As part of the Kiwanis Club’s initiative to bring helpful information to the community, Monday night was the second of quarterly public forums held. Speakers Tracy Limmer and Carolyn Tilford, of Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC), spoke to a new initiative to make Phelps County a healthier place to live.
World Autism Awareness month kicked off on April 2 with the Light It Up Blue celebration in which global landmarks displayed blue lights to shine a light on autism awareness. Landmarks such as Niagara Falls, Egypt’s Great Pyramid, Trafalgar Square in London and even the International Space Station, among others, joined in the campaign.
As part of an annual program to ensure a safe prom for students, on Friday, April 17, students witnessed a simulation of the dangers of drinking and driving. Performed by students of the Tau Iota Gamma fraternity, using video and live performances, high school students witnessed what it would be like to have friends or themselves involved in a car accident and the events that follow. Working with local fire, ambulance, police, and emergency responders, the performance was a real look at the dangers students face when they make bad decisions.
The St. James National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), in conjunction with national NASP and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will hold a joint charity archery tournament this Friday. On April 24, the tournament will be held in the John F. Hodge High School gym and will be broadcast online live.
The site of graduation ceremonies will be moved from the St. James Multi-Purpose Complex to the middle school gymnasium on May 17. Athletic Director Phil West informed the St. James Board of Education on Thursday as to the reason it should be moved.