School announces long-range plans
Representatives from Ittner Architectural Leadership presented the final district-wide facilities master plan to the St. James Board of Education on January 16. The plan outlines immediate and long-term facilities needs that will be used by the district to improve its facilities over the next 15 to 20 years. Planning involved meeting with staff and residents to determine what areas of improvement the district should tackle and what needs were most necessary moving forward.
New school resource officer now on duty
St. James schools have a new resource officer. Officer Roy Bell will step in to serve at the schools after discussions to bring the position back to the district. Bell will serve the schools for 10 months a year, the St. James Police Department for a month and a half and get vacation for the remaining weeks.
Veterans Home workers earns prestigious award
The Missouri Veterans Home-St. James recently announced that Robert “Bob” Terry, food service manager, is the Missouri Veterans Commission January 2014 Employee of the Month. This is a prestigious award as Terry competed against other employees from six other veterans homes across the state as well as the Commission’s Cemetery and Veteran’s Service Office programs.
Freezin’ for a Reason’s second annual 5K Walk/Run will benefit the daughter of a Rolla firefighter who lost his life in a vehicle accident. The event will be held on Saturday, February 22 in St. James.
The American Red Cross Heart of Mo. Chapter has scheduled a Disaster Services Overview training class for 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, at the First Church of God, 615 W. James Blvd. in St. James.
Old body used to create new unit for ambulance district
The St. James Ambulance District has a new ambulance in the fleet. Replacing a 12-year-old vehicle, delivery was made just in time for the winter weather. By renovating an older ambulance, the district saved $45,000.