Senior Center holds groundbreaking ceremony

    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.

Georgetown University Report Finds Number of Uninsured Missouri Children Up Nearly 17 Percent

• 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.

Fall smallmouth fishing starting to heat up

    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.

Prop A discussed at Dinner on the Greens

    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.