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Great weather brings large crowd in for Sip ‘n’ Savor

    Organized by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, Sip ‘n’ Savor returned to St. James on Saturday as a large crowd visited businesses around town. The day was filled with sunshine and wine and beer tasting opportunities for participants.

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Arrest made for fake bomb threat

    The St. James Police Department responded to a bomb threat on Sunday in the 700 block of Grover Street. At 9:30 a.m., an employee at Finn’s Motel located a note posted on one of the rooms, which indicated a bomb was inside. One suspect was arrested, but there was no actual explosive device.

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Local students get educated about jazz during a trip to The Big Apple - PHOTO GALLERY

    St. James High School band students took a trip to New York the week on April 17 to learn about the deep jazz history of the area. The trip was a great learning experience for the 28 jazz students who participated as they attended performances, visited historic locations and learned how jazz music influenced the city.

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Drug take back program nets 90 pounds of medication

    The St. James Police Department and Kiwanis Club teamed up over the weekend to hold a prescription drug take back program at the police station. Held on Saturday, members of the police department and Kiwanis clubs volunteered time for drive-through collection of unwanted prescription drugs and had a great turnout.

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Park, cemetery work is going well

    Work to clean the St. James Park and cemetery is under way. With these new municipal properties, officials are working hard to determine how best to care for the grounds. Thunderstorms have dropped leaves and branches for workers to cleanup, but work has been going well for the new grounds.

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Art show, craft sale et for this weekend

There will be lots of activities during the Sip ‘n’ Savor weekend including an art show and a craft bazaar. St. James High School art students will hold an art show at the Firehouse Coffee Shop this weekend. Student artists have been preparing exhibition pieces throughout the school year and will be on display for visitors. Also, the St. James PTO will be hosting a craft fair where visitors can find unique craft items from local talent.

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