BBQ event coming back to MVH Friday-Sunday
The Second Annual Missouri Veterans Home BBQ Bivouac will be held this weekend at the St. James Veterans Home. Last year was a great first year of competition and the Veterans Home is looking to make year two even bigger. Sponsored by the MVH-Assistance League, the KC Barbeque Society sanctioned competition will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the 30 registered competitors.
Through the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri Extension, a Master Naturalists class is offered every 18 months to certify volunteer citizens in the knowledge of local conservation. Master Naturalists are instructed in all areas of Missouri ecology, including our unique Ozark geology which houses a vast variety of plants, animals and trees.
Third graders are using the Limeades for Learning to help fund a field trip to the St. Louis Science Center. So far they have raised $600 through Sonic, which offers the program, and are seeking to raise an additional $1,400 for transportation costs.
SJMS band does well at MSU
Middle school bands traveled to Missouri State University (MSU) on October 18 to take part in MSU’s homecoming activities. Local seventh- and eighth-grade students performed throughout the day and competed against two other schools in the middle school division, taking second place in the competition.
John F. Hodge High School drama students are presenting Beauty and the Beast this week. Performances are scheduled for Thursday and Saturday, as the group will be showcasing William Glennon’s adaptation of Perrault’s play.
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.