St. James could soon have new pickle ball courts located in the downtown plaza after the city council voted Monday night to sell a piece of property located on Washington Street to the Underwood Foundation. Gene Underwood had approached the council about purchasing the property.
The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported active COVID-19 cases, which have been hovering around 300 each of the past few weeks, dropped slightly last week. Phelps Health also reported inpatient status is operating at normal operations, although its ICU is still near capacity.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced December 30 that residents and staff members at nursing homes and long-term care facilities would soon have be provided COVID-19 vaccinations. The St. James Living Center is preparing to allow staff and residents to get the vaccine.
Tuesday, January 19, is the last day for anyone interested in serving on local boards in the community to declare their intentions to run for a seat. There are positions open on the governing boards for the local school district, 911, the ambulance district, and the Salem hospital or as an alderman on the city council. Voters will make their selections from those candidates at the April 6 Municipal Election.
Since the pioneer days of the American Midwest, quilts have been a cornerstone of Missouri culture, fashion and tradition. In honor of our Missouri’s 200 years of statehood, the State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Star Quilt Company, in partnership with the Missouri State Quilters Guild, teamed up to create the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt. Using one quilt block for each and every Missouri county and the independent City of St. Louis, the quilt reflects the unique characteristics of Missouri culture, region and style.
County ATV permits were a topic of discussion at the January 5 and 12 Crawford County Commission meetings, as County Clerk John Martin talked about the upcoming Riding 4 a Reason event scheduled to be held at the end of March at local resorts and others who travel to the area to ride all-terrain vehicles.