St. James News

Wreath laying ceremony successful

    A large group of volunteers met at the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James (MVH) to lay wreaths at every headstone in the veteran’s cemetery on Saturday. Part of the Wreaths Across America program, the ceremony included honoring veterans across the nation who have served their country and now rest in one of the veterans’ cemeteries.

Senior Center withdraws request for sales tax

    The St. James Senior Center has informed the City of St. James it will be withdrawing a request about pursuing a half cent sales tax in the April general election. Councilman Bob Smith, who is liaison between the city council and Senior Center, had proposed the tax during the December meeting, getting feedback on the legality of a general sales tax from the city attorney.

Early holiday gift presented to Learning Lab

An early holiday gift arrived at the Lucy Wortham James Learning Lab classroom, thanks to the hard work of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The honor fraternity recently adopted a new philanthropy (Adopt a Classroom) and decided to adopt a local classroom in need. 

High school senior is artist of the month

This month’s St. James Senior Center artist being spotlighted is Ashlyn Rinehart. She is a senior at the John F. Hodge high school and her works will hang on the artist wall at the St. James Senior Center in December. She works with acrylic paint and she enjoys painting flowers and sunsets.

City hears request to allow chickens at high school

    St. James High School agriculture teacher Charity Satterfield returned to speak before the St. James city council on Monday, December 10, about the possibility of allowing poultry to be raised by the school district as part of an educational program. Satterfield presented the council with a proposal outlining the rules she would adhere to should the council allow the district to raise chickens and ducks.