An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States (9.4 percent of the population) have diabetes, including million who are unaware they are living with the disease. The percentage of adults with diabetes increases with age, reaching a high of 25.2 percent among those aged 65 years or older. In addition to age, risk factors for diabetes also include diet, activity level, obesity and heredity.
Dillard Mill State Historic Site invites you and your family to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15. Santa Claus is gearing up for his Christmas deliveries and has once again contacted Dillard Mill to grind special oats for his reindeer.
Shop local and support local artisans at the Steelville Arts Councils Holiday Shoppe at Gallery Zeke.
The Holiday Shoppe will be open from November 29 thru December 22, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All items are created by hand from local artisans and priced to fit all budgets.
Governor Parson signed a proclamation declaring December 3-9 as Computer Science Education Week. Next week throughout the nation, events will be centered on the importance of computer science education and giving students the skills to meet growing workforce demands.
The St. James City Council met on Tuesday, November 13 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
• Approved an ordinance that allows the city to pass the cost of nuisance enforcement on to the guilty party, where applicable. This pertains to the lawyer’s fees that are accrued when the city is enforcing nuisance violations.
Hutcheson Ford held a sales event over the weekend of Veterans Day, donating $500 per sold vehicle to donate to the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James’ Adopt a Vet Program. On November 16, Mike Tucker presented a check of $5,500 to the facility, which will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for the 150 residents living there.