St. James News

Community meeting planned to discuss Trail of Tears Interpretive Center

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the Trail of Tears Project and the Interpretive Center proposed for a location in St. James. A community meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18 at the Community Center at Nelson Hart Park in St. James beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Steven Belko, Executive Director of Missouri Humanities, and archeologist Erin Whitson will provide information and answer questions.

School board received building energy audit

    The St. James Board of Education met on Thursday, March 21 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board,
•    Heard that student Tanner Dixon was the winner of the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA) John T. Belcher Scholarship Award for Region #12. He will be presented with the scholarship during a regional meeting in April.

National FFA awards grant to local alumni and supporters chapter

    The National FFA Organization awarded an FFA Alumni and Supporters Legacy Grant to the St. James FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapter. The St. James FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapter plans to use the funds to create an FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapter.

School district awards bank bids

    The St. James Board of Education selected two banks to handle the district’s financial needs during a meeting on Thursday, March 21. Bids were received last month and administrators, after combing the bids for the best deal, recommended the board approve Maries County Bank for money market and St. James Foundation accounts and Town and Country to handle the operating accounts of the district.