There’s something for everyone at Cuba Fest 2013.
Cuba Fest is always the 3rd weekend of October.
Tri-C’s Cuba Fest 2013 allows Cuba, MO to bring together a variety of family music, food, crafts, and entertainment for both its local citizens and visitors to enjoy. Each year Viva Cuba, our community betterment and beautification group, plans several activities as their contribution to the community fun.
Here’s a preview of what we have in store this year: (more…)
Viva Cuba is sponsoring a photo contest with a theme Our Town for high school students in grades 9-12 in the Crawford County RII school district. As long as students (14-18) are in the Cuba district and enrolled in a home school or private school program, they can participate.
Entries should be of scenes within the city limits of Cuba and can be interior or exterior shots. Three judges with expertise in photography will judge the entries on technical skill, composition, originality, and compliance with the theme and contest rules. Only one photo entry per contestant is allowed. (more…)
1. It started with this blighted area on West Washington/Route 66–not a very attractive sight in our town. Viva Cuba decided that it was time to transform this blight into a more attractive scene. (more…)
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…)