Local teenager competes at national finals
Kayla Copenhaver, soon to be a St. James High School sophomore, attended the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) at the end of last month, competing against more than 1,500 of the most talented rodeo students in the world. She competed in barrel and pole races and came very close to ending in the top five.
Man arrested for stealing car
On July 29, officers of the St. James Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 700 block of North Maramec. The Osage Beach police Department found the vehicle two days later and as a result of the investigation, Osage Beach authorities arrested Garrett T. Green, of Rolla, for Tampering First Degree.
A new chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is coming to the Meramec area. The group provides grief support for families that suffer the death of a child. Trina and Scott Fitch and Mike and Marsha Brinker are working to bring a local chapter to this area for those needing to heal during their time of grief.
Library tax barely approved
If you forgot to vote in St. James on Tuesday, it may be your fault the library tax passed, or didn’t fail. The measure was approved by just two votes.
The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is seeking new members for the board moving into the start of another school year. Since its inception, the same board members have served to get the program started and have reached the length of time stated in their bylaws to assist the school district. If the program is to continue, new board members are necessary.
Local basketball players headed to Chicago
Members of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) girl’s basketball team will play on a WNBA court on August 3. Team Blackout will play following a WNBA game between the Chicago Sky and the Washington Mystics.