Filing for city, school, other offices closes Tuesday

    If you are considering running for city council or school, fire, ambulance or 911 boards, then you have until Tuesday to get your name on the ballot. Filing for the April 7 election officially ends at the close of business on January 21.

City and DNR agree to voluntary compliance

    The City of St. James has agreed to a voluntary compliance agreement with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to study the source of Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) into the city storm water system and is working to develop a plan to abate the issue. Last month, the city hired C.M. Archer group for engineering services on the sewer system and the agreement with DNR will give the city more time to conduct the study and implement the necessary changes to the system.

Council discusses city cemetery

    The St. James City Council held discussion on Monday, January 13 about setting up a special perpetual care fund to help with maintenance costs of the city cemetery. The first reading of an ordinance was held which would set up a fund for care of the cemetery that could eventually offset the costs to the parks department of maintaining the property.

Phelps County fly fishing seminars set

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a series of fly fishing workshops in Phelps County this February. These FREE Discover Nature – Fishing (DNF) workshops will include Introduction to Fly Fishing, Match the Hatch, and Learning How to Tie Your Own Flies.

Boat sales see highest volume in 12 Years in 2019

By Bill Cooper
    Responding to a strong economy in 2019, recreational boat manufacturers, engine and accessory manufacturers in the U.S. reported their highest sales since 2007. Approximately 280,000 powerboats were sold in 2019. And with the 2020 boat show season now in full swing, the National Marine Manufacturers Association is expecting sales to gain another 2 percent in 2020.