The James Memorial Public Library is teaming with the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School to provide a free book giveaway this Friday, August 14. The event will take place in the elementary school parking lot throughout the day and will be a great way to get books to children.
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Those interested in entering a gun raffle only have a short time left to enter. The St. James Chamber of Commerce will hold the raffle drawing for a Henry “Goldenboy” H004 .22 caliber long rifle on Saturday, August 29, during the FFA/4-H Livestock show and sale.
The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) has donated $1,000 and members volunteered time building beds with the Rolla chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) on Saturday. Members helped build 20 beds to ensure local kids have a comfortable place to sleep.
Effective August 20 Commodity Day hours of distribution will be from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Please be sure to make a note on your calendar reminding yourself of this shorten period.
The city of St. James is working on establishing a burn permit procedure after it received word the St. James Fire Protection District is not wanting to deal with permits anymore. The city is now looking to create a way for residents to apply for and receive burn permits so the city knows when a burn will take place.