St. James News

Seniors earn $673,802 in scholarships

    The class of 2019 was recognized during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 15 with awards, honors, and the presentation of local scholarships. This year, the class earned $248,865 in private, military, A+, and other scholarships, with $679,302 possible over the next four years.

St. James Class of 2019 celebrates graduation - PHOTO GALLERY

    The John F. Hodge High School Class of 2019 celebrated the final days of their high school careers together during graduation ceremonies on Sunday. Meeting in the middle school gym, the senior class received their diplomas in front of a standing room only crowd of family and friends as they celebrated the end of their high school journey together.

Two facing charges after drug raid

On May 14, the South Central Drug Task Force, Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, and the Rolla Police Department concluded a short term narcotics investigation in Phelps County.  Officers obtained and executed a search warrant in the 14000 block of Dillon Outer Road in St. James.

Kids’ Fishing Day will be held on Saturday

    Maramec Spring Park once again invites the children of the area to enjoy Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday, May 18.  Held at the park from 6:30 a.m. until 8:15 p.m., kids get to fish for free, while winning prizes, getting free goodies, and having a fun day at the park. Kids 15 and under get in free and there will be no parking fee for cars with kids.

Summer reading program kicks off next Thursday

    The James Memorial Public Library will hold its summer reading program kickoff party next Thursday, May 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. The annual event will get readers registered for the program, which runs every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.”