The St. James Chamber of Commerce is still accepting nominations for annual awards, which recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations which make St. James a better place to live. These nominations are made by citizens of the community and the deadline to nominate someone is February 1.
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Phelps County Animal Rescue (PCAR) had to be shut down for two weeks after the floor leaked, causing water to back up into the facility. City Councilman Joe Boulware informed the council the facility is now back up and running, in part because of local use tax money approved for the shelter last month.
The St. James City Council heard a report from Parks Supervisor John Cutsinger about planned repairs at the Recreation Center. Cutsinger informed the council there are several floor tiles in the entryway that need to be replaced and issues with insulation throughout the building.
Candidates interested in filing for open seats on the city council, school board, ambulance district, or municipal judge have until next Tuesday, January 19, to file. Filing has been slow over the holidays, but more names have been added to the April ballot.
St. James could soon have new pickle ball courts located in the downtown plaza after the city council voted Monday night to sell a piece of property located on Washington Street to the Underwood Foundation. Gene Underwood had approached the council about purchasing the property.