Holiday weekend bringing fireworks, reunions
Independence Day weekend will be busy in St. James. Along with a fireworks celebration on Friday, the 110th year all school reunion is slated for Saturday. Visitors will get to reunite with fellow classmates and celebrate the many years of St. James history.
Golden Age Center still seeking donations for auction
The St. James Golden Age Center (GAC) is continuing to seek donations for a fundraiser on July 12. Donations will be used as silent auction items to raise money for the senior center. Many local businesses have already come out in support of the fundraising effort and GAC volunteers hope to raise enough to cover their yearly operating costs.
Summer school wrapping up this week
Students participating in summer school are enjoying their last week of activities. Superintendent Joy Tucker is pleased with the attendance and looks forward to fifth quarter in July to allow students to earn credit recovery.
School earns nutrition certification
New standards from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been pushed down to school districts in recent years, requring a high standard of nutrition to be offered to students. St. James food service personnel have been training to stay ahead of changing standards. This year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) has certified every member of the food service at Level 1 or higher.
Astronaut thrills children at library
Retired NASA astronaut Tom Akers visited the James Memorial Public Library last Thursday to speak to youth and families attending the Summer Reading Program. Akers has been on four shuttle launches for various missions and discussed his experiences with those in attendance.