CCHD announces second positive COVID-19 case

The Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) has reported its second positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case is not travel related and the patient, a female, and her family are currently quarantined at home. She was at two local retailers in recent days.

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State of Missouri recruiting medical personnel to boost COVID-19 response

Additional medical professionals are needed by hospitals across Missouri to help meet the challenges posed by COVID-19. To supplement the state’s current health care workforce, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start Division are teaming up to recruit medical professionals not currently part of the workforce to join a specialized state team that responds to critical health emergencies.

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First COVID-19 case reported in Phelps County

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has received notification of its first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Phelps County. The private lab test results came back as inconclusive (low-level positive), but is being handled by the health department as if positive.

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Cuba man charged with making terrorist threat

The Cuba Police Department has arrested a local man for making terrorist threats after he allegedly coughed toward customers and wrote COVID on the inside of a cooler door at a local business on Tuesday.

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Cuba schools changing meal distribution plan on Friday

The Cuba School district is changing the meal distribution plan effective Friday. District officials anticipate these changes will facilitate greater participation and also provide greater ease for some to participate.

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Cuba

Educational pages being printed in the Cuba Free Press

on 06 April 2020

Starting this week, the Cuba School District is using the Cuba Free Press to get educational assignments to students while school remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Inside this...

Cuba schools changing meal distribution plan on Friday

on 02 April 2020

The Cuba School district is changing the meal distribution plan effective Friday. District officials anticipate these changes will facilitate greater participation and also provide greater ease for some to participate.

Cuba man charged with making terrorist threat

Cuba man charged with making terrorist threat

on 31 March 2020

The Cuba Police Department has arrested a local man for making terrorist threats after he allegedly coughed toward customers and wrote COVID on the inside of a cooler door at...

Steelville

SHS alumni banquet canceled

SHS alumni banquet canceled

on 06 April 2020

The Steelville High School Alumni Association has announced that its 2020 annual banquet has been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. There are no plans to reschedule the event, which...

School changes meal delivery days

School changes meal delivery days

on 06 April 2020

Steelville Schools has changed the process of providing meals to local children this week. The same amount of food will be provided, but the delivery procedure will change in order...

Steelville Drug made February Book Buzz donation

on 02 April 2020

Rachel Martin of Steelville Drug (center) is joined by Raleigh Williams and Lexi Tolly to show off the February Book Buzz books the company recently donated to the Steelville Elementary...

St. James

Chamber providing signs for open businesses

Chamber providing signs for open businesses

on 06 April 2020

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is providing signs for open Chamber businesses to help indicate which businesses are still providing services during this time. Large signs with “We Are...

Chamber postpones spring events

on 06 April 2020

The St. James Chamber of Commerce announced it will be postponing a spring demolition derby, Sip n’ Savor, and a job fair due to state and local shelter in place...

Meramec Vineyards give back to Sybill’s

Meramec Vineyards give back to Sybill’s

on 06 April 2020

As businesses suffer temporary closures and difficulties due to sheltering in place, two local restaurants showed what makes small communities such a great place to live. After temporarily closing, Sybill’s...

Crawford

Crawford County has third positive COVID-19 case

on 05 April 2020

On April 5, the Crawford County Health Department released information on its third positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case may be travel related and the patient, a...

CCHD announces second positive COVID-19 case

on 04 April 2020

The Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) has reported its second positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case is not travel related and the patient, a female, and her...

BJC HealthCare’s Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital opens COVID-19 collection site

on 03 April 2020

BJC HealthCare’s Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital opened a COVID-19 specimen collection site today to help create more widely available testing resources throughout the region.

Phelps

Researchers at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19

on 06 April 2020

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are analyzing...

Missouri S&T environmental engineers study fabrics, materials for face covers

Missouri S&T environmental engineers study fabrics, materials for face covers

on 05 April 2020

The day before the federal government issued new recommendations that Americans wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, a researcher at Missouri University of Science...

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at 1-44 Surplus Grocery

on 05 April 2020

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department issued the following released this morning about a possible COVID-19 exposure in Phelps County: Part of the Phelps/Maries County Health Department’s duty to protect the...

Bourbon

Bourbon Boosters make March Book Buzz donation

Jenna Kuenzel of the Bourbon Boosters shows off the March Book Buzz books recently donated to the Bourbon Elementary School library by the organization as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s...

Bourbon officials sued by former police chief

The city of Bourbon, mayor, and entire Bourbon City Council is being sued in their official and personal capacities by former police chief Paul Satterfield in the wake of his...

Bourbon city hall closed to public

During its meeting this week, the Bourbon City Council voted to close city hall until further notice due to the ongoing pandemic. The city also took action to help residents...

State and Regional

Governor signs Executive Order 20-08 regarding notary public in response to COVID-19

06 April 2020

At today’s press briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced he has signed Executive Order 20-08 suspending a statutory requirement that a notary public must conduct the notarization of official documents while...

$13.6 million in CDBG funds announced for Missouri COVID-19 response efforts

06 April 2020

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that it will receive $13.6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development...

Need grows as 4-H Feeding Missouri drive enters final weeks

06 April 2020

In the final month of the second annual 4-H Feeding Missouri statewide food drive, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have put unprecedented demand on food banks and pantries across...

Outdoors

MDC needs birders for annual breeding bird survey

06 April 2020

Calling all Missouri birders! The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs volunteers to assist with five 2020 North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) routes to be surveyed one morning between...

Most area Forest Service campgrounds closed due to COVID-19

06 April 2020

The Mark Twain National Forest Service office in Rolla has announced numerous temporary closures to campgrounds and other facilities in the area. In an April 2 news release, the Forest...

MDC confirms invasive emerald ash borer has spread to 78 Missouri counties

MDC confirms invasive emerald ash borer has spread to 78 Missouri counties

06 April 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Chariton, Lafayette, and Moniteau counties, bringing the statewide total to 78 counties known to...

Entertainment

Storytellng festival goes virtual

02 April 2020

Many events this spring have been postponed due to COVID-19. The St. Louis Storytelling Festival did the opposite, launching a month early—as a virtual festival, of course.

Dent County Courthouse holding 150th birthday celebration Monday, March 30

12 March 2020

By Deloris Gray Wood A 150th birthday ceremony will be held on the exact date, when the contract was let to build the Dent County Courthouse at 4 p.m. on...

Vichy Fire Department to host dessert auction and cake walk on March 14

10 March 2020

The Vichy Vol. Fire Department's Annual Old-Fashioned Pie Supper, Dessert Auction and Cake Walk is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the Vichy Firehouse and Community Hall. The...

Letters to the Editor

Think about the price Jesus paid

on 02 April 2020

Jesus. Can we even begin to comprehend what He has done for us? His death on the cross is one of the most painful ways a person can die, yet...

What is the truth?

on 02 April 2020

It is extremely difficult to decipher the truth when our contemporary media bring the news. Not since the time of Walter Cronkite and Tom Brokaw do people accept what is...

No toilet paper, no loan

on 25 March 2020

My wife and I had a totally unbelievable experience this week. We went to our bank to see about getting a loan and they wouldn’t even talk to us about...

Opinions

The coronavirus and local job loss

on 02 April 2020

By Rik W. HaferYou already have seen how efforts to thwart the spread of the coronavirus have led to significant jobs loss. Early forecasts see it getting worse before it...

Capitol Perspectives: Issues in covering coronavirus

on 02 April 2020

By Phill BrooksThe coronavirus pandemic has raised some difficult journalistic questions for which there are not easy answers.Journalists are facing conflicts between stessing good health practices while, at the same...

Look for any ‘missing’ news on our website

on 31 March 2020

“Desperate times call for desperate measures.” According to Wiktionary, this phrase likely originates from a saying of the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, which appears in his Aphorisms: "For extreme diseases,...