St. James News

Police investigating vandalism of youth football equipment

    The St. James Police Department is investigating vandalism that took place at the youth football equipment storage room. Youth football players were preparing for the start of summer camp, when they discovered their storage area had been broken into and their gear damaged.

Two charged with child abuse and neglect

    Two St. James residents were arrested on July 9 by the Maries County Sheriff’s office and were charged with child abuse and neglect after the office received a report of two juvenile runaways. Cheryl “Lynn” Fales and Charles R. Fales were both charged after a probable cause statement alleging charges of child neglect-no sexual contact against both subjects.

Chamber accepting vendor applications for GFF

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 86th annual Grape and Fall Festival in September and is now accepting applications for vendor space both downtown at the street market as well as on the fairgrounds. Applications must be turned in by August 1 and spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bolon is Senior Center Artist of the Month

This month’s St. James Senior Center artist being spotlighted is Rosalie Bolon. A painter of over 30 years, Bolon uses numerous mediums including pencil, pastels, watercolors, etchings, oils, and acrylics and her work focuses on predominately landscapes. Her artwork will hang in the dining hall during July.

School board hears reports, approves Great Circle contract

    The St. James Board of Education met on Thursday, June 27 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board,
•    Heard from librarians from all three campuses, who informed the board of how their facilities were used over the past school year. Along with the usage report, librarians also outlined their goals for next year, including ways to encourage students to use the resources available.