K9 catches suspect running from cops

    A Missouri State Highway Patrol K9 unit caught a man who fled from law enforcement in Sullivan during the snow and ice storm on Saturday, January 11. The man crashed in Crawford County, attempted to steal another vehicle, and then fled on foot.

Give me the cheapest cell phone you have

By Larry Dablemont
    Once a newspaper editor asked me if I ever tweeted! I told her, “Shucks ma’am, I can’t even hardly whistle.” She laughed at me, and I didn’t know why.

Tickets on sale for Chamber awards dinner

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual awards dinner on Friday, February 7 at Just a Taste. The evening will see awards presented to several individuals, businesses, organizations, youth, and other community members to celebrate the many wonderful things that have taken place in St. James. Tickets are on sale now and the Chamber requests RSVPs leading up to the event.

Council discusses changing utility fund balances

    The St. James City Council discussed lowering the fund balance goals of the Municipal Utility Department, as the fund balances are much lower than the goals established in 2011 and are not in compliance with the ordinance regarding fund balances. At the January 13 council meeting, acting on the recommendation of the city utility board, the council decided to establish decreased balance goals moving forward and will hold a final vote next month on the proposed change.