St. James News

Board hears update on next round of ESSER funds

    The St. James Board of Education heard an update an update on Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund money the district is receiving to aid with COVID-19 relief. During the September 15 meeting of the board, Superintendent Tim Webster and Assistant Superintendent April Williams provided new information regarding ESSER III money, which is the third round of COVID relief funding, and how it will be used.

FFA Rodeo raised more than $8,000

    The St. James FFA announced last week the August 13-14 rodeo raised $8,482.61 and was a huge success. Money will be used to aid the FFA fund its many programs.

Council approves contract with HFL Consultants for IT services

    The St. James City Council approved a contract with HFL Consultants, which will provide IT services for city departments. The change of providers, which was approved Monday night, is hoped to offer more options to the city as it attempts to connect multiple city buildings with internet service.

Demolition car door auctioned to benefit fire department

    During Saturday night’s demolition derby at the Grape and Fall Festival, a hand painted door of one of the cars was auctioned off with the proceeds going to the St. James Fire Protection District. Earlier in the day, members of the fire department had signed the door prior to the annual parade, which was painted in tribute to the 20th anniversary of 9/11.