The St. James Board of Education discussed security concerns at the football field on July 18 after vandals broke into the facility and destroyed thousands of dollars of youth football equipment last week. Building and Grounds Supervisor Wes DeLuca told the board plans are in place to beef up security and he is working with the technology department to better monitor what takes place at the facility.
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Phelps County Bank (PCB) sponsored the annual Take a Stand Against Child Abuse program last Friday and Saturday. Lemonade stands were set up throughout Phelps County as volunteers sold refreshments to raise money for the abuse awareness fund. St. James State Farm agent Jon Lovegreen was one of several stands that could be found out in support of the cause.
Friends of the Library sponsored Scraps in Your Shed on Saturday, June 29. For $5, Joe Cardetti, of Kracker Barrel Antiques, appraised patron’s antiques, bringing his years of antique experience to aid others determine what their items were worth. All proceeds raised through the event will help the Friends of the Library in their continued support of the James Memorial Public Library.
The Missouri Humanities Council has begun work on establishing an artifact preservation area in the former offices of The James Foundation. The facility is currently being converted into an area that will house some of the artifacts found during digs near the Snelson-Brinker Cabin and could be used if plans to create a Trail of Tears Interpretive Center move forward.