Two tractor trailers filled with wreaths left the St. James Walmart Distribution Center #6069 on Monday morning, to be delivered to veterans cemeteries across the United States. Walmart sponsors 15,000 wreaths to be placed at National Cemeteries in support of Wreaths Across America and National Wreath Day, which will be held this Saturday.
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The St. James City Council received health insurance quotes from Sheran Ashby, of Ashby Covenant Insurance, and was presented an update by Jim Fleming about rising insurance costs. The council voted to change insurance providers to avoid a 19 percent increase that would have been leveled against them by remaining with United Health Care (UHC).
Wreaths Across America will once again be held at the Missouri Veteran’s Home (MVH) in St. James on Saturday, December 14. The MVH, along with the Patriot Guard Riders, the Christian Motorcycle Association, Veterans Home employees, Missouri Veterans Commission, U.S. Army members from Fort Leonard Wood, and other volunteers will hold a special ceremony followed the laying wreaths on each headstone in the cemetery.
High school Agriculture and FFA students are getting hands-on experience working with a CNC plasma cutting table, creating custom metal works for the community. Projects began with creating and selling wreaths for the holidays, but has expanded to other custom metal works as well.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce is again holding a tree decorating contest, with community members to select the winning tree. Ten businesses have entered a tree in this year’s contest, and the winner will be decided through a Facebook vote.