Steelville School Board honors Options graduates

Two Steelville alternative school students were recognized for their completion of the Missouri Options Program and received their diplomas at the school board meeting on January 19.

St. James assigned Aa3 rating by Moody’s

            On January 25, Moody’s Investors Service assigned a Aa3 issuer rating to St. James, showing the city has been financially sound and pays its debts. Moody’s also upgraded the city’s general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) ratings to Aa3 from A2.

LIHEAP offers energy assistance for low income families

            With colder weather affecting area residents, the city of St. James is sharing information regarding the Missouri Ozark Community Action (MOCA) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which can help qualified residents pay for their utilities. Applications are available at city hall in the utility office and the city will help residents get signed up.

Cook Station man charged with assault, witness tampering

            A Cook Station man who is a persistent felony offender stands charged with domestic assault and tampering with a witness after an incident in January. He is currently out on bond, with a court date set for February 9 for a counsel status hearing.

BHS welder earns scholarship

Bourbon High School Students Michael Zuzack (left) and Ryan Cain competed on January 26 in the High School Welding Competition at Missouri Welding Institute (MWI) in Nevada, Mo., where students from all over the United States come to compete. Zusack finished fifth out of 288 contestants and received a limited edition MWI competition jacket and $1,000 scholarship. Cain earned a Pipeliner welding hood and a trophy.