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Tree City USA designation presented

    The St. James Forestry Board has been seeking a grant to document and plan for tree replacement project in town. As part of the grant application, St. James has received a Tree City USA designation. Tree City representative Mike Fleischhauer presented members of the board new signage for the city in front of the St. James City Council Monday night.

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School seeking grant applications

    The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) at the John F. Hodge High School is once again offering community grants for projects in the area. YEP student board members will be reviewing grant applications and the deadline for applications is May 10.

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All school reunion set for July 4-5

    An all school class reunion is being planned for the weekend of July 4-5. Alumni are hoping to hold events in the downtown plaza area, highlighting some of the improvements being made at the schools, library and football field.

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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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