St. James News

Council hears about all-inclusive playground

    Kendra Gibson, representative for All Inclusive Rec, spoke to the St. James City Council on Monday night about the city’s interest in building a handicapped accessible playground at the St. James City Park. The city’s Park Board has been entertaining ways to raise funds for the project, holding two public forums in recent weeks to begin assembling a committee of local volunteers to spearhead the project.

County collector speaks at Senior Center

The St. James Senior Center, located at 114 Eldon in St. James has many activities scheduled in May. On May 14, the Phelps County Collector of Revenue, Faith Barnes, will be speaking about the process of paying taxes and eventually be able to receive payments versus traveling to Rolla. On May 15, Hazel Shoemate is hosting a painting class at 1 p.m.

Water and sewer rates raised to pay for infrastructure needs

    The St. James Municipal Utilities Board met with members of the St. James City Council on Monday night to discuss the need of raising water and sewer rates. The average increase customers will see is $4 for sewer and $3 for water and the additional money generated will help the city make infrastructure improvements required by law and in an agreement between the city and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

FarmHer walks again after life-changing accident

    FarmHer is back with new episodes on RFD-TV, featuring an area resident. The network’s original series highlights another powerful group of women in its third season with host Marji Guyler-Alaniz at the helm.