Cuba schools feeding program under way - pickup time at CMS changed

The Cuba School district has released its plan for feeding students while they are away from school due to the coronavirus pandemic. The program began on Monday and is open to all children younger than 18.

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Campus rallies to 3-D print protective medical gear

When representatives from Phelps Health, anticipating a shortage of protective masks due to the coronavirus outbreak, needed help, students, faculty and staff at Missouri University of Science and Technology answered by harnessing the power of technology and ingenuity.

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Phelps Health screening station open daily 8 a.m. to midnight

Phelps Health's drive-through respiratory screening station will be open over the weekend from 8 a.m. to midnight. These hours will remain the same until further notice.

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Clerk reverses course, April election postponed until June

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced on Wednesday, March 18 that the state’s April 7 Municipal Elections would be postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Crawford County Clerk John Martin’s first response to the Executive Order was, “I consider this an unlawful order, and so far, am continuing as stated. If I change my mind, I'll let you know.”

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Cuba High School gets 16 on all-conference band

The 2019-20 school year has been a great one for the Cuba High School band, from doing well at marching festivals to placing numerous students in honor bands. Band Director Shannon Moore is pleased with what her students have accomplished and is looking for even bigger things in the future.

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Cuba

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...

County clerk objects to mayor’s absentee ballot information

on 30 March 2020

In some of his campaign literature, Cuba Mayor Ray Mortimeyer thought he was providing a good idea to local voters who might fear heading to the polls for the now...

Steelville

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...

Steelville schools to provide learning pages in Star

on 31 March 2020

Although school closure in Steelville has been extended, the school district has decided to use the Steelville Star to provide an alternative form of instruction to local schoolchildren. The alternative...

STARCO announces postponements, cancellations

on 20 March 2020

Steelville Arts Council President Scott Perkins announced closure of the organization’s theater and galleries on Wednesday, March 18, along with cancellations and postponements of upcoming events.

St. James

St. James Thrift Store and Senior Center closed due to virus

on 03 April 2020

The St. James Caring Center Thrift Store and Senior Center are closing their doors to the public due to preventing the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The Caring Center...

St. James School District announces extended closure

on 31 March 2020

The Saint James School District has announced that it is extending its school closure through May 1, with classes now tentatively scheduled to resume on Monday, May 4, due to...

PCB and Country Mart aid food pantry

PCB and Country Mart aid food pantry

on 31 March 2020

The St. James Caring Center Emergency Food Pantry received donations from Phelps County Bank (PCB) and Country Mart to receive critically needed items as supplies dwindled last week. As more...

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Crawford

New CASA volunteers sworn in

New CASA volunteers sworn in

on 03 April 2020

Two new groups of community volunteers were recently sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) by Judge Megan Seay, Presiding Circuit Judge of the 42nd Judicial Circuit. Mid-Ozark CASA,...

Circuit court announces additional pandemic changes in operation

on 03 April 2020

In compliance with the Missouri Supreme Court’s Administrative Order 1795 dated April 1, 2020, the Office of State Courts Administrator’s “Statement on The Courts and the Coronavirus” and Governor Mike...

CCHD explains notifications for positive COVID-19 cases

on 02 April 2020

Following some questions on who is notified about potential exposure to COVID-19, the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) has released information on the procedures involved following notification of a positive...

Phelps

Races development for commission, coroner offices as county candidate filing closes

on 03 April 2020

Candidate filing for Phelps County offices closed on March 31, with nine candidates seeking two seats as county commissioners and two running for county coroner. Several other seats will be...

Missouri S&T postpones spring commencement

on 03 April 2020

 Missouri University of Science and Technology will postpone its spring commencement ceremonies to a date to be determined, Chancellor Mo Dehghani announced today (Thursday, April 2).

Missouri S&T students provide face shields for medical workers

Missouri S&T students provide face shields for medical workers

on 03 April 2020

Tom Hoing (left) and Max Foley (center), engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology, deliver the first run of over 1,000 face shields for medical personnel to Dr....

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

Department of Social Services extends the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

03 April 2020

In response to COVID-19, the Department of Social Services is extending the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program from March 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020 for Missourians who have not...

SEMA adapts Applicant Briefing to online presentation in support of local governments, nonprofits statewide involved in COVID-19 response

03 April 2020

Following the federal disaster declaration for COVID-19 on March 26, the State Emergency Management Agency has made an online applicant briefing available for local government and nonprofit agencies statewide that...

 Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org expands guidelines to help Missourians in need of legal answers

03 April 2020

Even in these uncertain times, Missouri lawyers are here to help by fielding legal questions about COVID-19 and its impact on our lives and livelihoods. Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org, a virtual legal clinic...

Outdoors

MDC encourages you to enjoy Missouri’s flowering trees and shrubs!

03 April 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to unwind in nature by enjoying Missouri’s flowering trees and shrubs. Many of Missouri’s native trees and shrubs bloom in spring, putting...

Missouri State Parks modifies operations to address overcrowding

31 March 2020

Out of an abundance of caution and in response to recent events, Missouri State Parks will modify operations at five state parks to address overcrowding and concerns regarding public safety....

White bass fun with light tackle

White bass fun with light tackle

31 March 2020

By Larry Dablemont White bass caught on ultra-lite equipment, will outfight about anything in a stream…except smallmouth. And when there is a good current in a tributary to any Ozark...

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,...