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St. James News

St. James woman wins $25,000 in lottery

A Walmart dispatcher claimed a $25,000 Missouri Lottery prize on April 10. Elizabeth Whitwell of St. James said she buys a Scratchers ticket every day she works. She purchased a “Lucky 7s Playbook” at Country Mart, 319 N. Jefferson in St. James, that concealed the $25,000 prize.

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New council members sworn in

    New aldermen to the St. James City Council were sworn in Monday night. The evening saw Danielle Verkamp and Mag Roberts leaving the council. Following the reformation of the council, discussion was held on bids for utility contractor boring on the north side of town.

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New budget includes 3% electric rate hike

• City council expected to increase fees next month
    The St. James City Council approved the 2014-15 annual budget on Monday night. As the last act of the council prior to certification of the April election results, some questions were raised about where the city stands moving forward.

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St. James students do well in FRC art contest

    John F. Hodge High School art students participated in the 2014 Four Rivers Conference Art Show recently with many students being recognized for their excellent work. Students competed in the areas of design, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, fibers, computer art, printmaking, black and white drawing, color drawing and ceramics.

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‘Snow White’ coming to JFH stage

    John F. Hodge High School students will be presenting the classic children’s fairy tale “Snow White” at the high school beginning Thursday night. Shows will be held Thursday, Friday,and Saturday in the gym and will run approximately one hour.