Hutcheson Ford held a sales event over the weekend of Veterans Day, donating $500 per sold vehicle to donate to the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James’ Adopt a Vet Program. On November 16, Mike Tucker presented a check of $5,500 to the facility, which will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for the 150 residents living there.
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Filing for city and school boards opens on Tuesday, December 11 for those interested in running for a seat in the April 2019 municipal election. There are seats open on the city council, school board, mayor, municipal judge, Phelps County Regional Medical Center Phelps Health Board of Trustees, and ambulance district. Filing will be open until January 15.
The deadline for nominations for this year’s Chamber awards recognitions is this Thursday, November 29. Each year, the St. James Chamber of Commerce honors those individuals, organizations, and businesses that have worked to improve the community through their generosity and volunteerism.
Christmas returns to St. James on Saturday, December 1 with many activities for the community to enjoy. A Christmas craft fair will be held during the day leading into the annual Christmas parade that evening, followed by Santa at the Pavilion, and a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at the Missouri Veterans Home.
During a meeting on November 15, agriculture and FFA teacher Charity Satterfield updated the St. James Board of Education on the programs as well as the annual animal sale at the Grape and Fall Festival. Satterfield informed the board that both the class and the FFA program have great ideas on what to introduce in the coming years and hope to implement them soon.