Local youth headed to American Royal
Colton and Cierra Hamilton have qualified for the 2014 American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo. The Competition will be held from September 23-26 featuring top student-athletes vying for scholarships and educational awards.
JFH student is Merit scholar
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. St. James student James Schisler was named as one of the students moving on in the scholarship program. These academically talented high school seniors have the chance to compete for scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.
Volunteer expert talks to chamber
St. James Chamber of Commerce members met at the Historic Depot Tuesday to hear from Dr. Karl Burgher, management consultant and economic development specialist with Sunshine Valley Communications, who discussed volunteerism in the community. Burgher has written a free-to-download e-book on ways to encourage volunteerism and keep volunteers focused on projects.
Local women are working to keep elementary kids warm this winter
Two retired St. James women have started a project producing hats for the preschool and kindergarten classes at the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School. Denise Gordon and Nancy Gorman have been using their crochet skills to produce the hats as part of their own “Hat Project” and hope to extend their production to include first graders as well.
Missing youth returns home
Local emergency responders initiated a search for a missing 12-year-old boy on Sunday, September 7 near the 10000 block of County Road 3470 after a missing person call was received. Reported missing was St. James boy who had been last seen playing outside near a family residence. The boy was reported missing at approximately 7:38 p.m.
Garden has been great success
The St. James Community Garden has finished its first summer of adopted beds and has received positive responses from the businesses and individuals who participated this year. More than 1,400 pounds of produce was harvested, much of which was donated to the St. James Caring Center for its food distribution program, and the Community Garden Committee hopes to further grow the program.