St. James News

Christmas activities begin Saturday

    Christmas returns to St. James on Saturday, December 1 with many activities for the community to enjoy. A Christmas craft fair will be held during the day leading into the annual Christmas parade that evening, followed by Santa at the Pavilion, and a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at the Missouri Veterans Home.

Board hears update on FFA

    During a meeting on November 15, agriculture and FFA teacher Charity Satterfield updated the St. James Board of Education on the programs as well as the annual animal sale at the Grape and Fall Festival. Satterfield informed the board that both the class and the FFA program have great ideas on what to introduce in the coming years and hope to implement them soon.

Students offer tips for shopping online during the holiday season

By Tessa Hartley, Abraham Schisler and Amber Copeland, students at John F. Hodge High School
    When shopping online, make sure that you are always on a safe and secure website with a good reputation. Using unsafe or shopping on unsecured sites makes you more susceptible to scam and/or fraud. Unsafe and unsecure sites can also potentially steal your identity or personal information. There are several ways to ensure that a site is safe.

School board hears update on insurance consortium

    The St. James Board of Education heard an update on a health insurance consortium the district is a member of and the plan to increase wellness in the districts involved. Over the past three years, the number of claims have increased, leading to several districts leaving the consortium and straining those who have stayed.

Caring Center seeks help with Christmas donations

Submitted by the St. James Caring Center
CHRISTMAS BEGINS at the St James Caring Center as we prepare for the Christmas Food Distribution and Senior/Teen Stocking programs for low-income families. For the past 17 years, the Caring Center has been able to provide both a Thanksgiving meal and Christmas meal to families in need with the support of the community and those that graciously hold food drives.