St. James News

Whitener, Gibson earn welding scholarships

On Thursday, January 24 Tate Whitener, Sage Gibson, Tanner Dixon, Dyllan Gibson and Justin Yamnitz competed against 156 other welders from eight states at the 2019 MWI welding competition. This competition requires students to read and interpret blueprints, assemble their project, and weld the specified welds as directed on their prints. Students are judged based on their quality of the welds and proper assembly of their project.

J-Cook Fly Rods now open

    J-Cook Fly Rods has opened in St. James, having moved from its previous location in Salem, and owner Jerry Cook hopes to offer his experience to get anglers the fishing supplies they need to be successful. A lifetime fisherman, Cook offers everything an angler needs to be successful and will continue to expand his inventory to meet the needs of the community.

Tacony receives grant from Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District

Tacony Manufacturing, located in St. James, Missouri, is the manufacturing facility for Simplicity and Riccar vacuum cleaners.  The factory opened in 1997 when Tacony Corporation moved production from Taiwan to the United States creating jobs in Missouri.

City purchases new recycle trailer

    The City of St. James has purchased a new recycling trailer that has replaced a failing one used by the sanitation department in picking up items to be recycled. Along with a working trailer, several new, larger bins have been installed and will allow for more recyclables to be picked up at a time.

Lions Club holding second annual craft show next week

    The St. James Lions Club will be holding its second annual craft show on Saturday, February 9 and the club is looking to build on the success of last year’s event. Vendors will be set up at the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School, offering a variety of crafts, direct sales items, and more.