St. James News

Council approves fund for cemetery, discusses new rules

    The St. James City Council approved an ordinance to establish a perpetual-care fund for the St. James Cemetery, creating a long-term funding source for the maintenance and operation of the grounds. Along with the fund, the council discussed new rules regarding decorating headstones and will hold a final vote next month to establish those rules.

Council chooses Hochschild Bloom & Company as new auditor

    During a meeting last week, the St. James City Council approved Hochschild Bloom & Company LLP as the city’s new auditor and hired current auditor Cindy Bates, of Bates CPA, to serve as account consultant. Under new state guidelines, the auditing agency of the city cannot provide advice on accounts they audit and the city chose to keep Bates on to help with auditing advice.

Ambulance stolen during drop off at Mizzou

    An ambulance from St. James was stolen during a delivery of a patient to the University Medical Center Emergency Department in Columbia last week. The vehicle was taken by a person who had escaped police custody and it was later found abandoned.

Trout season begins March 1

    Trout season opens on Sunday, March 1 and Maramec Spring Park will be filled with anglers seeking their first catch of the season. The James Foundation is preparing for another great year of fishing and the park will be open for camping with the reception building operating during regular hours.

Library highlights window display

By JADYN CHIRICO, SJP Intern
    The James Memorial Public Library is a place that has been in our town for quite some time, it has a great history and is a valuable part of the city. One part of the library that many notice is it’s window display, made up of books and decorations that go according to a monthly theme.