ECC searching for retro vehicles for 50th anniversary vehicle display

    If you have a car or truck from the ‘50s, ‘60s or ‘70s, East Central College invites you to take part in its 50th Anniversary Celebration Vehicle Display on September 15 from 12 - 4 p.m. at its campus in Union! The first 50 vehicles receive a special 50th Anniversary commemorative plaque.

Be alert for children going back to school

    As parents rejoice and students lament, schools are returning to session across the Show-Me State. Drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention as more children will be on or near roadways, walking and bicycling to school or waiting for the bus.

Blacksnakes will not be tolerated on Lightnin’ Ridge

    After what I wrote about snakes a couple of columns back, I got many letters and emails that basically asked me why a professional naturalist would kill blacksnakes on his place. It goes back to the fact that we have few natural ecosystems nowadays, and I am trying to improve the one I live in.

Library creating take a book boxes with the help of Eagle Scout

    The James Memorial Public Library is partnering with the city of St. James, the St. James School District, local student Abram Schisler, and the Boys Scouts to create three outdoor Little Free Libraries. The program will allow residents to take a book or leave a book for others to share.

School board hears proposal on bus lane pavement

    The St. James Board of Education held discussion on August 15 about plans for a bus lane that runs behind the elementary school. It is being expanded during construction of the early childhood center and Building and Grounds Supervisor Wes DeLuca gave the board an update on a possible way get it paved prior to the winter months.