Work continues for the third week at the intersection of Hardy and Wishon streets, located near Prock Operations The project, which is mostly being funded through a Delta Regional Authority (DRA) grant, will expand water services, add manholes and a new fire hydrant to the system, fix water collection in the area, and realign the roads.
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A ribbon cutting was held last week to officially open the newly resurfaced tennis courts in the St. James City Park. Work was done over the past two weeks to repair cracks and resurface the courts, which have been in disrepair for several years. Members of the local tennis committee, city officials, and others came out to celebrate the opening of the courts.
A shortage of substitute teachers was a topic of conversation by the St. James Board of Education during its meeting held on August 20. It was reported the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has changed some of the rules to become a substitute teacher so districts can meet their needs.
The St. James FFA and 4-H held a market animal show and sale Saturday and brought big money to those showing animals this year, raising more than $95,000. The event had been delayed due to the cancellation of the Grape and Fall Festival and changed sites, but turned out great for the participants.
The city of St. James held public hearings on plans to improve the wastewater treatment facility, the water and sewer system, and explain the new rate structure for municipal customers on August 18.