Santa will be visiting St. James during two events on Saturday, December 12, to collect letters and share in the holiday spirit. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, both events will be drive-through and provide a way for families to celebrate the holidays without leaving their vehicles.
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Maxine Palmer was recently recognized as the December Volunteer of the Month at the St. James Caring Center. Palmer has been a volunteer at the St. James Caring Center since 2009. She volunteers in the areas of cashier and stocking shelves.
Due to the dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases in the area and the closure of the James Memorial Public Library to walk-in patrons, the Friends of the Library have announced Santa at the Library will be canceled this year. The library will keep the building closed to the public for now and will reevaluate every two weeks and base their reopening strategy on the number of cases in the area.
The City of St. James has received its salt allotment for the year, as the Street Department readies for the winter months. Public Works Director Lyle Thomas explained the material has been prepared and the spreaders are operational and ready to treat streets, should a winter weather event come through St. James.
The City of St. James has contracted with Ace Pipe Cleaning, of Kansas City, to send cameras into sewer lines throughout town to identify cracks, failing pipes, or areas needing repairs. This fall, the city smoke tested water and sewer lines to find where water was entering the system and the camera work will help identify what repairs need to be made.