Karen Hood-Simpson, known in St. James as Karen Hood, was killed after a single-vehicle crash on Saturday, December 11. She had just taken over as the St. James Chamber of Commerce director in November.
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Assistance was needed with Commodity Day distribution last week. Prayers were answered with Michelle Auxier delivering food and $40 from the Intercounty Electric Auxiliary to purchase food. A Senior Center volunteer helped unload items for restocking the food pantry warehouse.
John F. Hodge High School students selected to the District Choir held their performance in November, with five being named to the Missouri All-State Choir. Abby McKee, Anna Lynch, Lily Baker, Hunter Redburn, and Abram Schisler were announced as all-state.
A St. James student was selected to the Macy’s Day All-American Marching Band and had the opportunity to travel to New York and march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
St. James was left without power for approximately 45 minutes following Saturday night’s Christmas parade thanks to a raccoon who got onto a power line near the Walmart Distribution Center. Power was restored to most of town quickly, but further repairs were made to the utility on Monday.