The St. James Police Department will receive new safety equipment thanks to a grant from the Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (MIRMA). A grant of $6,048.15 will allow the city to purchase new surveillance equipment for the police station as well as two new stop sticks to assist with high-speed chases.
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St. James City Councilman Bob Smith discussed a proposal to aid the St. James Senior Center through a sales tax that could be placed on the April ballot. He informed the council the facility helps many seniors not only in St. James, but in the region and would like to see the city aid monetarily to ensure seniors get the best facility possible.
The deadline for the Adopt a Senior and Adopt a Teen programs are coming this week. The St. James Caring Center and the St. James Sports Club have been working on the toy drives throughout November and the deadline is December 14 for this year’s drives.
The Missouri Veterans Home – St. James will once again play host to a wreath-laying ceremony for those buried in the Missouri Veterans Home (MVH) Cemetery on Saturday, December 15. The MVH, along with the Patriot Guard Riders, the Christian Motorcycle Association, Veterans Home employees, the Missouri Veterans Commission, members of Fort Leonard Wood, and other volunteers will hold a special ceremony, followed by visitors laying wreaths on each headstone in the cemetery.
Hope Pierce, Braxtyn Crider, Landon Throop, Catriona Murphy, and Tara Murphy and Deven Throop helped make decorations and placed them on the fence at the St James Cemetery. This is an annual community service performed by members of the Evening Star 4-H Club.