Everyone enjoys watching a bobber on still water

    If I were ever asked to list the 10 things I have enjoyed the most in my life in the outdoors, not too far down the line I would list, “watching a bobber.” It was one of life’s greatest pleasures in my youth. You too have likely done that if you grew up in the country. If you have been there and done that, you know what I mean.

Police investigating vandalism of youth football equipment

    The St. James Police Department is investigating vandalism that took place at the youth football equipment storage room. Youth football players were preparing for the start of summer camp, when they discovered their storage area had been broken into and their gear damaged.

Two charged with child abuse and neglect

    Two St. James residents were arrested on July 9 by the Maries County Sheriff’s office and were charged with child abuse and neglect after the office received a report of two juvenile runaways. Cheryl “Lynn” Fales and Charles R. Fales were both charged after a probable cause statement alleging charges of child neglect-no sexual contact against both subjects.

Chamber accepting vendor applications for GFF

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 86th annual Grape and Fall Festival in September and is now accepting applications for vendor space both downtown at the street market as well as on the fairgrounds. Applications must be turned in by August 1 and spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Murphy joins FCNB

    Scott Perkins, President and CEO of First Community National Bank, is pleased to announce that Tommy Murphy has accepted the position of Internal Auditor and Human Resource Assistant based at the Steelville Financial Center. In his new position, he will conduct financial, safety and personnel audits, coordinate employee benefits, onboard new hires and assist with payroll processing for all divisions of FCNB.