Mitchell takes seat on city council

    In other business during its November meeting, the St. James City Council:
            • Appointed Nathanial Mitchell to the Parks and Recreation board as a liaison for the council.

PTO still accepting vendors for Christmas Craft Fair

    On Saturday, December 5, the Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTO) will hold its annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School. Vendors can still sign up to register for a 10 foot by 10 foot booth space.

Festival of Lights to begin on Sunday

    The St. James Lions will hold its first annual “Festival of Lights” in downtown St. James beginning Thanksgiving weekend at the historic train depot and the Walker Pavilion. Lions’ Club members are inviting the community to join in decorating the grounds with a holiday themed display.

School district renews insurance, ups coverage

    The St. James Board of Education approved a contract renewal with the Missouri United School Insurance Council (MUSIC), which insures the district. On top of the coverage currently received, the board agreed to add cyber and bullying coverage, as well as increasing the umbrella coverage by $1 million.

Board hears updated mission, vision statements

    The St. James Board of Education was presented with changes to the mission and vision statement of the district. Teachers and administration have been working to update the statements to better reflect the long and short-term goals of the district.