login to the internet occurred....