CHS Band and Drill Team earn top honors - PHOTO GALLERY

Cheers rang out as CHS Band and Drill Team members heard Class II Parade Competition results Saturday, October 5 at the Washington Marching Festival.

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Phelps Health Foundation donates $25,000 for patient transport van

A generous donation of $25,000 from the Phelps Health Foundation has helped purchase a van to transport patients with limited mobility to and from their appointments at Phelps Health.

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Twenty-four students selected to honor choir

Twenty-four high school students have been selected to the District Honor Choir, the top choir in the Central District. Selected students have been invited to rehearse and perform in November, showcasing the skills that got them selected.

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Redburn retiring from SJFPD after 37 years of service

Carl Redburn, former Assistant Chief of the St. James Fire Protection District, has retired after 37 years of service to the district and St. James community.

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Cuba

Wounded warrior honored at CHS football homecoming – PHOTO GALLERY

Wounded warrior honored at CHS football homecoming – PHOTO GALLERY

on 14 October 2019

A former student at Crawford County R-2 Schools now serving in the US armed forces was seriously injured in Afghanistan recently, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED)....

Time to vote for the best scarecrow display

Time to vote for the best scarecrow display

on 14 October 2019

In case you haven’t noticed, the scarecrows are up at local businesses around town. Now, it is time to pick the winner of the First Annual Cuba Scarecrow Contest.

Cuba celebrates Manufacturing Day with a block party – PHOTO GALLERY

on 11 October 2019

For five consecutive years, the community of Cuba has honored and celebrated Manufacturing Day better than any other community in the State of Missouri. We are proud of our manufacturers,...

Steelville

Life-saving app available to Steelville

Life-saving app available to Steelville

on 14 October 2019

Liz Bennett, who owns and operates Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville with her husband Bill, approached the city council at their meeting on October 7 to present information about a...

City council considers changes to employee PTO

City council considers changes to employee PTO

on 14 October 2019

Steelville City Council members were asked to consider two potential changes to policies related to paid time off for employees at their October 7 meeting.

"Art of the Car" Cruise in held at MMT - PHOTO GALLERY

on 14 October 2019

On Saturday, October 5 the arts council hosted a fundraiser at the Meramec Music Theater – an “Art of the Car” Cruise-in.

St. James

PTO seeking participants for annual Trunk or Treat

on 15 October 2019

It’s time again for the return of the annual Trunk or Treat event, and the St. James Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTO) is seeking help in running this year’s event....

Rodeo helped raise nearly $9,000 for FFA

Rodeo helped raise nearly $9,000 for FFA

on 11 October 2019

The St. James FFA hosted the Second Annual FFA Rodeo to benefit the local chapter members in August. The students had a fun-filled night bringing in hundreds of participants to...

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

on 11 October 2019

A 50th wedding anniversary party as held on September 21, 2019 for Larry and Ruth Ann Ness who were married on September 27, 1969. The party was hosted by their...

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Crawford

Commission hears proposal to locate coroner’s office in Cuba

Commission hears proposal to locate coroner’s office in Cuba

on 14 October 2019

Current Assistant Coroner Darren Dake approached Crawford County Commissioners at their October 8 meeting to discuss plans for a new coroner’s facility. The commission has been researching the issue in...

Book features 50 years of research and memories on forest lookouts

on 08 October 2019

A first book offering by a Missouri-born author is the work of a man who spent more than 50 years pursuing his forest lookout tower hobby. Throughout that time, he...

Shots fired, man runs from police

Shots fired, man runs from police

on 04 October 2019

A press release issued by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office on October 3 detailed the events of a manhunt for Kevin Griffin, 41 years of age, of Rolla. The release...

Phelps

MRPC to host employer workshop November 8 focusing on the opioid epidemic impact on the workforce

on 15 October 2019

Meramec Regional Planning Commission is hosting a one-day workshop entitled “A Changing Workforce: Responding to the Opioid Epidemic” on Nov. 8 in the Shirley Day Room at the Delbert Day...

Team Anita golf tournament sign-ups due by October 14

on 11 October 2019

Sign-ups for the Sixth Annual Team Anita Golf Benefit are still being accepted for the event taking place on Saturday, October 19. The event will be held at the Oak...

Your Community Health Center recognized by AHA and AMA for commitment to improve high blood pressure

on 09 October 2019

Your Community Health Center is pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) as a leader in the national effort to get...

Bourbon

Kids learn about Halloween safety at library

on 11 October 2019

Kids at Bourbon Library had fun learning about Halloween safety during last week’s story time.

Warhawk Marching Band competes in Sullivan

on 10 October 2019

The Bourbon Warhawk Marching Band recently performed in the Sullivan Marching Festival on September 21, 2019. The Bourbon High School Band received 6th place in their division. The Bourbon High...

Choir students earn honors

on 09 October 2019

The following Bourbon High School choir students have been selected to perform with the GVC Choir (from left) David Dudley, Ryan Stroup, Olivia Eskridge, Courtney Evans, McKenna Skaggs and Page...

State and Regional

Governor signs Executive Order 19-18 regarding youth vaping in Missouri

15 October 2019

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-18 regarding the use of vaping devices among youth in Missouri.

4-H clubs want you to 'Buy Missouri' with Missouri Grown fundraiser

15 October 2019

As part of its recently concluded National 4-H Week celebration (Oct. 6-12), Missouri 4-H announced a statewide fundraising opportunity, open to all 4-H clubs across the state, in partnership with...

Governor emphasizes importance of tourism to Missouri’s economy

10 October 2019

Today, Governor Mike Parson urged members of the state’s tourism industry to continue their work to promote Missouri as a travel destination, an effort that helped pump more than $17...

Outdoors

GoWild team holds work trip on Sinking Creek

GoWild team holds work trip on Sinking Creek

10 October 2019

GoWild is one of the hottest outdoor phone apps on the market. Brad Luttrell, of Louisville, Kentucky is the brainchild of the rapidly growing business. Luttrell and his nine-member staff...

Onondaga Cave State Park hosts Geology Cave Tour Oct. 26

09 October 2019

The Onondaga Friends Association will partner with area grottoes to host geology tours of Onondaga Cave, Saturday, Oct. 26. These first-come, first-served cave tours will leave every half-hour from the...

Many thing are making the wild gobbler disappear

09 October 2019

Wild turkey season opened a few days ago and I shot 6 gobblers with a camera...three were jakes, I think. I would urge hunters not to kill wild turkeys this...

Entertainment

Missouri S&T Haunted Mine opens this Friday

15 October 2019

Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will “haunt” the Experimental Mine in Rolla this Halloween season and they invite the public to visit.

CAC will be at Cuba Fest Oct. 19-20 with wine tent

09 October 2019

The Cuba Arts Council (CAC) invites you to join them at the 2019 Route 66 Cuba Fest on October 19-20, open until 4 p.m. CAC will be offering the "Wine...

Hermann’s Arts & Crafts Festival marks 68th year this weekend

07 October 2019

The 68th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival hosted by The Brush & Palette Club, Inc. will be held October 12 and 13 in Hermann, Missouri, at Hermann Middle School on...

Letters to the Editor

Use tax proposal is a ‘fair tax’

on 10 October 2019

The (St. James) City Council voted to submit to the voters Proposition A on November 5. The legal language states the revenue will be used for the operation and improvement...

Chamber supports use tax proposals

on 02 October 2019

The St. James Chamber of Commerce fully supports the passage of Proposition A, the proposed use tax. Use tax is the application of the local sales tax rate on purchases...

Alum enjoyed Recklein article

on 02 October 2019

I read with interest the article about Mr. and Mrs. Recklein in the September 19 issue of the Cuba Free Press. The beautiful brick building on the corner of Smith...

Opinions

Newspapers protect your First Amendment rights

on 10 October 2019

By Jim Zachary With just 45 words the founders guaranteed five — no six — basic freedoms, fundamental American rights.

Time for one more question

on 10 October 2019

By Phill Brooks Pres. Donald Trump's recent news conference pronouncements involving allegations by federal-government whistle blower reminded me of my growing experience in Missouri's statehouse by public officials seeking to...

Get out to some great fall events

on 02 October 2019

Get your calendar out. October has arrived and things are officially getting busy. Between trips to the wineries over the next four weeks, be sure you make some time for...