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Tax needed to keep library open, officials say

    A proposed 30-cent property tax levy will appear on the August 5 ballot to fund the future operation of the James Memorial Public Library. The tax would provide funding to allow for yearly operation and is required if the facility is to remain open. Voters will not only determine if St. James continues to have a public library, but will also decide if the city keeps the St. James Park recently acquired from the James Foundation.

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Council approves police car bids

    On Monday night, police car bids were reviewed by the St. James City Council, which accepted a low bid from Joe Machens Ford. This is part of an initiative started in 2012 to get new cars for the department and has been an ongoing process during that time to replace older vehicles in use.

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Pool refinancing could save taxpayers $200,000

    The St. James City Council is once again hoping to refinance pool bonds to save money on the issue. Last year, the council attempted to get a better interest rate, but rates spiked suddenly during the process. Joy Howard, of WM Financial Strategies, informed the council Monday night that rates are down once again and there is nearly $200,000 in savings available to the city.

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MoDOT engineer explains sales tax proposal

    Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Area Engineer Preston Kramer spoke to the St. James City Council Monday night about a proposed statewide sales tax on the August ballot. The tax would fund MoDOT projects across the state for the next 10 years.

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First annual BHSAA women’s volleyball tournament being held on October 18

    The Bourbon High School Alumni Association is hosting the first annual BHSAA Women’s Volleyball tournament Saturday, October 18, 2014. 

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Bourbon childcare provider receives award

    Kathy Taber, Early Care and Education director at The Community Partnership, recently presented an award to Abbie Bouwhuis-Bremer from Beginning Steps Early Learning Center in Bourbon. The award is for raising her ECERS-R score.

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