St. James News

Council approves change in insurance provider

    The St. James City Council received health insurance quotes from Sheran Ashby, of Ashby Covenant Insurance, and was presented an update by Jim Fleming about rising insurance costs. The council voted to change insurance providers to avoid a 19 percent increase that would have been leveled against them by remaining with United Health Care (UHC).

Wreaths to be laid at MVH cemetery

    Wreaths Across America will once again be held at the Missouri Veteran’s Home (MVH) in St. James on Saturday, December 14. The MVH, along with the Patriot Guard Riders, the Christian Motorcycle Association, Veterans Home employees, Missouri Veterans Commission, U.S. Army members from Fort Leonard Wood, and other volunteers will hold a special ceremony followed the laying wreaths on each headstone in the cemetery.

Ag students making special metal work with plasma cutter

    High school Agriculture and FFA students are getting hands-on experience working with a CNC plasma cutting table, creating custom metal works for the community. Projects began with creating and selling wreaths for the holidays, but has expanded to other custom metal works as well.

Voting for tree decorating contest underway

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is again holding a tree decorating contest, with community members to select the winning tree. Ten businesses have entered a tree in this year’s contest, and the winner will be decided through a Facebook vote.

Library holding fundraiser for purchase of new books

    The James Memorial Library Teen Advisory Board will hold an art show and bake sale on December 10 to raise money to purchase new young adult books for the library. The event, called Snacks & Sketches, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and will feature baked goods and art for sale throughout the evening.