VFW Auxiliary hosts Missing Man Ceremony

Auxiliary members to the St. James VFW post #5608, Mickie Jensen (left) and Cheri Luna presented the Missing Man Ceremony on Friday, September 16, at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James.

Barcus awarded for 4 million accident free miles driven

    Gary “Sparky” Barcus became only the third Walmart Private Fleet driver in the history of the company to drive four million miles without a preventable accident. Walmart, area, and state representatives were at the Walmart Distribution Center on Thursday, September 18 to see Barcus presented with a new Peterbilt tractor for his accomplishment.

Board addresses wrestling space

    During Thursday night’s regular meeting of the St. James Board of Education, the board discussed wrestling space and the need for a dedicated area to hold practices. Superintendent Merlyn Johnson spoke to the board about conflicts currently facing the wrestling program.

Lucy’s Playhouse picnic coming Saturday

    The Friends of the Library will host the third annual Lucy’s Playhouse Picnic on Saturday, September 24. The fundraising event will benefit the annual programs the library offers to the public each year.

Football homecoming is Friday

    John F. Hodge High School will celebrate its fall football homecoming this Friday, September 23, as St. James faces St. Clair. Coronation will be held prior to the game, beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the crowning of a new king and queen of the Senior class of 2016.