The St. James Police Department have started an initiative for the summer, issuing S.A.F.E. citations to kids in the community seen doing good things, such as wearing a bicycle helmet or doing yard work. These citations also come with a treat, with officers giving coupons to McDonalds for a hamburger or an ice cream from Sonic.
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Members of the high school Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) presented Belinda Althage, of the Tri-County Humane Society, with a donation of $1,000 to go for the care of animals housed at the facility. YEP is a non-profit organization made up of students who raise money through operation of the Firehouse Coffee Shop to give to other local organizations in need.
The St. James City Council met on May 13. During the meeting, the council:
• Introduced new city attorney Justin Head, of Hansen, Stierberger, Downard, Schroeder, & Head LLof Union, Mo. The council met in special session earlier in the month, voting to change law firms to represent the city.
A Memorial Day ceremony was held on Monday to recognize new names added to the veterans memorial in front of the John F. Hodge High School. Family, friends, and community members came out during the afternoon to look at the new additions and to find the names of family members.
The Missouri Veterans Home-St. James (MVH) held a Memorial Day service on Monday morning in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Residents gathered in the dining hall, where they remembered their comrades.