On Monday, September 15, Brittany Marston was appointed to serve out the remainder of the year as Ward 4 councilwoman after Beth Keyes moved outside her ward and was no longer eligible to serve in the position. Marston had run for the seat in the June 2 election, but lost to Bob Smith.
Phelps County Animal Rescue is readying its building for takeover in the next few weeks, with the organization providing animal control for St. James. The non-profit organization is taking over for Tri-County Humane Society, after the St. James City Council decided to choose a new organization to handle the animal needs of the city.
The St. James City Council has approved WM Financial Strategies to serve as advisor on a refinancing with bonds originally issued in 2012 for sewer repairs. The city is currently working with the firm in requesting a State Revolving Loan Fund application as well as working on previous refinancing of city bonds.
A submission by local fiber artist Pat Cookson has been selected to represent Crawford County on the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt. Her quilt square depicts the Osage Trail Legacy monument in Cuba.
The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2021 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four-year institution. The Ambassador will not only be awarded a scholarship, but will also have many opportunities to increase their knowledge of the pork industry.
Girls across eastern Missouri looking to join in on the innovative girl-led experience are invited to get a FREE sneak peek into the world of Girl Scouts! Throughout September, Girl Scouts is hosting exclusive “get to know you” parties. Girls, along with their parent or caregiver, can register for Girl Scouts online at girlscoutsem.org/join to receive an invitation.