Last updateSat, 20 Dec 2014 5pm


Good cause leads to curly locks for coach

    A fundraising endeavor was held over the past two weeks to raise money to help out a local charity and the St. James High School boys’ basketball team. Jon Rapp, of Phelps County Bank, and Ben Smith, Tigers’ coach, have been attempting to raise $3,000. If the goal is met, Smith will perm his hair for the remainder of the season.

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Donations needed to keep hat project going

    A hat project begun by Denise Gordon and Nancy Gorman has allowed for the creation of 340 handmade hats that were delivered to the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School. All students from preschool through first grade will have brand new hats for the winter. Gordon and Gorman hope to expand the project to include the upper grade levels at the elementary school.

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Help still needed to make holiday season bright for local teens, seniors

    The St. James Caring Center is still seeking donations for its Adopt-a-Senior and Adopt-a-Teen programs, which are designed to help community members during the holidays. Each year, the Caring Center offers stockings that are up for adoption by local individuals and businesses. These are then distributed to residents to provide for holiday needs.

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Public welcome to attend Worldwide Candle Lighting

    The Compassionate Friends will hold Worldwide Candle Lighting on Sunday, December 14 at 7 p.m., around the globe. Chapters will be lighting candles for one hour in honor of the sons, daughters, sisters and grandchildren who have died too soon.


Chamber encouraging residents to help choose holiday lighting contest winners

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce has invited businesses to participate in a holiday window-decorating contest. Several businesses have finished and are open to public voting to select who will win the best seasonal window decorations. The winner will be announced during Saturday’s annual Christmas parade.

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Christmas events planned for this weekend

    Christmas activities are coming to St. James this week. Residents can participate in the Parent Teacher Organization’s (PTO) Christmas Craft Fair, the annual Christmas parade, a holiday open house with Santa at the Depot and Christmas story hour at the James Memorial Public Library.