Library book sale nets more than $1,000
A large book sale was held at the James Memorial Public Library last week, with a great number of book enthusiasts coming to take advantage of great prices. Thousands of books were available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the public library’s programs.
Busche recognized as top scholar
St. James High School senior Taylor Busche has been selected for the 2014 Missouri Scholars 100. The statewide program honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2014.
JFH Scholar Bowl team finishes second in Four-Rivers Conference
The John F. Hodge High School scholar bowl team has had a very successful year, with a great result at their conference meet last week. Team members competed in Sullivan for conference, placing second. James Schisler and Victoria Stroup received varsity all-conference awards for their performance and Anthony Borthacyre received junior varsity all-conference.
Bond refinancing will save $220,000
• School distirct moving from 3.11 to 1.29 percent interest
During the March 20 regular meeting of the St. James Board of Education, the board approved a refunding bond resolution that will provide a net savings of approximately $220,347. The board authorized the sale of $3 million in General Obligation Refunding Bonds at an average interest rate of 1.29 percent, compared to the current rate of 3.11 percent.
St. James man tapped by Democrats for special election
Zechariah Hockersmith, of St. James, has been nominated by the Democratic committee members of the 120th Legislative District in Missouri to be their candidate for the August 5 Special Election. The election was recently called by Governor Nixon to fill the Missouri House seat vacated by Jason Smith in 2012. The Legislative Committee is made up of Township and Ward representatives from Crawford County and a portion of Phelps County.
Cult called St. James area home in 1970s
Some called it the way to heavenly glory. Others called it a religious cult. Throughout the decade of the 1970s, a small settlement at the south edge of St. James, stirred considerable controversy while it quietly went about its business of promoting Yahweh’s New Kingdom.