ECC receives grant to support disabled veterans

    East Central College is excited to be a recipient of a $47,000 grant from Cornell University as part of the Combat2Careers program! Supported by the Kessler Foundation, the goal of the program is to honor student veterans by helping them gain employment and increase their financial independence.

T&C Bank celebrating 125 years

    Town & Country Bank, locally lead in St. James, by Clifton Parker, has reached a rare milestone of 125 years in the banking industry! With a local Board of Directors and a charter that dates back to 1894, it has been well over a century since the bank first opened its doors.

The pros and cons to early retirement

    A lifetime of working compels many people to look forward to their retirement. Some people even work to retire early. But what are the advantages of early retirement beyond starting a life of leisure? And are there any detriments to this plan?

Williams enjoying the farm, 4-H work in her retirement

    Opal Williams retired from the St. James School District food service department at the end of the previous school year and now is looking forward to enjoying her retirement years. She is focusing on helping on the family farm, continuing her love of 4-H volunteering, and spending time with her family.

Ribbon cutting held to mark completion of trail improvements

A ribbon cutting was held at the Forest City Mountain Bike Trail on Friday, August 2, with members of the City of St. James, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the St. James Chamber of Commerce, and residents to celebrate the completion of the grant funded, newly paved entrances of the trail.

Chamber still seeking sponsors for GFF

    The 86th annual Grape and Fall Festival is quickly approaching and the St. James Chamber of Commerce is seeking corporate sponsors to help with this year’s event. The Chamber hopes to promote local business while making this year’s event a success.