St. James News

School board honors retirees, students

    The St. James Board of Education met on May 16 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board,
•    Recognized faculty retiring from the district as well as students for spring sports and academic clubs.

Demo Derby coming June 15

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Twisted Metal Promotions, LLC, will be hosting a special Father’s Day Demolition Derby on June 15.  The event will be held at Nelson Hart Park beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Plein Air Art Show coming to St. James on Friday

    The Steelville Arts Council (STARCO) is holding its 7th Annual Plein Air event this week, with artists painting each day throughout the region and showing their works at Gallery Zeke on Main Street in Steelville. On Friday, artists will be coming to St. James to hold a “quick paint” and art show and sale in the morning, followed by the final night art show, showcasing the finalists from the event. STARCO will donate a painting from the quick paint to the Friends the of the Lucy Wortham James Memorial Public Library to be used as a fundraiser.

Local student auditioned for America’s Got Talent

    Alivia Engelmeier, a local high school junior, had the unique opportunity to travel to California to audition for America’s Got Talent this spring. Engelmeier is an active member in the high school choir, as well as singing on occasion at Oak Pointe Assisted Living in Rolla. While she didn’t get on the show, the experience she received has encouraged her to continue to showcase her singing talent.