A groundbreaking ceremony for the Senior and Caring Center parking lot paving project was held on Monday, October 28, with a large crowd on hand to hear about improvements coming to the facility. Thanks to a grant, the parking area of both the Senior and Caring Center will be paved, along with an expansion of the Caring Center Thrift Store.
Only one week remains for those wanting to help the St. James Chamber of Commerce provide gifts to veterans living in the Missouri Veterans Home St. James. The annual Helping our Heroes collection drive will end on Friday, November 8.
• Analysis shows Missouri losing significant ground in covering kids
The number of uninsured children increased nationally by more than 400,000 between 2016 and 2018, reversing a long-standing positive trend according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Nationwide, more than 4 million children were uninsured in 2018, the highest level since the Affordable Care Act’s major coverage expansions first took effect in 2014.
On Friday, Nov. 8, Mound Ridge Mission and Retreat Center will be holding a community fundraiser at Peaceful Bend Winery starting at 6:30 pm. This event is to support the sustainability of Mound Ridge and to allow the community to be more acquainted with them.
Fall is my favorite time of the year to chase smallmouth bass. A number of reasons support my choice. The weather has cooled, crowds are down, fall colors are on, and the fish are feeding up for winter. That in my book equals a great time to go fishing.
St. James City Administrator Jim Fleming and Phelps County Commissioner Larry Stratman spoke to a large group who attended the St. James Chamber of Commerce’s Dinner on the Greens Monday night. Both men discussed Proposition A, a local use tax, which will appear on next Tuesday’s ballot.