With the addition of a new Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, the Cuba School District now has three school resource officers (SRO) on duty with one working at each school. The Cuba Police Department, as it has for several years, is supplying two officers.
It began as a dream of Marie Marr and Percy Pascoe and the first Cuba Fest was on May 27, 1961, on Smith Street between Route 66 and the railroad tracks. The street was closed to traffic and the first Cuba art show began.
The superintendent of the Cuba School District is concerned about Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s proposed tax cuts that will be discussed in a special legislative session to begin on September 6. “It could have a big impact on educational funding,” he told the board on August 25.
During a special meeting on August 23, Ward 2 Alderman Sam Black announced that he was resigning his position. His replacement is expected to be named at the next council meeting, which is scheduled for September 6.
The Cuba City Council approved four new ordinances at its August 16 meeting. One made it illegal to feed feral cats.