Choir hosting dinner and auction
John F. Hodge High School choir students will be holding an annual choir dinner on November 16 at 6 p.m. Held at the St. James Middle School, the dinner serves as the biggest fundraising opportunity students put on each year and assists improving equipment for the choir as well as funding competitions and trips.
Missouri Veterans Home officials plan to make BBQ Bivouac an annual event
The Missouri Veterans Home in St. James hosted the first annual BBQ Bivouac on Friday and Saturday. Officials reported that planned-to-be annual event went off splendidly, raising more than $10,000. Veterans Home staff is very pleased with the results and is already planning to make next year’s event bigger and better.
LWJ students bringing in canned food items
Lucy Wortham James Elementary School is holding its annual canned food drive this week. Used as a service-learning project, students are tasked with gathering as many canned food items as possible to assist with holiday feeding programs. Each year, students from kindergarten through fifth grade bring in donations to be given to the St. James Caring Center to assist local families in need.
Caring Center ready to help
The St. James Caring Center is preparing for holiday programs. For Thanksgiving, meals are delivered to homebound or disabled seniors throughout the community and other families in St. James. Adopt-A-Senior and Adopt-A-Teen programs are also conducted, ensuring everyone a good holiday season.
St. James truck driver is recognized for three million accident-free miles
Randall Mullins, driver for St. James Transports, was recognized for three million accident-free miles last Friday. Tom Crawford, of the Missouri Trucking Association, presented Mullins with a plaque, resolution, and a watch for his safe driving.
Dollar General may open ‘Market’
Plans for an expansion of Dollar General have stalled in recent weeks. After an encouraging interest in building a Dollar General Market on North Jefferson Street, the project has been put on hold. St. James city officials are waiting to see what will happen, but are optimistic.