On January 28, St. James Mayor Jim White visited the St. James McDonald’s to present a proclamation naming February 8 through February 14 as “Ronald McDonald House Week.” The proclamation was made to support the local efforts of McDonald’s restaurants in the area as they participate in the Share a Heart Campaign to raise money for two Ronald McDonald Houses in Springfield, Missouri.
On Sunday, January 31, the St. James Archery Team competed in the St. Francis Xavier State Qualifying Tournament. Held in Taos, the team of 18 archers competed in their second shooting match of the year and look to continue challenging for a state tournament qualification.
A St. James family has set up a Go Fund Me page in hopes of getting help from the community in sending their daughter to Florida to get the medical care she needs. Kaytlynn Mickelson, 17, has been having a health battle since 2012 and now needs special treatment later this spring.
During Friday night’s annual St. James Chamber of Commerce awards banquet, Brad Frazier was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of helping support the community. Frazier has been a cornerstone in many different areas throughout the community and was honored for his service.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet at Matt’s Steakhouse on Friday, January 29. A full house enjoyed a catered meal and highlighting some of the many individuals, businesses, and organizations that went into making 2015 a success. Annual awards were presented to those who were nominated by community members and voted on by the Chamber Board of Directors.