Harvest Festival officially gets under way Tuesday
Harvest Festival begins in less than a week with all kinds of fun activities on tap for all ages. Steelville’s 50th Annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held September 2-7. The theme for the year is “50 Magical Years” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event.
Funding options discussed for sewer and street work
Steelville City Council members discussed possible financing options for sewer and street work at the last council meeting held on August 18.
James Foundation presents $5,000 in local grants
The James Foundation recently finished presenting annual grants to organizations and projects in St. James. Each year, the Foundation awards grants for the “betterment of St. James,” and this year eight projects received grant funds totaling $5,000.
Council gets update on foundation’s work
During last week’s St. James City Council meeting, an update was given on the Community Foundation Ozarks (CFO), with St. James Area Community Foundation Treasurer Jenna Davis discussing the organization. She highlighted the group’s history and explained plans for community grants.
Businesses, school groups, church groups and individuals are still needed for Trunk ‘R Treat on October 31. The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is hoping to get more participants to hand out candy and provide activities for area kids that evening at Lucy Wortham James Elementary School.
School board stands against Amendment 3
St. James school administration are standing strong in their opposition to Constitutional Amendment 3, which voters will see on the November ballot. The Board of Education passed a resolution during last month’s board meeting to voice their opposition and Superintendent Joy Tucker and Assistant Superintendent Linda Pruett agree with their stance.