St. James News

February is Fun at the library

"February Is Fun!" is the theme for this month's display at the St. James Memorial Library. "We are including more books for children in the display this year," said Niki Moen,  Children's Librarian. "We have selected several books from our growing collection of "Itty-Bitty Bios," which tell the biographical histories of prominent figures in American history and culture.

PTO still seeking new board members

    The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is still accepting new board member nominations as several seats will be expiring this spring. Nominations will be accepted until April 2 and the PTO nominating committee will begin selecting new board members during their April meeting.

Kiwanis Pancake Day tickets on sale now

    The St. James Kiwanis Club is hosting Pancake Day Saturday, March 2 and tickets are on sale now. The annual event will be held at the St. James middle school from 6:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanian. Pancake Day is one of the largest fundraisers the club holds annually.

Ordinance approved to subdivide property

    The St. James City Council met on Monday, February 11to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
•    Approved an ordinance to subdivide a plat of property currently owned by Bruce and Deb Parton. They are dividing a 10-acre lot into two five-acre lots and selling one to a neighbor.

Parks board hears presentation on new playground

    The St. James Park Board and members of the public heard a presentation on Wednesday, February 13 from Jim Vollmer, of Unlimited Play, and Kendra Gibson, of All Inclusive Rec LLC, on how an all-inclusive playground could be built at the St. James City Park. Members of the board were interested in adding handicapped-accessible fixtures for local families to use and an overview was given on how fundraising could make it a possibility.