The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is still accepting new board member nominations as several seats will be expiring this spring. Nominations will be accepted until April 2 and the PTO nominating committee will begin selecting new board members during their April meeting.
The St. James Kiwanis Club is hosting Pancake Day Saturday, March 2 and tickets are on sale now. The annual event will be held at the St. James middle school from 6:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanian. Pancake Day is one of the largest fundraisers the club holds annually.
The St. James City Council met on Monday, February 11to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
• Approved an ordinance to subdivide a plat of property currently owned by Bruce and Deb Parton. They are dividing a 10-acre lot into two five-acre lots and selling one to a neighbor.
The St. James Park Board and members of the public heard a presentation on Wednesday, February 13 from Jim Vollmer, of Unlimited Play, and Kendra Gibson, of All Inclusive Rec LLC, on how an all-inclusive playground could be built at the St. James City Park. Members of the board were interested in adding handicapped-accessible fixtures for local families to use and an overview was given on how fundraising could make it a possibility.
Governor Mike Parson visited a bridge on State Route B in St. James on Thursday February 14 as part of a tour of five of the 250 bridges scheduled for immediate repair or replacement in his proposed funding program. Should his program be passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year, this nearly 85-year-old bridge will be the beneficiary of funds to improve its condition.