St. James News
James Foundation presents $5,000 in local grants
The James Foundation recently finished presenting annual grants to organizations and projects in St. James. Each year, the Foundation awards grants for the “betterment of St. James,” and this year eight projects received grant funds totaling $5,000.
Council gets update on foundation’s work
During last week’s St. James City Council meeting, an update was given on the Community Foundation Ozarks (CFO), with St. James Area Community Foundation Treasurer Jenna Davis discussing the organization. She highlighted the group’s history and explained plans for community grants.
Businesses, school groups, church groups and individuals are still needed for Trunk ‘R Treat on October 31. The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is hoping to get more participants to hand out candy and provide activities for area kids that evening at Lucy Wortham James Elementary School.
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.