Town & Country Bank, locally lead in St. James, by Clifton Parker, has reached a rare milestone of 125 years in the banking industry! With a local Board of Directors and a charter that dates back to 1894, it has been well over a century since the bank first opened its doors.
Opal Williams retired from the St. James School District food service department at the end of the previous school year and now is looking forward to enjoying her retirement years. She is focusing on helping on the family farm, continuing her love of 4-H volunteering, and spending time with her family.
A ribbon cutting was held at the Forest City Mountain Bike Trail on Friday, August 2, with members of the City of St. James, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the St. James Chamber of Commerce, and residents to celebrate the completion of the grant funded, newly paved entrances of the trail.
The 86th annual Grape and Fall Festival is quickly approaching and the St. James Chamber of Commerce is seeking corporate sponsors to help with this year’s event. The Chamber hopes to promote local business while making this year’s event a success.
Brenda McCracken is enjoying her retirement years traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, and helping at the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James. Having spent the past 30 years helping others, McCracken now spends time seeing places around the country.