Board approves graduation plan, other business

    Graduation for the 2020-21 school year has set for May 21, 2021 at 7 p.m. The St. James Board of Education agreed to again hold graduation outdoors at the football complex and has plans in place for alternate sites.

Who is the lady on the ladder?

By Lori Malcolm for Viva Cuba
    Cuba brings its history to life with art. The town's murals attract visitors from around the world. It all started with an idea and a local artist. Somewhat of a hometown celebrity, Shelly Smith Steiger has been painting around town for over two decades. In fact, she is not only an artist and painter, but also a welder, mother, wife, friend, teacher, student, athlete, and lover of animals and nature.  

Meramec and Onondaga Cave state parks host public meeting Nov. 6

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to an informational meeting at Meramec State Park on Friday, Nov. 6. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the visitor center.  This will be a combined meeting for Onondaga Cave and Meramec state parks. Informational handouts regarding park programs and cave tours will be available at this event.

Student tests positive for COVID at Cuba Elementary

    Cuba School District Superintendent Jon Earnhart announced Thursday afternoon that a student at the Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student, who did not ride the bus this week, has been quarantined along with 11 others and two staff members who have potentially been exposed to the virus.

COVID-19 ends SHS volleyball season

    After someone of the Steelville High School volleyball team tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week, the entire Lady Cardinals squad was put into quarantine and forced cancel the remainder of its regular season. The Lady Cards will also not be able to compete in the Class 2 District 7 tournament that will be played at Bourbon High School Monday and Tuesday.

MU Strip Trial Program seeks participants for fertilizer trials

University of Missouri Extension is looking for farmers to participate in fertilizer trials as part of the “MU Certified” Strip Trial Program.
MU Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory, who leads the program, said this year’s farmer panel approved trials focused on improving management of fertilizer in corn and soybean rotations, wheat and forages.