James Tripp, a local veteran and resident of the Missouri Veterans Home, was honored with a piece of plank from his former naval vessel on Thursday. The Navy veteran was a member of the first crew of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, and was recognized as a “plank owner” during a ceremony in his honor.
SUPPORTING EMERGENCY RESPONDERS - Hundreds of Phelps County residents came to honor local emergency responders on Tuesday, July 12 at the St. James City Park. Those participating in a walk of a support during the evening honored police, fire, and ambulance personnel from around the area. Emergency vehicles were lined along the street, with their operators standing close by, as walkers met with each before proceeding along the path around the park.
Long-time Walmart driver John Reichel was presented a brand new Peterbilt 579 tractor during a ceremony held on Monday morning. The tractor will be for his use after he passed three million accident free miles during his time with the company.
The family of Kyia Grace Lee Daniels held the first annual Ride For Kyia benefit, raising $2,591 for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Riders began at the St. James McDonalds, before traveling 100 miles to other area McDonalds.
St. James police officers waited tables at Country Bob’s Café on Thursday, July 14 from to raise money for the Special Olympics of Missouri. Officers served those eating throughout the evening, waiting and cleaning tables in an effort to support the organization, and raising $1,755.29 in the process.