The Forest City Explorers program begins this week and will run through August 12. Put on by the City of St. James Parks and Recreation Department, the program will see kids participate in a variety of activities throughout the summer.
The St. James Board of Education held discussion about increased rates for retiree life insurance during a meeting held on June 22. Last month, the board had agreed to accept insurance from Anthem with a 7.4 percent increase to employee insurance, but concerns were raised about allowing retirees to continue receiving life insurance due to the district’s contribution.
After a month-long delay, Tiger Shark Waterpark officially opened for the season on Thursday, June 23 and had a strong opening weekend as swimmers returned to the facility. Despite a slight hiccup on Friday, the pool opened to a capacity crowd over the weekend.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual July 4 fireworks display next Monday night beginning at 9:20 p.m. Fireworks will be shot from the St. James Middle School and there will be several viewing areas for the community to park during the display.
Friday is the final day to vote for St. James in the 2023 Small Town Showcase. The top five communities will be featured by the Missouri Humanities Council and voting ends July 1 at 11:59 p.m.