Head outdoors on MDC public lands on Friday after Thanksgiving

Here’s a fresh-air option for the Friday after Thanksgiving – head outdoors. If you need a break from the hubbub or need to walk off some turkey dinner trimmings, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers forest, prairies, woodlands, and wetlands for the public to visit.

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 199,427

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested a near-record 199,427 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 10- 20. Of the 199,427 deer harvested, 102,930 were antlered bucks, 19,924 were button bucks, and 76,573 were does.

James Foundation names Swee assistant regional manager

    January will be the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Maramec Spring Park. The James Foundation has announced that Wesley Swee has been hired as assistant regional manager.

Always thankful for many Thanksgiving bounties

    Thanksgiving is always a special time to outdoorsmen, and this Thanksgiving season is no different. Thousands of Missouri families will be enjoying fish and game that they have harvested from this great outdoor state of ours.

Retirement party held for fire chief

A retirement party was held on Saturday, November 17 for retiring fire chief Bruce Parton. Parton served as St. James Fire Chief for 20 years and will retire at the end of December. Area fire fighters came to the fire station to celebrate his long career of serving others in the community.

Council passes two resolutions regarding grant-funded paving projects

    The St. James City Council awarded Pierce Asphalt, LLC., a contract, as the best, lowest bidder on a project that will pave parts of the hiking/biking trail as well as the parking lot near the entrance to the mountain biking trail. The council also heard about a second grant to reimburse the city for their investment near Prock Operations.