St. James News

Montgomery updates Chamber about Caring/Senior Centers

           Caring Center Director Nancy Montgomery was a guest speaker at a Chamber of Commerce meeting held on June 30 at the St. James Senior Center, giving an update on the Caring and Senior Centers. Both organizations play a large role in helping residents of St. James and have many different activities taking place.

Bus report shows improvement

          The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the 2022 annual school bus inspection report and Copeland Bus Service saw improvement over last year. While just under the state average, the bus service did improve.

Forest City Explorers begins this week

           The Forest City Explorers program begins this week and will run through August 12. Put on by the City of St. James Parks and Recreation Department, the program will see kids participate in a variety of activities throughout the summer.

School board discusses life insurance costs

           The St. James Board of Education held discussion about increased rates for retiree life insurance during a meeting held on June 22. Last month, the board had agreed to accept insurance from Anthem with a 7.4 percent increase to employee insurance, but concerns were raised about allowing retirees to continue receiving life insurance due to the district’s contribution.

Tiger Shark Waterpark open for the season

After a month-long delay, Tiger Shark Waterpark officially opened for the season on Thursday, June 23 and had a strong opening weekend as swimmers returned to the facility. Despite a slight hiccup on Friday, the pool opened to a capacity crowd over the weekend.