Pool refinancing could save taxpayers $200,000
The St. James City Council is once again hoping to refinance pool bonds to save money on the issue. Last year, the council attempted to get a better interest rate, but rates spiked suddenly during the process. Joy Howard, of WM Financial Strategies, informed the council Monday night that rates are down once again and there is nearly $200,000 in savings available to the city.
MoDOT engineer explains sales tax proposal
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Area Engineer Preston Kramer spoke to the St. James City Council Monday night about a proposed statewide sales tax on the August ballot. The tax would fund MoDOT projects across the state for the next 10 years.
The Bourbon High School Alumni Association is hosting the first annual BHSAA Women’s Volleyball tournament Saturday, October 18, 2014.
Bourbon childcare provider receives award
Kathy Taber, Early Care and Education director at The Community Partnership, recently presented an award to Abbie Bouwhuis-Bremer from Beginning Steps Early Learning Center in Bourbon. The award is for raising her ECERS-R score.
The Board Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice President Michelle Volkmann. Following the adoption of the agenda, the vice president declared a recess to allow the board to attend an Award Ceremony in the cafeteria. Students performing at an Advanced Level on last spring’s MAP tests and End of Course Exams were presented with medals to recognize their achievement. The meeting was then declared back in session following the award presentations.
Crawford Electric conducts annual business meeting
A stormy morning didn’t deter hundreds of member-owners of Crawford Electric who turned out September 10 for the 74th annual meeting of the cooperative. The skies had cleared by late morning, when more than 1,200 people were able to enjoy a steak sandwich lunch cooked by the Crawford County Cattlemen.