Long-time St. James Fire Chief Bruce Parton has announced he will be retiring at the end of the year, after a life-time of protecting St. James and surrounding communities. Parton has served as chief for the past 20 years.
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The St. James Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member, the Watson School of Music, with a ribbon cutting on September 25. The music school is located on the corner of James Boulevard and Jefferson Street and provides music lessons on a variety of instruments to the community.
The St. James Board of Education met on Thursday, September 20 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board:
• Heard that over 30 students were participating in an internship program, giving first-hand experience about area businesses and teaching work skills.
This month’s St. James Senior Center artist being spotlighted Chelsie Rippy, pictured with her daughter Annabella. Rippy’s acrylic paintings will hang on the walls of the dining hall for the community to enjoy over the month of October.
Roy Mendiolas, owner of the new Los Mendiolas Grill, hopes to offer the community Mexican food made fresh when the facility opens next week. Mendiolas will be taking over Checo’s Mexican Restaurant and he will be offering his own spin on Mexican food made from the freshest ingredients.