St. James News

Operation Christmas Child taking place, First Baptist Church will be drop off site

    Would you like to be a part of sending Christmas presents to children around the world who have never received a Christmas present before or they may have never even received a present before? For 23 years, the First Baptist Church in St. James has participated in packing shoeboxes that are sent to children  that have been affected by war, natural disasters, poverty and disease and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S. 

Selby receives public utilities award

    St. James City Administrator Harold Selby was recognized last week by the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA), being awarded the Jack Swearingen “Seven Hats” award during last week’s MPUA conference. The award recognizes an individual for special skills and many responsibilities in serving a municipal utility with no more than 2,500 electric meters.

Old Iron Works Days returns this weekend

    Old Iron Works Days will return to Maramec Spring Park on Saturday and Sunday. Guests will be filing in to see the best crafts, trades, and old-time representations of the ways of life in the 1800s.

VFW presents check from National Home for Children Fundraiser

St. James VFW Post 5608 commander Nathan Howard (left) presented a check for $947 to State of Missouri National Home Chairman Marilynn Archuleta.  Appreciation goes to Maries County Bank and Sybil’s Saint James for helping sell tickets, to Greg Blome and Pear Tree Inn for donating two hotel rooms for the comedians and to Rik Anthony at KZNN for helping to promote the VFW National Home for Children Fundraiser of the St. James VFW Post 5608 and the Veterans of Comedy.

Ambulance District places tax on the ballot

    The St. James Ambulance District has placed a property tax issue on the November 6 ballot called Proposition Life Safety, which would be a $0.35 per $100 assessed valuation property tax to help the district the revenue to make much needed revenue to improve operation.