The St. James Caring Center is seeking donations for its Adopt a Senior and Adopt a Teen programs designed to help community members during the holidays. Each year, the Caring Center offers stockings that are up for adoption by local individuals and businesses. These are then distributed to residents to provide for holiday needs.
The City of St. James will be looking at making upgrades to several areas in need of improvement in roadways, sidewalks, and sewer lines going into 2017. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has been in talks with the city on a possible roadway project to improve Route 8 through the city as well as to upgrade existing infrastructure to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
St. James police officers will benefit from new gun lights and safety vests thanks to a grant through a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG). The department was informed this month it had received nearly $6,000 to purchase the safety equipment, which is expected to take place by the end of the year.
Following mold remediation over the past several weeks, two rooms in the high school have been cleared and reopened as students returned to the classroom following Thanksgiving break. The high school locker and weight room and a science lab were put under emergency mold remediation after the district was informed school insurance had approved the procedure.
Several Christmas activities will be held in St. James on Saturday, December 3, including the annual Christmas parade and Santa returning to the Walker Pavilion. Businesses will also be participating in an open house designed to provide for great local shopping opportunities and chances to win Christmas deals and drawings for prizes.