St. James News

School district approves bond sale

    The Board of Education of the St. James R-I School District at a regular meeting on September 19, 2019 approved the sale of $8 million General Obligation Bond Issue to its Municipal Bond Underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, Missouri.

Board hears update on construction

    Sean Thouvenot, Vice President of Branco Enterprises, gave an update on construction projects to the St. James Board of Education on Thursday, September 19, providing news that the projects are currently ahead of schedule. With some changes to the order the projects are being handled, and thanks to dry weather, work at the high school and elementary school is progressing smoothly.

Lions feed local veterans

    The St. James Lions Club held an event on Sunday, September 22 to recognize area veterans and their families. Members served lunch and had a live band provide entertainment throughout the event, with guest speakers LTC Erick Velasquez, from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Senator Justin Brown, and local Lion Rich Hashagen speaking to guests.

Friends of the Library to hold picnic fundraiser on Saturday

    The Friends of the Library, a group of local volunteers supporting the James Memorial Public Library, will be holding a fundraising picnic this Saturday, September 28, beginning at 5 p.m. This is the fifth annual picnic and tickets are available now or at the event.

City planning informational push on use tax

    A local use tax of two percent will appear on the November ballot and the City of St. James is listening to questions and is planning on getting information into voter’s hands prior to the election. St. James is looking to pass a ballot measure that puts a sales tax on mail order and online orders from companies which have a warehouse in Missouri.