St. James News

St. James man charged with sodomy

    A St. James man was charged with sodomy after two victims came forward with claims he molested them. Kenneth R. Brooks, 55, is charged with one felony count of statutory sodomy- deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old and his bond was set at $200,000.

Chamber awards dinner tickets on sale now

The St. James Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 2 at Just a Taste in St. James. Every year, the Chamber honors citizens, businesses, and organizations for their many contributions volunteers make throughout the year to make St. James a better place. RSVPs are requested by January 16 for those attending.

PTO seeking new board members

    The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is seeking new members for the board as several seats will expire this spring. Nominations will be accepted until April 2, and the PTO nominating committee will begin selecting new board members during their April meeting.

City close to settlement in gas dispute

    The City of St. James, along with several other cities in the area, could be nearing a settlement with MoGas, the gas transportation company that delivers natural gas to the area. City Administrator Harold Selby said both sides are nearing an agreement after recent phone conversations in December, and he believes a settlement could be completed soon.