PTO seeking help with Trunk ‘R Treat
Trunk ‘R Treat will return to the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School on Friday October 31. The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking for interested local businesses, school groups or clubs, scouts and church groups to participate in the annual event.
Nixon names St. James Winery CEO to state’s Energy Steering Committee
Dr. Peter Hofherr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of St. James Winery, has been appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to a new committee to guide the development of a statewide energy plan. Hofherr is one of more than 50 leaders in business, labor, education and energy from throughout Missouri to be named to the Comprehensive State Energy Plan steering committee.
Noose incident leads to retirement, unpaid leave for two workers
The St. James Board of Education held a special session October 2 to discuss the employees currently under investigation for racial discrimination. Board members moved to place an employee accused of hanging a noose in the staff break room on two weeks of unpaid administrative leave as of October 1. Another has retired from the district.
Chamber officials pleased with Chics and Chocolate turnout - PHOTO GALLERY
Chics and Chocolate was a huge success for downtown businesses and the St. James Chamber of Commerce. Held on Thursday, September 25, participants had a fun evening of shopping, winning prizes, and enjoying tasty treats. The event has grown since its beginnings and this year was the largest Chics and Chocolate event ever.
Band takes first in Sullivan
Red Regiment Marching Band members have a lot to celebrate after an outstanding performance at the Sullivan Marching Festival on Saturday. The St. James High School band brought home first place and several special awards.
St. James voters approve library tax
St. James will retain its public library after a 30-cent per $100 of assessed valuation property tax passed on Tuesday. Voters approved the tax with 287 in favor and to 255 opposed. Revenue from the tax will provide a steady income stream for the continued operation of the James Memorial Public Library by the city of St. James.