School earns nutrition certification
New standards from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been pushed down to school districts in recent years, requring a high standard of nutrition to be offered to students. St. James food service personnel have been training to stay ahead of changing standards. This year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) has certified every member of the food service at Level 1 or higher.
Astronaut thrills children at library
Retired NASA astronaut Tom Akers visited the James Memorial Public Library last Thursday to speak to youth and families attending the Summer Reading Program. Akers has been on four shuttle launches for various missions and discussed his experiences with those in attendance.
Youth in the St. James School District can receive free meals in July. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps assure that eligible populations have access to nutritious meals during the summer months and will allow the district to provide free meals for anyone 18 years and younger.
Local family continues the fight to treat Alzheimer’s
Team Lois, a local group of the Association ALZ Star team, competed against a field of more than 3,000 athletes participating in the Hospital Hill Run to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. The race was held on June 6 in Kansa
Local car dealer is hosting autism event
Hutcheson Ford will be holding a “Drive For Your Community” event this Saturday to benefit the St. Louis Chapter of Autism Speaks. On June 21, Hutcheson will host a “$6k in a Day” challenge to raise money for the effort.
GAC seeks donations
The St. James Golden Age Center is sponsoring a dinner and silent auction on July 12 and is looking for local businesses willing to donate a product, gift certificate or item to be part of their silent auction. Businesses interested in donated can have their item picked up by a local volunteer at the senior center for the event.