The St. James School District tries to operate as one big family, with a high percentage of its employees being St. James natives. It is also a member of the Four Rivers Conference, which has several intense athletic rivalries within the league schools.
The St. James Municipal Utility Board and City Council met in a joint session Monday night to hear an update on the status of city utilities and how the winter freeze will affect the city due to the extremely high cost of purchasing natural gas and electric during the event.
The St. James City Council held discussion and took the first steps to altering a food truck ordinance, after food truck owner Larry Karnes approached the city about lessening requirements to get a business permit. Discussions were held on the necessity of requiring a menu to receive a permit, as well as cleaning up some language of the ordinance for clarity.
The John F. Hodge High School Scholar Bowl team competed in the Final Four for the State Championship on Friday, May 7, finishing second overall. This year’s team had a strong performance throughout the year, finishing with two tough competitions.
The city of St. James started distributing new recycle bins last week and will continue to roll out the program, which was made possible through a Department of Natural Resources and Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management grant the city received in March.