The summer reading program at the James Memorial Library came to an end on August 8, with participants playing games of BINGO and the awarding of the grand prizes.
The St. James City Council met on Monday, August 13 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
• Heard citizen comment from Louis Lehmer, who asked the council about nuisances near his home and what progress the city has made to address them. The council informed Lehmer nuisance letters have been sent out and a nuisance hearing is set for August 22 to meet with property owners to begin addressing these issues.
In an effort to maximize available resources and to extend the life of roadways, the Missouri Department of Transportation uses a pavement repair process called chip sealing to maintain some of the state’s lower volume roads.
• Statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign runs August 16 – September 2.
Getting a safe and sober ride home can be a bit easier and cheaper this summer. Lyft has partnered with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety to offer discounted rides during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. The campaign seeks to emphasize the importance of always driving sober by coupling safety messaging with increased enforcement efforts.
Earning a college certificate or degree can be a life-changing experience for any adult student. However, there can be many obstacles that often stand in the way – including financial barriers.
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has approved a request submitted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad seeking an additional 133 days to negotiate an agreement to railbank 144 miles of the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad corridor stretching from Windsor to Beaufort, Missouri.