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Garden has been great success

    The St. James Community Garden has finished its first summer of adopted beds and has received positive responses from the businesses and individuals who participated this year. More than 1,400 pounds of produce was harvested, much of which was donated to the St. James Caring Center for its food distribution program, and the Community Garden Committee hopes to further grow the program.

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Council seeks answers from foundation

    The St. James City Council held a discussion about city buildings in Nelson Hart Park during Monday night’s meeting. Alderman Alan Sachs had some questions on expenses at the facilities and the status of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO), which was raising money for renovations at the facilities.

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81st GFF went well

• Chamber officials happy with this year’s event
    The Grape and Fall Festival came to St. James for its 81st year last week. While the St. James Chamber of Commerce is still calculating how well the festival did, the four-day event went off without a hitch.

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Library plans birthday party for Lucy Wortham James

    The James Memorial Public Library will celebrate the 134th birthday of Lucy Wortham James this Saturday. Photographs of Mrs. James, along with videos and a history of her life will be available in the main reading room at the library throughout the day.

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Skouby plans to remain municipal judge, even if he runs for Maries County prosecutor

    Richard (Tony) Skouby is currently seeking election as the Maries County prosecutor in the upcoming November election, but said he intends to keep his jobs as municipal judge in St. James, Belle and Newburg. Skouby, who is a resident of St. James and also owns property in Maries County, is currently awaiting a ruling on his eligibility to seek office in Maries County.

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Portell named GFF queen - PHOTO GALLERY

    The 81st Annual Grape and Fall Festival officially began Wednesday night, with Hayley Lynn Portell being crowned Miss St. James during the queen pageant, which was held at St. James Middle School. Portell was one of seven candidates vying for the crown.

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