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Summer reading program kicks off at library

    The James Memorial Library will once again be holding a summer reading program for the youth of St. James. Kicking off this week, guests will get to see numerous visitors teaching kids about important topics.

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Students have Coffee Shop up and running

    The Firehouse Coffee Shop is open for the summer. Students with the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) at John F. Hodge High School are manning the facility, offering drinks, breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. Money generated through the facility is then put toward grants presented to non-profit organizations in the community.

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Maramec hosting veterans June 6, Cherokees June 12

    Two events are coming to Maramec Spring Park this month. On Friday, June 6, the James Foundation and the Missouri Department of Conservation will host Veterans Fishing Day for local veterans and the Cherokee Nation’s Remember the Removal bike ride will stop at Maramec on June 12.

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Cuba teen hit by truck on I-44

    A teenager was left in serious condition Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a vehicle on I-44 in St. James. Dalton Courtway, 15 of Cuba, was struck after running northbound along Interstate 44 by a westbound traveling 2010 Chevrolet truck pulling an RV at approximately 5:28 p.m., driven by Skyler K. Hussey, 32, of Troy, Mo.

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Despite wet weather, water park is open

    The Tigershark Water Park reopened for the 2014 swimming season on Monday, May 26.  Despite rain off and on throughout the day, the opening day drew a good crowd to start the season.

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La Russa buys Pujols guitar for $12,500

    As reported last week, Wolfert’s Tool and Machine Co. has created a special guitar to celebrate Albert Pujols’ 500th home run. The guitar was sold at auction last week for $12,500.

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