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NSULAT ON 10B---May 29, 2003 The Cuba Free Pre00 Work being done at airport five years Five Years Ago May 28, 1998 Again this year Frank Shasserre headed the Memorial Day ceremonies held in this area at Kinder Cemetery, May 23. A front page photo showed work being done at our local air- port. Plans are to lengthen and re-pave the runway as well as rehabilitating the terminal and hangers. Archaeologists are sifting through the surface of the land around the Old Big Bend school building site and sum, ounding area. MoDOT plans to straighten four mi|es of Hwy. 19just south of Cuba. The county is now negotiating with the road workers union. Ruth P. Moore, of Bourbon, passed awayMay 12 at the age of 76. Glenn Mattoon Comfort, 82, died at his home in Centralia, Mo. May 19. Funeral services were held May 20 in Steelville for Ruby Emma Ruth nee Hankins of Dill City, Oklahoma. Ten Years Ago May 27, 1993 The school board voted to lease more trailers for the school year in order to have more space for more students. The Crawford County R-2 Scholarship Fund Program, which began in 1988 to raise funds for students wanting to continue their education after completing high school, has proven to be a success. One hun- dred and one thousand in school funds has been awarded to date. Eleven year old Matt Sims re- ceived a phone call from the St. Louis Muny that he has been chosen for parts in "Peter Pan and Oliver." He is the son of Lori and Dennis Strutman. The Baptist Men Brotherhood crew were pictured on page llA doing carpenter work building a ramp for a disabled person. They i ltig,undeinn6d trailYers,  Wallis Oil celebrated it's 25th year of service. Along with a party, the employees presented owner Bill Wallis with a 12 foot tall refurbished antique gaso- line pump. Funeral services were held for 93 year old George Albert Yates on May 19. Oma Marie White Sanders Imhof, age 89, was buried at Mt. Peragah Cemetery near Fredericktown, Mo. Raymond Curtis Kehner of Steelville, age 84, died on May 15. Recalling the Past Vega Cantley Donald Franklin Cooper passed away May 18 and was buried in the Copenhagen Cem- etery in Farmington, Mo. Ninety-six year old Reinholt Andrew Slowensky of Steelville died on May 15. Word was received here of the death of Paul G. Mueller, 82, of Cedar Hill, Mo. on May 6. He was formerly of Cuba. Fifteen Years Ago May 26, 1988 Driver's test will be given in Cuba at the Recklein Audito- rium at 310 N. Smith Street each 2nd and 4th Monday. In Steelville they will be on the 1st and 3rd and 5th Mondays. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday except holidays. Vandalism at public river ac- cesses in the area has resulted in regulations limiting the use of these accesses from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily throughout the year. Exceptions are to anglers ac- tively pole fishing or for launch- ing and landing of boats which must be moved immediately 'rthe are'ldring closed imalted.smoke alarms, shov ..... hours.,  ...... , : eled snow, raked leaves and as- Thursday, May 26, an esti- sisted the Red Cross. mated 150 visitors will visit Cuba for a full day intense ex- proposal was rejected. amination of Cuba's unique eco- One hundred and fifty-four nomic turn around and take a Bourbon and Steelville taxpay- bus tour of the community, ers signed two petitions asking Three Cuba men, Mayor Mik. tl county to diggsle the Spe- Burch, Dennis Roedemeier and"ialRoadDistrictsYThepetition s Chuck Ruggeri represented the State of Missouri at a recent Midwestern Governor's Confer- ence in Davenport, Iowa. Ninety year old Adele Eagan was chosen Queen at the Cuba Care Center. May 21, 75 volunteers joined members of the Viva Cuba Com- mittee in their annual clean-up of the town. Joseph S. Vavra passed away May 17 at the age of 50 years. Floyd Amos Wallen of Steelville was 80 yeas old when he died May 16. Ninety-three year old Tressie Ada England, also of Steelville, passed away May 15. James Franklin Chitwood, age 70, of Oklahoma, was buried in the Green Forest Cemetery in Salem, Mo. Twenty Years Ago May 26, 1983 The Cuba Ball Raising Fund Team raised $5,900 by bake sales, car washes, yard sales, radio-a- thon and sign-up money. More will follow as their goal is $15,000 towards the construction of new ball fields. The Roller Brothers Three Ring Circuswill come to Cuba June 4 and is sponsored by the Cuba Chamber of Commerce. A new trooper, Martin E. Elmore, from Houston, Mo., has joined the Highway Patrol in this area. Minnie L. Souders, age 95, passed away May 10 and was buried at Oak Hill. Julie Ann Work, owner-opera- tor of a.variety store here for many years, died at the age of 68 on May 15. Twenty-five Years Ago May 25, 1978 Employees of the Mid-America 'S6-:o., rejected a pr0posal to  unionie,,,This ,wasthe second time since the firm began pro- duction in July 1974, that the were presented to the Crawford County Administrative Court Monday. The Cuba Art Council, for the fourth year, has awarded camp scholarships to four students. Winners were Charles Mace and Greg Baylessfor Band and Mary Campbell for Art and Linda Carr for Vocal Music. A young man, Phillip Lemale, 22, came through Cuba on a transcontinental trek from Loui- siana to Quebec, Canada, a dis- tance of 2,200 miles. He aver- ages 20 to 25 miles per day and estimates it will take him four and one half months to complete the trip. Lisa Joann, infant daughter of John and Elizabeth Simpson, was buried May 17. Thirty Years Ago May 27, 1973 Diane Rector was valedicto- rian and Michael Voigt, saluta- torian of the 1973 graduating class of Cuba High School. Optimist awards for students of the month were given to Judy Jost, Don Ware, Cathy Gunn, Robert Crowder, Connie Christisen, Keven Ware, Diane Parker, and Chuck Albrecht. The Senior Citizens Orches- tra at Camdenton, Mo. came to Cuba and provided a musical afternoon of familiar songs of their time to an audience of se- nior citizens. Mrs. Darla Vaughn and Charles Parker were united in marriage May 20 in St. Louis. Miss Teresa Fitzpatrick, bet- ter known as "Miss Tessie" who taught school in this area for 51 years, passed away May 13 at the age of 94 years. Matthew Hempe passed away suddenly May 21, a month be- fore his 60th birthday. Funeral services were held for Ralph E. Bowen, 85, who died May 11. Thirty-Five Years Ago May 23, 1963 The first passenger train to run on the Frisco tracks between Cuba and Salem since 1933 and the first excursion trip operated by the Frisco made a trip from St. Louis to Salem Sunday, May 19. Fire Chief Walter Daehn of Cuba was elected president of the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs at their Fourth Annual Conference at Joplin. Michael Engel enrolled in a three week session at Art Gines Baseball Camp in Hunnavel], Mo. Charles DeClue, age 59, passed away suddenly May 10. Jill Sigler was hospitalized and a horse killed when the horse and car collided on Hwy. 19. The accident threw the horse upon the car in which Jill was a pas- senger. The horse rider, Lena Fay Cape, received bruises and abrasions. THE CUBA REVIEW May 25, 1905 The proposition to issue bonds in the sum of $6,000 for the pur- pose of erecting a school build- ing was voted on and carried with only six dissenting votes. The matter of building the school will be pushed so that it will be ready for the next term of school. Quite a large crowd enjoyed the Socialist Party's picnic in Cuba. Walter Thomas Mills of Chicago addressed the crowd in a two hour address in the cause of socialism. W. L. M. L. Klauber was 45 in est crowd to the wagon. They hauled and a baby buggy. Fanning Item--Mr. Lloyd Stone are the ents of a fine boy. Quite a large crowd of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron d went last Tuesday and them on their silver  anniversary. They sented with: and other useful THE CUBA May 6, 1910 Afourb) Ozark Mercantile Too busy this week to adbut we have the want and the price is H. H. Tieman, who ously disappeared months earlier was Shreveport, Smith, cashier of the Cuba. He had been a clue. Mr. Tieman chant and owner of a factory in Cuba, also tile business in St. was worth $12,000. found selling streets and gave ries as the cause hoped he would be take over. He refused to Cuba. Born to Mr. and Snyder, May 22, a six J.D. 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