Kelly Money was named the new Chamber of Commerce Director after the tragic death of former Director Karen Hood last month in a car wreck. Money began her duties this week and has many ideas on how to make St. James a destination for visitors.
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Phelps County Animal Rescue will hold a ‘90s-themed trivia night on Friday, January 28, with proceeds going to aid the non-kill animal shelter. Tickets are on sale now for anyone interested in attending the event, which will be held at Meramec Vineyards Winery.
The St. James Lady Tiger girls’ basketball squad proved why it is the No. 7 team in the most recent Missouri Class 4 state poll. After a 23-5 first quarter, St. James cruised to a 66-53 victory over the Class 3 No. 8 Steelville Lady Cardinals Thursday, Jan. 13 at Steelville.
Councilman Greg Edwards raised concerns about the city’s annual spending to be a part of the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce during a meeting held on January 10. He questioned if the city should continue to spend money when it is already a member of Geared for Phelps.
Approximately one year ago a grant was written to explore ways to improve the appearance and desirability of St. James. The grant was awarded to the city and an outside firm that has done other Streetscape projects was hired to analyze St. James and submit recommendations.