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.

Hasn't February just been grand?

    At my corn feeder here on my wooded ridge-top, a pair of deer fed while it snowed, and in the cedars around it, there was a covey of quail, nine birds. In the cedars, about 20 mourning doves sought shelter and fox and grey squirrels were gorging themselves. Out on my Panther Creek ranch about 30 miles to the northwest, I have three corn feeders, which would be illegal if it weren’t something the Conservation Department hadn’t told me I could do in order to kill a pair of deer between now and March15.

MRPC staff attends DRA training

    Executive directors and staff from Missouri’s five Local Development Districts joined more than 80 leaders from across the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) region and DRA staff for a training workshop in Memphis on Jan. 30-31. The group learned about collaborating to enhance economic development opportunities and build jobs in the Delta. The DRA region covers eight states, including Missouri, and 252 counties and parishes.