Bourbon Christmas tree lighting ceremony held

The annual Bourbon Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held on December 6. The event featured band and choir performances, an appearance by Santa, and the annual "Christmas in Bourbon" poem by Alice Bremer.

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Officer honored for saving child's life

St. James police offer Sgt. Ryan Gaddy was honored Monday night for his actions in saving the life of a child while on duty. St. James Police Chief Ron Jones presented him with a Life Saving Action medal and Jeff Breen, assistant chief of Rolla Fire and Rescue, presented him with a challenge coin for his actions.

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CHS student earns scholarship to ride at TCU

Cuba High School senior Giorgia Medows can’t remember when she first learned to ride a horse, but she’ll never forget how riding got her into Texas Christian University (TCU).

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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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Cuba

Council approves radio tower, relocation of electric lines

on 13 December 2019

During the citizens participation portion of its December 10 meeting, the Cuba City Council approved a request to have a temporary radio station antenna put on a city water tower...

Cuba council approves bids, sale of surplus property

Cuba council approves bids, sale of surplus property

on 13 December 2019

During its meeting on December 10, the Cuba City Council approved several bids for the Public Works Department that will make improvements needed in the sewer, water, and electric departments....

Midway Motel destroyed by fire

Midway Motel destroyed by fire

on 13 December 2019

The old Midway Motel, which was scheduled for demolition in February, burned to the ground early Friday morning. The Cuba Fire Department reported via Facebook about 1 a.m. that it...

Steelville

Alexis Cassidy is Junior Miss Steelville - PHOTO GALLERY

Alexis Cassidy is Junior Miss Steelville - PHOTO GALLERY

on 13 December 2019

Alexis Cassidy is the 2019 Junior Miss Steelville. She was crowned at the pageant held at the Meramec Music Theatre on Tuesday, December 10. The annual pageant is sponsored by...

Christmas Prince and Princess crowned - PHOTO GALLERY

Christmas Prince and Princess crowned - PHOTO GALLERY

on 13 December 2019

The 2019 Christmas Prince and Princess are Myles King and Paislee Summers. Runners-Up are Korbin Worley and Hadlee-Jo Bowen. Royalty was crowned at the 32nd Annual Christmas Prince and Princess...

Golden Echoes honors first responders

Golden Echoes honors first responders

on 11 December 2019

Golden Echoes Senior Center honored first responders in November. The Center also delivered a meal to their workplace of those who were unable to leave their job to have lunch...

St. James

Veterans Home seeking donations to help with Christmas gifts

on 13 December 2019

The Missouri Veterans Home-St. James and the Veterans Assistance League is holding their annual Adopt-A-Vet program, which will buy holiday gifts for each resident. The program guarantees veterans residing in...

St. James Police Department awarded equipment grant

on 13 December 2019

The St. James City Council met on Monday, December 10 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council: • Heard the St. James Police Department...

St. James students attend Missouri Senior Beta Convention - PHOTO GALLERY

on 13 December 2019

St. James High School students had great success at their third Missouri Senior Beta Convention on December 6-7 at the University Plaza Hotel & Springfield Expo Center in Springfield, Missouri....

Crawford

Crawford County Commission Notes – November

Crawford County Commission Notes – November

on 13 December 2019

Crawford County Commissioners met four times in November to conduct business as follows for the county. November 5 Commissioners approved the agenda for the day and minutes from October 29....

MSHP installs new car seats at Head Start

MSHP installs new car seats at Head Start

on 12 December 2019

Troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol recently conducted a child safety seat presentation at Crawford County Head Start in Cuba. During the program, it was discovered that several parents...

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...

Phelps

Envisioning a digital city: Missouri S&T research could lead to “smart” infrastructure

Envisioning a digital city: Missouri S&T research could lead to “smart” infrastructure

on 13 December 2019

ROLLA, Mo. – Dr. Genda Chen wants to make the city of the future more intelligent – able to build and repair its roads, bridges, electrical grids, power plants and...

Hosptial hosting babysitter class

on 12 December 2019

Phelps Health will offer a Safe Sitter class Monday, December 23, 2019, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Phelps Health Human Resources Classrooms, located near the North Entrance...

Missouri S&T students chosen to speak at commencement

on 11 December 2019

Six graduating students at Missouri University of Science and Technology were chosen to speak during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T on Saturday, Dec. 14. Three students will speak at each...

Bourbon

Bourbon Christmas tree lighting ceremony held

Bourbon Christmas tree lighting ceremony held

on 12 December 2019

The annual Bourbon Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held on December 6. The event featured band and choir performances, an appearance by Santa, and the annual "Christmas in Bourbon" poem...

Coldwell Banker Reeves makes December Book Buzz donation

Coldwell Banker Reeves makes December Book Buzz donation

on 11 December 2019

Cheryl Douglas of Coldwell Banker Reeves shows off the December Book Buzz books recently donated by the company to the Bourbon School library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers...

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.

State and Regional

First flu-associated deaths are reported in Missouri

12 December 2019

The total number of influenza cases in Missouri recently surpassed the 1,500 mark, and the state has received three reports of influenza-associated deaths this season. As preparations are made for...

Missouri’s children rapidly losing health coverage

12 December 2019

Missouri’s youngest children are losing health care coverage at an alarming rate, according to an analysis released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The drastic increase...

MSHP to participate in Project Blue Light

MSHP to participate in Project Blue Light

11 December 2019

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Missouri State Highway Patrol will again join members of Concerns of Police Survivors in paying tribute to...

Outdoors

MDC sets deer and turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

MDC sets deer and turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

13 December 2019

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Commission’s Dec. 13 meeting for upcoming turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates.

Take precautions with your dogs in cold weather

Take precautions with your dogs in cold weather

12 December 2019

By Bill Cooper It’s true. A dog is man’s best friend. Ever since dogs were domesticated, they have been making great sacrifices for their owners. Dogs will go to great...

Forest Service prohibits hunting of feral hogs in MTNF

11 December 2019

Missouri took another step forward this month in the fight to eliminate invasive feral hogs in the state when the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) moved forward with prohibiting the hunting...

Entertainment

Full casting announced for North American Tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

11 December 2019

Full casting has been announced for the North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. The three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will...

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...

Letters to the Editor

Country before party?

on 13 December 2019

The recent missive from Congressperson Smith is another attempt to distort reality. There are some facts related that are true but are misleading. Other items are simply not true. Smith...

‘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.

Opinions

Preparing for the legislative session

on 13 December 2019

By Phill Brooks The eve of the 2020 legislative session reminds me of an era when there was a more organized effort to find, before the start of the session,...

Missouri jobs are paid for by world trade

on 13 December 2019

By Eric Bohl Throughout November, Missouri Farm Bureau highlighted international trade’s impact on Missouri’s economy. A six-part video series entitled “Paid by Trade” brought to life the everyday Missourians whose...

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...