The St. James Kiwanis Club recently awarded Mackenzie Rodgers the first installment of her Education Grant. She will be majoring in Nursing. We wish her well in her new adventure. All four of the Education Grant recipients have now received their first installment. We look forward to hearing from each of them in December or January as they report on their first semester of college.
St. James News
The St. James Senior Center will be supporting local artists by featuring an artist per month on an art wall. Artists can feature their pieces and sell them at the facility, with a long list of artists already signed up to be featured.
St. James once again has a bakery downtown following the opening of the St. James Marketplace Bakery. An expansion of the St. James Marketplace Café, owner Deb Kleinheider hopes to offer a wide variety of baked treats for the community. Located at 103 North Jefferson Street, the business, which opened its doors two weeks ago, is ready to offer a wide selection of cakes, breads, breakfast, and more.
Work on three road improvement projects are well underway, as South Louise, Bourbeuse Street, and St. Ann will have major reconstructions in the coming weeks. The city has contracted with P.J. Meyers, of Cuba, to remove the roadway, and with Jefferson/Capital Asphalt laying the asphalt for the roads.
The Scouts Lodge, which is located in the St. James City Park, received an update after the volunteer efforts of some former eagle scouts and their families. The building was in bad shape and received power washing and a fresh coat of paint last week, as volunteers hoped to improve the look of the site.