St. James News

New career and technical education programs to begin at high school

The State Career Education Committee from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved two new CTE programs to begin at St. James High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications were submitted by Josh Cahill and Amy Johnson for Computer Installer and Repairer and Marketing.

Council discusses medical marijuana dispensaries

    The St. James City Council met in special session on Wednesday night to discuss a zoning recommendation regarding medical marijuana dispensaries. City Administrator Jim Fleming informed the council the city has received interest from companies looking to put a dispensary in town, but the city does not have anything in the city code regarding the buffer zone between schools, daycares, and churches.

Tree burns in power line causing outage

    Storms on Friday caused a large tree limb to fall into a transformer, leaving several residents without power while repairs were made. The limb caught fire and damaged the line, and Municipal Utility workers had to make repairs to the line.

Project to rework electric lines downtown nearly complete.

    St. James Municipal Utilities has been reworking utility lines that feed into businesses and apartments downtown behind Springfield Street. The work is nearly complete, but customers in the area are advised there will be some planned outages to reconductor several poles in the area.

Firework celebration planned for 4th of July

The Independence Day fireworks display will return to St. James on Thursday, July 4 at the Missouri Veterans Home- St. James (MVH). Sponsored jointly by the Veteran’s Assistance League, the St. James Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses, the display will be a great opportunity to celebrate the Fourth of July with residents and veterans.