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Voting Underway For “Junior Miss Bourbon”

By Jeff Tolle It’s time to cast your ballot for your choice to become this year’s “Junior Miss Bourbon.” A great selection of young ladies have declared their candidacy and are seeking your support. Each has made a campaign poster and vote can to place in their sponsoring business. After riding on their floats in the Fall Festival Parade Friday, September 12th, the winner will be crowned during... 
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Treatment Facility Has Good Review

Plant Operator Doug Montgomery demonstrates the new laboratory scale recently purchased by the City of Bourbon. This expensive scale is required to be precisely calibrated to meet the standards set down by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. (L-R) Plant Operator Doug Montgomery and his assistant Bob Lawrence conduct wastewater suitability tests in the laboratory at the Sewer Treatment Facility... 

Alumni To Host Car Show

By Jeff Tolle As part of the Fall Festival celebration being held in downtown Bourbon on Sept. 12 and 13, the Bourbon High School Alumni Association is hosting its second annual Car Show. This show has no individual classes of autos, like standard competitions, and only gives out “People’s Choice Awards.” 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded to the car show favorites. There is a $10... 
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Surplus Walkers Need To Go

Are you in need of a walker and your health care insurance doesn’t cover it? Or are you a rehab facility or a medical center that could use a few more in their inventory? No worry, Heartland Independent Living Center has a surplus that they are willing to donate to those who need them in the community on a first come first serve basis. Heartland is grateful that so many have recently been donated... 
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Crawford County Retired Teachers Association

Not-Back-To-School meeting for Crawford County Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel will be Sept. 4 at Country Kitchen in Cuba. They gather at 6 p.m. to visit and eat.  The meeting will start at 7 p.m. with Jim Kreider, Executive Director of Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel as our speaker. He will discuss retirement and current education issues.... 
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Old Iron Works Days

One of the most popular spots to visit in Missouri is Maramec Spring Park. This is especially true on Oct. 11 and 12 during the Old Iron Works Days. During these two days, over 100 crafters will be demonstrating 40 different crafts of the 1860’s era. You can learn how to make arrowheads, pottery, etc. and participate in numerous education and fun craft activities. There will be live entertainment... 
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Crawford County Notes, Aug. 19

By Ryan Storz County commissioners approved an computerized temperature control system with EPM, Inc. The system will be installed in the county courthouse and collector/assessor facilities in the amount of $74,078.50 to be financed with a lease-purchase instrument. The term will last 60 months with an interest rate of 3.259 percent and no prepayment penalty. Tax Receipts Sales tax receipts are up... 
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Three Charged In Hit-And-Run Death

Two Steelville residents and a Cuba resident have been charged in the hit-and-run death of an unnamed male subject. Mark Albright is charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, both felonies. Michael Hunt and Julie Newsome are charged with failure to identify as a witness. On Aug. 11, two Steelville police officers were dispatched to an... 

Three Arrested At Chateau Inn In Cuba

Three Phelps County residents were arrested at the Chateau Inn in Cuba Aug. 13 after authorities suspected drug activity. Russell Crider, Rolla; Darrel Bailey, St. James; and Laura Moreland, St. James; are all charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Cuba police found two bags of methamphetamine, a glass pipe with white residue that tested positive for meth and two syringes in Crider’s... 
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