Friends of the Library held an annual picnic in the back yard of the James Memorial Library on September 22. Participants enjoyed food and live entertainment, a raffle, and a silent auction to enjoy. The money will be used to support the library’s annual activities including prizes for the summer reading program.
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The St. James Board of Education approved moving forward with renting the former Golden Age Center building, in Nelson Hart Park, for use by the wrestling team. The district will pay $200 per month plus utilities, and will have a place for the wrestling team to practice until a permanent site can be established.
The St. James Board of Education approved partnering with the city of St. James to make improvements to two ball fields in the Nelson Hart Park. The school uses the fields each year for baseball and softball use.
John F. Hodge High School will celebrate its fall football homecoming this Friday, September 28, as the St. James Tigers take on St. Clair. Coronation will be held prior to the game, beginning at 6:25 p.m., with the crowning of a new king and queen of the senior class.
An unveiling of the newly restored Star School, an old one-room school house located a few miles north of St. James, was held recently. Several graduates of the school came out in support of the renovation and shared stories of their time at the school growing up.