Fireworks set for July 4 at Veterans Home

    The Independence Day fireworks display will be returning to St. James during the holiday at the Missouri Veteran’s home. Sponsored jointly by the Veteran’s Assistance League, the St. James Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses, the display will be a great opportunity to celebrate the fourth of July with local residents and veterans.

School Board approves budget

    The St. James Board of Education approved the new budget during their meeting on Thursday, June 25. Board members reviewed the final month of last year’s budget before looking to the 2015-2016 school year and what to expect financially.

Team Lois participates in the Hospital Hill Run

    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 Kansas City to raise money for Alzheimer’s research and treatment.

Copenhaver qualifies for National High School Finals Rodeo

    Kayla Copenhaver recently qualified for 67th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR, which will be held next month. She will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyoming, for the finals from July 12-18. Copenhaver qualified in Barrel Racing and is the Missouri State Champion Pole Bender.

Woman to meet her mother for the first time for a documentary

    Area resident Anita Rateliff will soon meet her biological mother for the first time, with a television crew filming the entire event. Held in Germany, the reunion will be a special event for both women as the scenario leading up to the trip has been unlikely.