Fish safely in face of COVID-19 pandemic

By Bill Cooper
    The COVID-19 Pandemic has touched every arena of our lives bringing the masses of our society virtually to a standstill. Extreme cautions have been taken by government and private entities to prevent the rapid spread of this deadly disease. Many have adapted ingenious ways to spend the newfound time on their hands in constructive and enjoyable ways.

St. James schools to use newspaper for student assignments

    Last week, the St. James School District announced it will remain closed through May 1, with the district planning on reopening schools on May 4. To ensure student learning, staff members will provide contact with students and parent through Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) and providing learning opportunities in the Saint James Press beginning this week. Every family in the district will receive a newspaper free to them to use during starting this week.

MRPC board, TAC cancel April 9 meetings

    Due to public health concerns, Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) Board of Directors and the MRPC Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) will not meet April 9. The board meets monthly, except for July, on the second Thursday of each month. At this time, the next MRPC board meeting will be Thursday, May 14 and the TAC will reconvene before the June 11 board meeting.