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St. James News

County clerk to challenge library tax vote after ballot mix-up

    Phelps County Clerk Carol Bennett is challenging the vote on Proposition A, or the James Memorial Library tax, after it was discovered that several voters in Ward 4 received the wrong ballot. At least 11 voters who showed up to the poles received an out-of-city ballot, which did not have the library tax on it, and could not vote on the issue since it was a city only tax.

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City will save $187,000 by refinancing pool bonds

    The St. James City Council passed an ordinance Monday night to refinance pool bonds for a savings of $187,000 over the life of the bonds.

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Local teenager competes at national finals

    Kayla Copenhaver, soon to be a St. James High School sophomore, attended the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) at the end of last month, competing against more than 1,500 of the most talented rodeo students in the world. She competed in barrel and pole races and came very close to ending in the top five.

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Man arrested for stealing car

    On July 29, officers of the St. James Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 700 block of North Maramec. The Osage Beach police Department found the vehicle two days later and as a result of the investigation, Osage Beach authorities arrested Garrett T. Green, of Rolla, for Tampering First Degree.

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Grieving families are forming group to help others carry on

    A new chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is coming to the Meramec area. The group provides grief support for families that suffer the death of a child. Trina and Scott Fitch and Mike and Marsha Brinker are working to bring a local chapter to this area for those needing to heal during their time of grief.

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