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Drug cases on the rise, police chief tells council

    Police Chief Ron Jones gave an overview of 2014 to the St. James City Council on Monday night. Calls were up significantly last year, and police officers responded to more incidents than ever. Over 7,800 incidents were reported last year, with 1,052 requiring investigations.

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Deadline is drawing near for candidates

    This is the final week for interested candidates to file their information to run in the April General Election. Interested candidates have until next Tuesday, January 20 to file for positions up for election.

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Split council redefines employee workweek

    The St. James City Council approved a change in the employee handbook regarding a 40-hour workweek on Monday night. City Administrator Jeff Davis requested the change, which primarily changed the utility department from an eight-hour workday to a 40-hour workweek. The council was split on the decision, with the motion passing four to two.

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Ward named new postmaster in St. James

    St. James has a new head postmaster after Ted Ward, Jr. was sworn into his new position on Friday. A short installation ceremony was held with Mark Montgomery, Manager of Post Office Operations, and Rolla Postmaster Jim Woodman.

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Sewer district patrons looking at options to stay afloat

    Residents of the Phelps Water Sewer District #4 (PWSD) are still looking into actions available to them to get their district financially stable. Ramona Rinehart, who has been one of the residents spearheading the initiative, spent time over the final months of 2014 urging citizens to get involved.

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Candidates still needed for posts

    Only two weeks remain for interested candidates to file for city and school positions. Area residents have until January 20 to file for positions up for election in the April for the city of St. James, school board and ambulance board.

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