Alivia Engelmeier, a local high school junior, had the unique opportunity to travel to California to audition for America’s Got Talent this spring. Engelmeier is an active member in the high school choir, as well as singing on occasion at Oak Pointe Assisted Living in Rolla. While she didn’t get on the show, the experience she received has encouraged her to continue to showcase her singing talent.
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With summer activities coming to the community, the St. James Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help with a variety of special events.
The St. James Police Department have started an initiative for the summer, issuing S.A.F.E. citations to kids in the community seen doing good things, such as wearing a bicycle helmet or doing yard work. These citations also come with a treat, with officers giving coupons to McDonalds for a hamburger or an ice cream from Sonic.
Members of the high school Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) presented Belinda Althage, of the Tri-County Humane Society, with a donation of $1,000 to go for the care of animals housed at the facility. YEP is a non-profit organization made up of students who raise money through operation of the Firehouse Coffee Shop to give to other local organizations in need.
The St. James City Council met on May 13. During the meeting, the council:
• Introduced new city attorney Justin Head, of Hansen, Stierberger, Downard, Schroeder, & Head LLof Union, Mo. The council met in special session earlier in the month, voting to change law firms to represent the city.