The Cuba Review of 1933 recounted a Route 66 crash involving a dog and two motorists.
In honor of National Dog Day, the blog will recount a story (actually side-by-side stories) from the 1933 Cuba Review involving a historic dog that belonged to Justice of the Peace Colonel W.H. Sweetin.
The story involves many dramatic elements: politics, car crashes, a half-vicious dog, and children (one with a hard head), and an element of humor. (more…)
Beau was a guest of the Cuba Animal Control at one point. He still can’t understand why know one want him.
Beau was one of Cuba’s misplaced dogs. He came into the county as a stray and bounced around for awhile. One lady’s kids though he could live with her. She didn’t want him. We first saw him when we returned from vacation–a thin, big black dog with matted eyes who met us in our driveway.
The lady’s kids doctored his eyes, fed him, and he roamed around with no permanent home. They encouraged us to take him. We had one dog and one cat–that was enough.
Soon Cuba’s Animal Control was called. That’s when the kill rate was high. The dog was suppose to go to a rescue. But when we saw the officer a week later, he said the big, black dog was still there. Things didn’t look good for skinny Beau. Large black dogs don’t have a good adoption rate, and there was no real effort at soliciting adoptions at the time. You can see this coming can’t you? (more…)
Linnea stays grounded with frequent trips home to visit with her family.
Joe Nichols is headlining at this year’s Crawford County Fair on Saturday night, and the good looking country singer of “Tequila Makes My Clothes Fall Off,” is generating excitement. But this year, for the hometown crowd, the opening act is building interest too.
Linnea Sanazaro who graduated from Cuba High School and then traveled to Los Angeles to study singing, dancing, and acting and to perfect her pop music act will be opening for the Saturday night headliner on Saturday, July 13th at 8:00 pm. (more…)
The Viva Cuba mural inspection team reviewed all the murals for damage and maintenance issues. Viva Cuba members Peggy Holland, Kim Roedemeier, and Jill Barnett made the inspection tour with Dennis Roedemeier and painter Suzie Haffer.
Most people think that once Cuba’s murals are painted that the story ends. However, Viva Cuba, the community organization that commissioned the murals, realizes that is not the end of the story. Annual inspection and maintenance is necessary. In the early years of the project, there was more emphasis on raising funds for murals, picking artists and topics, and the actual painting. Now, it requires a lot of TLC and attention to detail to extend the life of the aging murals. (more…)
Amelia Earhart came along on this year’s Yellow School Bus Tour in Cuba, MO. Amelia is pictured in one of Viva Cuba’s murals.
Cuba, MO: With the school year winding down, the fourth grade students finished the year with Missouri History Month and one of Viva Cuba members’ favorite activities, The Yellow School Bus Tour of Cuba’s murals. (more…)