CHS students make pillows for young patients

An attack of appendicitis turned into a project at Cuba High School that is now providing small pillows that are helping recovery for young patients at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo.

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Board hears construction update

The St. James School District construction project is quickly nearing completion. Eric Sherrill, of Branco Enterprises Inc., project manager, gave the St. James Board of Education an update on the progress that continues on campus during a November 19 virtual board meeting.

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Fire strikes Steelville Cemetery

Fire burned through part of the Steelville Cemetery last week, leaving patches of black ground among the stones and trees. Crawford County 911 Emergency Services reported the fire was first called in at around 10 p.m. on November 18.

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MBSH receives three PB 840 vents from BJC Emergency Supply

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital was able to secure three PB 840 Ventilators from BJC Emergency Supply.  With the potential high demand for ventilators during the pandemic, MBSH was grateful to be able to have these units available should they be needed in their Critical Care Unit.

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Virtual instruction goes well, Graves says

After closing down on November 6 due to a large number of students and staff in quarantine, the Cuba School District was scheduled to return to in-person learning on Monday, but a lack of bus drivers pushed that back one day. During the closure, teachers and staff used virtual instruction methods.

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Cuba

Cuba School Board deems staff members ‘essential employees’

on 24 November 2020

During the Cuba School Board meeting held this past Monday, the board voted to adopt the CDC’s guidelines which would designate all school employees as “essential.”

CHS students make pillows for young patients

CHS students make pillows for young patients

on 24 November 2020

An attack of appendicitis turned into a project at Cuba High School that is now providing small pillows that are helping recovery for young patients at Mercy Hospital in Washington,...

City council stalls on COVID measures

on 23 November 2020

The Cuba City Council met November 17 and discussed the possible implementation new closures for city offices due to the pandemic. Emergency Preparedness Director Rodney Neff reported his recommendations to...

Steelville

Fire strikes Steelville Cemetery

Fire strikes Steelville Cemetery

on 24 November 2020

Fire burned through part of the Steelville Cemetery last week, leaving patches of black ground among the stones and trees. Crawford County 911 Emergency Services reported the fire was first...

Country Mart Pharmacy supports Book Buddy program

on 24 November 2020

Clayton Earhart, PharmD of Country Mart Pharmacy, is joined by Steelville Elementary students (from left) Baylee Stringer, Clara Garrison and Tristian Damo to show off the October Book Buddy books...

School staff not deemed 'essential workers'

on 21 November 2020

Although the Steelville School Board voted to implement a mask mandate for students and staff in order to keep more students in school during the COVID-19 pandemic, the board did...

St. James

Board hears update on winter sports plan

on 25 November 2020

Athletic Director Greg Harlan spoke to the St. James Board of Education on November 19 on current plans for winter sports and how lessons learned from fall sports helped the...

COVID-19 causes further changes to STJ schools

on 25 November 2020

COVID-19 has caused further changes to how students will learn at St. James schools. The middle school will be moving to a hybrid learning plan and the Lucy Wortham James...

Board discusses empty facility, other business

on 24 November 2020

The St. James Board of Education held discussions on what to do with an empty facility on campus during a November 19 virtual meeting. Several other items were also discussed...

Crawford

The Doe Run Company supports STEM education at the Viburnum schools

The Doe Run Company supports STEM education at the Viburnum schools

on 25 November 2020

This fall, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) has pledged nearly $9,000 to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum at local school districts. The support is part of...

MBSH receives three PB 840 vents from BJC Emergency Supply

MBSH receives three PB 840 vents from BJC Emergency Supply

on 24 November 2020

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital was able to secure three PB 840 Ventilators from BJC Emergency Supply. With the potential high demand for ventilators during the pandemic, MBSH was grateful to...

CC COVID cases increase by more than 100 for third straight week

on 23 November 2020

More than 100 new COVID-19 cases were again reported over the past week in Crawford County, making this the third week in a row that number has been over that...

Phelps

DAR meeting being held December 5

DAR meeting being held December 5

on 25 November 2020

Noah Coleman Chapter, NSDAR, will not meet in November due to Thanksgiving, but will meet Saturday, December 5 at 11:30 a.m. at Sybil's Restaurant in St. James.

Phelps County Commission orders mask mandate

on 25 November 2020

The Phelps County Commission voted 2-1 on Tuesday to implement a mask mandate to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Presiding Commissioner Randy Verkamp and District #1 Commissioner Larry Stratman...

Health Department continues to struggle with number of COVID-19 cases

on 24 November 2020

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department continues to struggle with the overwhelming number of cases of COVID-19 in the area. As testing expands and cases continue to rise across the state,...

Bourbon

New Mexican restaurant open in Bourbon

on 24 November 2020

Maria and Figo Moreno recently opened Figo’s Mexican Barn in Bourbon at the former location of the Barn and Grill near Interstate 44. This is the family’s second location after...

Bourbon schools unlikely to make mask policy change

on 17 November 2020

Following an announcement by the state that last week that schools can stop quarantining students and staff if they have possibly been exposed to the coronavirus as long as everyone...

More charges filed in Bourbon shooting case

on 03 November 2020

The man who allegedly fired shots at another person outside of Bourbon on October 20 is in jail. The 21-year-old was originally charged with three felonies and held on a...

State and Regional

Missouri 2021 presenting program series

25 November 2020

Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th anniversary of statehood. Leading up...

Governor announces launch of new COVID-19 vaccine website for missourians

24 November 2020

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson today announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri...

MSHP seeking applicants for next class

MSHP seeking applicants for next class

24 November 2020

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing...

Outdoors

They just don’t normally do that in winter

25 November 2020

By Larry Dablemont As the seasons roll on in the outdoors, year after year, I see the strangest things…things I haven’t seen before. That happened again. Last week on one...

Winds of change for Missouri conservation regulations

25 November 2020

By Bill Cooper Amidst tornado warnings and torrential rains, Missouri deer hunters bagged 80,550 deer on the opening weekend of Missouri’s firearms deer season. Of the 80,525 deer harvested, 48,695...

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 176,604

25 November 2020

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 176,604 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 14-24. Of the...

Entertainment

ECC Theatre to tell tales from the shadows

ECC Theatre to tell tales from the shadows

28 October 2020

Join the East Central College Theatre Department on campus for a chilling theatrical experience featuring storytelling and surprises. Tales from the Shadows is a unique outdoor event that includes a...

OAT Radio Show planned for October 29-30, November 6-7

21 October 2020

The Cedar Street Players, the Community Theatre branch of Ozark Actors Theatre’s, are pleased to present the ​OAT Radio Show,​ October 29, and 30, and November 6 and 7. This...

Missouri S&T theatre to host virtual ‘choose your own adventure’ play

16 October 2020

Students of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will present a two-part interactive Zoom play this October that allows attendees to create their own stories.

Letters to the Editor

Jaywalking should disqualify ballot

on 25 November 2020

At a recent press conference President Trump announced that he now has his own cure for the coronavirus and he is making it available to the world free of charge....

Food pantry will accept food items

on 19 November 2020

Since the Boy Scouts will not be helping to garner non-perishable food products for the Food Pantry in Bourbon this year, we will be accepting these products at the shop.

Disappointed

on 12 November 2020

I am disappointed and saddened. Not mainly, however, because Donald Trump may not ultimately be president, but mainly because 70 million adult people voted for two attitudinal preborn baby killers,...

Opinions

Economic freedom in Missouri improves

on 25 November 2020

By Rik W. Hafer How about some good economic news. According to the just released 2020 edition of Economic Freedom of North America, Missouri ranks as the 12th most economically...

What is coming next?

on 25 November 2020

By Phill Brooks The title of this column is a question that kept popping into my head during Missouri's gubernatorial campaign. That question repeatedly was asked by fictional Pres. Jed...

We cannot allow our 1st Amendment rights to become ‘wrongs’

on 19 November 2020

By Gene Policinski When do our First Amendment rights become “wrongs?” Well, when it comes to exercising your rights of free speech, assembly and petition in Tennessee, be careful. Setting...