Cherokee riders participating in the 2019 Remember the Removal Bike Ride will ride through St. James on Thursday, June 13 as part of their approximately 950-mile bike trip along the Trail of Tears. The three-week trek is a cross country ride from Georgia to Oklahoma, with riders visiting several Cherokee gravesites and historic landmarks as well as participating in cultural events and team-building exercises as they travel through seven states.
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The St. James Caring Center has been awarded a $344,110 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Missouri Department of Economic Development to renovate the caring center and improve parking areas, located at 113 West Eldon Street in St. James. The renovations will allow for increased services to the community’s low income and elderly population.
This month’s St. James Senior Center artist being spotlighted is Tanya Flamion, of St. Clair. Several of her water color paintings will hand on the Artist Wall in the dining hall of the facility for viewing throughout June.
The St. James Board of Education met on May 16 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board,
• Recognized faculty retiring from the district as well as students for spring sports and academic clubs.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Twisted Metal Promotions, LLC, will be hosting a special Father’s Day Demolition Derby on June 15. The event will be held at Nelson Hart Park beginning at 6:30 p.m.