St. James News
Nice crowd attends library forum
Library board members and city officials held a public forum Tuesday at the James Memorial Public Library to discuss the upcoming vote on a library tax. A large group of residents attended the event to get their questions answered in regards to the proposed 30-cent per $100 assessed valuation issue to be voted on September 30.
City has refinanced pool bonds
The city of St. James has completed refunding pool bonds, saving a final value of approximately $232,000 over the next 15 years. After working for more than a year to capitalize on low interest rates, city officials have completed the process, issuing $1,675,000 of bonds to refund bonds that were associated with the construction of the pool complex.
Golf tournament raises $17,000 for Veterans Home
Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day as they played in support of the St. James Missouri Veterans Home. The 14th Annual St. James Assistance League Golf Tournament was held on August 11 and 26 teams competed at the St. James Golf Course to support the veteran residents at the facility.
Assault suspect captured
St. James Police assisted the Maries County Sheriff’s Office arrest a suspect who allegedly stabbed and cut a man’s throat. Police arrested Christopher M. Hagan, 36, of Vienna, at Finn’s Motel in St. James after a short investigation.
Festival starts Wednesday, Sept. 6
The 81st Annual Grape and Fall Festival returns next Wednesday and runs through September 6. Activities will have visitors filling the Nelson Hart Community Park throughout the weekend.