St. James News

City receives three bids for water line installation

    The City of St. James received three bids for the construction of a 10-inch water line, which will run from Wishon Street down to the end of Scioto and tying in houses and the John F. Hodge High School. The water project is being completed in conjunction with the school district’s ongoing construction projects and will provide better pressure and services to the neighborhood.

Ceremonies being held to honor local veterans

    Veterans Day ceremonies will be held over the next two weeks to honor veterans from the community. The Chamber of Commerce will be making a special delivery to the Missouri Veterans Home (MVH), John F. Hodge High School will hold its annual Veterans Day assembly, and Your Community Health Center will host a Veterans Day Flag Pole dedication.

St. James voters approve new use tax

• Rolla also approves local use tax, but county issue fails

On Tuesday, voters in St. James gave their support to Proposition A, which will allow the city to collect a local use tax of two-percent on online sales to be used to help improve the Tri-County Animal Shelter facility and provide new equipment for the St. James Police Department. The tax will generate an estimated $35,000 in new revenues to the city.

City completes electric line improvement

    The City of St. James last week completed a reworking of electric lines running from near the football field, behind the elementary school, and connecting to State Route DD. The project has been ongoing for the past month, with several new utility poles installed or reconductored, replacing several bad poles in the process.