A Memorial Day ceremony was held on Monday to recognize new names added to the veterans memorial in front of the John F. Hodge High School. Family, friends, and community members came out during the afternoon to look at the new additions and to find the names of family members.
St. James News
The Missouri Veterans Home-St. James (MVH) held a Memorial Day service on Monday morning in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Residents gathered in the dining hall, where they remembered their comrades.
A storm on Tuesday, May 21 caused many St. James residents to be without power for the evening, after strong winds broke a utility pole. The damage was severe enough it took two days to make the necessary repairs, with over 500 customers affected.
St. James Schools Athletic Director Greg Harlan spoke to the St. James Board of Education during a meeting on May 16, reviewing the numbers of students involved in sports this year and recommending fees for outside entities renting school facilities. In his proposal, he suggested a range of fees depending on what facilities could be rented by non-school affiliated organizations.
During a recent St. James School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson discussed his budget assumptions for the 2019-20 school year, based on the information being provided by the state. He noted district will face a tighter budget next year due to the rising cost of health insurance, cuts to Title money, and increases to the salary schedule.