A small group of protesters spent Saturday near Lucy Wortham James Elementary School to support social change. Holding signs stating, “All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter,” “No Justice, No Peace.” and others. They stayed on Jefferson Street attracting honks by passing cars in favor of their efforts, as well as others who voiced their opposition to the peaceful protest.
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A water leak plaguing residents near North Louise Street has finally been identified and repaired. The leak was on a line running from the Walmart Distribution Center and caused water to run into residents’ yards for years.
Members of the Phelps County Animal Rescue, a new non-profit volunteer group of animal supporters, spoke to the St. James city council on Monday night about taking over the Tri-County Humane Society. The city has struggled to negotiate a lease agreement with the Humane Society and the Phelps County Animal Rescue group is taking steps to possibly take over operations.
The Tiger Shark Water Park will reopen this month after the St. James City Council voted to allow the facility to open with restrictions for COVID-19 safety. A limited number of guests will be allowed in the facility at a time and users will be encouraged to maintain social distancing, with the facility set to open sometime during the third week of June.
The James Memorial Public Library has been awarded a Reading Challenge Software Grant, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced on June 1. The grant is for $550 and will provide the library software to provide summer reading programs this year.