The St. James City Council voted on Monday night to pass the budget for the 2020-21 calendar year, but will be making changes to the amount of money the school district receives as part of a Walmart grant paid each year in the lease agreement with the city. The council may amend the approved budget next month, before it goes into effect on May 1.
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An ordinance establishing new rules for the St. James Cemetery failed on Monday night, despite receiving a vote of four to one by the St. James City Council. The motion needed five votes in favor to pass, but councilman Alan Sachs cast a nay vote and councilmen Joe Boulware, Shane Anselm, and councilwoman Stephanie Swanson were not at the meeting to cast a vote.
The St. James Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual Pancake Day this Saturday, March 14 and tickets are on sale now. The annual event will be held at the St. James middle school from 6:30 a.m. until noon and tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanian. Pancake Day is one of the largest fundraisers the club holds annually.
The Lucy Wortham James Elementary School will offer free developmental screenings for five year olds entering kindergarten next year. Appointments are needed for the April 3-4 testing days and are being accepted now.
Jaxon Hale shows off the January Book Buzz books recently donated to the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School library by St. James Tire & Auto as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program.