The St. James Chamber of Commerce is providing signs for open Chamber businesses to help indicate which businesses are still providing services during this time. Large signs with “We Are Open” have already been distributed to help customers easily identify which businesses are open.
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The St. James Chamber of Commerce announced it will be postponing a spring demolition derby, Sip n’ Savor, and a job fair due to state and local shelter in place orders.
As businesses suffer temporary closures and difficulties due to sheltering in place, two local restaurants showed what makes small communities such a great place to live. After temporarily closing, Sybill’s restaurant donated lettuce to Meramec Vineyards Winery, only to have the winery create two specialty salads and use the proceeds to help pay Sybill’s servers.
The St. James Caring Center Thrift Store and Senior Center are closing their doors to the public due to preventing the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The Caring Center will continue to accept donations and benevolent services, but the store itself will no longer be open to the public.
The Saint James School District has announced that it is extending its school closure through May 1, with classes now tentatively scheduled to resume on Monday, May 4, due to the ongoing pandemic. Superintendent Merlyn Johnson made the following announcement this afternoon: