The community garden was moved from James Boulevard near the Caring Center to its new location on Sydney Street when construction of the St. James Senior Center began. Since the move in April, the garden has thrived under the gardening skills of Paul Forister, and produce has been given away locally to support others in the community.
St. James News
The St. James City Council was split on setting the tax rate to be levied for public parks and recreation, the general fund, and the library fund, causing Mayor Jim White to cast the deciding vote in favor of the new rates. Some council members voiced their displeasure at how little input the city has when it comes to the tax rates issued by the Phelps County Clerk’s office and the Revenue Department.
The St. James Kiwanis Club recently awarded Mackenzie Rodgers the first installment of her Education Grant. She will be majoring in Nursing. We wish her well in her new adventure. All four of the Education Grant recipients have now received their first installment. We look forward to hearing from each of them in December or January as they report on their first semester of college.
The St. James Senior Center will be supporting local artists by featuring an artist per month on an art wall. Artists can feature their pieces and sell them at the facility, with a long list of artists already signed up to be featured.
St. James once again has a bakery downtown following the opening of the St. James Marketplace Bakery. An expansion of the St. James Marketplace Café, owner Deb Kleinheider hopes to offer a wide variety of baked treats for the community. Located at 103 North Jefferson Street, the business, which opened its doors two weeks ago, is ready to offer a wide selection of cakes, breads, breakfast, and more.