Schools Food Service Manager Linda Webster spoke to the St. James Board of Education at their meeting on Thursday, August 20, discussing a possible lunch program that would help feed St. James youth. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provides an alternative to household applications for free and reduced price meals and offers students free meals in high poverty areas.
The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be selling Tiger Pride t-shirts to raise money for the school year. Shirt orders will be completed throughout the week and order forms are due by Friday, August 28.
Great Circle, formerly known as Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, will be holding a St. James Campus Hiring Day on Thursday, September 3. Held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Great Circle Campus, job seekers are urged to visit, as there will be hiring opportunities throughout the day.
On Saturday, the Community Hall was filled to capacity with residents wanting to make a difference. Beginning at 9 a.m., a Change This World event took place to pack food boxes to be sent to Haiti to feed starving children.
Chelsea Lynn Maxfield pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary last week, but will avoid murder and assault charges relating into a shooting incident last year. Maxfield pled guilty of the Class B felony on August 12 in Dent County Circuit Court, where the case was moved on a change of venue from Crawford County.