St. James News

City planning informational push on use tax

    A local use tax of two percent will appear on the November ballot and the City of St. James is listening to questions and is planning on getting information into voter’s hands prior to the election. St. James is looking to pass a ballot measure that puts a sales tax on mail order and online orders from companies which have a warehouse in Missouri.

Gardeners present donation to FFA

The Gardeners of the Forest City presented the St. James FFA a donation of $500 for their assistance in caring for the downtown planters. Taking part in the presentation were (front row, from left) Christy Kochis, Samie Chitwood, (back row) Treva Ives, Allana Chitwood, Charity Satterfield, Cheyenne Watson, Carol Molchan, Fred Mussig, Deborah Schuetz, Kathryn Amsinger, Helen Welch, Marge Huffman, and Maxine King.

VFW Post awarded All American Post

    The St. James VFW Post 5608 has been recognized as an All-American Post, having raised its membership by 125 percent and having members participate in VFW programs. Post Commander Nathan Howard said this is the first time the post has received the recognition and it is a testament to how active members are.

Council discusses limiting parking on St. Ann Street

    On Monday night, the St. James City Council heard a request from St. James Police Chief Ron Jones and Public Works Director Lyle Thomas for no parking signs to be put on a curve along St. Ann Street. Both men reported on the difficulties parked cars make for city vehicles and emergency responders, and asked the council if the curve could be designated as a no-parking zone.

Veterans of Comedy returning Saturday

    The St. James VFW Post 5608 will be holding a comedy night fundraiser on Saturday, September 21 to raise money for the VFW Veterans Service Officer Fund. Veterans of Comedy was a huge success last year, raising nearly $1,000 for the VFW National Homes for Children program. This year, new comedians will be visiting the post for a fun night of dinner and laughs.