School board stands against Amendment 3
St. James school administration are standing strong in their opposition to Constitutional Amendment 3, which voters will see on the November ballot. The Board of Education passed a resolution during last month’s board meeting to voice their opposition and Superintendent Joy Tucker and Assistant Superintendent Linda Pruett agree with their stance.
Three earn Eagle Scout honors
St. James Boy Scout Troop 95 recently held a Court of Honor in which three young men achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. On Sunday, Alex Auxier, Adler Davidson and James Schisler recieved their Eagle Badge from Scout Master Joe Schisler in front of their troop members, families and friends.
City council agrees to settle lawsuit against gas supplier
The city of St. James is moving forward with a lawsuit settlement for an overcharge on natural gas transportation. St. James, along with St. Robert and Waynesville, has been fighting with MoGas for several years and local officials hope to resolve the issue soon.
Auditor says city funds look better
St. James Aldermen heard from Mark Kean, of Kean & Company, who reported on the annual audit during the October 14 council meeting. The audit looks at all funds and balances of the year ending on April 30, 2014 and Kean reported a clean audit for the city.
Winery listed among best in the world
St. James Winery recently placed in the top 15 of the World Association of Wine and Spirits Writers and Journalists annual list of the 100 Top Wineries in the World.
The James Memorial Public Library will be holding book giveaway on Halloween night. Children who come to the library in costume on October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. will receive a free book. The “BOOOKFest,” as the library staff is calling it, was very successful last year and they hope to grow the event, now in its second year.