Cops seeking sobriety grant
During the regular March meeting of the St. James City Council on Monday night, officer Chris Pigg discussed a grant he is seeking to add sobriety checkpoints and provide additional equipment for use by the St. James Police Department. Officers recently received two grants that have provided additional equipment and Pigg hopes participation in the Missouri Highway Safety Program will provide even more.
Sole Hope will host a barefoot dance and walk-a-thon to raise money to assist children in Uganda. This weekend both events will be held at the Firehouse Coffee Shop on Hardy Street and will be used to raise awareness about the need to help African children.
Council gets update on park work
Parks Board President Jack Kearbey spoke to the St. James City Council during Monday night’s meeting, giving an update on the parks and pool. The Parks Department has seen significant growth over the past year and the board has been working on areas to make improvements.
Fire damages home
The St. James Fire Protection District responded to a fire on February 28 at a local residence. At 10:45 a.m., emergency responders were notified of a fire at 411 East Scioto. Firefighters spent several hours bringing the blaze under control and have determined the fire was started due to a discarded cigarette.
It’s time again for the annual Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 15. Kiwanis members will be cooking pancakes for the community at St. James Middle School from 6:30 a.m. until noon,
Take a drive for seniors
Hutcheson Ford will be holding a special event to raise money for Project Graduation this Saturday. The Drive 4 UR School event was scheduled for last weekend, but due to the weather forecast, has been rescheduled for this weekend. Hutcheson hopes to raise as much as $6,000 for the 2013 St. James High School Project Graduation.