St. James News

Beta Club takes awards at National Convention

            The St. James High School Beta Club attended the Beta Club National Convention this month, with several students earning awards for their efforts. National Beta Convention was held at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., with St. James sending 12 students to compete.

Council discusses plan to allow residents to cut down trees

          The St. James City Council discussed plans Monday night that will allow residents to cut down trees on the city’s right-of-way, providing a way to remove unwanted gumball trees from their property. While residents will have to wait one more month for it to be legal, the plan would have the city cutting down the unwanted tree and the resident paying for any expenses.

Council approves downtown paving projects

            Downtown parking areas will be repaved after the St. James City Council approved two parking projects Monday night. A parking lot located behind Forest City Healthmart will be completely reconstructed and the council agreed to contract with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to pave parking on both sides of Highway 8/68 next year.

City contracts with Integrity for library repair

           The city of St. James has contracted Integrity Engineering to design repairs for a cupola at the James Memorial Public Library. The contract will be for $9,200 and will fix a leak leading into the main reading room.