Noose incident leads to retirement, unpaid leave for two workers
The St. James Board of Education held a special session October 2 to discuss the employees currently under investigation for racial discrimination. Board members moved to place an employee accused of hanging a noose in the staff break room on two weeks of unpaid administrative leave as of October 1. Another has retired from the district.
Chamber officials pleased with Chics and Chocolate turnout - PHOTO GALLERY
Chics and Chocolate was a huge success for downtown businesses and the St. James Chamber of Commerce. Held on Thursday, September 25, participants had a fun evening of shopping, winning prizes, and enjoying tasty treats. The event has grown since its beginnings and this year was the largest Chics and Chocolate event ever.
Band takes first in Sullivan
Red Regiment Marching Band members have a lot to celebrate after an outstanding performance at the Sullivan Marching Festival on Saturday. The St. James High School band brought home first place and several special awards.
State auditor releases follow-up report on Bourbon court audit
Missouri State Auditor Thomas Schweich has released his follow-up report on the audit findings of the City of Bourbon’s municipal court system. The follow-up report was recently made public, and in it the state auditor notes that many of the recommendations made in the original May 2014 audit report have been implemented by the city. The rest are still “in progress.”
Candlelight service being held
On Wednesday, December 24 at 6 p.m. Calvary Southern Baptist Church of Bourbon will be having their Christmas Eve Service.
Bourbon tree lighting held
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in Bourbon on Thursday evening, December 4. It was at the annual Bourbon Tree Lighting Ceremony and the tree lights went on just before the Bourbon Firemen delivered the honored guests on the Fire Truck. More than 150 little boys and girls gathered excitedly to receive a treat from Santa and many stayed to have their picture made.