St. James News

City working through recycling issues

            Due to manpower issues, St. James has struggled to maintain recycling pickups and City Administrator Jim Fleming said the city is working to better communicate with customers. When the Sanitation Department is not operating at full strength, he said, it sometimes causes delays and customers who participate in the program do not get their recycling picked up.

MoDOT to pave 68/8 next year

            During the regular June meeting of the St. James City Council, Public Works Director Lyle Thomas informed the council the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will be paving highway 8/68 through St. James next year and the city could have some downtown paving done through the process.

GFF queen applications now available

The St. James Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applicants for the annual Grape and Fall Festival queen pageant. This year’s pageant will be held on Saturday, August 27 and the deadline to apply is June 30.