State-wide Missouri Community Betterment held their annual conference on October 14-15 in Columbia, Missouri. Saint James was awarded Fourth Place for our community project submissions for 2018, and Saint James Youth received a Certificate of Merit for their community project submission.
I met Theresa Schmitt at a meeting in Rolla. The group was discussing protecting the local creeks and rivers, education and health care. We thought that citizens needed a stronger voice in the state house. It didn't seem that our issues were being helped by the current state representative.
On 11/06/2018 voters of the St. James Ambulance District will be asked to vote on PROPOSITION LIFE SAFETY, a personal property levy increase of $0.35. The levy will be assessed on $100 of assessed valuation. The levy formula can calculated with a tool on the proposition’s website:
I just received a “voter guide” from Faith & Freedom Coalition. It lists “yes” and “no” labels below the photos and names of Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley. Most of the labels are correct, though because the issues listed are distorted, many are misleading. The first issue “Abortion on Demand” incorrectly has “yes” for McCaskill. McCaskill is pro-choice, but not what is typically described as “abortion on demand.”