YEP students attend annual conference

    Members of the high school Youth Empowerment Project attended an annual conference on February 6 in Springfield. Students heard from guest speakers, worked in groups to learn about impacting their communities, and shared ideas on several community issues.

School district honoring board members this week

February 10-16, 2019 is School Board Appreciation Week in Missouri. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our locally elected boards of education play in our community. St. James R-I School District is joining public school districts from across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week and honor local board members for their commitment to St. James and its children.

Pre-registration for ALZ race now available

    A Race to End Alzheimer’s 5k will be held on April 6, and organizer Julie Felan is hoping to begin building momentum for this first-time event. Pre-registration opened February 1 and will be open to racers until March 20. The event will raise money for the local Walk to End Alzheimer’s Association.

Mid-America Transplant reports record-breaking year

    A historic number of tissue donations in Mid-America Transplant’s service area led to hundreds of thousands of life-enhancing and lifesaving gifts in 2018. Mid-America Transplant facilitated the recovery of the gifts of cornea, skin, bone, vein, and heart valves from 1,986 generous donors, the most in the organization’s 45-year history.

Free educational seminar being held

    Attorney Michele Kelsaw of MK Legal Planning will be hosting a free educational seminar on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.  
    This event is free to the public and will be held at the James Memorial Public Library, 300 West Scioto, St. James, Missouri.