St. James News

City purchases new recycle trailer

    The City of St. James has purchased a new recycling trailer that has replaced a failing one used by the sanitation department in picking up items to be recycled. Along with a working trailer, several new, larger bins have been installed and will allow for more recyclables to be picked up at a time.

Lions Club holding second annual craft show next week

    The St. James Lions Club will be holding its second annual craft show on Saturday, February 9 and the club is looking to build on the success of last year’s event. Vendors will be set up at the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School, offering a variety of crafts, direct sales items, and more.

Chamber to hold first gun raffle Friday

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce will hold its first drawing for gun of the week for the St. James Concert Series raffle this Friday, February 1. A live drawing will be shown on the St. James Concert Series Facebook page beginning at 1 p.m. for those who have purchased a calendar and are eligible to win the raffle.
Calendars are still on sale for the gun raffle that will help fund a concert series next year. Sponsored by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, purchase of a calendar will enter the recipient into a weekly gun raffle.

National Reading Day celebrated

    The St. James Head Start celebrated National Reading Day on January 23, 2019 with a little help from members of the St. James Kiwanis Club.  Kiwanis Club member Lynda Rueff read, “Harold and the Purple Crayon” to the children for story time.  After story time the children were each given a purple crayon and allowed to let their imaginations go wild on a giant piece of paper.  

Chamber awards dinner is Saturday

The St. James Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual dinner and awards ceremony this Saturday, February 2 at Just a Taste in St. James. Every year, the Chamber awards citizens, businesses, and organizations for their many contributions made throughout the year to improve the community.